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Robust enough for the track, Refined enough for the street:
Easily the most capable shifter available for the 10th Gen Civic, the beauty of the ACUITY Fully Adjustable Performance Shifter is due in part to the careful attention to detail and rigorous testing that went into its nearly 2-year design process. Gear throw and gate spacing are independently adjustable and allow for mild to rather extreme reductions compared to stock. Using these adjustments, it's quite easy to tune the H-pattern spacing of your shifter to your exact liking. To permit the most personalized shift, the knob is both height and position adjustable, with laser markings indicating safe adjustment ranges.The shifter's frame is built from a careful combination of aluminum and stainless steel, to improve the frame's stiffness while being mindful of weight. A large-diameter, aluminum pivot ball in a wear-compensating, spherical race provides smooth shifting with minimal friction and great long-term resistance to play. Centering is quick, decisive and consistent, compliments of a thick, over-wound centering spring and re-engineered spring perches. The spherical joint in the rocker has been heavily upgraded over the OEM design to allow for wear-compensation, to avoid the play that typically develops in the OEM shifter. To aid in installation, this shifter is equipped with unique base bushings that feature an o-ring fastening design that allows them to stay affixed to the shfiter.
- Throw can be adjusted to the user's preference and reduced substantially if desired.
- 29%-55% reduction in throw on the Sport
- 24%-52% reduction in throw on the Si
- 15%-46% reduction in throw on the FK8 CTR
- Gate spacing is also adjustable and can be adjusted to the user's preference.
- 0%-36% reduction in gate spacing on the Sport
- 2%-37% reduction in gate spacing on the Si
- 10% increase to 30% reduction in gate spacing on the FK8 CTR
- Knob height adjustable +24mm/-10mm compared to stock
- Aluminum and Stainless Steel frame for efficient compliance reduction
- Honed bronze bushings and wear-compensating spherical joints for longevity and minimal play
- Stiffer, over-wound spring improves centering action
- Includes aluminum base bushings
What to Expect:
Expect a significantly different and more sporty shifting experience, even when compared to our Stage 2 shifting kit and other aftermarket shifting upgrades. At first, it may take some time to adjust to the extreme reductions in throw and gate spacing, as well as the stiffer centering action, but in a short while, you will find the shifter's precision, short throws, narrow gates and snappy centering making every driving experience an opportunity to put a smile on your face. You will likely find that the improved precision will lend to more confidence in quick shifts and more consistent shifting in general. Because the shifter is made from much stiffer materials than the stock shifter, shifts will feel more rigid, defined and confidence-inspiring during spirited driving. The discerning driver will notice more feedback from the gearbox compliments of this rigid construction; this can be useful in determining the quality of your footwork on the clutch and shift timing. The exact shifting feel is largely up to you, and we highly suggest you take time tuning the gate spacing and throw to your liking before reinstalling the console. The exact ratio of throw distance to gate spacing is a very personal matter; take advantage of the adjustments to make the H-pattern perfect for you. The joints in Acuity's shifter are carefully designed to be low-friction and very efficient at wear-compensating. This means that your shifter will give you a much longer service life than an OEM shifter before any signs of wear are noticeable.
- 2016+ Honda Civic Sport*
- 2017+ Honda Civic Si*
- 2017+ Honda Civic Type R*
- 2016+ Honda Civic (all trims) with 6mt gearbox*
*Note: Fits both Left-Hand-Drive and Right-Hand-Drive vehicles.
I've already given it a 5 for quality and reliability, so I'll just get straight to my concerns/feedback/gripes.
Installation: Great guide, took me with beginner skill level of working with cars 3 hours to install which seems in-line with the intermediate level with 1.5 hrs estimated time. That said, these are the parts that I struggled with in installation and a few tips for anyone else...
1) Prying could be made easier by circling the locations where the tabs are so we know exactly where to start prying. It's not obvious where the tabs are or what direction they come out to someone who's doing this for the first time. Once you figure out where the tabs are, prying is a breeze: just pry next to the tab along the direction of its slot until you feel a quiet pop...
2) Disconnecting the shifter cables from the stock assembly was stressful because, being still connected to the transmission, it was very stiff and had a lot of tension trying to turn it out of its slot in the assembly, so expect a lot more tension compared to any of the install videos.
3) At the bottom of the shifter arm, the white plastic nub is meant to replace the stock blue one and does not need any additional grease.
On my thoughts of driving with the shifter, I have only one gripe: The side-to-side stiffness of the shifter is super heavy/tight (probably mostly due to the centering spring). My forearm near my elbow gets sore after every time I try to park due to going between 1st and Reverse often. Everything else about the shifting motion though feels PERFECT. I recommend increasing the knob height or getting a taller knob to get more leverage help solve this.
Russ and the team created nothing short of brilliant with this shifter! 2 years of R&D has paid of very well, I absolutely love how short, direct, and beefy this shifter feels in my car. Have had it on for 2 weeks, and I love how it feels so precise and mechanical now. 10/10 buy, save up your money and upgrade to this, you won't be disappointed!
My Top 3 Mods in no particular order: Acuity Short Shifter, Hondata Flashpro, CeramicPro Paint Protection
Hands down the best short shifter I have ever had. The second you feel the difference you will never want to go back stock. After driving for about a week with it I put it all at the shortest settings and thays where its staying it makes the TypeR sooo much more fun to drive. Do yourself a favor and get the whole kit and the shift linkage bushings as well you won't regret it. Also thanks to russ for making it happen at import alliance!
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Next-Day Shipping Policy:
Shipments are sent only after payment has been received. ACUITY Instruments LLC reserves the right to delay shipments temporarily if credit card fraud is suspected. ACUITY Instruments LLC ships all orders on the next business day. This means that if you purchase the "next day" shipping option, next day shipping will go out the next day, meaning a total transit time of 2-days. Similarly, 2-day shipping takes 3 days since the order is filled the next day. If you require faster shipping, we recommend you contact one of our vendors that carries inventory.
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Shipping Insurance and Signature Policy:
Acuity insures all packages it ships. This insurance covers damage to or loss of the product while in transit only. This does not cover theft of the package after delivery. Because of this, a signature is required for delivery of all orders over $100 (before shipping costs). If you will not be available to receive the shipment, many carriers permit the recipient to leave a note on the door instructing them to leave the package. If you choose to do this, please remember that Acuity Instruments LLC cannot insure packages that are stolen.
Free Shipping Options:
Occasionally we offer shipping specials where orders over a certain amount are free. If we are offering this, you will see the free shipping option in your cart at checkout. If no options is visible at checkout, then either there is currently no free shipping offer or you are not in a zone that qualifies for free shipping. Most states in the continental USA qualify when a shipping special is being ordered. There is no choice of carrier for free shipping, but typically we will ship your order will likely ship using either USPS or UPS. If you'd like a faster delivery, you can opt out of the Free Shipping option in favor of a faster, paid, shipping option.
Taxes on International Shipments:
It is against Acuity's policy to falsify tax documents during the shipment of goods to locations outside of the USA. The tax documents for your shipment will reflect the price you paid for the parts. Please do not contact us requesting us to falsify tax documents so that you do not have to pay taxes on the shipment as we cannot do this.
Guaranteed Times by Carriers and Related Reimbursements:
On some shipping services, like USPS Priority Express, the service provider (USPS, UPS, DHL etc) will offer a shipping reimbursement if the order does not arrive on time. ACUITY does not assume responsibility for tracking these matters. If you suspect your service may have a delivery-time guarantee and was delivered late, please contact us with the order # and delivery info. Please note that a full refund is typically not provided by the carrier. ACUITY does not offer full reimbursement of shipping costs, but ACUITY will pass on 100% of any reimbursement for shipping costs from the carrier to the customer.
Domestic Transit Times:
For orders shipping within the continental USA, USPS First Class shipments will usually take around 5-7 business days for delivery. USPS Priority usually takes closer to 2-4 business days, and Priority Express usually takes about 2 business days. Your exact transit time will vary based on your location.
International Transit Times:
USPS First Class International shipping is very economical, but the transit time can be very slow. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of orders shipped via USPS First Class International. USPS Priority mail is typically faster, normally taking closer to 2 weeks. USPS GXG is faster still, typically taking only about 1 week. Your exact transit times will vary depending on your location, and it is possible that your exact transit time will exceed the values provided here. We also offer UPS international shipping options for many countries.