10TH GEN CIVIC ACUITY SHIFTER CABLE BUSHING UPGRADE
- $ 74.00
Availability: In stock
Brand: ACUITY Instruments
Your OEM Bushings Suck:
Bad news: it's true. Honda intentionally makes their rubber shifter cable bushings very compliant in an effort to give the car a more tame feel. For many drivers, that's ideal. Unfortunately, this disconnects the driver from feeling the transmission during shifts, often leading to missed shifts or slow shifting in racing conditions. A less compliant plastic or metal bushing is the ideal solution, but without a spherical bearing, the bushing will cause the cables to bind and fatigue. That's why ACUITY has designed this kit with a custom acetal and aluminum spherical bushing. Also unlike most bushings on the market, ACUITY's design incorporates elastomer rings to provide the best fit possible with your cables. Experience a solid, smooth shift that will make you fall in love with your car again.
Understanding the Science of that Perfect Shift Feel:
Years of experience have taught the engineers at ACUITY that there are many elements to a refined, responsive shift. Compliance from flimsy components in the shift linkage leave the driver feeling detached from the transmission. ACUITY combats this by replacing the OEM rubber bushings with much stiffer Acetal and 6061-T6 Aluminum. A large-diameter, custom spherical bearing minimizes long-term wear and tear while eliminating the binding that is caused by most aftermarket solid shifter cable bushings. Loose fitting components also contribute to a poor shifting feel. That's why ACUITY uses integral o-rings on the outside of each bushing to provide a perfect fit with your OEM cables. Tested on street cars, track cars, and ACUITY's unreasonably violent shifter testing machine, these bushings are designed to be robust and proven to last. Each bushing kit is laser etched with a unique serial number and includes stainless steel hardware to help prevent long-term corrosion, keeping your bushings looking great even longer. And if all of that isn't impressive enough, the bushings are over 20% lighter than their OEM counterparts, weighing in at only 48 grams (with hardware).
- 2016+ Honda Civic Sport with Manual Transmissions
- 2017+ Honda Civic Si
- 2017+ Honda Civic Type R
Install Video (Created by @CarStuido 101)
Check out the bushings in operation, during shifting (Created by @pawinning)
It was crazy to see how much play was caused by the stock, rubber shifter cable bushings of my 10th Gen Civic Si once I removed the battery to inspect the assembly. Installation of the bushings was very straighforward, I believe that one can easily do it within an hour!!
My first impressions would highlight how shifting is more tactile and precise with these bushings, no more sloppiness! It is obvious that ACUITY has taken the time to design the bushings so that play is reduced without sacrificing the full mobility/functionality of the stock shifter cables.
I installed the bushings with the help of the video. This upgrade removes some of the 'spongy' feel in the shift. I notice it most when moving out of gear and into neutral. Smooth and crisp now: instant tactile feedback. I look forward to doing the other shift upgrades from Acuity.
The technician did not have any issues with the installation of the Shifter cable bushings, Shifter base bolts and the Shifter spring. Items privide a firm and acurate feel over stock. The Acuity items are very good quality and a nice little addition to my list of modifications I've done to my '17 FK8 CTR.
After installing and using this upgrade, I have noticed significant improvements to the performance from stock. Customer service is also very responsive and helpful. Definitely worth the purchase!
Installed my new Acuity shifter bushings on my 10th gen SI and shifting feels a lot better. Can’t wait for the quick shifter and other products to come! Becoming a big fan!