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).
- 2015-2017 GK5 Honda Fits with Manual Transmissions
I was very excited when I finally found these bushings by Acuity after none of the usual suspects had produced them for the GK5 platform. Removes noticeable squishiness in the shifting compared to the stock rubber.
Paired with a custom Buddy Club short shifter, my Fit is an absolute delight to drive. Crisp, direct shifts almost feel like an arcade racing game shifter.
A worthwhile investment if you really enjoy driving your Fit.
GK5 FIT ACUITY SHIFTER CABLE BUSHING UPGRADE
In my opinion, these bushings are worth the money. They clean up a lot of the sloppiness that you experience through the stock shifter. After installing the new bushings, shifting feels more crisp and direct.
Combine these bushings with a slightly heavier shift knob and you'll have a winning combo on your GK5.
Thanks Acuity Instruments!
The performance disparity is very much less than the value. $75 is simply too much for the difference.
These bushing fit perfectly! I purchased the TWM Performance once before I knew these existed. (What a mistake that was).
Acuity fit perfectly inside the shifter ring, and the pin. Very little play in the shifter now. I love the click it makes while shifting. It's almost like the gears lock into place.