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If you're in search of a bit more refinement than our Stage 1 kit can offer, then this Stage 2 kit may be right up your alley. This kit includes our Shifter Rocker Upgrade (1922), Shifter Centering Spring Upgrade (1918), Shifter Base Bushings (1914), ESCO stainless core, insulated shift knob (1886), and Shift Linkage Bushing Upgrade (1881). After installing this kit, you should notice a substantial change in shifting feel. Expect narrower gates, shorter throws, a substantial reduction in that "mushy" feeling at the end of shifts, as well as snappier centering action, and a knob that feels great and won't burn your hand on those scorching summer days.
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: This kit is also compatible with Sport and Si models that are running an FK8 (CTR) shifter. If you have a Sport or Si and have the stock shifter, we recommend you use the Sport/Si-specific Stage 2 kit rather than this one.
IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Use of the ESCO knob on the Sport or CTR model may result in improper fitment of the shift boot under the shift knob. This can be corrected using one of our 1924 Boot Collar Upgrade kits.
About the ACUITY Shifter Rocker Upgrade for the 10th Gen Honda Civic
This part can be appreciated as much during street driving as at the track. Altered geometry reduces the mechanical advantage of the rocker to provide narrower, stiffer gates. Much like how a short throw adapter reduces the distance in the forward and reverse direction while changing gears, this Shifter Rocker Upgrade reduces the distance in the left and right direction while changing gears (such as 2 to 3, 4 to 5, etc). The OEM plastic has been replaced with billet 6061-T6, making for a much stiffer part, meaning less flex when shifting forcefully and better feedback from the transmission during shifts. Additionally, ACUITY's unique joint designs at the main pivot and spherical joint incorporate low-friction, self-lubricating bushings that are designed to reduce friction in the shifter while naturally eliminating any gaps between parts in the joint. This allows the joint to wear-compensate over time, meaning the rocker will age gracefully and provide many years of use, abuse, and happy shifting.
About the ACUITY Shifter Centering Spring Upgrade for the 10th Gen Honda Civic
With a notably increased preload and nearly identical rate, the ACUITY Performance Shifter Centering Spring increases the centering load in neutral without significantly increasing the force required to locate the far gates (e.g. 1/2 and R). The end result is a sportier shifting feel without an increase in driver fatigue or a reduction in drivability. This spring is designed to provide a 100% increase in spring force on the Sport model and a 20% increase in spring force on the Si and CTR. This translates to about a 50% increase in centering force at the knob in the Sport model and about a 10% increase at the knob in the Si and CTR.
About the ACUITY Shifter Base Bushings for the 10th Gen Honda Civic
The OEM base bushings on most Hondas and Acuras are made from highly compliant rubber. Thanks to leverage, the small amount of compliance the rubber adds equates to a very noticable "spongy" feeling in the shift knob during shifts. This bushing kit replaces the OEM rubber bushings with rigid 6061-T651 aluminum making for a much more decisive shift, even with a stock shifter. As an added touch, the bushings are coated in a purple Type 2 anodized finished, laser etched, and paired with class 12.9 flat-head mounting bolts.
About the ACUITY Shifter Cable Bushings for the 10th Gen Honda Civic
About the ACUITY ESCO Shift Knob for the 10th Gen Honda Civic
Heavy shift knobs have long been regarded as a way to improve shifter feel by many tuners. The truth is, a heavy knob simply hides slop in a worn or flawed shifter and shift linkage. ACUITY designed the ESCO with the hopes of providing a more refined shift that makes the driver feel more connected to the transmission, and ultimately the car. This was done by use of a barrel-shaped acetal outer shell and a large, stainless steel threaded core. This gives the knob a mid-weight at around 172g...about the same as an aluminum knob of a similar size. The difference between the ESCO and an aluminum knob becomes most apparent on hot summer days. The ESCO knob remains cool tot he touch on days when an aluminum knob would be scolding hot. To top it all off, ACUITY has added epoxy filled lettering to the top of the knob and an engraved logo at the knob's base. The finished appearance is simply classic, showing obvious inspiration from supercars of years gone by. For the best shifting experience, pair your ESCO knob with ACUITY's shifter linkage bushings and/or performance shifter.
- 2017+ Honda Civic Type R
- 2016+ Honda Civic Sport with Manual Transmissions
- 2017+ Honda Civic Si
Click Here To Open Our Install Guides page, where you can access install PDF's for all of these products as well as videos for a number of products
Check Out This Review by Winding Road comparing a stock vehicle to one with our Stage 2 Shift kit (review was performed on two Si's, but the kit is very similar):
As noted in my bushings review (separate so as to call the specific effort of removing/re-installing those C-clips), Russ & Acuity's customer service is second to none. The premium on these parts is well worth it if only for their attention to customer care. It's all the better that the parts feel great, and have so far performed quite nicely. That said, let's talk Stage 2 kit, top to bottom...
The ESCO knob: This is the knob you want if you don't want your hard to burn/freeze on the stock (or 3rd party) metal. It has some weight to it, but not enough to have a mind of its own. It feels smooth, but isn't slippery. It's easy to grab, but isn't oversized for space it has. Overall, it's a pleasure to use.
The rocker and centering spring: These are absolutely awesome, and completely change the feel of the stock shifter. (Caveat: I swapped out the Si's stock shifter with a CTR shifter. A noticeable difference was made in both.) The quick action and tighter feel of the rocker/spring combo stand out when the car is moved to neutral. It's effortless to pop back/forward in neutral, and feels quite premium when rocking back/forth.
The base bushings: In all honesty, I'm not sure I can tell the difference b/w these and the stock rubber, but I was happy to outfit the shifter with steel footings. (Why not? You've already got the center console opened up.) Like all of Acuity's parts, these feel premium (some good weight to them), and are super easy to install once you're there.
Overall, I have a CTR shifter outfitted with Acuity parts top to bottom, front to back. The feel has gone from "meh, this is OK", to "wow, this is a car that's meant to be driven." It's well worth the investment, even if most of the parts will never see the light of day. I can't recommend this kit enough.
(A side note about the packaging: I'm a sucker for good packaging, and Acuity nails it. I look forward to seeing what else they come out with. It's a high end experience from purcha...
10th Gen Civic Stage 2 Shift Kit (For the CTR)
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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.