Narrower Gates, Less Play, Stiffer Feel:
Refining your Civic's shifting system is a great way to add a sporty feel that will put a smile on your face every time you go for a drive. The ACUITY Shifter Rocker Upgrade for the 10th Gen Honda Civic 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 aluminum construction. This makes 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. Class 10.9 steel hardware and an aluminum bushing replace the factory snap-in feature, further reducing free play. This pairs very well with Acuity's Shifter Base Bushings (1914), Shifter Centering Spring Upgrade (1918), and Short Throw Adapter (1923, coming June 2018).
A packet of silicone grease is included with each kit to help lubricate the o-rings before installation into the shifter. It is not necessary to grease the spherical joint or hinge.
What to expect:
On the Civic Si and Sport models, this Shifter Rocker Upgrade will reduce gate spacing by approximately 11% and will stiffen the lateral action of the shifter. Additionally, stiffness in the left/right motion will increase, feeling more rigid, and free play in the left/right direction will be reduced.
On the Civic Type R, this Shifter Rocker Upgrade will reduce gate spacing by approximately 5% and will stiffen the lateral action of the shifter. Additionally, stiffness in the left/right motion will increase, feeling more rigid, and free play in the left/right direction will be reduced.
Below is an illustration of how the gate spacing changes after installation. Note that the spacing change is exaggerated in the image to make the effect clear.
- 2016+ Honda Civic (all 6mt)
- 2017+ Honda Civic Si
- 2017+ Civic Type R
Video Install Guide for 1922:
Detailed Center Console Removal Video (with more detail than our usual install videos):
Product Review by @Pawinning(This is a sponsored review. Pawinn was asked to provide honest feedback and a review after several months of use, to comment on durability)
Short but the gear gate still feels long. I also have the bushings and the centering spring. Quality is amazing. Looking forward to maybe seeing a few more upgrades. I got all my buddy’s buying the same to make sfiting crispy
The rocker and bushings really change shifter feel. It feels more solid and tighter. The rocker itself does not reduce the throws that much but combined with everything like the short throw adapter and even the Boomba racing adapter the throws are reduced by 70%.
So I've written a more thorough review in the stage 1 shift kit page, but i installed this at the same time as some other shifter parts. The piece is very well made, and does exactly what they claim. It really cleans up a lot of play in the 10th gen Civic Si's shifter.
It does also comes with a little tube of grease for lubricating the piece during installation, although that step isn't explicitly stated in the installation instructions I basically lubricated any surface that would be in contact with another part.
Overall id recommend installing this with the centering spring and the base bushings, taking apart the center console isn't a picnic and its much easier to handle everything at once. Also don't be afraid to order this when it's out of stock, Russ gave me an eta on it coming back in (only about a week) and made good on it :)
This rocker arm made the overall feel of my shifter feel amazing. It feels a lot stiffer, and crisper and the 5th and 6th gear are a lot closer. Install was a breeze. Fitment was perfect. Honestly it should of came like that from the factory. And with the shifter cable bushings, base bushings , centering spring, and the short shifter adapter. It all goes great together
I have all the Acuity upgrades for the 10th gen Civic shifter (minus the short-shift adapter), and it just makes everything soooo much tighter! Instead of going 'ka-chunk' each shift, it just goes 'click'! And now the Rocker makes a nice tight pattern while dumping cheap plastic bits to help remove the case of the 'ka-chunks'...
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