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CUSTOM CRAFTED CONCEPT 2012-2017 Prius “v” “short stick-throw CONCEPT LHD shifter.
As an accessory developer for a Toyota OEM supplier, I was commissioned to develop a short shifter system for the then anticipated Generation 4 Prius in 2015. As such, I was supplied with a number of NEW Genuine Prius “v” OEM shifters to work with. This was ideal, since I personally own and drive a 2012 Prius “v” with which I test and evaluate my developments.
The standard OEM shifter is made to mimic the long length needed for leverage required to operate the mechanical shifters of vintage car designs. The electronic shifter in the Prius requires very little effort to operate. The short throw shifter updates the unit to work like the stick control on spacecraft and remote drone controllers of electronic control systems of the future.
The shift knob is precisely crafted from 4Al6V aerospace grade titanium alloy an PEEK (polyeithereitherketone) extreme temperature polymer. A custom printed TRD logo is fixed to the top/ The polished twelve vertical serrations on the titanium knob facilitates a comfortable yet positive grip while the cone lower section prevents downward slippage of the finger(s). The look modern and “tricked out” and a perfect match for your Prius.
Over the past four plus years, I have experimented with over fifty shifter and knob combinations. This is my latest and best development and the one that I will keep on my personal vehicle.
This modification allows for a “shaft centered” shift knob that is readily shifter using a one finger flicking motion rather than an awkward oversized off centered OEM shift knob.
The brand new shifter has been expertly disassembled and reworked and reassembled to make it operate more smoothly than the original. At the same time the shaft has been turned down and rethreaded on a machine lathe and shortened for more precise shifting.
The modified shifter and the new knob makes shifting totally tactile intuitive without having to look at the shifter at all..
Installation is simple and easy with the snap off removal of a few panels and three 12mm hex metric nuts. Only three electrical connecting blocks need to be unplugged from the shifter in your car, and plugged in to the new shifter. Easy to follow INSTRUCTIONS are included. You get to keep your original shifter, which can be replaced in less than thirty minutes.
This sale is for the complete “ready to install” custom Prius ”v” LHD shifter with custom titanium and “PEEK” TRD shift knob only. The item is marked in the RED rectangle in one of the comparison photos. No other item or part shown in other representative photos or the OEM shifter and knob used for comparison is included. The custom crafted black panel is, however, available separately.
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