These cables are designed to be upgraded replacements for the OEM cables. The solid rod ends and bushings give the Hybrid Racing cables a firmer, tighter feel over OEM cables. In addition, the plastic swivel support tubes that are known to break on the OEM cables have been replaced with stainless steel swivel support tubes, which are significantly harder to break. These cables are meant to give peace of mind to people who don’t want to worry about their shifter cables breaking when they’re shifting hard and fast during demanding racing applications. These cables are 30% thicker than OEM.