These shifter cables were created for drivers that demand the ultimate shifting performance from the Civic Type-R. These cables have been dialed in through years of track use in our own FK8 race car.
Hybrid Racing shifter cables are a performance upgrade replacement for stock OEM cables. The solid rod ends, permanently lubricated core, spherical bearings, & aluminum end links give the Hybrid Racing cables a firmer, tighter feel over OEM cables resulting in fewer missed shifts and a more connected feel to the chassis. Heat resistant up to 225*F with a max bend radius of 5" (for optimum life).
We created a cable to give people peace of mind and improved driving performance when they shift hard and during demanding racing applications and the Hybrid Racing performance cables achieve this goal!
Other notable features of the Hybrid Racing cables are spherical bearings, stainless steel push rods, and upgraded stainless steel swivel support tubes (oem are plastic) that are known to break on the OEM cables. All of the rod ends, and mounting bushings are CNC machined 6061 aluminum then black anodized before being laser etched with the Hybrid Racing logo and flair.
Are these cables a direct replacement for my OEM Shifter Cables cables?
Yes! The aluminum bushings simplify the installation a bit, but more importantly, it gets rid of yet another plastic part that tends to flex on the OEM cables, leading to a sloppy feeling shift.
Because these cables were designed with motorsports applications in mind, there will be an increase in NVH. It is possible that more transmission noise and vibration will be transmitted into the cabin. Being that the FK8 has a ton of interior panels and a deep console, it is minimal, but keep in mind it may not be as quiet as stock parts.
What is included with these shifter cables?
The kit comes with two shifter cables; each shifter cable set includes two cotter pins, and clips for the shifter end. We also include new hardware for the shifter cable mounting plates that attach to the transmission bracket. You will reuse your OEM center bracket and cable seal.