If you are a serious enthusiast looking for the most precise, and rewarding feeling shifter available for the 10th Gen Civic platform, Acuity's Adjustable Short Shifter is a masterpiece that you will love! Being personal friends with the founder of Acuity Instruments since 2017, I knew Russ would deliver something stellar, and the 1.5 years of waiting didn't disappoint once I had this unit on our blue Si in April 2019.
With over 1.5 years of use on our Blue Si, it is still one of the best upgrades made to our build! Gear throw and gate spacing are independently adjustable - you choose whether you like mild or maxed out reductions. We've tuned our adjustments to be right in the middle so it's still friendly for a daily driven car. The shift knob rod can also be rotated, and lowered to your desire in order to set it in the spot that feels right for you.
The heavy centering spring leaves little play, which can't be said for the loose, vague factory shifter. Acuity really meant to manufacture this as a lifetime product, because easily 5,000+ shift actuations later I cannot tell a difference from how it felt on Day 1. The factory shifter has a weak spherical joint in the rocker which allows for little wear-compensation, and thus the shift quality degrades further over time. The cherry on top are the unique base bushings that affix the Acuity Adjustable Short Shifter to the center tunnel.
All in all a great upgrade that we can't recommend enough! This will take your commuter car shifter to a proper sports car feeling level!