DM-1 V2 Shifter
CENETERING MECHANISM IS ADDITIONAL $199 AND IS COMPATIBLE WITH 08+ CHASSIS.
The DM-1 V2 shifter is packed full of engineered designs to maximize your driving experience. Available for nearly all manual Subarus, this is not only the strongest Suabru shifter available but also has the shortest throw capabilities with nearly 50% shorter throw than OEM.
Manufactured in the USA by DARKMATTERX, we use only the best industry techniques and materials to create this beast. Billet aluminum makes up all structual components. The shifter pivots on a custom designed CNC machined U-joint. The U-joint utilizes four deep groove cageless ball bearings. Our Patented design address's fundamental engineering mechanics that set the DM-1 V2 apart from every other short shifter package on the market.
Our proprietary self-centering mechanism uses billet aluminum components, stainless steel detents, a torsion spring, and an ENDURO MAX radial bearing for the most precise movements. Our twin detents are loaded against a CNC machined, self-lubricating surface to give a crisp "home" for the shifter when centering itself in neutral. The spring pressure has been increased compared to the OEM feel to give the user a firmer shift when moving the shifter out of center.The centering mechanism add on is currently compatible with 08+ Chassis vehicles. We are working on offering a centering mechanism for the DM-1 V2 that will work on pre 08 chassis.
Factory WRX and STI shifters are not equipped with a shift stop on the shifter assembley. The DM-1 V2 shift stop comes standard and provides improved mechanical feel when selecting 1st or 2nd gear. This is achieved by phyisically stopping the shifter on the stops low friction Delrin surface and allowing the shifter to move into 1st or 2nd gear with ease.
-CHASSIS MOUNTED DESIGN
Our chassis mounted design secures the foundation of the DM-1 V2 in a fixed position relative to the driver. Both the driver and shifter are secured to the chassis of the vehicle which prevents a relative change in position under extreme driving conditions. Mounting the foundation to the chassis also provides the most efficient energy transfer both in and out of the DM-1 V2's pivot point. Other aftermarket short throw kits utilize a series of bushings for the shifter's foundation. These options allow the shifter's pivot point to move when work is being transferred in and back out of the system ultimatley taking away from the amount of effort required to shift.
-TOOL FREE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting the height of the DM-1 V2 does not require ANY tools or the dissasembly of your interior that other solutions require. Simply rotate your billet aluminum leather boot collar for over an inch of relative height adjustment. This easy adjustment can provide both a change in throw and a change in the drivers required, "Force" needed to shift. You will find that increasing the distance of the shift height will make it easier to shift, and vice versa, because of the relationship between "Force", "Distance", and "Work".
Please read fitment notes below for specific vehicles. This product is intended for off-road and track use. It is recommended that older vehicles have either upgraded or replaced their factory motor and transmission mounts. We recommend running either a race or track style mount with the DM-1 V2. We only confirm fitment for a factory vehicle with its original transmission.
WRX VEHICLES With 5-speed transmissions, must install the 6-speed transmission shift arm with the DM-1V2 shifter. Subaru part number: 35041FG010 (available in our store).
-The 5-speed leather boot needs to be switched out with the coresponding years STI leather boot, or the boot's opening needs to be cut large enough to fit around the DM-1V2 boot collar.
-The 05 and previous WRX transmissions need the newer style 5-speed shift linkage update package from Turn in Concepts.