THE DM-1D IS CURRENTLY BEING TESTED AND WILL RELEASE IN DECEMBER, PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE
The DM-1D shifter is packed full of engineered designs to maximize your drag racing 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 DARK MATTERX, 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-1D apart from every other short shifter package on the market.
The DM-1D effortlesy guides the user out of 2nd gear and into 3rd gear at which point a mechanical lock is engaged preventing the accidental misshift back into 2nd gear. This locking feature makes it virtually impossible to move the shifter left or right out of the 3rd / 4th gear gating, unless the driver unlocks the mechanism.
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.
-CHASSIS MOUNTED DESIGN
Our chassis mounted design secures the foundation of the DM-1D 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-1D's pivot point.
-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 mounts with the DM-1D.
The DM-1D shifter is intented for a 4-speed transmission set up. The locking mechanism is activated in the 3rd/4th gear gating and prevents the shifter from moving out unless unlocked by the user to access 1st/2nd gating or reverse. Pre 2008 vehicles will require some transmission tunnel clearencing for shifter. All vehicles will require transmission tunnel shifter flange to be notched for shifter.