LOL, yea, ask Kean Wang about his B&M. I believe he is on his second one...
WEST said:I bought a B&M short throw shifter from Summit about six months ago. It was easy to put the shifter in. I loved the short throw and precise shifting action.
I was driving home from work one night, about three months ago, when my shifter snaped in half, on a 2-1 downshift. It broke about two inches up from the pivot point on the shifter. I was still able to shift with the little stub and make it home.
I called Summitt and they were great about sending me a new one, over night, under warranty, and free of charge. They said that they have had a few of them come back broken in exactly the same place.
Well the other night I was pulling up on the reverse lock out when it broke again, in the exact same place! It was almost imposible to get the car to go into reverse. I made it home and called Summit. They were great about sending me a new shifter overnight again. I put it on today.
I would NOT recommend this shifter to anyone. It has a definite design flaw. It breaks at a spot on the shifters inner rod where it has been machined to accomodate a rubber O-ring. I think the rod is too thin. It's about the thickness of an ink pen.
Has anyone else had this problem?