Hybrid Racing's Shifter Cables are designed to be a direct replacement for OEM RSX style shifter cables.
These cables feature stainless steel push rods, swivel support tubes, and inner cables. The rod ends and mounting bushings are all 6061 aluminum that has received a T6 heat treatment and a black, hard anodized coating.
These cables are designed to be upgraded replacements for the OEM cables. The solid rod ends and bushings give the Hybrid Racing cables a firmer, tighter feel over OEM RSX cables. In addition, the plastic swivel support tubes that are known to break on the OEM cables have been replaced with stainless steel swivel support tubes, which are significantly harder to break.
These cables are meant to give peace of mind to people who don't want to worry about their shifter cables breaking when they're shifting hard and fast during demanding racing applications. These cables are 30% thicker than the OEM RSX cables.
- Replaces OEM RSX shifter cables
- Solid rod ends (no rubber like OEM cables)
- Billet aluminum bushings
- Stainless steel cables and cable guides
- High heat, wire reinforced sleeve
- This is for a set of 2 cables.
Are these cables a direct replacement for my OEM RSX style cables?
The Hybrid Racing shifter cables are slightly thicker than OEM cables and will fit a K Swap with little extra work. Some extra effort may be required to install these cables into an RSX as the rubber grommet that goes around the OEM cables will have to be retrofitted to accept the thicker Hybrid Racing cables. It should be noted that the OEM cable that is controlled by the right/left motion of the shifter has a plastic twist-lock bushing on the shifter end. Hybrid Racing cables instead use a spring clip and aluminum bushing. This aluminum bushing simplifies 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. The extra spring clip that you will need to install the Hybrid Racing cables is included with the cables, so you will not need to buy any other parts. An easy to follow installation tips sheet is included with each set of cables to make instillation as worry free as possible.
If you are using the Hybrid Racing cables on an OEM-style shifter mounted to a Karcepts adapter plate in a K swapped chassis, you will need to widen the hole for the cable that is controlled by the front/back motion of the shifter where it goes through the Karcepts adapter plate. The hole needs to be widened to approximately 3/4" diameter. A stepped drill bit works well for doing this.
What is included with these shifter cables?
Aside from 2 shifter cables, each shifter cable set includes 4 cotter pins, and a stainless steel shim and spacer. Each set also comes with an "m" bracket for affixing the shifter cables to the chassis in K swap applications. If you are mounting these into an RSX, this bracket will not be needed. In addition, all shifter cables sets come with upgraded transmission gear selector springs. These aren't required but are recommended.
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Better than before
By Rashad on 5/19/2011
It seems that Hybrid Racing has done and redone these cables more than once. Up until recently they did not have the spacer attached, you had to add it yourself. From what I read about these before buying them, they've changed a few other things as well. To the guy that said his HR cables broke, you're gonna want to keep an eye on ANY new part you install on your car and hopefully this is something Hybrid changed when they redid the cables. About the performance: They shift great. There is minimal play in the shifting and I could not be happier. These are a necessary upgrade if you want a smooth, clean shift. Could not be happier
4.0 out of 5.0
By Ryan on 12/31/2009
To be quite honest, I really do love these cables even though my forward and backward one broke on the motor end only a month after installing them. Overall an awesome product, but the fact that my cable broke really bummed me out. I say if you have the money for these cables, buy them, just be careful with the install and keep an eye on the ware and tear.
5.0 out of 5.0
By Clint81 on 6/24/2009
These were installed at the same time my 60A motor mounts were installed. Also installed an '09 TSX shift knob. Overall shifting feel has improved tremendously. A little stiffer, but smoother. Makes OEM setup seem flimsy. This would have been a good time to add a reinforced change lever spring (had I known about it). It's an expensive upgrade, but it's certainly worth it to me!