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post #1 of 10 Old 01-07-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I just purchased my first Dodge Daytona this morning, but the one thing that has stuck out to me is the obnoxiously long shifter (yuck!). I have been trying to do some research on getting this thing shortened, but I have no idea what transmission is in my car. It's a 92 v6 basic 5 speed, but it seems there are several different ones. I called the local dealers' service department and gave them my VIN to look up, but no dice, the information was not available for the transmission. If someone has a way for me to figure this out, or just knows off hand, it would be great. Thanks.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-08-2012, 12:00 AM
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It's gonna be the A543. Great tranny, same internals as a A568.(I think, might be the A523)
There are also idividuals who make shorty shifters for it, and you may be able to use a neon setup. (Again, I think) Some of the local yahoos will chime in I'm sure.

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On the tranny is an arm that controls the front to rear movement of the shifter, move the pivot point where the cable attaches and you have an instant short throw shifter.
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Thanks for the info guys I will definitly be spending my sunday fiddling with this
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Thanks for the info guys I will definitly be spending my sunday fiddling with this
Was this the blue '92 Daytona ES in Williamsburg you bought?
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Yes it is.
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So after further investigation it seems that all the bushings for the shifter (on the shifter and on the transmission) were gone. So I decided to get some booger bushings and a short shifter from Maddog. I just got it in the mail today, this thing is awesome!
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Yes it is.
Was in really good shape when I saw it last a few years ago.
Dude that owned it had turn signal issues in the cluster.
Take care of it and it will last a lot longer.
Valve guide seals were starting to leak on it.
Other than that the engine was in great shape.
Guess the waterpump made it sell so cheap.
Enjoy it!
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any updates? How's it driving for you now?
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-27-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Great, I put booger bushings on and got a custom short shifter from Maddog. Thing shifts super short and perfect. Maddog even threaded the rod for me.
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