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Sonic Short Throw Shifter

Transmission & Drivetrain - Sonic Short Throw Shifter

This shifter is a direct replacement for the stock shifter in your 2012-present Chevy Sonic. Our shifter reduces the throw 30% along with improving shifter feel over the stock unit. Comes with removable shift knob. We highly recommend doing our Sonic Shifter Bushings and the Shifter Cable Clamp at the same time for a massive improvement in shifting feel.

Threaded for 12x1.25 shift knobs

CLICK HERE for Digital Install Instructions


Transmission & Drivetrain - Sonic Short Throw Shifter
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4.6 Based on 5 Reviews
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Jordan H.
United States United States
Shorter Stick... Looks and Feels Great

The feel of this shifter is great when combined with the shift bushings. A true short shifter would have however moved the cable connection point a bit further away from the pivot point. The side to side movement is unchanged, due to the bell crank design of the GM Shifter. The shift lever is in fact shorter from the ball to the pivot. I would have liked to have actually shortened the shifter throw more. Of course ZZ is working within the confines of the factory shift base. The install is a little fiddly I had to adjust my 1st/reverse position a couple time to get it just right and have the Reverse lockout work properly, but that is no fault of the shifter. I do enjoy the look and feel of the new shifter. All in I am happy with the purchase.

United States United States
Easy Install, Great Look and Feel

Upon unboxing this shifter I was really impressed with the weight of the included knob. I studied the instructions prior to receiving it, and was a little worried it would be difficult. It's not. I should have made a video of the install but I was losing daylight quickly. The instructions are comprehensive and it goes together smoothly and easily. For the shifting action itself, it feels great - or as good as a FWD cable shifter can feel. Smooth, short, weighted throws. I have a slightly modified "DIY" short shifter on my trans in addition to base bushings and this makes everything feel direct and crisp. My last move will be solid mounts to really tie it all together. A+

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Timothy W.
United States United States
Nice shifter, feels better then stock.

I think this is a great addition to the Sonic as just the heavy weighted shift knob gave my car a more premium feel and the lower shifter is a plus just not to be bumping into your passengers leg in 5th and 6th gear. Reason I only give it 4 stars is I think the regular price of 199 is actually kinda high for what it is. I know that the few other manufactures for shifter kits on the Sonic are around the same price but I would wait to buy it on sale like I did. The other is the instructions could use some updates. For one when removing the shifter assembly if you are struggling with the white plastic tabs on the shifter cables to remove them, it’s easier to remove the 4 bolts, pull the shifter up and put and lay it on its side in the car and you can easily pop the tabs out from the underside. Two is they just say remove shift knob by any means necessary. And show a picture of them prying it off with a screw driver. The easiest way to remove it is to put the knob in a bench vise, get a good big pair of vise grips attached the the original shifter and twist and the knob will separate easy. Anyways The shifter is nice quality and I like the feel of it but for sure wait for a sale. I think I might have been a little disappointed with this purchase if I paid full price.

Brice P.
Canada Canada
Short shift

the plastic ring that keeps the shift lock from going into reverse falls out and you can put it into reverse other then that its awesome would be nice with zzp on the ball

United States United States
Deeeeeecent boi

Install is not super pleasurable but definitely worth it! Solid and direct feel to the shifts!