Reduced gate width (movement left/right) when selecting gears
Stiffer feel when selecting gears
Improved precision can reduce missed shifts
6061-T6 Aluminum construction
2018+ Honda Accord (all 6mt)
What to expect
This Shifter Rocker Upgrade will reduce gate spacing by approximately 17% and will stiffen the lateral(left/right) centering action of the shifter. Additionally, compliance (flex) in the lateral will be decreased, feeling more rigid, and free play in the lateral direction will also be reduced.
Below is an illustration of how the gate spacing changes after installation. Note that the spacing change is exaggerated in the image to make the effect clear.
Narrower Gates, Less Play, Stiffer Feel:
Refining your Accord's shifting system is a great way to add a sporty feel that will put a smile on your face every time you go for a drive. The ACUITY Shifter Rocker Upgrade for the 10th Gen Honda Accord can be appreciated as much during street driving as at the track. Altered geometry reduces the mechanical advantage of the rocker to provide narrower, stiffer gates. Much like how a short throw adapter reduces the distance in the forward and reverse direction while changing gears, this Shifter Rocker Upgrade reduces the distance in the left and right direction while changing gears (such as 2 to 3, 4 to 5, etc). The OEM plastic has been replaced with billet 6061-T6 aluminum construction. This makes for a much stiffer part, meaning less flex when shifting forcefully and better feedback from the transmission during shifts. Additionally, ACUITY's unique joint designs at the main pivot and spherical joint incorporate low-friction, self-lubricating bushings that are designed to reduce friction in the shifter while naturally eliminating any gaps between parts in the joint. This allows the joint to wear-compensate over time, meaning the rocker will age gracefully and provide many years of use, abuse, and happy shifting. Class 10.9 steel hardware and an aluminum bushing replace the factory snap-in feature, further reducing free play. This pairs very well with Acuity's Shifter Base Bushings (1930), Shifter Centering Spring Upgrade (1918), and Short Throw Adapter (1923).
A packet of silicone grease is included with each kit to help lubricate the o-rings before installation into the shifter. It is not necessary to grease the spherical joint or hinge.