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2005 996 GT3 B&M sport shifter and synchros

Transmission and Clutch

Vehicle Information: Model: 996 GT3; Year: 2005; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 5800;

My local Porsche service rep suggests that a B&M sport (short) shifter is hard on the synchros. Of course, he notes any modification voids the warranty but is there any inherent concern regarding the upgrade? I really liked it in my 2000 996 C2 (I understand but find it hard to believe the stock unit is endurance racing durable because, interestingly, the hard plastic shifter component was really chewed up some how on delivery [didn't drive right right off the lot, replaced on warranty then replaced with a B&M]).In the 996 GT3 the 3 to 2 shift feels imprecise, 1 to 2 and back is notchy at slow speeds like other 996's I've driven, and while it may be more technique and psychiatry at this point, I still may go with it again. Absence of psychiatry on the track is nice (and technique obviously is most important). Do Cup cars use this modification with any frequency?

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