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    Remove reverse lockout?

    I know why it's there. I'm just wondering if it NEEDS to be there.
    Most MT cars don't have a lockout. Just don't be stupid and try to put the car into reverse while you're on the highway.

    My friend has a Ford Focus that i've driven a few times. That's got a reverse gear lockout thing as well, and I just couldn't get used to it. It's just...weird to me.
    So my question is, can you remove it? As in, is there a way to unlock the reverse gear without needing to pull up on the lever on the shift knob? Pretty much bypass it?
    Has anyone tried?
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    The Veloster was the 1st car I ever drove with a lockout, but I was able to get adapted to it quickly
    I guess too why it was easy for me to get adjusted to it, is because I had to really think about reverse before I shifted into it, because I have never owned a car where it is on the left, and up...




    I kinda like it actually, but it sure does kill the after market knob market for this car
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    The whole shifter unit is a mountain of plastic. All the 'lockout' does is raise a piece of plastic so you can move the stick over.
    I popped the shift boot off when I test drove one last weekend to have a peek.
    It looks like you can remove the whole piece but if not, its nothing a dremel couldn't fix.
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    I would never do it. It would be too easy to accidentally put the tranny in reverse when going for low gear. For me the lockout lever is no inconvenience.
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    I think every car I've ever driven that had reverse up besides 1st gear had a lockout of some type. My 07 Mini you had to depress the whole shifter to get it into reverse.

    TWM makes shift knobs for cars with the reverse lockout.
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    Thinking of vehicles I've owned, in the Ford, reverse was down right, and in the Volkswagon it was up left. Could it be a foreign vs domestic thing? (Just like pull off vs twist off bottle caps?)
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    It is effortless to engage the lockout. No reason to remove it.
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    I'm not saying it takes effort to engage. It's just...foreign to me O:
    I'm sure i'd get used to it over time.
    And it DOES kill the shift knob market...good to know there are still some options.

    I'm not worried about accidentally shifting into reverse though, because I never downshift into first to begin with. Lowest I go is second.
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    Honestly it really won't kill the shifter market. I'm sure TWM will make a STS for it, as there are plenty other cars that have them, and TWM makes shifters with the lockout.

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    Does anyone know if TWM has plans to release anything for this car yet?
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    Ive had a few TWM knobs and they are a great product. I guess a simple email to them to ask wouldnt hurt, but they do make knobs for other cars that have the lockout.

    Their knobs are universal, but use an aluminum insert to adjust the height and allow them to fit on other cars. If the Velo shares the same thread pitch as say the Tiboron, one of those knobs could be used.

    Is the Velos shift lock part of the knob or the boot?
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    You could email them and find out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTD View Post
    Ive had a few TWM knobs and they are a great product. I guess a simple email to them to ask wouldnt hurt, but they do make knobs for other cars that have the lockout.

    Their knobs are universal, but use an aluminum insert to adjust the height and allow them to fit on other cars. If the Velo shares the same thread pitch as say the Tiboron, one of those knobs could be used.

    Is the Velos shift lock part of the knob or the boot?
    both, oddly. It's a very strangely integrated system.
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    couldn't you just add the ring similar to the mitsubishis and subarus?

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    One thing is for sure, if you remove the reverse lockout and have a transmission issue Hyundai will point to that as the root cause.
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    I'm getting used to the V's manual trans (my former car being RWD with 6spd manual trans and "pushdown" reverse engagement)....I feel like the lockout feature is necessary. What prevents you from engaging the incorrect gear without it?
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    My mom has a z3 with the same gear set up. 6 spread with reverse up and left. There is no lockout. There is just a harder spring to get it all the way to the left. I don't know if spring is the right word. But you know how it acts like a spring to center the shifter. I wish it was lake that. I hate the button/lever thing just always being at my finger tips. I always play with it. I wish it wasn't there.
    I have to admit it is better than the reverse lockout used by fiat. It really bothered me.

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