Alright all who have problems with the first to second shift after a 2" body lift...you know who you are.
I fixed the problem...I just totally fucking removed the rubber boot! Now the tranny shifts like that of a european sports car. Before removing the boot I separated it from the lower rubber sheet,(they were held in place by 4 large staples) the flat one with a hole for each shifter. There has been a resulting significant increase in NVH from the console, but it's bearable. The flat, rubber portal, still in place, provides necessary weatherproofing. No outside air enters the cabin through the portal, just noise.
Next I'm going to try and cut-to-fit some sort of rubber material (like from a heavy duty truck mudflap) to fit over the hole, thus deadening some more of the road noise.
I've never been happier with the shifting of this truck! I recently cancelled my order for URD's short throw shifter after three weeks on backorder. They were helpful enough to call me up and cancel the charges to my credit card, and I think I've accomplished the same thing by removing the boot that I would have with the $150 shifter kit.
Ghetto engineering at its finest.
Mr.Clean '03 Taco
Aren't you a Regional Manager AND a little bitch?
As yet unnamed '03 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100