I've become obsessed with gated shifters. Why do so few cars have them?

I've become obsessed with gated shifters.
Why do so few cars have them? What's the cheapest way to get into one?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can easily make one yourself with a mill.
    But why, when all it does is allow for your linkages to get dirty?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because people need gates shifters to help them shift
      Otherwise they won't know what gear they are in or how to upshift/downshift

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        skill issue
        >Verification not required.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What the frick
        I only learned how to drive manual a handful of months ago and aside from accidentally going to 5 when I meant to go to 3 a handful of times on like, the first day, I've never ever lost track of what gear I'm in. Gears are gears, it doesn't take much brain power to figure out where you're at when you take into account your speed and revs, and you can narrow your options down by half with a quick glance. You can also try not being a goldfish too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If they need them, why are they extremely limited? You only see them in a handful of exotic sports cars

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Because geriatric rich old men don't know how to drive

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You actually have to design the transmission around it, since it has to have evenly spaced throws left and right to look good.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >right to look good
            Man you're a ricer

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            huh

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        lolwut. i dunno about other brands, but toyota usually uses two spring loaded pins on either side of the shift lever arm that center the shifter when it's in neutral. you can definitely feel which gear you're going into when you move the stick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >But why, when all it does is allow for your linkages to get dirty?
      Is it not possible to put a boot under the gate?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All transmissions are gated, you just can't see them. What you want is a gated cover.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only good they do is trap dirt and debris under them. They're purely aesthetic and more of a nuisance that anything beneficial.

    A simple boot is better.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Try a Honda manual anon.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cheapest is probably the UM Electrek which is a production manual EV from the 1970s. Have fun. Let us know how it goes.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are people really unable to push a fricking knob forwards into a slot before letting off a pedal

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ferrari California or, if you don't want a Ferrari, a Lamborghini Jalpa. That's about as cheap as you can go

    Very few cars have them because most cars are driven by fat people who can't stop eating so the manufacturer doesn't want another opportunity for them to put food in the workings of the vehicle

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer gateless shifters.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Damn that's fricking cool

    • 1 month ago
      Greased Geese

      every masterpiece has it's cheap copy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >put your wallet in the center console
      >can no longer shift into third

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why? Gated shifters were literally a cope. Early mid engine and rear engine cars had mushy feeling shifters due to long cable linkages to the transmission. The gated shifter was the lazy easy solution. Gated shifters haven't been necessary for 3 or 4 decades since they figured out how to make cable linkages feel fine.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You might not like it but this is what peak performance looks like.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My penis has the same curvature

      • 1 month ago
        Greased Geese

        can you frick around a corner

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