K-Tuned 5th Gear Lockout Part
The oem shifter and cable system might be fine for a car going to pick up some groceries, but in a performance car this setup is definitely lacking. It is unfortunately all too common that people are missing gears with K-series transmission which can be costly.
In a stock DC5 or a swapped car a mis-shift from 1-2-1 or 2-3-2 usually results in a blown motor with a big ugly hole in the block. Using feedback from our family of racers, K-Tuned has come in and developed a complete shifter system to keep the gears going where they are supposed to be.
The K-Tuned Shifter 5th Gear Lockout comes with our Shifter Billet Arm. This 100% billet aluminum arm uses a durable delrin pivot ball with much tighter clearances than stock. We also fitted the arm with a stiffer neutral return spring to help remove shifter â€œplayâ€ or â€œloosenessâ€ that people commonly complain about. Now for the tricky part, the 5th Gear Lockout is like a guide that was designed to keep the shifter going into the correct gear.
Start with a billet template that fits over the base of the oem shifter box. On this base we designed a spring loaded pin to lock the shifter out of the 5-6-R section of the shifter. By doing this the user just needs to focus on shifting to 4 corners.
However we made it with 2 settings. When setup in the release setting, 4th gear opens the shifter up for a normal shift to 5th if needed. Designed to fit all oem shifter boxes from K20A/A2/ and Z1 engines and also the EM2 Civic shifter box, this part is like an insurance policy for your engine. Street car or race car our guided 5th Gear Lockout will definitely keep your gears going in the right spot.