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I’m seeing a few people have changed out the factory shift gate to an H pattern one. What is the advantage to doing that?
 

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I’m seeing a few people have changed out the factory shift gate to an H pattern one. What is the advantage to doing that?
Easiest answer is you can get from forward to reverse in a quick single motion. This can get you out of trouble hill climbing and really helps with tight trails where you may have to make 3 point turns.
 

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love mine. so easy to rock it back and force in a single easy motion instead of click click click ratcheting the gear lever through it's full stroke.
 

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As the others have said, when you need to put it in reverse to save yourself from potential danger you can just slam it all the way back to get into reverse without thinking about it and keep control of the situation,
 

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I understand now, thanks for explaining.

I will mention one thing. A buddy with a RZR had his engine grenade when the passenger accidentally hit the shifter while he was moving. A gated shifter would have prevented it. Ever since I saw that happen I have appreciated the gated shifters.
 
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Cody over at exe not only builds a solid gate that’s super easy to install, but he’s a good dude that’s heavily focused on the krx. He’s building his stuff himself there in his shop in TN, he has a few things laser cut but he does his own welding, powder, etc. Not to mention when you call the number on the website it goes directly to him. The guy really takes pride in his work, craftsmanship, and his product. It’s a rare thing these days and def worth doing business with people like that in my opinion.
 

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the exe shifter is one of my favorite mods so far. No more having to shuffle through gates to change gears. I feel like I use low gear a little more which is better for the machine during trail riding
 

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I just installed mine today. Other then loosing one of those goofy spacers that are in the OEM plastic one (I didn’t even know about them) to the depths of the skid plate, it goes in fine.

P.S if I ever see the guy that’s responsible for over tightening the the screws on our machines, he’s going to get an ear full! I had to drill out two screw heads due to over tightened. 😡
 

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I just installed mine today. Other then loosing one of those goofy spacers that are in the OEM plastic one (I didn’t even know about them) to the depths of the skid plate, it goes in fine.

P.S if I ever see the guy that’s responsible for over tightening the the screws on our machines, he’s going to get an ear full! I had to drill out two screw heads due to over tightened. 😡
Are you supposed to keep those spacers? I threw them out and just bolted it on lol
 

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I just installed mine today. Other then loosing one of those goofy spacers that are in the OEM plastic one (I didn’t even know about them) to the depths of the skid plate, it goes in fine.

P.S if I ever see the guy that’s responsible for over tightening the the screws on our machines, he’s going to get an ear full! I had to drill out two screw heads due to over tightened. 😡
Yep, I ran into that when I took off the lower panels to put the nerf bars on. Almost have to have an impact driver for every phillips screw head on this thing!
 

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Are you supposed to keep those spacers? I threw them out and just bolted it on lol
Not that I know of. The spacers are there because the OEM shift gate is plastic, and the jackhammer Phillips screw guy would crush it without them
Yep, I ran into that when I took off the lower panels to put the nerf bars on. Almost have to have an impact driver for every phillips screw head on this thing!
I even tried using my screw extractor (the kind you use with a hammer) with no luck. I first ran into this issue when trying to add nerf bars and I wound up having to drill out like half the screws holding the side panels on. I ordered a bunch of spare screws so I have them on hand.
 

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Are you supposed to keep those spacers? I threw them out and just bolted it on lol
I just installed mine the other day and didnt know about those spacers either...until I heard the "clink, clink, tink" sound...lol. I didnt worry about them since the new gate is metal...just bolted it down.
 
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