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CravenSpeed Automatic Shift ****

Just wanted to show off our latest release. We've been asked for this for so long and are very happy to finally have something to show you guys! The design of the automatic version of our shift **** was a bit more involved than the manual version, but I think we came up with a really slick setup for this.



The shift lock release remains fully functional. Simply lift up on the **** to shift gears.



Steve has written up a nice blog article if you are interested in a behind the scenes look at the design process:
https://www.cravenspeed.com/blog/don...to-shift-****/

If you're interested in picking one up, you can find one for your car here:
https://www.cravenspeed.com/search.p...uct=Shift+****

The ***** will currently fit all 3rd Gen Automatic MINIs. If it's as successful as we think it will be, we can expand the line-up to previous generations.

As usual with the *****, we offer customizable top caps in varying colors, we can even do custom engravings!

https://www.cravenspeed.com/shift-****-cap/
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:32 PM
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I have a feeling you'll sell a bunch of them. I've already recommended it to a couple friends.
 
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Looks great, install seems a bit tedious for old-farts. I can see pulling up on the friction fit handle and knocking myself out.

If I ever locate a trusty install source in Portland area, I'll be buying one.
 
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I know of a place where you can buy one, and get it installed! (hint: it's our shop)

https://goo.gl/maps/rZeiMftdGGDcCJ2e6
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:49 PM
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I know of a place where you can buy one, and get it installed! (hint: it's our shop)

https://goo.gl/maps/rZeiMftdGGDcCJ2e6
How much to install and can I wait?
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:13 AM
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How much to install and can I wait?
Free, and most definitely. We're open from 8am to 4:00pm M-F best to avoid the lunch hours between 11:30-1:00 as most of us are out.
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:16 AM
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Free, and most definitely. We're open from 8am to 4:00pm M-F best to avoid the lunch hours between 11:30-1:00 as most of us are out.
Seems like a deal, I'm on it.
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:30 AM
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Two hours later after some food shopping and an easy install by the Cravenspeed team, I have it. Looks pretty cool and works well. Best thing is it gets rid of that lit up gear indicator that annoyed me at night.

 
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I have the JCW shifter in my car, with the metal sleeve that covers the top half above the leather boot. Is the install the same?
 
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I have the JCW shifter in my car, with the metal sleeve that covers the top half above the leather boot. Is the install the same?
I've got a JCW and it fits perfectly!
 
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I've got a JCW and it fits perfectly!
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. Any installation differences or is it the same as thr non JCW?
 
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Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. Any installation differences or is it the same as thr non JCW?
Same as the non-JCW. Actually, if you search Manic Motorheads on YouTube he has a JCW he does an install video on.
 
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I'm considering one. In his video, it shows 2 different tops. Are you guys planning to offer top designs?

It also looks like the height is a lot lower with the Cravenspeed ****.
 
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Originally Posted by N0B0DY View Post
I'm considering one. In his video, it shows 2 different tops. Are you guys planning to offer top designs?

It also looks like the height is a lot lower with the Cravenspeed ****.
You can even get a custom design! Here's a link to the caps: https://www.cravenspeed.com/shift-****-cap/
Yes, it is quite lower than stock.
 
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The custom designs are really nice. I had them do a top with John Cooper's signature on one for me.
 
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Originally Posted by Altecfenix View Post
Same as the non-JCW. Actually, if you search Manic Motorheads on YouTube he has a JCW he does an install video on.
Just watched the video. Thanks for the tip! It was exactly what I needed. Apparently, the metal collar does not get used with the new ****, which is fine. I ordered one last night and got my shipping confirmation today. Hope to have it maybe by Saturday so I can install it this weekend. Fingers crossed.
 
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My only other issue with the install concerns the removal of the ring at the base of the shifter. I’m the CS instructions and the video online, it’s the ‘18-‘19 version which is just trim. My car is a ‘15, with the driving mode selector in it. Is the removal the same (3 clips)? Aside from disconnecting a wiring harness, is there anything different?
 
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My only other issue with the install concerns the removal of the ring at the base of the shifter. I’m the CS instructions and the video online, it’s the ‘18-‘19 version which is just trim. My car is a ‘15, with the driving mode selector in it. Is the removal the same (3 clips)? Aside from disconnecting a wiring harness, is there anything different?
My 17 has the ring selector as well, it's the exact same! There is another connector for the ring selector, but the wire is long enough to get in there and unplug it with no issues.
 
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I am n too. I watched a video on You Tube. It seems nobody can answer my question if this one also will fit on a 2017 F54 with auto transmission. I have the ring to set the driving modes. By looking at the video been installed on a F56 that has the same set up as mine I think it would.
 
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I am n too. I watched a video on You Tube. It seems nobody can answer my question if this one also will fit on a 2017 F54 with auto transmission. I have the ring to set the driving modes. By looking at the video been installed on a F56 that has the same set up as mine I think it would.
Yes. It will work with all F series (3rd gen) MINIs, F55-F60.
 
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My 17 has the ring selector as well, it's the exact same! There is another connector for the ring selector, but the wire is long enough to get in there and unplug it with no issues.
Awesome! Thanks!
 
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Installed mine just a little while ago! Super easy and only took about 15-20 mins. Unfortunately, I was not careful when removing the factory shift **** and punched myself square

in the nose when it popped off. Oh well, no real harm and it’s small price fo pay!
 
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Thank you very much for the quick response will order mine next week.
 
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Thank you very much for the quick response will order mine next week.
See Karl. You need to spend more time over here on this site. We'll help you spend your money.
 
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At the risk of sounding uncouth, I am enjoying playing with my ****! What a difference it makes in the interior of my MINI. Since the caps are interchangeable, I think it would be funny to put a six speed cap on it, just to confuse people.
 
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