The K-Tuned Billet Shifter Base Plate is designed to install a 03-07 OEM Honda Accord shifter box without cutting a hole in the exhaust tunnel of the chassis. This setup is preferred by many racers esp. road course racers because it mounts the shifter higher in the vehicle keeping it closer to the driver and the steering. It also leaves a lot more room below the car for large exhaust systems.
The Shifter Base Plate was designed to route your shifter cables inside the car. Generally users set them up to exit through the heater hose hole in the firewall. Note that we are assuming the heater core has been deleted on most race cars. We also want users to be aware that this shifter setup does not clear any interior panels or center consoles on any chassis.
This shifter setup is gaining in popularity because it can be used on a K-Swap car with the newer 06-11 Civic SI trans (also referred to as the K20Z3 trans). A special cable bracket can be ordered as an option to complete the K20Z3 trans setup.
As a final note we want to give credit to R-Crew as the original designer of this part. We were sad to learn recently that they are no longer in business. Without an alternative customers and vendors requested that we make our own version of this base plate.
Here are the Honda part numbers for the shifter and cables that you will need to use with this base plate:
Accord Shifter Box : 54100-SDA-A01
Accord Shifter Cable Set : 54310-SDA-L02
K-Tuned Shifter Mounting Kit (KTD-BIL-ACC)Shifter Base Plate