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Mini Review of Right On Gates Sequential Gate for TH8RS/TH8A!

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Look what arrived today!

 

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It's so pretty!

 

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But looks ain't everything. So I Installed it on my TH8RS...

 

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Wow, it really makes the TH8RS look much more legit than the plastic sequential plate did!

 

So Patrick used to make custom TH8A and TH8RS shifter gates under the name Right On Gates. He stopped, and I was disappointed because I REALLY wanted his sequential plate, BUT they're not cheap, and I didn't have an OG plastic gate to be a spring donor. When I was moving and while I wasn't on the boards often he offered me a spring, but I missed it... and by the time I was back he was done making gates! Eventually I got a replacement TM gate and started using it, and out of nowhere he reached out to me and asked if I still wanted a sequential gate, as he was doing a small custom order and would work one in for me. I of course, couldn't say no!

 

So to make Patrick's gate work, you need to steal the spring from the stock plastic gate and install it on the "Right On Gates" (henceforth ROG) gate. Since Patrick includes the allen wrenches you need that was very easy. Then there are 2 screws on the up and down shift sides of the spring housing of the ROG gate you can use to adjust travel somewhat. Once you fiddle those to where you want them you just reassemble the shifter as you normally would and take it for a spin.

 

I had noticed that when I would use the stock sequential gate, it had a little squeaking sound. With the ROG sequential gate in place, no such issue. While the overall feel isn't much different, the ROG gate makes it feel sharper, more concise, and it  even gives you a small kind of "click" sound when you hit the stops rather than the dull thump of the plastic gate. It really does makes shifting much more satisfying. About the only thing I dislike is that the screw that is used to push down the "Sequential Mode Button" on the shifter sticks up a little more on the top side than I'd prefer, but I suppose I could just file it down if I ever feel the need.

 

Ultimately, the Right On Gates Sequential Shifter Gate doesn't make the TH8A/TH8RS gods gift to sequential shifting... but it does make a solid "jack of all trades" better at that specific trade for sure! And there is no doubt it sure looks cool! 

 

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A BIG thanks to Patrick for making it for me!  :)

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Very nice Dan. The plate looks outstanding and really high-quality engineering!

Enjoy...

 

It really is extremely well made, not a rough edge or ill fitting bit aside from the "mode" screw, which is sadly a bit necessary.

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Aha, yours already arrived, still waiting for mine. I hope it will come on monday.

I was not at all doubting the quality, since I have Patrick's short throw 6sp plate also.

It's almost jewelry and so much nicer to use the clutch now.

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Aha, yours already arrived, still waiting for mine. I hope it will come on monday.

I was not at all doubting the quality, since I have Patrick's short throw 6sp plate also.

It's almost jewelry and so much nicer to use the clutch now.

 

Thanks man, your order is the reason he reached out to me too. :)

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14 hours ago, The Angry Arab said:

Cool.. How much is it for a plate like this? I want one myself

 

12 hours ago, Hoffchong said:

I like and want

Sadly they're no longer made. I'm considering selling mine tho since I switched to a dedicated sequential. 

1 hour ago, Kevin Jowett said:

I'd love to have a plate that allows for analog handbrake. The aluminum makes it look way more the part!

I asked if he was going to make one and he seemed into it, but it never materialized. :(

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