Function-First Shift-Right Ball Bearing Kit (996)


Designed to Fit

  • 1999 - 2004 Porsche 911 (All Variants)

Product Details

Lackluster shifting performance on many stock Porsches can be attributed to the cheap plastic bushings and pivot connections utilized in the shifter assembly.  Because these bushings require loose tolerances and free play to not bind, they generate sloppy shifter feel.  Moreover, their plastic and rubber construction flexes excessively which causes spongy gear engagement, especially on cars that have accumulated wear and tear over the years.

The Function First Shift-Right solution replaces these plastic bushings with ball bearings, eliminating the flex and excess play that normally plagues the stock setup.  As a result, shifter feel is sharpened and gears engage with certainty.

The Retrofit ball bearing kit is comprised of custom machined aluminum pieces and heavy-duty ball bearings to entirely upgrade the factory shifter assembly.  Additionally, the tightly toleranced shifter yoke tightens up lateral shifter action.  The OEM cradle and shift lever are retained with this setup so that your shifter throw remains unchanged and the factory fit is preserved.

The Function First Shift-Right solution is compatible with all OEM shifter units for 986/996/987/997, as well as most aftermarket short shift kits.  Please contact us to confirm fitment for your particular aftermarket short shift kit.

The SRS Retrofit Kit includes all components & hardware to upgrade your existing OEM shifter unit.  

Please Note:

The kit is confirmed as PCA GTC3 legal.



About Function-First

Founded by a mechanical engineer, racecar mechanic, and true Porsche enthusiast, Function-First Performance was created to deliver Porsche drivers an unfiltered, visceral driving experience.

Road-going Porsches are derived from their race brethren, but much of the racecar precision and rawness is lost in the name of civility and comfort, resulting in a numbed and impure driving experience.

Our functional solutions bridge the gap to restore your Porsche's racing pedigree. By elevating performance and enhancing driver connectedness, our products will unleash your Porsche's true potential.