The modular design of the Kwik Shift shifter allows the builder / vehicle owner to only purchase those items necessary to complete the installation. Precision Performance does not believe in selling the customer a box of parts (a kit) that either includes items that will never be used, or includes the wrong parts for the specific application---forcing the customer to spend additional funds to complete the install.
Here are common items that may or may not be needed:
Floor Mount Brackets - Door cars may need floor mount brackets, where a dragster will not. Some builders may decide to fabricate their own brackets. This often occurs on those applications with either a tall transmission tunnel and not using an air shifter. Another concern is height. From the base of the floor mount brackets to the tip of the handle button at its highest point is 12.5" (31.75 cm).
Shifter Cable - A person may already have a shifter cable that is the proper length. For FRONT exit shifter applications, a 7.0' (2.13m) or 6.0' (1.83m) length cable is common. For REAR cable exit applications, a 5.0' (1.52m) or 4.0' (1.22m) cable length is common. Front exit applications must make an "S" turn between the shifter and transmission, and rear exit applications simply make a "U" turn. Making these bends too tight may cause premature failure of the cable lining---choose the cable length carefully.
Cable Bracket and Lever - Offered individually or as a kit, these items provide a secure connection point between the cable to the transmission. If the transmission already has a lever attached to the shaft (for the end of the cable to attach), a new lever may not be necessary.
Air Cylinder - For Kwik Shift 2 applications. Note: We recommend the Kwik Shift 1 shifter for air operation. Air cylinders for the KS-2 shifters are often purchased after-the-fact, when the user decides to add air shifting to what was once a manually-shifted KS-2.
CO2 Kit - For air shifter applications, this kit includes the remaining items (less controller) to complete an air shifter installation. (CO2 bottle, line & fittings, valve, solenoid).
Thumb Button & Bracket - Many racers still prefer a thumb button on their shifter to control a line lock, trans brake, backup lights, etc. Note: On Kwik Shift 1 applications, the top button in the handle is wired to a microswitch in the shifter case for this purpose.
Other Items: Electric Shift Solenoid (Only certain 2-speed GM Powerglide applications); Quick disconnect, trunion, or ball & stud, for shifter cable (at transmission): Starter Switch Relay