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FIAT Short Shifter


The Ultimate Shifting Experience

  • 26% reduction in throw.
  • Stainless steel and aluminum contstruction.
  • Made in USA.

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This shifter will shorten the throw on your FIAT 500 stick and change the way you feel about shifting. Every movement is so much more precise that you will fall in love with driving manual all over again. This shifter is perfect for you if:
  • Feel like the stock FIAT unit is a just a bit sloppy
  • Do not like the Plastic Chromed reverse pull
  • Want to be able to shift a little faster
  • Want to buy a USA made product for your Italian Car

Only The Best Will Do

Of course, we are not the first to invent the idea of the short shifter. We are not even the first to make one for the new FIAT 500, but we are the best. We have been making high end shifting solutions for long enough to know that there is no sense in going half way. We designed this shifter out of far superior materials to the stock unit and any competitor; a stainless steel shaft and pivot handling all the force and machined aircraft aluminum in anodized black for the new reverse pull. Now you don't ever have to touch the seam on the plastic chrome reverse pull again. If you're already replacing your OEM shifter, have a look at our shift retaining clip replacement.


The beauty of this shifter is that just about anyone can install it with simple tools. We have a complete set of instructions, and the entire job can be done without going under the car.

Product Videos

Craven Speed Short Shifter for 2012 Abarth 01:05

Just installed the Craven Short Shift kit with weighted Craven knob on my 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth.And loving it (both)

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Product Reviews

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  1. FIAT Short Shifter

    Short shifter for 500 Sport 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2014

    Outstanding product. It really enhances the fun and the driving experience. I would call this a "must" upgrade.

  2. FIAT Short Shifter

    What a difference! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2014

    Just turned 400miles in my new 2013 Abarth, and the first thing I did was swap the stock shifter assembly for the short shifter kit, as well as the addition of the Abarth SS Race Shifter knob. Minimal effort to install, and the final result was, once again, something that would have been nice from the factory. Night and Day difference with zero play or factory-issued slop. Craven Speed has really hit the mark with their short shifter. Bravo

  3. FIAT Short Shifter

    Short Shifter Is a must. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jul 2013

    Craven has done it again, this short shifter is a must for the Abarth. The quality of the part is beyond compare, the instructions made the installation easy, and the results are better than expected. This makes the Abarth so much more fun to drive. I also installed the Craven Shift Knob, this makes shifting as smooth as glass.

  4. FIAT Short Shifter

    Short Shifter for Abarth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Feb 2013

    Easy Install, very well thought out with the use of high-quality materials. Shift throw greatly reduced and gets rid of that semi-sloppy feel from the factory. Highly recommended from myself and my customers!

  5. FIAT Short Shifter

    Short shifter for Abarth 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2012

    The shifter is very well made and was quite simple to install.
    The shifts are now short quick and percise, should have come with this from the factory IMO. I used the original knob and found it to long and forces the boot down to far in the shift tower. I would recommend purchasing a knob for the Abarth at the same time. A great mod! My new knob will be along any day.

  6. FIAT Short Shifter

    Works on the 2012 Abarth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2012

    Works beautifully and precise on the the Abarth! Combined with the weighted knob makes this combination worthy of it's price.

    I have the first 2012 Abarth in the Pacific Northwest. The Craven shifter really makes the driving experience even better.

  7. FIAT Short Shifter

    Sorta good 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2012

    It works quite a bit more precise then stock however, it's amenities do not justify it's absorbent cost by any means. I was taught a lesson....