MINI Cooper Short Shifter Assembly Box Cover by NM Engineering (R50/ R52/ R53/ R55/ R56/ R57/ R58/ R59/ R60/ R61 Models)
Short shift kit is one of the 'Must Haves' in improving your Mini motoring experience. Unfortunately, any short shift kit upgrades do not allow anyone to retain the assembly box cover due to the extended ball linkage sitting below the cover line. Most leave the cover out completely and some made a cut out just big enough so the linkage can move freely. Either way, the mechanicals inside the assembly box are exposed to outside elements which can cause dirt/dust buildup as well as interior air and sound pollution.
This is NM's solution to the problem. The kit will require modification of the OEM's ABS cover and adding the powder-coated aluminum 'hump' over it to cover the cut out sealing the entire inside of the assembly box.
MINI has discontinued the OEM cover production. This is now offered as a DIY Kit.