Many people customizing their cars have heard of short shifters and sport shifters. However, few people know there are differences between the two. A short shifter is a type of performance shifter that shortens the distance that your hand has to travel in order to shift between gears. This makes your shifts quicker and easier. A sport shifter is a type of shifter that looks better and increases the tactile feel given to your hand by the transmission and the shifter. Some sport shifters may also be short shifters, and the same can be said for some short shifters, but this is not always the case. Sport shifters may provide for trans brakes, drive shaft brakes and nitrous oxide injection systems.