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TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install #183027 May 22, 6:45am May 22, 6:45am
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TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install
Please wait till I am finished before posting. Lots of pics, the last part is a mini review.

Isaac, I noticed the site is lacking a guide for this, so I figured I'd do one so we'd have it in the section. thumbsup

First, gather your tools and equipment:

-TWM shifter (or B&M)
-phillips and flat head screw driver
-10mm, 12mm, 13mm sockets and driver (with long extension if you got it)
-lithium grease

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183028 May 22, 6:46am May 22, 6:46am
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The first step, is to remove the center console.

Open the back compartment, lift up the carpeting, and remove these two bolts. They are 10mm

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183029 May 22, 6:48am May 22, 6:48am
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next, remove these two bolts, one on each side of the console, down on the side by the seats.

They are phillips

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183030 May 22, 6:49am May 22, 6:49am
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Next, remove the shift knob and pull up on the shifter area to remove the cig lighter/tray piece

(Look at that telephone pole shifter! eek )

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183031 May 22, 6:55am May 22, 6:55am
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Next,

Make sure you unclip the power to the cig lighter from the last step (circled in red here)

Remove the two screws and white retainer circled here.

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183032 May 22, 6:56am May 22, 6:56am
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Next, remove the window control piece by undoing the two screwed on the top, and the clip on the back.

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183033 May 22, 6:57am May 22, 6:57am
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clip on the back

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183034 May 22, 6:58am May 22, 6:58am
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pull the center console away carefully, and this is what you will see

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183035 May 22, 7:00am May 22, 7:00am
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Remove the two brass bushings on the very front of the shifter with a pair of pliars (circled in yellow), and remove the four bolts circled in red they are 12mm

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183036 May 22, 7:01am May 22, 7:01am
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remove the cotter pin on the shift linkage on the left by pulling back on it, don't break or lose this piece. thumbsup

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183037 May 22, 7:02am May 22, 7:02am
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Remove the cotter pin on the bottom of the shifter by pulling it off, this one is tricky, the 4 times I've done SS installs, I've never found a sure way to do it, so be creative wave

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183038 May 22, 7:03am May 22, 7:03am
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Here is a close up of the brass retainers you needed to remove earlier for clarification (pull up on them with pliars)

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183039 May 22, 7:04am May 22, 7:04am
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after removing the shifter housing from the car, remove the roll pin in the back of the shifter with a screwdriver (my flat head is the perfect size, you may need to find something else to knock it out with)

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183040 May 22, 7:06am May 22, 7:06am
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remove the speed clip on the side of the shifter with a small screw driver (Again, mine is small enough, just force it under there and pry it up. The TWM kit comes with a new one of these clips so if you bought it retail, no need to be careful)

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183041 May 22, 7:08am May 22, 7:08am
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With both the roll pin and speed clip removed, the top of the shifter housing will come off, as well as the retainer with black gasket in it (both in blue). Remove the shifter spring (green), shift rod, and four rubber base bushings (red)

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183042 May 22, 7:10am May 22, 7:10am
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Remove the white end caps that are on the stock housing (TWM gives you a tool for this, just pop them off) and put them onto the new shifter.

Grease the inside of the white caps, as well as the main shift ball GENEROUSLY

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183043 May 22, 7:13am May 22, 7:13am
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Finally, replace the shorter shift rod into the housing, replace the top piece with black gasket, replace the roll pin, replace the shifter spring and new speed clip (push it on all the way by using a 12mm socket, a nice easy tip)

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183044 May 22, 7:15am May 22, 7:15am
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finally, reinstall everything the way you undid it.

for the new base bushings, TWM gives you 8 aluminum ones, install 4 of them under the shifter bevel side up, 4 on top bevel side down, then use the supplied 13mm bolts and washers to secure the shifter down into place. Replace the linkages and cotter pins, brass retainers, etc.

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183045 May 22, 7:19am May 22, 7:19am
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lastly, a quick review.

I love the shifter, it was tight at first, and it loosened up a little bit. Throw is greatly reduced, and it is SUPER short. I love this shifter, it was hard getting it in (make sure you use the WASHERS!) but after I did get it in, it made my car feel like new again. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup Here is a side by side pic.

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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183046 May 22, 7:38am May 22, 7:38am
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Where can i buy this SS at?

Thanks! And asesome review/install guide!


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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: GTSbyTRD] #183047 May 22, 7:40am May 22, 7:40am
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You can buy it online many places, I live in MD and it was a gift so price was not really an issue, so it was $140 shipped from ptuning.com and it got to my door in 24 hours free shipping.

You might find it cheaper elsewhere, but that was the best I could do in the time frame wave


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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183048 May 22, 7:54am May 22, 7:54am

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cool, very detailed write-up...this should be a sticky thumbsup

looks way better being that short thumbsup

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Does it actually feel better ? I can imagine it feels really weird at first.. and it would take quite some time to get used to it.. aint it ?

Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: SaddY] #183050 May 22, 8:35am May 22, 8:35am
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holly shit i did ent greas it all just took some old greas taht was very litle almost so little i cuddent see the greas and put ed it on !!!
is it dangerous whil taht f%&/ up my shifter ?
if so plz answare fast then i will go buy greas NOW!
and its a little hard to shift a little scratchy to put it in gear some times

plz help spineyes

Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: oas] #183051 May 22, 8:51am May 22, 8:51am
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you need to grease it, friction is not good thumbsup


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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183052 May 22, 9:10am May 22, 9:10am
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so i it dangerous if i dont greas it fast?

Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: oas] #183053 May 22, 9:40am May 22, 9:40am
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yes.

what its going to do it wear out faster.

would you run your engine without oil?


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Re: TWM (B&M) Short Shifter Install [Re: DiabloGTS] #183054 May 22, 10:31am May 22, 10:31am
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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
cool, very detailed write-up...this should be a sticky thumbsup

looks way better being that short thumbsup


yeah very detailed. When i got my B&M shifter the pictures sucked(i am more of a visual person) they were black and white and blurry. Yours are great. Very nice thumbsup thumbsup

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