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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:45pm - #183027 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:46pm - #183028 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:48pm - #183029 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:49pm - #183030 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:55pm - #183031 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:56pm - #183032 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:57pm - #183033 

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clip on the back
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DiabloGTS May 22, 2:58pm - #183034 

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pull the center console away carefully, and this is what you will see
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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:00pm - #183035 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:01pm - #183036 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:02pm - #183037 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:03pm - #183038 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:04pm - #183039 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:06pm - #183040 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:08pm - #183041 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:10pm - #183042 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:13pm - #183043 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:15pm - #183044 

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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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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:19pm - #183045 

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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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GTSbyTRD May 22, 3:38pm - #183046 

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Where can i buy this SS at?

Thanks! And asesome review/install guide!

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DiabloGTS May 22, 3:40pm - #183047 

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

looks way better being that short thumbsup
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SaddY May 22, 4:26pm - #183049 
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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 ?
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oas May 22, 4:35pm - #183050 
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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
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DiabloGTS May 22, 4:51pm - #183051 

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you need to grease it, friction is not good thumbsup

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oas May 22, 5:10pm - #183052 
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so i it dangerous if i dont greas it fast?
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DiabloGTS May 22, 5:40pm - #183053 

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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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Virgilson May 22, 6:31pm - #183054 

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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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cycocelica May 22, 6:51pm - #183055 

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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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