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sho Jul 30, 10:50pm - #236641 

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my 2nd gear wont go in smooth

that shit is all stiff n inaccurate.last time when i was running my car it didnt go into 2nd gear while i was stepping on the gas n i over revved nasty almost hitting 9 rpm.wtf is up with the transmision?will SS fix this problem or just go n lube that shit up?
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TheDean Jul 31, 1:23am - #236642 

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Im not sure man but when you find out let me know because it happens on my car in 3rd gear!
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 31, 1:44am - #236643 

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yeah, my shifting has an even notchier feel now since I got my B&M shortshifter... I don't think it's the B&M's fault...I believe it just magnified a problem that was already there. I'm going to try getting the Speed Source Shifter Cable Bushings, as I have heard it helps eliminate the notchy feel and make the entrance into the slot nice and smooth.

http://www.speed-source.net/

It's the choice on the left, not right. The short shifters come with their own base bushings. But if you don't have a short shifter you can get the base bushings too.

Don't you all order it at once now b/c I haven't ordered mine and I don't want them to run out of stock. tongue

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hephaestus Jul 31, 2:51am - #236644 
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^^^I'm down with that explination also about the SS. Toyota's gear box can be notchy at times. I personally kind of like it that way. If you're misshifting and hitting 9,000 + RPMs you need a little practice. That's not good for your car. Make sure you reset your ECU before you take your car to Toyota for anything like a tune-up because they will know otherwise. I myself am going to try the bushings from Speed Source and also get the shifter base bushings from another company, to get rid of any slop occurred in shifting. I don't no what the hell I'm waiting for. I have the stock stick, above average but not gigantic size, and I have been told before from someone that rode with a SS that my shifter was as smooth as butter and this person was thinking about going back to stock because of it. The only thing stopping her was the longer shaft for aesthetics. Which I don't mind throwing around. Good enough for me.
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 31, 2:57am - #236645 

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even though my throw is shorter...I actually shifted much better with the stock...even though I have had time to practice with the SS. So if the shifter cable bushings don't reduce the notchiness, then I might go back to stock. Then again it could be my 02 GTS shift gates magnifying the problem even more lol. And the only way to change that is to get a new transaxle as Illusive noted in another thread.

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 31, 3:03am - #236646 

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I have the stock stick, above average but not gigantic size, and I have been told before from someone that rode with a SS that my shifter was as smooth as butter and this person was thinking about going back to stock because of it. The only thing stopping her was the longer shaft for aesthetics. Which I don't mind throwing around. Good enough for me.


Tell her to dump her short stick and go with you b/c length matters and not to worry about aesthetics. She's lucky you're average, and not a short stick.

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hephaestus Jul 31, 3:16am - #236647 
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Right on! But it's above average. Read again. Anyways, is Illusive running with a 2000 shift gates? I missed the other posts or topics.
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Chelica815 Jul 31, 5:04am - #236648 
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Yeah, same exact thing happened to me. I was downshifting from 3rd to 2nd, hang around Neutral for a second to rev match while going downhill. I tried going into 2nd, and nada, it would not go in, it was as if it was blocking me off or something. I tried it 4 times and still nothing. I had to pull over and start all over. It was weird as hell.

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 31, 2:22pm - #236649 

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^^ yup, my bad hephaestus, you're above average. Go get him Ladies. Yeah Illusive said he had to put in a 2000 tranny because his 02 broke from racing (probably powershifting!).

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sho Jul 31, 5:23pm - #236650 

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
^^^I'm down with that explination also about the SS. Toyota's gear box can be notchy at times. I personally kind of like it that way. If you're misshifting and hitting 9,000 + RPMs you need a little practice. That's not good for your car. Make sure you reset your ECU before you take your car to Toyota for anything like a tune-up because they will know otherwise. I myself am going to try the bushings from Speed Source and also get the shifter base bushings from another company, to get rid of any slop occurred in shifting. I don't no what the hell I'm waiting for. I have the stock stick, above average but not gigantic size, and I have been told before from someone that rode with a SS that my shifter was as smooth as butter and this person was thinking about going back to stock because of it. The only thing stopping her was the longer shaft for aesthetics. Which I don't mind throwing around. Good enough for me.
i guess you can say i misshifted,but theres really nothing you can do when it wont go in gear.i was assuming that it'll go in gear so i went full throttle,but fuck... that shit hurt me when i saw my rpm hitting 9.losing to my friends car n fucking up my car on the same day?i felt shitty. thumbsdown
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