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custom short shifter... #26093 Jul 8, 11:11pm Jul 8, 11:11pm
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custom short shifter...
[color=black][/color] if i wer to cut my stock shift shorter would that screw upt e car, i have a nob that does not have to be screwed on so i dont need a thread, but if i do take a couple inches off will it be exaclty like a short shifter?


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26094 Jul 8, 11:42pm Jul 8, 11:42pm
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Absolutely not. It will be a short-er shifter.

I'm not gonna really try to explain in detail...but a true shortshifter changes the physics of the throw by varying the length of the shifter and changing the pivot point.

I just installed TWM a couple weeks ago.

Pics here https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthre...ew=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Notice the to shifter rods when the balls are side by side grin...you'll notice that the top end is shorter but the bottom end is actually a little longer.

anyways point is...don't do the ghetto job and cut the shifter...if you're gonna do that you might as well cut your springs to lower your car...know what i mean?

grab a TWM or B&M or TRD shortshifter (shortest to longest) thumbsup poke

Re: custom short shifter... [Re: codealiasJD] #26095 Jul 8, 11:43pm Jul 8, 11:43pm
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oh yah and welcome to the board. best celica website ever.

btw, try doing a search for short shifters on this site...you'll find a lot of other threads talking about it

Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26096 Jul 9, 12:47am Jul 9, 12:47am
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good call thumbsup

Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26097 Jul 9, 6:54am Jul 9, 6:54am
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yeah dont cut your shifter ... that'll just make it harder to shift ..

buy a TWM they're the best

Re: custom short shifter... [Re: RicePowered] #26098 Jul 9, 3:03pm Jul 9, 3:03pm
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theres nothing wrong cutting it, i cut mine 1 inch, not that hard to shift and the throw is short, but i suggest just get the TWM thumbsup


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26099 Jul 9, 3:06pm Jul 9, 3:06pm
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I agree! thumbsup


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26100 Jul 9, 4:18pm Jul 9, 4:18pm
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how would you cut it anyway? You would have to cut out a piece...then weld it together and you won't know if it's completely straight. Just buy one...TWM or B&M.


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26101 Jul 9, 4:19pm Jul 9, 4:19pm
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saw 2 short shifters in the store today, too bad i have an auto


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26102 Jul 9, 9:18pm Jul 9, 9:18pm
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Just cutting the shifter will not give you a short shifter. yes it will be shoter in the end but the throw between gears is the same, it will give the feel but not the added performance. If you look at the TWM (which I have and love it) the end length after the ball is longer. This is what makes is a short shifter, the longer the bottom length the shorter the movement between gears will be, that is what a short shifter is designed to do.

Re: custom short shifter... [Re: kimo] #26103 Jul 9, 9:28pm Jul 9, 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by kimo
Just cutting the shifter will not give you a short shifter. yes it will be shoter in the end but the throw between gears is the same, it will give the feel but not the added performance. If you look at the TWM (which I have and love it) the end length after the ball is longer. This is what makes is a short shifter, the longer the bottom length the shorter the movement between gears will be, that is what a short shifter is designed to do.


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Re: custom short shifter... [Re: sean] #26104 Jul 10, 12:24am Jul 10, 12:24am
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get the TRD short shifter has a slighter bent rod and entire new shiftboot and 4 solid metal bushings to keep it locked in it's place.


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