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whats the reason... #26766 Jul 11, 9:38am Jul 11, 9:38am
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whats the reason...
whats the reason for getting a short shifter? confused

Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26767 Jul 11, 9:41am Jul 11, 9:41am
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it's for racing, it cuts the time of shifting by up to 60% TWM shifter

Re: whats the reason... [Re: IcEd blUe] #26768 Jul 11, 9:44am Jul 11, 9:44am
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe

it's for racing, it cuts the time of shifting by up to 60% TWM shifter


basicly ... you can just change gears faster. Plus a lot of the time you get more feedback of going in and out of gears.

I think they make for a more solid shift.

Re: whats the reason... [Re: RicePowered] #26769 Jul 11, 9:58am Jul 11, 9:58am
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so where can i get one and what brand do you recommend? and how much do they run?

Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26770 Jul 11, 10:02am Jul 11, 10:02am
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search the forums for short shifter and you can get all the informatiobn you want.

but ...

TWM Performance seems to be the most popular short shifter.

You can get a short shifter for around $120.00 or so.


Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26771 Jul 11, 10:05am Jul 11, 10:05am
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TRD makes one that is an inch shorter than stock
B&M is the next shortest
TWM is the shortest

Re: whats the reason... [Re: RicePowered] #26772 Jul 11, 10:05am Jul 11, 10:05am
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is it hard to install? or can i do it myself?

Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26773 Jul 11, 10:10am Jul 11, 10:10am
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Originally Posted by celzap
is it hard to install? or can i do it myself?


As long as you can follow directions and have some mechanical abilites ... it's really easy, shouldn't take more than 1 1/2 hours

Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26774 Jul 11, 10:24am Jul 11, 10:24am
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What's the difference between a stock shifter and a short throw shifter (aka Short Shifter or "SS")?

The main difference in modified shifters is that the rubber mounts that insulate the stick from the lower shift mechanism and transmission have been removed. With these rubber mounts removed your car will shift more positively.

The rubber mounts in the stock shifter are there to lessen the vibration to your hands, if you race, I guess a little more vibration is acceptable.

A short throw shifter is simply a shorter stick. With a shorter stick you don't have to move your hand that far to shift, hence speeding up the shift process.

Keep in mind that with a shorter stick you may have to lean forward or adjust your seat position to reach the shifter comfortably.

When buying a new short shifter, you MAY want to look at getting a new boot for your stick or atleast modify the legnth of the boot before re-installing everything.

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Is it normal for my shifter to vibrate or shake while driving ?

It's perfectly normal for your shifter to vibrate or shake while driving under throttle but not to make a rattling sound or noise. If your shifter makes a rattling noise it could be a loose shifter boot or other problem. Call your dealer for more details.


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Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26775 Jul 11, 10:25am Jul 11, 10:25am
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An installation guide can be found at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=57113

install for each shift is basically the same thumbsup


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Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26776 Jul 11, 10:26am Jul 11, 10:26am
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Re: whats the reason... [Re: celzap] #26777 Jul 11, 10:27am Jul 11, 10:27am
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Im sure there is ALOT more information about shifters here on EverythingCelica... but im just too lazy to look for that tongue


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