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celzap Jul 11, 5:38pm - #26766 
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whats the reason...

whats the reason for getting a short shifter? confused
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IcEd blUe Jul 11, 5:41pm - #26767 

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it's for racing, it cuts the time of shifting by up to 60% TWM shifter
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RicePowered Jul 11, 5:44pm - #26768 
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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.
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celzap Jul 11, 5:58pm - #26769 
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so where can i get one and what brand do you recommend? and how much do they run?
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RicePowered Jul 11, 6:02pm - #26770 
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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.

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IcEd blUe Jul 11, 6:05pm - #26771 

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TRD makes one that is an inch shorter than stock
B&M is the next shortest
TWM is the shortest
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celzap Jul 11, 6:05pm - #26772 
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is it hard to install? or can i do it myself?
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RicePowered Jul 11, 6:10pm - #26773 
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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
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isaac Jul 11, 6:24pm - #26774 
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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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isaac Jul 11, 6:25pm - #26775 
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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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isaac Jul 11, 6:26pm - #26776 
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isaac Jul 11, 6:27pm - #26777 
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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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