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B&M Shortshifter Review #270551 Sep 8, 11:14pm Sep 8, 11:14pm
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B&M Shortshifter Review
Install:
Fairly easy. Took no brainwork or critcial thinking. Me and my roommate installed it in about an hour...including goofing around. Hardest part about the install was trying to get the push nut off, just gotta work with it a little bit.

Review:
I absolutely love it. Definitely one of my favorite mods. The shifting is precise, stiffer and much shorter. I went B&M because I thought that the TWM (60% shorter) would be uncomfortable for daily driving. Plus it comes with a new shiftknob. Had it in for about 2 weeks now, and notice major a difference when shifting fast/racing.

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #270552 Sep 8, 11:15pm Sep 8, 11:15pm
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thumbsup - I've only heard positive things about this shifter...

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Sultan] #270553 Sep 8, 11:29pm Sep 8, 11:29pm
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sounds good thumbsup


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Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #270554 Sep 8, 11:52pm Sep 8, 11:52pm
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you hurt TWM's feelings frown

congrats on the new shortshifter though thumbsup

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Stephen] #270555 Sep 9, 7:56am Sep 9, 7:56am
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I just ordered this ss last night, can't wait to get it grin


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Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Chaz] #270556 Sep 9, 9:32am Sep 9, 9:32am
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how hard is it to get one these days? I ordered my from morepowerracing.com and they said it's back ordered until the end of this month angry

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Pnoy] #270557 Sep 9, 11:30am Sep 9, 11:30am
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Not sure, I ordered mine from titanmotorsports.com and I haven't heard back from them yet rolleyes


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Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Pnoy] #270558 Sep 9, 12:50pm Sep 9, 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by Pnoy
how hard is it to get one these days? I ordered my from morepowerracing.com and they said it's back ordered until the end of this month angry


I believe that is where I ordered mine from. Shipping was about a week or 2 longer than they said. I would believe that they are backordered, because I was always checking up on the shipping, and it just took a little bit longer than usual to ship out...make sense?

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Chaz] #270559 Sep 9, 6:33pm Sep 9, 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by Chaz
Not sure, I ordered mine from titanmotorsports.com and I haven't heard back from them yet rolleyes


i oredered some KYB shocks form them. took a month to get here.

but hey you got any pics of the s/s.?

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: GTQuentin] #270560 Sep 9, 6:57pm Sep 9, 6:57pm
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I had ordered the same shifter from that group buy on the other site for $45 shipped. It's stiff and I love it for that alone. The shorter throws don't seem to realy play into my driving style. I could shift just as easy and fast with stock. On my stock shifter it had the same mechanical feeling as this SS, but not as precise or stiff. I can shift into gear at rest quicker/shorter than stock, but driving it's not much different (you should all understand why). The added stiffness is definitely well worth the purchase other than the shorter shaft for some and the more precise feeling.

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: hephaestus] #270561 Oct 5, 6:02pm Oct 5, 6:02pm
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I just got my B&M SS from suprastore.com. shipping was fast but my kit didn't come with a knob. hhmmmmmm... confused does all come with? anyway, easier to shift and throw is much lesser than the stock one. i love it thumbsup thumbsup

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Pnoy] #270562 Oct 5, 7:51pm Oct 5, 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by Pnoy
I just got my B&M SS from suprastore.com. shipping was fast but my kit didn't come with a knob. hhmmmmmm... confused does all come with? anyway, easier to shift and throw is much lesser than the stock one. i love it thumbsup thumbsup


The Celica version comes with a knob, yes. I don't kow why you wouldn't have gotten one. confused

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: silver] #270563 Oct 5, 7:54pm Oct 5, 7:54pm
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i've driven both i prefer TWM


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Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: My Sixth Gear] #270564 Oct 5, 9:55pm Oct 5, 9:55pm
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My sixth gear...isn't TWM much stiffer than B&M? Not sure but I know I saw some post around here saying that it is.

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Pnoy] #270565 Oct 5, 10:56pm Oct 5, 10:56pm
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I have not gotten around to install my TWM SS. My Sixth Gear, what are the major differences between the two and why do you like the TWM SS more?


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Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: Chelica815] #270566 Oct 6, 3:49am Oct 6, 3:49am
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B&M is pretty stiff...

Re: B&M Shortshifter Review [Re: ragingpaseo] #270567 Oct 6, 8:52am Oct 6, 8:52am
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the stiffness is pretty much the same.. the twm is a little shorter and to me it was easier to shift.. but both are good thumbsup


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