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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Sep 8, 11:14pm - #270551 
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.

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Sultan
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Sep 8, 11:15pm - #270552 
thumbsup - I've only heard positive things about this shifter...

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EuRoBoYGT
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Sep 8, 11:29pm - #270553 
sounds good thumbsup


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Stephen
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Sep 8, 11:52pm - #270554 
you hurt TWM's feelings frown

congrats on the new shortshifter though thumbsup

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Chaz
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Sep 9, 7:56am - #270555 
I just ordered this ss last night, can't wait to get it grin


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Sep 9, 9:32am - #270556 
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

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Chaz
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Sep 9, 11:30am - #270557 
Not sure, I ordered mine from titanmotorsports.com and I haven't heard back from them yet rolleyes


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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Sep 9, 12:50pm - #270558 
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?

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GTQuentin
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Sep 9, 6:33pm - #270559 
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.?

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Sep 9, 6:57pm - #270560 
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.

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Oct 5, 6:02pm - #270561 
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

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Oct 5, 7:51pm - #270562 
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

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Oct 5, 7:54pm - #270563 
i've driven both i prefer TWM


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Oct 5, 9:55pm - #270564 
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.

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Oct 5, 10:56pm - #270565 
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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Oct 6, 3:49am - #270566 
B&M is pretty stiff...

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Oct 6, 8:52am - #270567 
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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