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Jan 18, 2:03pm - #377418 
Short Shifter Purchasing

Ive decided to get a short shifter to quicken up my shifts. Ive ruled out the twm cause its too damn short looking and it sounds like reverse is hard to get into and i back in spaces all the time.

Im thinking that I should get the TRD or the B&M. I want it to be quicker but i dont want to have to fight with it. The B&M is shorter so it looks like it would be a bit quicker but I would imagine the TRD would be smoother. What should I get.

If you caould include where has good pricing that would be cool too. I wanna buy it this week. Theres a lot of places out there. It seems like it will be around 150 for either but if I can get either cheaper let me know.

EDIT: I have a 2000 GTS with the 6 speed

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Jan 18, 2:21pm - #377419 
well between b&m and TRD i would go b&m for sure. dont know where they sell for a good price

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Jan 18, 2:30pm - #377420 
go B&M...god its been so long since i got mine i dont know where i got mine.


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Jan 18, 5:29pm - #377422 
i know you can find it cheaper than that. im thinkin around $130

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Jan 18, 5:39pm - #377423 
www.titanmotorsports.com i think has it for 140

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Jan 18, 7:33pm - #377424 
i have TRD and it's smooth but then again it's not that short but i still love it


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Jan 18, 8:34pm - #377425 
suprastore.com has the B&M SS for $125.00, Thats the cheapest that I found Brand new. Good luck.

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Jan 18, 8:39pm - #377426 
I have a B&M knockoff (the same stuff) and the shorter stick doesn't mean the shorter throws. No pun intended and no fun intended.
I believe no SS for the Celica or most/all cars will make you shift sooner/quicker without causing wear and tear to other more important parts of your transmission or synchros.
It's the throw that is different, the stiffness that is different, the precision that is different, and the shorter stick that is different.
This has no bearings on how fast you can get the transmission itself to whine down or up without causing a bit of premature wear because you are cramming the shifter into gear. The SS gives the inexperienced driver an excuse for shifting earlier into the next gear without worry until they blow the engine or wear the transmission because they think a short shifter is OK and means shift quick.
The SS is just another piece to the puzzle.
Add a SS, what's next?

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Jan 18, 9:22pm - #377427 
actually i think b&m sits lower then twm and i have no problem using reverse, i reverse like 5 times a day too


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Jan 18, 9:26pm - #377428 
b&m shorter than twm? no way

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Jan 19, 7:46am - #377429 
If you couldnt shift quicker it would be totally useless. Im checking out suprastore now.

EDIT: Before I buy I just want to make sure that the B&M is not transmition specific. By that I mean It will work on the 5 or 6 speed. Im askingcause I always see it as a gt/gts option. I have the 6 speed and want to make sure i get the right thing

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Jan 19, 1:46pm - #377430 
Bump cause I wanna buy it tonite

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Jan 19, 4:24pm - #377431 
it should specify that it's for the gts or the gt.

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Jan 19, 4:35pm - #377432 
B&M
TWM sits lower than B&M
B&M rules, it's real nice.
ok, you are buying it tonight, buy B&M and you won't regret anything at all. you can slap me if you don't like it, but if you don't buy it, i'll slap you. rofl


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Jan 19, 5:38pm - #377433 
got my B&M from suprastore ... i'd get TRD though

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Jan 19, 5:46pm - #377434 
i've got a b&m and got if off nopi.com for about 130 i think...i got it last july but i never put it in lol lazyiness definitely runs rampant with me!!! this spring it will be done tho..mar grink my words...but definitely by summer time..

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Jan 20, 1:13pm - #377436 
Bought a B&M from suprastore for 135 after shipping. Cant wait till its in

Thanks for all the help

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Jan 20, 1:56pm - #377437 
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Jan 22, 12:19pm - #377438 
ebayt has them too but i think its same proce a suprastore

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Jan 22, 3:57pm - #377439 
yeah man i bought my B&M ss from hopupracing.com it was 139...when i first installed it, it was like shifting a stick through mud, but that was prolly due to the fact that its 10 degrees in nebraska, but after a week of driving, its smooth as crap shifting..i installed it myself and it took like 2 hours, lol, but im still learning the tricks of the trade! its a good buy bro!

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Jan 23, 3:05pm - #377440 
congrats on ur b&m shifter..hope you like it.. i got a twm one..its short.but i like it thumbsuphope you like the B&M one too. let us kno when you put it in


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Jan 23, 8:38pm - #377441 
"If you couldnt shift quicker it would be totally useless"

It's not useless, that's why the call it a short shifter not a quick shifter. The SS will let you think you are shifting quicker due to inexperience. The SS has more to it.
That's why the never ending debate on which SS.
I can get it into gear before you, my stick is shorter, and my throws are stiffer, but my transmission doesn't agree and my synchros are whining.
How and why? I wonder?

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Jan 23, 8:49pm - #377442 
if anyone wants a twm id be interested in trading them one for a b&m or maybe TRD


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Jan 23, 10:09pm - #377443 
B&M

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Jan 24, 2:09pm - #377444 
Well either way I bought one but suprastore sent it to my LA address and not San Diego like I asked. The guy on the phone said he would hook me up on a flywheel for it so i think ill get one soon.

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Jan 24, 3:20pm - #377445 
^^ a free flywheel...thats a helluva good deal

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Jan 24, 3:22pm - #377446 
congrats on purchase but just to clarify i have twm and i have no problems going into reverse its only stiff for like the first week you have it if that.. then its smooth like butter as long as you install properly and use grease.. remember to use some grease on the shifter when installing


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Jan 25, 8:10am - #377447 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
^^ a free flywheel...thats a helluva good deal


Nothings free. He said Hed discount a flywheel but im not sure I want to get one. I dont think ill benefit enough

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