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AdamVIP Jan 18, 9:03pm - #377418 
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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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Celica2k Jan 18, 9:21pm - #377419 

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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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csheriff Jan 18, 9:30pm - #377420 
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go B&M...god its been so long since i got mine i dont know where i got mine.

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sickcelica696 Jan 18, 9:37pm - #377421 
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Celica2k Jan 19, 12:29am - #377422 

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i know you can find it cheaper than that. im thinkin around $130
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c4justin Jan 19, 12:39am - #377423 

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www.titanmotorsports.com i think has it for 140
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EuRoBoYGT Jan 19, 2:33am - #377424 

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i have TRD and it's smooth but then again it's not that short but i still love it


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validator2000 Jan 19, 3:34am - #377425 
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suprastore.com has the B&M SS for $125.00, Thats the cheapest that I found Brand new. Good luck.
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hephaestus Jan 19, 3:39am - #377426 
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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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eric_h Jan 19, 4:22am - #377427 

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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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Celica2k Jan 19, 4:26am - #377428 

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b&m shorter than twm? no way
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AdamVIP Jan 19, 2:46pm - #377429 
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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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AdamVIP Jan 19, 8:46pm - #377430 
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Bump cause I wanna buy it tonite
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Celica2k Jan 19, 11:24pm - #377431 

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it should specify that it's for the gts or the gt.
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VSGTS14 Jan 19, 11:35pm - #377432 

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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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spaztikid Jan 20, 12:38am - #377433 
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got my B&M from suprastore ... i'd get TRD though
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xtc803 Jan 20, 12:46am - #377434 
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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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AdamVIP Jan 20, 8:13pm - #377435 
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AdamVIP Jan 20, 8:13pm - #377436 
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Bought a B&M from suprastore for 135 after shipping. Cant wait till its in

Thanks for all the help
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VSGTS14 Jan 20, 8:56pm - #377437 

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hombredelassrtas Jan 22, 7:19pm - #377438 

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ebayt has them too but i think its same proce a suprastore

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GTSGhostRida Jan 22, 10:57pm - #377439 

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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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AznKhaos Jan 23, 10:05pm - #377440 
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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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hephaestus Jan 24, 3:38am - #377441 
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"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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silverOOgts Jan 24, 3:49am - #377442 

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if anyone wants a twm id be interested in trading them one for a b&m or maybe TRD

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IcE_Z Jan 24, 5:09am - #377443 
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AdamVIP Jan 24, 9:09pm - #377444 
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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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sickcelica696 Jan 24, 10:20pm - #377445 
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^^ a free flywheel...thats a helluva good deal
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My Sixth Gear Jan 24, 10:22pm - #377446 
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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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AdamVIP Jan 25, 3:10pm - #377447 
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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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