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thedoc092 Feb 3, 6:05am - #3902 
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Best Short Shifter...

What's up guys, I was wondering what is the best short shifter out there? I have heard that some people have had problems with the TRD, but that was the one I was gonna get. Now what do I do? I want the best short shifter out there, I need your help guys. I would like to know everyone's opinion. Thanks boyz...and girls.

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edge202 Feb 3, 6:13am - #3903 

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You might want to consider TWM short shifters. I personnally don't have one, yet, but as soon as I save enough money for modz i'm getting myself one. I've heard good things about this ss kit. Oh yeah if you want a link, just click on the banner on the top of the page when the tmw banner apears. ( site sponsor )

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KDawg Feb 3, 9:14am - #3904 
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The three main short shifters out there for the Celica are the TWM, B&M and the TRD. Basic run down:

TWM - shortest throw between gears, roughest shifting (more common to misshift)
B&M - between in throw and smoothness of shifting
TRD - longest of the three (little over an inch short than stock if I am not mistaken), but has the smoothest shift between gears.

It all comes down to personal preference though. Decide what you want out of your short shifter and go from there.
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thedoc092 Feb 4, 8:21am - #3905 
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Quote:
Originally posted by utkdawg:
The three main short shifters out there for the Celica are the TWM, B&M and the TRD. Basic run down:

TWM - shortest throw between gears, roughest shifting (more common to misshift)
B&M - between in throw and smoothness of shifting
TRD - longest of the three (little over an inch short than stock if I am not mistaken), but has the smoothest shift between gears.

It all comes down to personal preference though. Decide what you want out of your short shifter and go from there.
Thanks a lot utkdawg, I basically want a pretty short throw but smooth, so I would probably want to go with the B&M...do you know about how much money they run? And also, would I have do buy a new boot for it? If so, where would I buy that? Thanks again for the help utkdawg.
And I was wondering...which one would you get?

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thedoc092 Feb 4, 8:22am - #3906 
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Oh sorry utkdawg, i didn't read your mods before i posted that last question, i see now that you have the TRD SS. How do you like it?

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KDawg Feb 3, 10:56pm - #3907 
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[Razz] Actually, I don't have it quite yet. It's the next thing I am going to buy. The TRD is going to be a good combination of looks, feel and throw. I don't like the look of the TWM in all honesty, it's just way too short. I haven't heard any complaints about the B&M though. Any of the short shifters are going to run you around $120 to $140 near that range.

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thedoc092 Feb 4, 4:59am - #3908 
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Cool utkdawg, thanks again for the help, i am definitely going to go with either the B&M or the TRD. Peace.

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cilvrwing Feb 6, 3:02pm - #3909 
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TWM all the way...its shorter than any other ss, and you can feel the gear than ur in, no way for a mis shift...i have it in my car

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kalakas_celica Feb 9, 5:00am - #3910 
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I have a TRD short shifter, I love it. It took me only 20 min. to install and you can tell the difference between the stock and the short shifter big time. I heard that the B&M is harder to install but is just as effective. But my pick was TRD.
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