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GTSbyTRD
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Apr 3, 9:16pm - #434272 
My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make.

yO!

I was at my buddys house, and he has a tig welder (he makes turbo manifolds, we are making mine tomarrow!!!!!!) but anyway, i said hey, lets make a short shiter, so i tore out my center console quick like and we took the shifter rod off. We used the bandsaw and chopped off 1.5" of the shifter, right above the ball. Tig welded it back together, and badda bing, badda boom!

A short Shifter! I cant beleive what i was missing, shifts are quick, and ya know exactly what gear your in, and its so easy to go gear to gear!

some pics!

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Apr 3, 9:17pm - #434273 
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"I didnt realize girls had that much plumbing down there. I saw a diagram of it and it looked like a map for six flags."
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Apr 3, 9:18pm - #434274 
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"I didnt realize girls had that much plumbing down there. I saw a diagram of it and it looked like a map for six flags."
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Apr 3, 9:28pm - #434275 
Nice! that's what the guys did here at work! (My car came with one laughsilly)

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Apr 3, 9:40pm - #434276 
Did you just cut off from the ball up? if so, all you got was show and feel. The shifts are the same, it just feels harder. Looks good thought, can't go wrong with tig welds


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Apr 3, 9:42pm - #434277 
It definitly goes into gears quicker its seems, i dont have to move the yardstick as far. it does feel a little stiffer. looks better though too


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Apr 3, 10:22pm - #434278 
Originally Posted by GTSbyTRD
It definitly goes into gears quicker its seems, i dont have to move the yardstick as far. it does feel a little stiffer. looks better though too


if it makes you feel better more power to ya! but i think it's a psycho thing because you just made the rod shorter.

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Apr 3, 10:58pm - #434279 
lol yea a guy did this with his B&M a while back. so needless to say his is really friggn short wink What doing this does, it makes ur arm go less distance but it makes it harder to shift. becasue actual short shifters change the distance on the bottom as well to even it out a bit. this does make ur shifts shorter obviously, but its till a good idea to get a real ss

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Apr 4, 5:53am - #434280 
good job thumbsup the ss is my favorite mod

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Apr 4, 2:52pm - #434281 
cutting the rod does not shorten the throw sorry to say.
you just have a shorter rod


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Apr 4, 7:54pm - #434282 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
cutting the rod does not shorten the throw sorry to say.
you just have a shorter rod


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Apr 5, 12:52am - #434283 
oh well...still cooler then stock. thumbsup


we tried to make the turbo manifold today...we were taking some stuff apart and i decided to change the lift bolts, well come to find out, my front one is broken off. so i had to go into toyota and i ordered 6 just in case i need to change them. and they are going to look at it and see if they can get that broken peice out.

we were also dickin around with the air Intake, we kinda ridged up something just to test which hoses we needed to hook up and we kinda made our own air Intake, it had way more toque and power, but since we didn't really spend much time in making it, it always died when it was ideling. the extra power was kinda fun though.


has anyone here taken out their own broken lift bolts, what was your trick?


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Apr 7, 6:28pm - #434284 
if cutting the from the top of the ball up dosnt make ur shifts shorther, then y when you buy short shifters its so short. short as in the knob to the floor??

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Apr 8, 12:13am - #434285 
how's the stiffness going?

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Apr 8, 12:33am - #434286 
its going away.

as soon as he cut it, it almost took 2 hands to get it into reverse. wave


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