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My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. #434272 Apr 3, 8:16pm Apr 3, 8:16pm
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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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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTSbyTRD] #434273 Apr 3, 8:17pm Apr 3, 8:17pm
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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTSbyTRD] #434274 Apr 3, 8:18pm Apr 3, 8:18pm
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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTSbyTRD] #434275 Apr 3, 8:28pm Apr 3, 8:28pm
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Nice! that's what the guys did here at work! (My car came with one laughsilly)

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: maingear] #434276 Apr 3, 8:40pm Apr 3, 8:40pm
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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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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: Jtultra] #434277 Apr 3, 8:42pm Apr 3, 8:42pm
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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


"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."
Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTSbyTRD] #434278 Apr 3, 9:22pm Apr 3, 9:22pm
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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.

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: WhiteCeli] #434279 Apr 3, 9:58pm Apr 3, 9:58pm
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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

Kick ass buddy for an awsome mod thumbsup

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #434280 Apr 4, 4:53am Apr 4, 4:53am
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good job thumbsup the ss is my favorite mod

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: SAcelicaGTS] #434281 Apr 4, 1:52pm Apr 4, 1:52pm
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cutting the rod does not shorten the throw sorry to say.
you just have a shorter rod


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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: VSGTS14] #434282 Apr 4, 6:54pm Apr 4, 6:54pm
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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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Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #434283 Apr 4, 11:52pm Apr 4, 11:52pm
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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?


"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."
Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTSbyTRD] #434284 Apr 7, 5:28pm Apr 7, 5:28pm
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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??

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: GTQuentin] #434285 Apr 7, 11:13pm Apr 7, 11:13pm
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how's the stiffness going?

Re: My DIY short shifter...took about 5 minutes to make. [Re: Pnoy] #434286 Apr 7, 11:33pm Apr 7, 11:33pm
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its going away.

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


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