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CelicaGTizzle Apr 5, 4:04am - #435184 

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Fidanza Short Throw Shifter Installed Today!

Well, the shifter got here today ate around 7pm and I decided what the hell I'll install it. I love how short the throw is and I think it looks better than stock. Well here are some pics:

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Thanks for the great deal TRDOTC!

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TRDOTC Apr 5, 1:30pm - #435185 

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thumbsup Glad you like it!! It looks good!
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hombredelassrtas Apr 5, 2:38pm - #435186 

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i am jsut aobut to buy one. does it really have short throwes. and it toesnt look much shorter then stock frown but then agian you cant beat the price

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GT2111 Apr 5, 4:02pm - #435187 
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if you wanted one you shoulda jumped on the MWR deal thumbsup
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Nemesis Apr 5, 6:06pm - #435188 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
i am jsut aobut to buy one. does it really have short throwes. and it toesnt look much shorter then stock frown but then agian you cant beat the price


I agree. It doesn't seem much shorter than stock.

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hombredelassrtas Apr 5, 6:15pm - #435189 

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its 62 shippe don ebay so thats nto too bad thumbsup

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CelicaGTizzle Apr 5, 8:17pm - #435190 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
i am jsut aobut to buy one. does it really have short throwes. and it toesnt look much shorter then stock frown but then agian you cant beat the price


The throw is considerably shorter. To me, it feels like if you went from 1st to neutral with the stock shifter is what it feels like when you go from 1st to 2nd with the Fidanza.

Originally Posted by Nemesis
I agree. It doesn't seem much shorter than stock.


While the shifter doesn't look shorter in the pics, it is much shorter in person. I can tell a big difference just looking down at it.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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hombredelassrtas Apr 5, 8:20pm - #435191 

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ok i'm sold smile getting one now smile

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TRDOTC Apr 6, 12:24am - #435192 

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very nice smile
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combatc87 Apr 6, 2:20am - #435193 

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Nice. I just got my B&M yesterday. Many are those throws short. I'm a little disappointed by how stiff it is, but I think it's gonna loosing up a bit.

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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 2:23am - #435194 

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yea i think B&M is better but at half the price i am going to go this way. if i had the cash i would still go B&M. But yea i hear shifts are very stiff at first bu lossen up in a week thumbsup

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slim Apr 15, 8:27am - #435195 
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i dunno about the b&m or the fidanza. but my twm loosened up a great deal. Its like night and day comparing when i just installed it to now. It is now lighter than stock i think. or maybe i just think it is because i dont remember correctly
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ChiNeyBwoy Apr 16, 1:17am - #435196 

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does the fidanza fit the gts with the updated tranny? i have a 2000 gts but i got the updated tranny so i dunno if it would work, the TRD shortshifter says it doesnt so i wanted to kno wif thos one would.
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ChiNeyBwoy Apr 16, 1:26am - #435197 

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how about the obx shortshifter thats pretty cheap too
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hombredelassrtas Apr 16, 3:27am - #435198 

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the TRD wont fit becasue its a whole new shifter housing. these are jsut new rod. dont knwo about obx, noone here has said anythign about them

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celicafourotwo Apr 16, 4:02am - #435199 

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here's a pic of the fidanza SS..i have one and at first i really like it but now i'm not so sure..seems as though it's not as short of throw as it were right after i install it, when it was still stiff..now it just feel kinda like stock..maybe i just got used to it..but here's a pic so you can compare..
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Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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celicafourotwo Apr 16, 4:05am - #435200 

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Stock on Left..Fidanza on Right..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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bloda01 Apr 16, 3:18pm - #435201 

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hey, when you unscrew the stock gearshift knob, the leather boot is attached to a white plastic thing--if this white plastic thing is removed,

1. will the leather boot be able to be moved up and down the stick?

2. does the white plastic thing come off easily?

3. I am asking because I don't like the way the leather boot is always up against the stock shift knob. I want to lower it, exposing the silver metal stick.
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ipath1 Apr 16, 7:57pm - #435202 

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wich one is shorter the fidanzA OR THE twM

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StilezGTS Apr 17, 4:50am - #435203 

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My short shifter is so nuts... the gears are so so so so close together and you dont even have to move your arm... just your hand... was so hard to get used to
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Noel Apr 17, 7:24am - #435204 

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i have an obx ss and i have no problems with it at all

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