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Nov 14, 5:27pm - #60337 
TRD Short Shifter Install: With Pics

First off, you need a socket wrench, pliers, a screw driver (philips) and some grease (optional)

Get the dash apart and remove the center console

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Nov 14, 5:28pm - #60338 
thanks! wave

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Nov 14, 5:30pm - #60339 
smile

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Nov 14, 5:31pm - #60340 
rice

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Nov 14, 5:33pm - #60341 
spineyes

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Nov 14, 5:36pm - #60342 
cool

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Nov 14, 5:37pm - #60343 
These come off the stock and go onto the TRD.

DO NOT LOSE THEM!!

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Nov 14, 5:39pm - #60344 
Take out the stock 4 rubber/metal bushings and put them into the TRD smile

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Nov 14, 5:40pm - #60345 
comparison

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Nov 14, 5:41pm - #60346 
make sure you take these off and put them onto the TRD. It won't work without them rofl thumbsup

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Nov 14, 5:42pm - #60347 
I'll have a pic of the new height in a little while, I'm trying to fix the already broken shift knob, AGAIN rolleyes


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Nov 14, 6:27pm - #60348 
here is the comparison!

Review: I love this!!! It is much smoother, a shorter. On the little "test drive" I did to try it out, I completely waxed this mustang (older, 1980's) and I NEVER dropped out of lift.

Best mod yet!

more TRD stuff to come... tasty

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Nov 14, 6:33pm - #60349 
Thanks for the install info. and pics.

Nice shifter thumbsup


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Nov 14, 6:46pm - #60350 
It's VERY nice. I recommend this to every GTS owner, it makes things feel nice and buttery.

Just put the bushings in...I didn't, and the car wouldn't go into 3rd gear spineyes


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Nov 14, 6:51pm - #60351 
Nice, now I wanna get one. thumbsup Just wondering but how long did it take you to do it?


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Nov 14, 6:52pm - #60352 
Oh, and is there a type of shorter shift boot that you can buy to fit the short shifter better?


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Nov 14, 6:52pm - #60353 
Originally Posted by slidr
Nice, now I wanna get one. thumbsup Just wondering but how long did it take you to do it?


Well, it took about 20-30 minutes, but, I took pictures along the way, so it ended up being about 45 mins.

Very easy, just undo the center console, take out the old one, clip clip, and you're done!


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Nov 14, 6:53pm - #60354 
You don't need a new boot!

The stock boot looks fine grin


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Nov 14, 6:56pm - #60355 
I know, but I just wanted to know if there is a boot with less material on it that might fit it a little better. But I agree, the stock one looks fine.


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Nov 14, 6:57pm - #60356 
you could always use a sewing maching to make the boot smaller, but, once you get it on there, it looks good, so you don't need to mess with it.

Now, if I could only find a 2003-2004 GTS leatehr shift knob to replace mine with...


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Nov 14, 7:00pm - #60357 
Havn't seen those yet. What do they look like?


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Nov 14, 7:13pm - #60358 
I want this!!!

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Nov 14, 7:22pm - #60359 
That's nice. Have you tried a dealership?


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Nov 14, 7:23pm - #60360 
Oh, and how much you buy the short shifter kit for?


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Nov 14, 7:39pm - #60361 
the dealer wants $100 for that shift knob, I DONT THINK SO.

I paid $149.99 for the TRD SS


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Nov 14, 7:55pm - #60362 
Well screw that! grin
And you said you got a deal on that kit, so how much they retail for, and how did you get that deal?


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Nov 14, 7:57pm - #60363 
I didn't get a "deal" I paid the asking price.

I'm just saying thanks because for the first time since I've owned the car, the dealer (new one, Russels) took care of me ABOVE my expectations.

I believe retail is like $150 something, but Russels runs discounts on their TRD parts thumbsup


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Nov 15, 3:54am - #60364 
Hmm, I have a sweet shift knob...but I'd rather have a SS kit. You don't want to know what they ask for it in Canada...seriously frown

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Nov 15, 11:20am - #60365 
sweet dude..
get a TRD shift knob


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Nov 15, 12:14pm - #60366 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
sweet dude..
get a TRD shift knob


I'm not too fond of their knobs. The ball one is nice, but the other one is HUGE and defeats the purpose of a hoft shifter.

I like the stock one, just, I want an 03 spineyes


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Nov 16, 12:23pm - #60367 
Originally Posted by Stephen
Hmm, I have a sweet shift knob...but I'd rather have a SS kit. You don't want to know what they ask for it in Canada...seriously frown

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how much do they want for it?

If it's the same part number, and it'smore than $180, you ought to have someone in the US buy it for you!


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Mar 31, 1:32pm - #60368 
thanks diablo. i guess i will be installing this myself using ur guide.

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Mar 31, 1:57pm - #60369 
good install! thumbsup

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Mar 31, 2:59pm - #60370 
very nice, one of the mods put it in the installations page grin

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