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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:27am - #60337 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:28am - #60338 

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thanks! wave
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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:30am - #60339 

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:31am - #60340 

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:33am - #60341 

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:36am - #60342 

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:37am - #60343 

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These come off the stock and go onto the TRD.

DO NOT LOSE THEM!!
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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:39am - #60344 

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Take out the stock 4 rubber/metal bushings and put them into the TRD smile
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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:40am - #60345 

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comparison
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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:41am - #60346 

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make sure you take these off and put them onto the TRD. It won't work without them rofl thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 12:42am - #60347 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 1:27am - #60348 

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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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Evan Nov 15, 1:33am - #60349 

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Thanks for the install info. and pics.

Nice shifter thumbsup

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 1:46am - #60350 

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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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slidr Nov 15, 1:51am - #60351 

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Nice, now I wanna get one. thumbsup Just wondering but how long did it take you to do it?

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slidr Nov 15, 1:52am - #60352 

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Oh, and is there a type of shorter shift boot that you can buy to fit the short shifter better?

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 1:52am - #60353 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 1:53am - #60354 

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You don't need a new boot!

The stock boot looks fine grin

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slidr Nov 15, 1:56am - #60355 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 1:57am - #60356 

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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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slidr Nov 15, 2:00am - #60357 

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Havn't seen those yet. What do they look like?

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 2:13am - #60358 

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I want this!!!

tasty
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slidr Nov 15, 2:22am - #60359 

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That's nice. Have you tried a dealership?

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slidr Nov 15, 2:23am - #60360 

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Oh, and how much you buy the short shifter kit for?

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 2:39am - #60361 

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the dealer wants $100 for that shift knob, I DONT THINK SO.

I paid $149.99 for the TRD SS

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slidr Nov 15, 2:55am - #60362 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 2:57am - #60363 

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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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Stephen Nov 15, 10:54am - #60364 
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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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VSGTS14 Nov 15, 6:20pm - #60365 

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sweet dude..
get a TRD shift knob

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DiabloGTS Nov 15, 7:14pm - #60366 

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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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DiabloGTS Nov 16, 7:23pm - #60367 

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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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hk007 Mar 31, 8:32pm - #60368 

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thanks diablo. i guess i will be installing this myself using ur guide.
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 31, 8:57pm - #60369 
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good install! thumbsup
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Bakablo1 Mar 31, 9:59pm - #60370 
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very nice, one of the mods put it in the installations page grin
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