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JAIMEJAMES Mar 7, 10:10pm - #9301 

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WHICH SHORT SHIFT IS BETTER?

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO SHORT SHIFT KITS FOR MY 2000 CELICA GTS. SO FAR, MY TOP 2 ARE THE TRD AND THE B&M. SOME SAY THE TRD IS A LITTLE TALLER BUT THE B&M HAS A TENDENCY TO MIS-SHIFT (AND IT DOESN'T HELP THAT I'M STILL OCCASIONALLY DROPPING INTO REVERSE WHEN I WANT TO GO INTO 1ST). ANY THOUGHTS OUR OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS?

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Steven Mar 7, 10:17pm - #9302 
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I like TWM because it has the shortest height and it makes for the shortest throw...

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JAIMEJAMES
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 7, 10:48pm - #9303 

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THANKS FOR THE INPUT. IS IT EASY TO INSTALL AND IS THERE AN ISSUE OF MIS-SHIFTING? I JUST BOUGHT MY USED CELICA BARELY A WEEK AGO AND I ALREADY HAVE THE URGE TO START MODIFYING THE SMALL THINGS. ANY THOUGHTS ON THE BEST SUSPENSION? I WANT LOW PROFILE BUT I ALSO WANT ACTUAL HANDLING ABILITY. I WANT STICK WITH A LOT OF TRD AT FIRST DUE TO MY WARRANTY BUT I PLAN ON GOING ALL OUT ONCE IT ENDS. BLITZ SUPERCHARGER ANYBODY?

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sageygts Mar 8, 2:36am - #9304 
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i have a twm ss and it works great. make third gear easy to hit.
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sleepy celica Mar 8, 3:01am - #9305 
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lolz im with you on da third gear. For other short shifters, i dont dink it has that curve bent look than other shifters which makes it easier to shift to third..since there's this since shift gate problems on 2002's i dink. for 2000-2001 and 2003 celicas..ask before you purchase a twm. good luck grin

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4u2envy Mar 8, 3:14am - #9306 

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TWM...i love mine...took about 35-45 minutes to install...very easy...it is very short and the throw is nice...go with TWM...cant go wrong...plus they are a sponsor of this site... thumbsup

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Anonymous Mar 10, 7:02pm - #9307 
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I also have a TWM. I haven't tried out the TRD one so I can't compare to it. But my TWM shifter works well. It's a very quick shift because it is so short but occasionally I miss third. (That's on me though).
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clockwork Mar 11, 5:13am - #9308 

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i have an obx...it sucks cry
its like a cheap ass version of the b&m, the only reason i got it was because the b&m i orderd kept getting back ordered [Mad] i think i should have waited.

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FUBAR2001GT Mar 11, 6:07am - #9309 
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I really like my B&M. I've never compared it to a TWM. But, my installation was a little bit longer... That damn pushnut!! The thing is the B&M has the plastic doohickeys on it, and you have to take the plastic doohickeys off of the stock one and put it on the TWM.
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hi ho silver
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hi ho silver Mar 14, 7:05pm - #9310 

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i know twm has the shortest height... i have it.. but isn't b&m's have a shorter throw? i dunno i like my twm... it works perfectly fine. personally i want the throw shorter.. hehe

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Anonymous Mar 15, 1:09am - #9311 
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Personally, I'll take quick shift but I'll settle with my TWM short shifter. wink
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Tung
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Tung Mar 15, 7:08am - #9312 
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I have been thinking to buy a TWM short shift, but dunno if it will fit on a 03 gts, anyone know?

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edge202 Mar 15, 7:20am - #9313 

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Quote:
Originally posted by Tung:
I have been thinking to buy a TWM short shift, but dunno if it will fit on a 03 gts, anyone know?
Last time I checked, they didn't have one yet for the 03 celicas. Check their website or email them to be sure.
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QWKsilvr Mar 16, 1:45am - #9314 
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a little island in the middle ...
the distance in throw between my TRD shifter and stock is very minimal. A good choice for someone who wants a slight change, but nothing too drastic.

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