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Re: Shorter Stick For The Xr??

i think the trd short shifter is a little shorter than stock.

URD uses a spacer plate and the stock shifter so it actually sits a little higher than stock, but shortens the throw. I like the position of it more than the stock shifter.
 

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kyle said:
Hack saw and a welder :waytogo:
you guys joke, but in my tC we went to ACE Hardware and bought this tool that cuts thread. we screwed it on and wrenched it down. got it as low as it would go without puttin the shift knob inside the box. after we got the tool off we took a sawz all to it and cleaned up the cut.

it is now the shorest SS in any tC and maybe in any car. its like 2 inches in total travel. the shift knob sits right outside the top of the shift box.
 

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Re: Shorter Stick For The Xr??

Might be a little 2 short. I would like to cut about 1-2 inches out. had to do the same thing to my jeep when the shifter broke off going to third gear. had to clip vise grips to the base to get it to my friens muffler shop where he saws all'd about 2 inches out and re welded it .worked like a champ. hey do you know if the console has to come up to get the boot off the shifter or does the boot lift off the shifter area?? :thinking::waytogo:
 

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gon2corea said:
you guys joke, but in my tC we went to ACE Hardware and bought this tool that cuts thread. we screwed it on and wrenched it down. got it as low as it would go without puttin the shift knob inside the box. after we got the tool off we took a sawz all to it and cleaned up the cut.

it is now the shorest SS in any tC and maybe in any car. its like 2 inches in total travel. the shift knob sits right outside the top of the shift box.
I wasn't joking at all. Its not a bad solution, especially for the X since there are only two SS kits on the market and neither shorten the shifter at all.

I put a SS kit in my tC, it dropped the stick 2.5" I believe. Its perfect, IMO.
 

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I wasn't joking at all. Its not a bad solution, especially for the X since there are only two SS kits on the market and neither shorten the shifter at all.

I put a SS kit in my tC, it dropped the stick 2.5" I believe. Its perfect, IMO.
i did it to the TWM SS Stage 2. then i hacked another 2 inches off that. works great.

as for the guy above me. threading has other advantages. like the knob no going through the back window when you slam it into 2nd or 4th. it happens. pluse you have "better" quality knobs to choose from. i have this one and want to put it in the X when i get it. they also have some other nice knobs like the Abrams and the Type R

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i did it to the TWM SS Stage 2. then i hacked another 2 inches off that. works great.

as for the guy above me. threading has other advantages. like the knob no going through the back window when you slam it into 2nd or 4th. it happens. pluse you have "better" quality knobs to choose from. i have this one and want to put it in the X when i get it. they also have some other nice knobs like the Abrams and the Type R

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TWM SS


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Looks good! I have the TWM Stage 2. I coudln't remember the brand off the top of my head and I was too lazy to look it up. Also have the Abrams shift knob.

What kinda dash is that? It looks pretty cool. Is it just stock pieces painted or what? I'd like to do something like that, but I'm done modding my tC.
 

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Re: Shorter Stick For The Xr??

Think I'm going with the sawsall & weld plan .Robber gave me the straight gouge on the boot removal might go more than a inch maybe 1.5". I have a lonza knob & with the TRD short shift kit about a 1/2" of shifter sticks out of the boot to the bottom of the knob. "I will rectify this situation! :waytogo:
 

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xrunjon06 said:
Think I'm going with the sawsall & weld plan .Robber gave me the straight gouge on the boot removal might go more than a inch maybe 1.5". I have a lonza knob & with the TRD short shift kit about a 1/2" of shifter sticks out of the boot to the bottom of the knob. "I will rectify this situation! :waytogo:
I wish I had access to a welder....
 

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Just got back from peep boys picked up a cheap Bell shift knob looks longer in length than my lonza knob hopefully will fill the gap bettween the knob & the chrome ring on the boot.But I am still going to lay saw to the shifter and
" get shorty".will upload pics this week. :waytogo: BOOOYAH !!!! :funnyup:


also working on a cheaper solution to the hood gas lift rip-off at redline.will give out details when i get the quote tomorrow !! 2 BOOOOYAHS !!
 

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Re: Shorter Stick For The Xr??

dakinisbatman said:
just cut it, then get a good shift knob that has set screws. (doesnt thread on) no threads needed you just wont be able to put stocker on.
Thats exactly what I did on my 86 toyota 4 speed. My shift knob had a plastic sleeve that just slid over the gear shift handle and had 1 or 2 small allen screws to tight the actual knob down on it. Then a trim ring hid the screws.

I wonder how much you could cut off the shift lever before it would get to big for the plastic sleeve to fit, since its tapered near the top....:thinking:
 

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Looks good! I have the TWM Stage 2. I coudln't remember the brand off the top of my head and I was too lazy to look it up. Also have the Abrams shift knob.

What kinda dash is that? It looks pretty cool. Is it just stock pieces painted or what? I'd like to do something like that, but I'm done modding my tC.
i just painted it. although i highly recomend having a pro do it for $150. its well worth it.

you guys still thinking about welding, good luck. me think u crazy but i do weird $hit too!
 
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