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04-19-2005, 12:37 PM
Hey I just bought a short shifter off ebay from built4race the thing was only thirty bucks inc shipping :eek: anyways the only reason why I got it is because it had great reviews on the mr2oc board. Anyways which ones did you guys choose to go with and why? I believe mine is a B&M replica

04-19-2005, 04:21 PM
B&M Is what I went with.

Chose it because I believe it is the top of the line of shortshifters.:dunno:

04-20-2005, 07:21 AM
TRD. Saw how it looked in Spoolin's car and had to have it.

Shifting is alittle notchy, but the nice short throws and feel offset that big time!!:bigpimp:

04-20-2005, 10:23 PM
TRD here as well for the nice short throws, huge improvement over the 91 OEM shifter.

04-21-2005, 09:53 AM
I went with the 93+ with the speed source bushings and 98+ JDM knob with red stitching. There are 3 parts to the full TwosRUs kit. The first is the 93+ shifter, the second is a peice of flat bar with 2 holes drilled in it and the third is the drop plate.

The peice of flat bar you can make in your garage in 3 mins. The drop plate can probably done by using washers. I am gonna try it soon and I will let you know.

04-21-2005, 10:04 AM
yeah hopefully it arrives soon and ill let you know how it goes.. but the replica B&M has been awesome reviews from guys on the board so im hoping it goes smoothly.. even if it is worse ive spent 30 bones on worse stuff ill post up aswell when im finished install..

05-11-2005, 09:55 PM
well i got my short shifter in the mail today and it works like a dream.. Although i couldnt use my existing shift nob (at the moment) I am not in the least dissapointed!!! all in all an awesome investment. Now i just need to make sure i correctly hooked everything back up properly!!!

05-11-2005, 10:14 PM
not too notchy? PM me a link, maybe I'll grab one too.

05-11-2005, 10:22 PM
I got the drop plate from TwosRus as well as the brass bushings, and boy was it a huge difference from the stock 93 shifter.

The throws are much shorter and it feels like you're in gear vs sloppyness of before.


There's a B&M replica set at Autodream, Marvin ordered it for me as a "surprise" without knowing I already ordered the TwosRus one. It has the shorter shifter rod too. Might be better than buying it from E-bay.

05-12-2005, 12:34 AM
no its actually pretty smooth.. my stock one felt way less solid than this one..It sits lower and throws are dramatically reduced.. If we have a meet soon i can let you try it out .. Damn i should have taken pictures (before and after)!!

05-12-2005, 12:41 AM
the stock shifter won't fit on these will it?

05-12-2005, 08:25 AM
im not sure i never had my stock shifter to begin with. but my razo shifter wouldnt fit.. The threads in the plastic liner in the shifter dont come down far enough to grab

05-12-2005, 10:06 AM
I have TRD. At first, it doesn't seem the shifts don't seem THAT short, but you learn to appreciate it way more after driving a stock ST184 Celica during the winter. Although I'll tell you that the ball shifter it cames with kinda sucks. It's too small. Swapped over a leather Razo one, looks almost the same as the stock shifter, and is a perfect fit with the stock boot.

Heh, pardon my ignorance, but I've never known what the definition of "notchy" is. Does it mean its kinda like click click (ie. has too much definition)?


05-12-2005, 12:19 PM
kinda hard to switch geears, like you can feel it stick and such, like notches...

I just hooked up my shifter cables over the weekend, and all i can say is the B&M is smooth and nice and short, the knob is not bad either.

05-12-2005, 02:03 PM
Oh, ok I get it. Then yes, by that definition, the TRD is notchy in 4th. Other gears seem to feel fine. But then again, even with the stock shifter in place, I've always found it harder to get out of 4th than any other gear.


05-12-2005, 02:53 PM
anyone know if that B&M replica is still at autodream or not?

05-12-2005, 03:07 PM
Im not sure but apparently even though its listed to fit only the mkII it also fits the mkI

05-16-2005, 04:32 PM
=) I will have a MKII tranny

05-16-2005, 09:46 PM
Ok well I just orderred mine. $50 can includeing shipping and a new knob that doesn't look too bad.

05-16-2005, 11:17 PM
sweet dude.. let me know how it goes sorry i couldnt get that page to yah earlier did you order the same one as me?

05-16-2005, 11:33 PM
I found a pic of teh b&m one. and this one looks just like it.

I just rememberred that I wanted to buy the TRD knob. I guess I'll have a chrome knob for sale soon!

05-16-2005, 11:33 PM
How hard is the install?

05-16-2005, 11:43 PM
Easy. My B&M came with mr2 specific instructions.

05-17-2005, 12:57 AM
Ek, where did you order it from?

05-17-2005, 01:44 AM
ebay man.

05-17-2005, 08:15 AM
mine came with no instructions but install is straight forward but very awkward