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Eric Barrera
07-16-2011, 02:12 AM
Ok, so we all know that the 7th gen shifter will fit the 5th gen. I was thinking right now, and according to that, that means that a short shifter for a 7th gen will fit a 5th gen? Correct?

07-16-2011, 02:14 AM

The end position may not be where you want it, but it will fit and work. I've got one in Abby right now and I used to have a 6g shifter in my old 91 GT before Stacy bought me my TWM.

07-17-2011, 06:50 PM
i looked this up recently and i also found out that a 93 corolla shifter will fit as well and that also is true for the corolla short shifter

Eric Barrera
07-20-2011, 01:27 AM
So I installed it today, and guess what. Neutral is basically first. I can hardly find 4th too. What did I do wrong?

07-20-2011, 01:51 AM
see post 2

Eric Barrera
07-20-2011, 01:58 AM
I know, but I didn't think it would be this bad lol

07-20-2011, 02:12 AM
Did you remember to grease the cups before you put them back on? There aren't too many ways to screw this up...

1. Cables off
2. remove shifter top plate/shifter assy (6g)
3. replace old shift lever with new shift lever
4. grease cable ends (the plastic cups)
5. re-install shifter plate/assembly
6. cables on
7. grow some muscles b/c you will need them or a weighted shift knob to help with the loss of leverage.

NOTE: If you had sloppy gears before, unless you resolve that issue, it will be the same if not worse.

A lot of the 6g guys install solid shifter bushings on the transmission when they do this to really stiffen the gears up.

07-20-2011, 02:26 AM
On the same note as trying the 7th gen short shifter, would a mr2 mkII short shifter also work? (not meaning to thread jack, just curious since the topic was up...)

07-20-2011, 02:37 AM

Eric Barrera
07-20-2011, 02:44 AM
I did all that. I don't have sloppy gears, just that when in neatral, the lever is basically stuck to the left. As if I were to shift to 1 or 2

Eric Barrera
07-20-2011, 05:49 AM

See, pulled all the way left.

At least it looks cool lol

07-20-2011, 06:18 PM
IMO, I expected worse.

Eric Barrera
07-20-2011, 06:24 PM
I think I just have to get use to it.

07-20-2011, 11:39 PM
I have used a modified Corolla Short Shift and now I am using a Rev 2 5th Gen shifter in Chaos. It feels good. I would like to have a short shifter in it though.

07-21-2011, 12:17 AM
I meant to make you a short throw shifter while you was here. If you find another shifter in the junkyard send it to me. I can lengthen it by almost 3/4in and cut the throw by half.

I made a short throw shifter for a buddies 6th gen and it barely has to move to engage gears.

The 92/93 5th Gen has a far better gear shifter assembley so I'm definitely going to change to that platform as soon as I can find one at PAP.

07-21-2011, 12:20 AM
If you want one, I've got an extra 6g shifter and an extra 5g shifter lying around.

07-21-2011, 02:06 AM
I have used a modified Corolla Short Shift and now I am using a Rev 2 5th Gen shifter in Chaos. It feels good. I would like to have a short shifter in it though.

i have a spare shifter that i can send to Hookecho for u murg if u would like me to

Eric Barrera
07-21-2011, 04:41 AM
Hook, I might send you my stock shifter

Eric Barrera
07-21-2011, 11:04 PM
So ummm, screw this shifter. I can't find 4.

Where should I cut my Stock one? Just the bend, or half of the bend?

07-22-2011, 12:11 AM
You have to lengthen it below the ball joint to shorten the throw. The part the cable connects to.

Eric Barrera
07-22-2011, 01:54 AM
I'm sending it too you. Pm sent