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Dylan782
02-19-2013, 06:57 AM
I'm sick of jabbing my hand into my cup holders every time I shift so I think I'm going to upgrade!! I've heard a lot of good things about the TWM kit, although it's almost $200 and that's a bit much for my budget. Can anyone help me out with some links to some >$100 kits. Also if anyone has one that I could take off your hands. Help would be appreciated! Thanks!

4thgenceli
02-19-2013, 02:52 PM
You can make your own out of your current shift lever. There's a thread somewhere about it. I think Hookecho built his own. I have the TWM one in my car. I love it.

fussellbug
02-20-2013, 08:44 PM
You can swap the lever from a 7th gen shifter into the 5th gen. It's a shorter throw and can be found relatively cheap.

Dylan782
02-20-2013, 11:54 PM
Do you know how many inches the 7th gen shifter reduces the throw?

Dylan782
02-21-2013, 12:08 AM
And also will an aftermarket 7th gen shifter work?

Murgatroy
02-21-2013, 12:28 AM
TWM is worth every penny. It plain works, no monkeying with it and it installs in under an hour.

If you go with a 7th Gen you have to get the ENTIRE ASSEMBLY. Just the rod won't work.

Depending on your year, going with a `92-`93 shifter could be an improvement.

grimmythereaper
02-21-2013, 01:35 AM
Also a 4th gen shifter redues throw up and down but not left to right

4thgenceli
02-21-2013, 02:00 AM
Also a 4th gen shifter redues throw up and down but not left to right

I've noticed a huge reduction in my shift throws from my '87 to my '89. The '87 was all stock, the '89 obviously not :P. My side to side is basically gone, I can push almost straight up (almost) from 2nd and I get third, same for going 4-5 or reverse.

Murgatroy
02-21-2013, 02:55 AM
I had a custom modified Corolla shifter in Mudhoney. I didn't have spacers under the assembly and going to fifth or reverse would rub on the bottom.

I have a TWM in Chaos, there is no comparison.

Doowstados
02-21-2013, 03:18 AM
Sorry to thread hijack, but does anybody else have to move the shifter to the right slightly before getting to second? In most cars (all cars) that I've driven, second is straight down from first. I can't do that in the Celica after my auto to manual swap. Anybody know why?

4thgenceli
02-21-2013, 04:44 AM
Check the cable alignment. Something's not straight.

Dylan782
02-21-2013, 11:44 PM
I think I'm going to go with the TWM when I get the cash together. Sounds like its worth the extra cash for less trouble. Thanks

KoreanJoey
02-22-2013, 12:39 AM
I've got a C's quickshifter sitting in my garage...

Dylan782
02-24-2013, 06:37 PM
You have a 5th gen short shifter in your garage?

KoreanJoey
02-24-2013, 07:40 PM
Yeah it's off of my now deceased coupe. Want it?

Doowstados
02-26-2013, 12:52 AM
Yeah it's off of my now deceased coupe. Want it?

Heh, if he doesn't want it I'll take it! :)

(For a reasonable price anyway!)

KoreanJoey
02-26-2013, 02:24 AM
$100?

Doowstados
02-26-2013, 03:27 AM
I can only afford ~$60 right now. Sorry man. Maybe in a month or so if you still have it.

Possumface
03-03-2013, 07:44 PM
i just looked it up online looks like i need this too, how do you install it does anyone have a a few pics of when they did it?

4thgenceli
03-03-2013, 07:56 PM
I have pictures in my project thread (see siggy) of an install on a ST162. I used the St165 shifter assembly so your process may vary just a bit.

Murgatroy
03-03-2013, 08:27 PM
TWM includes very detailed instructions. With pictures.




At the end of the day though, it is a simple remove/install.

Possumface
03-03-2013, 09:14 PM
thanks guys, now ill be able to use that cupholder for the lady and I wont hear anymore complaining so its a win win haha