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#1 sera_beetle

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

Short throw shifter


Most TRD parts for EP82 will fit the Sera, including suspension, HT
leads, rad cap, filter etc.,

There is a Corolla short shift kit which can be bought from Ebay for
about 15, reduces throw 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, but slightly longer 2-3 and
4-5
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#2 Crash Test Dummy

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:20 PM

In NZ you can buy a short-shift kit for the Sera at about $250 (from memory)

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:21 AM

There's a short shifter being sold on Australian ebay for about AU $50!
Go to ebay and type this item # into the search box - 320037858267

I bought one on behalf of one of our UK members here (I think it was Danny) as the ebay seller wouldn't ship internationally. This was in May '05 and the auction item above is from the same seller. They list international shipping as an option now too!

I believe it was installed OK, but how about a progress report? Does it go the distance? <_<

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:11 AM

That's a good question, does anyone on here have a short-shift kit installed? If so, does it make a noticable difference?

#5 sera_beetle

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:43 AM

http://www.omicron.u...x...p;p=

I have one about it came as a full kit.

They work really well the gear changes are quicker and feel alot tighter... the only down side is that the stick is very low and when i first got it i kept banging my hand on the cig lighter and the ash tray (boost controller for mine)
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:46 AM

Takes some getting used to though...

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:47 AM

Takes some getting used to though...



:) Andrew wasn't impressed with it :P but now i'm used to it i wouldn't go back :P
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:53 AM

I only drove the car 5 - 10 miles with it and was used to my Sera's long throw change. Its just a question of what you get used to.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:48 PM

Do you have a centre cubby Tim?

I find the level of the cubby is such that it's in just the right place for your elbow when you've got your hand on the gearstick. With a short throw shifter I wonder if it would become obstructive...?

My gearstick seems to have gotten a lot clunkier since I got the car, I wonder if it's something I should get checked out...
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

I found the cubby was fine for an auto, but got in the way for a manual. A shorter throw, IMO, would be even worse.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:52 PM

I had a the arm rest when mine was a automatic, but i couldn't get on with it :) so when i did the engine conversion i sold it! as i thought it would be even more of a pain with a manual gearbox.


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#12 Crash Test Dummy

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:49 PM

It is a pain with a manual gearbox as I ripped my cubby out straight away when I got my Sera, I also think the cubbys look kinda ugly too

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:22 PM

got my TRD Short Shifter today, so when I get the car back that will be going straight on - as for reach, I don't think it'll be a problem for a short ass like me (5'7"), though I am a bit anxious as the gear change isn't exactly long as standard...
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:38 PM

Yay that sounds like a buying point for me, the gearshifts in the Sera feel like you're using a truck gearbox 'cos they're so damn long!!

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:47 PM

Hey Riko have you put your short-shift kit on yet??? I'm really interested in hearing your opinion of it :) Also one of my mates said to just cut the stock shifter shorter, but I thought that's too maori for me :D But seriously, is it bad cutting the stock shifter shorter? :thumbsup:

Edited by Crash Test Dummy, 31 October 2006 - 12:55 PM.





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