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Old 04-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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TRD "Quick Shifter" installed. Ahhhhh...

Just a heads up for those who were asking. I finally got my short shifter installed and it's just great. No more "boat rowing" while changing gear and the final height is good.

My only question now is, why the hell don't they install this as stock? It's not like you have to drive it like you stole it to appreciate smoother and shorter shifts. It's a no brainer imo.

Anyway, if you were on the fence about it, don't be cuz it's awesome. Is it worth the $550.00 installed they quoted? Probably not, depends on how much disposable cash you have I guess. But if you can get it for 300 and install it yourself, I'd still say its' worth it for such a big difference.
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Just a heads up for those who were asking. I finally got my short shifter installed and it's just great. No more "boat rowing" while changing gear and the final height is good.

My only question now is, why the hell don't they install this as stock? It's not like you have to drive it like you stole it to appreciate smoother and shorter shifts. It's a no brainer imo.

Anyway, if you were on the fence about it, don't be cuz it's awesome. Is it worth the $550.00 installed they quoted? Probably not, depends on how much disposable cash you have I guess. But if you can get it for 300 and install it yourself, I'd still say its' worth it for such a big difference.
Toyota probably figured that the compromise between shift travel and shift effort were appropriate to suit the majority of drivers out there.
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Nice to know you are liking the short throw shift. I have been debating the URD short throw as it is only $110.00 plus delivery and I have read on here that install is not to difficult. Think I am gonna pull the trigger on that now.
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Nice to know you are liking the short throw shift. I have been debating the URD short throw as it is only $110.00 plus delivery and I have read on here that install is not to difficult. Think I am gonna pull the trigger on that now.
Right on, you won't regret it. Hope your mileage is improving as well. I am consistently getting 500kms on a tank of Esso Supreme around town now. Not great but, beats the hell outta 13mpg. :S
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I'm not baller enough for a TRD shifter, So I have the URD... Install was super easy, Just pull up the cup holders, remove the 4 screws, pull up the fabric in the center arm rest and remove the 2 10MM bolts, Take off the shift knob and pull out the center console+shifter console towards the back and remove... Pop in the centers of the dust shields clips around the shifter, remove the 2 screws and pull it out, Unbolt the stock shifter and bang the top of the shifter stock with a rubber mallet to break away the sealant (If B&M or TRD then heres where you just put the new one in... But for URD)... Pop off the white plastic ringy thingy around the ball on the shifter (hardest part), put the half spacer thingies around the base of the shifter ball and add the new ball thing over it, add loctite to the small allen screws and screw it in, Clip on the white plastic thingy, add loctite around the shifter hole thing on the transmission, add the spacer, put on the shifter and re assemble everything.
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Right on, you won't regret it. Hope your mileage is improving as well. I am consistently getting 500kms on a tank of Esso Supreme around town now. Not great but, beats the hell outta 13mpg. :S

Its getting better but no where near 500 yet and almost 4k on the odometer.
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I'm not baller enough for a TRD shifter, So I have the URD... Install was super easy, Just pull up the cup holders, remove the 4 screws, pull up the fabric in the center arm rest and remove the 2 10MM bolts, Take off the shift knob and pull out the center console+shifter console towards the back and remove... Pop in the centers of the dust shields clips around the shifter, remove the 2 screws and pull it out, Unbolt the stock shifter and bang the top of the shifter stock with a rubber mallet to break away the sealant (If B&M or TRD then heres where you just put the new one in... But for URD)... Pop off the white plastic ringy thingy around the ball on the shifter (hardest part), put the half spacer thingies around the base of the shifter ball and add the new ball thing over it, add loctite to the small allen screws and screw it in, Clip on the white plastic thingy, add loctite around the shifter hole thing on the transmission, add the spacer, put on the shifter and re assemble everything.

You make it seem so easy!!!
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My only question now is, why the hell don't they install this as stock? It's not like you have to drive it like you stole it to appreciate smoother and shorter shifts. It's a no brainer imo.
Aftermarket accessories for premium prices.

I do agree though. I love my TRD SS it made a huge improvement. I believe it claims 30% shorter throw but it feels like more to me.
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You make it seem so easy!!!
The URD shifter install is very easy, I installed one on my old X-Runner and it was a must for anyone with an 6-speed. IMHO
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does anyone know if the install for the TRD short shift is just as easy?

when i bought my truck back in 2010 the sales guy told me it was $300, and when i asked if that included installation he said yes... good to know that's just the price of the part!

i've been on the fence about it for a long time (uh, i guess ever since i test drove a 6-spd tacoma)

ugh maybe one of these days...
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does anyone know if the install for the TRD short shift is just as easy?

when i bought my truck back in 2010 the sales guy told me it was $300, and when i asked if that included installation he said yes... good to know that's just the price of the part!

i've been on the fence about it for a long time (uh, i guess ever since i test drove a 6-spd tacoma)

ugh maybe one of these days...
Even easier to do the TRD SS then it is to do the URD.
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I love my short shifter. Only paid $60 for it too. Got it off a member who was selling his truck. Literally pulled up to his house and swapped out our shifters. Took 30 mins tops. Makes the world of difference.
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I love my short shifter. Only paid $60 for it too. Got it off a member who was selling his truck. Literally pulled up to his house and swapped out our shifters. Took 30 mins tops. Makes the world of difference.
Wow! $60? That would have been a much better figure to tell my wife lol. I just pushed the button at trdparts4u. Thanks for the encouragement...can't wait to throw it in!
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This is going to sound stupid but if you don't ask questions you can't learn, right? How can you tell if you have a TRD short shifter? I bought my Taco used and it was already modified when i got it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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This is going to sound stupid but if you don't ask questions you can't learn, right? How can you tell if you have a TRD short shifter? I bought my Taco used and it was already modified when i got it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Get under truck and look up at where the shifter goes into top of gearbox. If there is short shifter kit then there should be an extra spacer looking section where shifter bolts into top of gearbox. Might even notice 2 rows sealant of some sort along the seams where it squeezed out from tightening bolts up.
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Wow! $60? That would have been a much better figure to tell my wife lol. I just pushed the button at trdparts4u. Thanks for the encouragement...can't wait to throw it in!
Yea it was a steal. He was in a rush to get some money back so I gave it a shot and he took it. Literally after we finished swapping he went to the dealer and got rid of the truck.

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This is going to sound stupid but if you don't ask questions you can't learn, right? How can you tell if you have a TRD short shifter? I bought my Taco used and it was already modified when i got it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Easiest way would be to pull the center console out and look. If you the spacer or anything similar to the link you have one. Unless you've driven a tacoma without you may not notice by just driving it.

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How is pulling the center console easier than just looking under the truck?
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How is pulling the center console easier than just looking under the truck?
Started writing before you posted. But honestly if you can't see what you looking for down under there then it only takes a minute to pull the center console apart.
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