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Any Real Advantages to Short Throw Shifter?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TacomaGus, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    TacomaGus

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    I've seen a bunch of guys on here that say they have a short throw shifter and they aren't necessarily expensive and i was just wondering if there really is an advantage to having one and does it help out with power lost during the shifts especially up hills?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It wont help power, but it will make the shift throw less (shorter, hence the name), and a more posative engaugement.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Basically makes it more fun to shift gears. It feels much better when you shift.

    Does not make the truck go faster, get better MPG or anything at all like that.

    Just more FUN!!

    G
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    ^ you guys finally get anyone to test out that maf calibrator on the 2.7 engine yet? when i called probably in march april, someone mentioned maybe sometime...and just wondering if that sometime happened yet?

    thanks
     
  5. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Nothing to test. The product has been out for many years and is well proven. It works just as well on the 2.7 as any other engine with a MAF sensor.

    It is still the best value in a performance tuning solution.

    G
     
  6. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    well i understand it won't give you any more power or performance gains, i was just meaning it as in that when you go to shift with the short throw shifter it will obviously be shorter and when shifting on a hill especially you will lose some of your speed when you initiate the shift and i figured maybe with this shifter since it is shorter it would eliminate some of that lost speed since you get a much quicker shift
     
  7. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    really cause i cant find anyone with it on a 2.7? and someone here a couple weeks ago was saying that they felt like they lost some low end performance (v6). i suggested it was probably they way it was tuned

    edit: sorry for the thread jack :(
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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  9. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    I have noticed that you do maintain speed better with the URD short throw. Because you shift faster, the RPM's seem to stay pretty constant. The other advantage is it just feels right. No slop, just smooth, fast, positive engagement.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    ok thanks man thats the answer i was looking for, how long did it take you to install? and how difficult would you say it was?
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    took me about 30-45 minutes (didnt work very fast) and was pretty easy on my 5sp 2000 4x4. I enjoy driving the truck quite a bit more, doesn't feel like I'm driving a semi anymore, more the feel of a car.
     
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