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short or improved shifter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cicada83, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    cicada83

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    Hey everyone I am looking into getting something to improve my shifting. It is a little notchey at times and catches going into 2nd aobut 50% of the time. I did change out the tranny lube with redline mt90 and that did help, but I am thinking if I improve the shifter that should resolve the problem.

    I have been looking at the urd short throw, but not really sure I want really short throws. Anyone know a good product that may slightly shorten my shift but is also designed to make shifts more smooth. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks for your time. oh yeah 2.7 2008 Tacoma 4x4 5 speed.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    any ideas on this, any input would be great...
     
  3. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    A smaller clutch??? tighten the gear ratios (but i wouldnt do that)
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    URD short-throw shifter will help.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    I have been thinking about the URD short shift. How would that change the shift feeling? also is it harder to get into the gears? I had a short shift on a VW jetta I once had and I was not a big fan. Like I said shortening the shifts would be "okay" but I don't want much more then 20% shorter. What about changing the bushing or a lubrication?
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    the URD makes the gears shorter together and less having to use muscle to get it into gear. I belive that URD Short throw kit has everything you need to make it right.

    but you can go to getting a smaller clutch or bushings
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    when you say smaller clutch or bushings I am not sure what you mean. My truck only has 4000 miles on it so i don't want to pull the clutch just looking to make 2nd gear catch less when shifting from first, a little smother shifts...will a smaller bushing do this or the urd short throw?

    Thanks for the replys guys.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    No problem. smoother shifts.... go with the URD. a smaller clutch and new bushings could be costly. sorry its been a loong day
     
  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    Yeah, you'll hate trying to get into reverse with the URD kit, at least until you get used to it. After that you'll wonder why you ever had trouble with it.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    X2 on the URD, I had one on my old truck and it was a great product.
     
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