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Shorter shift lever by Coupe

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by holyfield19, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    holyfield19

    holyfield19 [OP] GO TIGERS!

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    I had wanted to modify my shifter in my 6 speed for a shorter throw, so I purchased a Short Shift kit from URD. The SS was great, but my stock shift lever was worn out. The rubber bushing inside the two piece shifter had degraded to the point where you could wobble it really bad while it was in gear. I had done some searching around to see if anything could be done about this, and stumbled upon the X-runner forum and a member named Coupe. He had a thread on the XR-U for his modified shifters that was very detailed with great pictures, and step by step instructions. He is also a member on TW, by the same name, so I contaced him to ask some questions about his mod. After realizing that purchasing most of the materials for the mod would probably run me somewhere around $100, I decided to buy one directly from him. He charges $120 shipped plus your stock shifter in return. I thought this was a good deal, and turned out to be so. The shifter I recieved from him was cut down to 9 1/2", and solid as a rock, with little transmission noise coming through the lever. Now with the URD SS and one of Coupe's shifters, my truck drives/shifts like a dream. This combination cut my shifter throw to less than half of what it was! There are no issues with rough shifts, or hard gears to catch (like reverse). All gears catch perfectly crisp. If your shifter is sloppy, and you would like to experience clean gear engagement again, look up Coupe. He has a few different kinds of modded levers to choose from, so take your pick. Very easy to do bussiness with, and a great product. Thank you to Coupe.
     
  2. May 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    already did this and i suggest this to anyone that has a 6spd
     
  3. May 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    holyfield19

    holyfield19 [OP] GO TIGERS!

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    bump for a slight title change. (thanks 98tacoma27).
     
  4. May 5, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Thanks Guys!
     
  5. May 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Here is a link to the original write-up.

    http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31063

    I can do this mod with a TRD SS and a B&M.
    This pic shows an array of shifters.

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    From left to right,

    8 1/2" OEM mod, 8 1/2" OEM mod, 9 1/2 OEM mod, 9 1/2 TRD SS, 9 1/2 TRD SS, 9 1/2 B&M.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    This is a great mod for the 6 speed Tacoma, I just installed a TRD ss that was rebuilt and trimmed down. WOW, a short throw, no play, and solid hook ups in every gear. This is one of the best things I've done to my truck. Very cost effective.
    Thanks Coupe
     
  7. Aug 1, 2012 at 2:30 AM
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    n0ms

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    Sounds good.
    Was toying with the idea of sending him a couple stock shifters off some 1st gens.He hasn't done any for older tacomas yet.
     
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