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URD Short throw

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nitrus5, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Dec 22, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    nitrus5

    nitrus5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have the kit that URD sells for the 05' taco short shifter??
    i am looking at getting one and have read acouple reviews where guys are saying it makes going into reverse alot harder!? is this true?

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    alexe

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    its true but you will get used to it. even if you have girlie arms like me. i dont even notice it now
     
  3. Dec 22, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    nitrus5

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    so would you say it's worth it?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    i think so. but i absolutely hated the way it shifted stock. much better now
     
  5. Dec 22, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    roxspin72

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    I Installed this about 6 mos ago, and love it. Alot more crisp shifts. I can actually rest my arm on the center console while shifting, unlike the stock set up. The reverse will take a couple of times getting use to, but nothing to be discouraged about. If URD made it, its for a reason; mostlikely cause its worth it:cool:
     
  6. Dec 22, 2008 at 11:20 AM
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    nitrus5

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    cool thanks guys! i think i found my xmas present to myself this year.
    how hard is the install?
     
  7. Dec 22, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    Burns

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    Shifter is a must for anyone with a 6-speed tranny. I had one in my old X-Runner and it was huge improvement. The install was extremely easy as-well, came with really good instructions.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    mjp2

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    You'll love the way the shifter feels once it's installed. Just be aware of what's going on and how the system works. The pivot point for the shifter is effectively moved and the transmission gains some leverage. This is why it's harder to get into reverse -- the driver has less leverage and has to work a bit harder to overcome this.

    If you shift your truck particularly hard it becomes more likely that you'll wear out the rubber bushing on the 2-piece shift lever and suffer from a floppy shaft (or, if you like, "whiskey shifter" :D). I heard of it happening to at least 1 person on TTORA, and mine went back in September:

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    Just a heads up. Other than that, you'll absolutely love this thing!
     
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