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TWM performance short throw shifter prototype installed(Pics)

I was at TWM, tuesday night. They installed their short throw shifter prototype. I'm pretty pleased with the result. They say the throw is reduce by about 30%. The feeling is awesome. Bushings + shifter = a lot more fun to drive.

The final product will be out in a couple of weeks. It looks alot like this version ...




I took some pictures tonight... Sorry for the quality, it's pitch black outside:eek:



 

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Nice... Did they give a cost? How was the install
Should be price around 210$ but I don't know if it's USD or CND:confused:

It's almost a plug and plug installation, almost :p.
 

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that looks great! hows it work? did it make a huge diffrence?
and lastly hows the clutch does it feel like its slowing you down?
 

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I'm not sure I understand your last question... When I go from one gear to another ? No, like oem.

It's feels much more precise compare to the stock shifter. I also have the cables and base bushings installed. The throw feels shorter. I don't have the exact numbers yet, but they say it's about a 30% shorter throw and around 3/4" shorter in height.

What is a short shifter?
A common misconception in the industry is that a short throw shifter is just a chopped off version of the stock shifter, in reality it is a much more complex part. The geometry of a short throw shifter has been altered in such a way as to reduce the distance that the upper section of the shifter needs to move to achieve the same degree of movement in the lower section. Source : http://www.twmperformance.com/faq/
 

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thxs for the reply sorry about the silly phrasing,

never mind lol after rethinking my question was stupid..
Opps not sure what I was thinking
 

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210$ with the shift knob included max?
Without the knob. But it's design to accept the stock knob.

210$ was just an estimated price.
 

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They offer a short-throw shifter for 2004-2009 Spectra's and it looks a lot like the Forte shifter. I wonder how different the two actually are (spectra shifter is $117.00).

I assume someone already tried that though, right?

Ah, never mind.. I just saw that the Spectra shifter doesn't have the reverse lock.
 

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Kia has a short shifter you can buy. Around 200 also but then you have to pay for install of course. I was told this from a guy in parts when I was lookin into buying the CF shift knob.
 

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^^^
why would you have to pay for install?

you can just install it yourself...
 

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i want!
any idea if they'll release a package of the bushing upgrades short shifter and something like the knob in that pic? looks clean as hell, and seems like it'll help out a lot too
after being used to this car finally the throw is seeming to be a little long, though still nothing compared to my 90 mazda lol
 

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i want!
any idea if they'll release a package of the bushing upgrades short shifter and something like the knob in that pic? looks clean as hell, and seems like it'll help out a lot too
after being used to this car finally the throw is seeming to be a little long, though still nothing compared to my 90 mazda lol
I don't think so but you sould ask them. I'm sure they could do something.
 

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update

25% throw reduction and 0.5" height reduction (With stock shift knob)

30% throw reduction and 1" height reduction (Witn there M1 Abrams RL Shift knob)

Before and after with stock knob (3rd to 4th)

 

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wow thats.. awesome...

and the m1 knob. how much does that weight?
that mod would look amazing with my aluminum shift knob!!
 
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