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TWM Short Throw

Whut do you guys think about the TWM short throw? They state that the throw is reduced by 40% and lowers the stick by 2 inches. Comes with "tools", stepped bushings, and machined shoulder bolts. The Price on the official site is $129.49, $218.49 with a weighted shift knob. Just wanted some opinions.
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It would be harder to make it any better than the Kartboy (which is also cheaper).
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In comparison they both claim the same improvements. The combo pack Kart Boy offers is ALOT cheaper... hmm, I guess my decision is obvious.
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I have a twm short throw shifter and it cost me 119.99... it does reduce the throw significantly and the knob height defly by two inches. ITs sweet and i reccomend it
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The thing with TWM I don't like is the whole two inches lower part, seems too low... the lower the shift knob the harder you have to throw. I guess most people don't find that too annoying considering how people tend to viciously throw their knobs around. ANYWAY, where'd you get it for $119? Whut did it come with?
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Try www.scoobytuner.com It was just the shift lever though, nothing else unless yoou count two white decals haha. I like it alot though, but lemme warn you the short shifter process in this car is a ##### and a half...Getting the old lever out is a breeze but you better have some really strong dude or a beast of a hammer to get the new one in.
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I just placed the TWM short throw in my car yesterday, and man the shifter throw is definitely shortened. It works great, shift wise its a pretty smooth throw. But when you place the short throw in the factory shifter had a plastic ball end where the twm has a complete aluminium frame so i find the vibration in the stick is alittle bit more than the factory. Also let me note that the instructions will state a "strong blow from your palm will be needed to place the shifter into place" and man ill tell you they aint kidding. I used a soft faced mallet cause my palm was bruised from trying so much. That an I shaved very little off the base of the ball diameter to help it sit in. overall I rate it a 4 outta 5, ### vibration. good luck wit your choose.
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Imprezzive, man i totally agree with you on the "strong blow with the face of your palm". I cant even count how many times i hit my head on the roof of my car pushin that thing into the socket. Not to mention how many times i hit the horn and looked like an idiot. But i would say that the mallet is the best way to go with that thing. It is defly wortht he time thou. Twm short throw is a good buy too.
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Sounds good, i'll surly take your opinions into concideration. The only thing worrying me was the throw force iself, but it doesn't sound too bad. Thanx for the info.
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