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Short Shifter

With TWM Performance short shifters and shift knobs you'll shift like a pro!

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1. What is a short shifter?
2. Why should I purchase a TWM Performance short shifter?
3. How much do your shifters reduce the throw by?
4. Will my stock shifter knob still work with your shifter?
5. What is the advantage of having a TWM stainless steel knob on my short shifter?
6. Will it be harder to shift if I install a short shifter?
7. Is a short shifter hard to install?
8. Is a short shifter damaging to my car or transmission in any way?
9. Can I go back to using my stock shifter if necessary?
10. Are TWM Performance products under warranty?
11. How long does it take to ship my order after I place it?


1. 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. The pictures below illustrate the stock throw versus the reduced throw of the TWM short shifter.

The end result is a shorter, more precise shift which requires a shorter hand movement to engage the gear.

2. Why should I purchase a TWM Performance short shifter?

We have taken the extra steps in order to make TWM short shift kits the most complete on the market. For example, where required we include special tools which simplify disassembly of stock parts without damaging them. We also include machined shoulder bolts, specially designed stepped bushings, which hold themselves in place during installation and allen keys to ensure that you'll have all the necessary tools needed to install the kit. In some applications, aluminum bushings are provided to replace the stock rubber parts thus removing unwanted play from the shift assembly. We have applications for the most popular manufacturers of sport compact cars. When you buy TWM, you're not just buying a short shifter, you're buying a new shifting experience.

3. How much do your shifters reduce the throw by?

The degree of throw reduction for all of our short shifters is determined by the vehicle itself. Every car uses a different shifter mechanism and has a different center console and seating position. The amount that the throw and knob height of a shifter can be reduced by is dependent upon driver comfort and the throw and height of the stock shifters. Some of our shifters reduce the throw by more than 60% and the knob height by well over 4", others offer smaller reductions in order to ensure that the optimal knob position and shift throw for that specific car is maintained. Countless hours of testing go into each shifter design to ensure that the perfect degree of throw and height reduction is achieved. Please feel free to call or e-mail us for specific statistics on the throw and knob height reduction of any of our shifters.

4. Will my stock shifter knob still work with your shifter?

Yes, all TWM Performance short throw shifters are threaded to accept both stock and aftermarket shift knobs. We also offer a line of Stainless Steel, Gun Blue, Flat Black or Satin weighted shift knobs that further enhance the shifting experience.

5. What is the advantage of having a TWM shift knob on my short shifter?

Our shift knobs do a lot more than just look good. In addition to adding a beautiful polished stainless steel or gun blue accent to your interior, it also greatly enhances the overall shifting experience. Because the knob weighs over 500 grams it acts as a counterweight for the shift lever. This added weight at the top of the shifter reduces the amount of effort needed to shift. The knob is also height adjustable so that the user can increase the height of his shift knob if needed. We highly recommend purchasing our shifters with the shift knob included (we offer package deals which are a great value) in order to maximize the benefit of your short shifter.

6. Will it be harder to shift if I install a short shifter?

In some cases there will be a slight increase in the effort it takes to change gears. This is 100% a result of the reduction in leverage due to the lower height of the shift knob. A very effective solution is to install a weighted shift knob to counteract the reduction in leverage.

7. Is a short shifter hard to install?

All TWM Performance short shift kits include a detailed instruction manual which illustrates each step in the installation process. All kits require only simple hand tools to install and the majority of the installations can be done from inside the car. In some cases a jack and jack stands are required but anyone with only very basic mechanical knowledge is more than qualified to install a shifter. Also, to make installation as simple as possible we include any special or unique tools that may be needed so that you'll have everything necessary to install the kit.

8. Is a short shifter damaging to my car or transmission in any way?

This is one of the most inaccurate myths present in the aftermarket industry today. A short shifter is in no way damaging to the transmission or any related components. It is worth mentioning, however, there is a period of time after a shifter is installed where some care is required in order to become acclimatized to the new part.

After a short shifter has been installed the time it takes to shift is reduced and the timing between your hand and your clutch foot must be adjusted. Some people install a short shifter and immediately proceed to shift as quickly and as hard as possible. We recommend that all of our customers take several days to become accustomed to the new shifter before they try any high-rev shifts or faster shifting. Once the timing for the new shifter has been adjusted there shouldn't be any problems shifting the car in any circumstances.

9. Can I go back to using my stock shifter if necessary?

We recommend that all of our customers keep their original shifter and accessories. All of our installations can be reversed back to stock form if need be.

10. Are TWM Performance products under warranty?

Yes, all TWM Performance products are covered by a full, lifetime warranty. Please read below for details:

LIMITED WARRANTY:


A. Installation of some TWM Performance products may or may not void factory warranties. Always keep OEM equipment that has been replaced in case work is required at the dealer or the vehicle is sold.


B. This warranty covers the original purchasing consumer. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement by TWM Performance of any TWM Performance product that fails because of a defect in materials or workmanship.


C. The manufacturer does not assume liability for this product under the following conditions:


a. Damage incurred to related vehicle components
b. Regular day to day wear on vehicle
c. Shipping costs for replacements
d. Installation costs and vehicle down time
e. Products that have been modified, incorrectly installed or misused.
f. Mounting hardware and bearings


D. TWM Performance warrants this product to be free from defects in material or workmanship to the original purchaser with proof of purchase. Please see the warranty card enclosed with the product.


E. TWM Performance does not assume liability beyond repair or replacement of this product.

11. How long does it take to ship my order after I place it?

Orders are processed within 2 days of their receipt depending on back order status. All products are shipped using UPS, estimated delivery time is 4-7 business days within the Continental US and Canada, international delivery time depends on the service, contact us any time for a quotation!

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