6th or 7th gen shifter into st185

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6th or 7th gen shifter into st185

Postby rightrac » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:12 am

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Ok well i bought this shifter off celica tech and was told it was a 6th gen heres a pic


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anyone verify ?

In any case, i took it apart, took out the lever and did the same with my stock assembly and then i swithed the levers. everything seemed simple enough until i went to put it (the old housing with the new lever) back into the car. The new lever is sticking down to far and it bottoming out on the car so i can't put the four nuts back on. I was told this lever was a good swap to shorten throw but it doesn't seem to fit? what the hay?

anyone try this b4? if so do you have pics of it installed? i dunno what i am missing here. :shrug:
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Postby BraveUlysses » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:24 am

Use some washers as spacers to lift the base higher off the floor. The TWM shifter comes with some washers to do just this, because it will hit the floor otherwise.
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Postby Gary » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:02 am

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By the way, I can confirm that it looks like 94+ shifter assembly.
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Postby Smaay » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:14 am

yeah that looks like a 6th gen celica..the 7th gen looks like this
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Postby rightrac » Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:49 am

ok, i'll try the washers later tonight, but as i remember it there isn't enough thread on the bolts for this.

Does anyone have a pic of the way the shifter spring is situated ? i just want to double check i got it right b4 i put this in.


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Postby tweekgt4 » Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:36 am

i have a 6th gen shifter and i used 3 washers on each corner. the washers were about the diameter of a nickel and i think they were about 1mm thick.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:27 pm

So the whole shifter assembly fit? Or did you just use the shifter rod?
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Postby tweekgt4 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:24 pm

just use the shifter rod only.
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Postby rightrac » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:44 pm

ok well after like 2 hours of messing with this, i freaking give up! anyone wanna buy this 94 shifter? lol i put my stock shifter back in.
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Postby scandinavian link » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:04 pm

just installed rightrac's old 6th gen shifter :D

i'll go take a pic of it in a second so everyone can know how it looks installed. feels pretty good to me. i used 4 washers for each stud, and the nuts still fit on. and i'm pretty sure i've got slight clearance on the bottom end. it shifts fine anyway, and i don't really hear any scraping. feels much better than stock, and almost as good as twm in my opinion.

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Postby scandinavian link » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:37 pm

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this is in 1st gear
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Postby k_trac » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:48 pm

I agree with the 6th gen shifter. I am using the one out of my ST205 clip, and I love it. Half the throw of the stocker! Use those brass end links too, those make it feel awsome.

I used 3 or 4 washers, not too much thread left over for the nuts, but enough to make it work.

Just jack it up mang!
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Postby scandinavian link » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:39 am

yeah, gonna get some brass shifter cable bushings asap. the shift feel was already improved extremely though. driving feels so much better this way.
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Postby wizzards581 » Wed May 31, 2006 2:06 am

i was wondering if any models of the 6 gen will work? gt/st?? same part #?
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Postby scandinavian link » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:27 pm

haha, ok, back from the dead.

i bought another 6th gen shifter for my brother's st185. but i could've sworn last time i just switched the pivot caps from one to the other. but the ones on his don't fit the 6th gen rod.

the 6th gen rod came without any caps. does anyone know if the caps for the 6th gens wind up still being the same outside diameter to fit in the st185 assembly? if so, anyone know of a good way to get just the caps? if not, i'm confused as to how i easily installed the shifter into my 90 st185, but it apparently wouldn't work without alot more parts in his 90 st185 :doh:

just seems odd to me.
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