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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old September 28th, 2019, 17:18 Thread Starter
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identify shifter, trd?

Ok, so I have a 91turbo I just got, it has a gen3 swap.
Purchased a 93 shift lever from mr2 chop shop and am installing now.

But I got to thinking, did I have a 91 shaft?
I kept reading that it's a shorter throw, and I assumed it was the mounting hole, but then I did a little more reading a few ago and it seems the 91/92 is supposed to be TALLER, not just a different mounting point. Right?

So check out this image, the 93 from mr2chopshop on the left, is that a 91/92 on the right??

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How would I know if it's authentic or not?

Which is 'better', the 93 or trd?
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...Which is 'better', the 93 or trd?
Well, the TRD is shorter. You can tell that just from the geometry. If 'shorter' is 'better', then you have your answer.
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Did a lot of reading this morning on here, I think I'll swap it out for the 93 stock unit and see how it feels
Honestly, shifts were a bit notchy at times with the 'trd' shifter, so maybe this will smooth things out a little.
Im also regreasing it all up, that'll help, Im sure.

Next, maybe in the next month, will be fresh tranny fluid


Thanks yall
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The one on the right is not a TRD as it's chrome plated. The genuine unit is still bare steel like the standard parts.

Easy way to tell shifters for the OEM units is the 93+ USDM or 92+ JDM has the steel ring on it where the 91-92 USDM or 89-91 JDM does not.

I prefer the OEM 93+ shifter, just changes much better than the earlier shifter. I do have the large TRD knob which can't fit the 93+ without an adapter so it's as long as the 91 but I dislike the short stubby lever and knob as it's too close to the shift surround. Even worse with those drop plate things.
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The one on the right is not a TRD as it's chrome plated. The genuine unit is still bare steel like the standard parts.

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Yeah that's a TRD replica - never seen them next to the genuine to actually compare if there is a difference though.
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Gonna echo bret, it's a TRD replica, have one in my car and it's the best $20 I've ever spent.
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