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Old 12-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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**** TWM Performance Base Bushings --- What are they and what do they do? ****


Truth be told, there is a lot more that goes into making the perfect shift assembly than the average consumer may believe. Most people suppose that once you throw in a short shifter and a nice heavy shift knob, you’ve exhausted all of the possibilities to improve upon your shift feel. This is simply not true, and it is even more so when dealing with your typical, modern cable actuated shifter.




Cable actuated shifters often feel more spongy or vague than their rod shifter counterpart simply because of their complexity. In a cable actuated shifter, there are multiple points between the shift knob and the shift actuator on the transmission where large rubber bushings are used and often offer generous amounts of flex. This flex is transmitted directly to the shifter as a sloppy vague feel.


So now the question persists, what can I do to improve upon this vague feeling past your typical short shifter and shift knob modification? The answer comes in the form of superior bushings; both on the base of the in-car shifter assembly, and directly where the linkage meets with the transmission. For the sake of this thread, we will concentrate on the shifter Base Bushings.


TWM PERFORMANCE Short Shifter Base Bushings


Base Bushings are the best bang, for your buck!

It should be noted that for every cable actuated shifter, we offer base bushings! Essentially, our base bushings are precise CNC machined aluminum bushings that replace the soft and flexible OEM bushings that attach the shifter assembly to the floor of the vehicle. The result is a completely different shift feel. Due to the fact that aluminum won't flex like rubber, your shifter will feel much more solid and precise.

The most noticeable difference after installing TWM Performance base bushings is the definition of the "H" pattern. What we're referring to here is the gates in the shifter. With this added feel and gate definition, locating and selecting gears is easier than ever before.




So don't wait to come check out all of our applications!

Feel free to ask any questions you may have by posting in this thread, sending us a pm, sending us an email (sales@twmperformance.com), or by giving us a call toll free at 1-877-655-0540.

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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If you have a manual car, this is a must.

Seriously.


Getting solid shifter bushings was one of top 'mods' you can do that dramatically change how the car feels.
And for the price you can get them make it a no brainer.

If you don't have any, buy them as a gift to yourself. They aren't that expensive, and seriously, make shifting much more direct.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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to the top!!!

most people do not understand how much of a difference these make!


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I have them on my car it makes a HUGE difference! Definitely love them over the stock rubber bushings.
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