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      04-08-2021, 08:56 PM   #1
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6 speed M/T upgraded bushings

Has anyone with a 6 speed install upgraded shifter bushings? I feel like mines sloppy and could use an upgrade. Is it easy to do or should I take it to a shop?
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Easy is subjective, but it’s fairly straightforward.
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Has anyone with a 6 speed install upgraded shifter bushings? I feel like mines sloppy and could use an upgrade. Is it easy to do or should I take it to a shop?
Which upgraded bushings are you referring to? I was looking at shifter upgrades and they seem fairly time consuming thought not necessarily difficult. with dropping the exhaust and working around the driveshaft.
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Which upgraded bushings are you referring to? I was looking at shifter upgrades and they seem fairly time consuming thought not necessarily difficult. with dropping the exhaust and working around the driveshaft.
I took it as meaning the trans mounts. What you said about the shifter assembly is also correct, except you donít necessarily need to remove the exhaust for trans mounts, depending on which midpipe you have.
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I upgraded my rear shifter bushing to a polyurethane one from Turner Motorsports. My shop put it in at the same time I had my short shifter kit put in, and the combination of the two really gave the shift a tight, notchy feel. I'm not sure exactly how long the bushing by itself took to install though.

** Edit: Looked at my invoice, and it took about 4.5 hours to do BOTH short shift kit and polyurethane bushing. **
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Has anyone with a 6 speed install upgraded shifter bushings? I feel like mines sloppy and could use an upgrade. Is it easy to do or should I take it to a shop?
you have to be mechanically inclined to do the shift carrier bushings, the rear part of the carrier sits in a bushing while the front section of the carrier has two bushings and is held in place with what is known as a "bitch clip" and it is fairly difficult to remove if you havent seen one or understand how it locks in place.

not to mention getting under the car and getting access to the shift carrier, also removing it out of the car with the driveshaft in place is fairly challenging.
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Get an UUC shortshifter. Nice improvement with needle bearing.
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Has anyone with a 6 speed install upgraded shifter bushings? I feel like mines sloppy and could use an upgrade. Is it easy to do or should I take it to a shop?
you have to be mechanically inclined to do the shift carrier bushings, the rear part of the carrier sits in a bushing while the front section of the carrier has two bushings and is held in place with what is known as a "bitch clip" and it is fairly difficult to remove if you havent seen one or understand how it locks in place.

not to mention getting under the car and getting access to the shift carrier, also removing it out of the car with the driveshaft in place is fairly challenging.
LOL! The bitch clip. I know exactly what you're talking about.
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