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haloruler64
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Posted by: @scrmnchkn

@haloruler64

 

Thanks for your reply, were the supplied bushings in the C kit similar to the Speed Source bushings?

I'm unsure, I don't own one. Someone local does though.

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Posted : May 28, 2020 6:37 pm
marsrock7
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Posted by: @haloruler64
Posted by: @scrmnchkn

@haloruler64

 

Thanks for your reply, were the supplied bushings in the C kit similar to the Speed Source bushings?

I'm unsure, I don't own one. Someone local does though.

The shifter base bushings supplied in the C's kit appeared to be 3D printed. They are solid plastic, and slightly taller than the originals as well which I believe is an adjustment for clearance on the bottom side for the C's shifter.

I've installed the bushings but not the shifter. Still want to get that second bend in before putting the shifter in.

Edit:

@dev

So that guy literally just hammered the crap out of the fulcrum ball until it shifted northward a solid half inch or so... That is awesome... And sounds way easier than putting a second bend (that should be present anyway) into my C's replica. 

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Posted : May 28, 2020 11:29 pm
scrmnchkn
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@desertwanderer

 

3, Count-em 3!? That's dedication!

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Topic starter Posted : May 29, 2020 12:24 pm
scrmnchkn
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@dblotii

 

Thanks, I did end up starting at the bushings with this kit from ebay:

ebay bushings kit

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Topic starter Posted : May 29, 2020 12:27 pm
phats
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Posted by: @scrmnchkn

@dblotii

 

Thanks, I did end up starting at the bushings with this kit from ebay:

ebay bushings kit

You don't want those .... those will put a bind on the cables . You want a spherical bearing !!!

 

https://frankensteinmotorworks.squarespace.com/mr2-spyder-shop/spherical-bearing-shift-cable-end

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Posted : May 29, 2020 1:05 pm
haloruler64
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Phats is actually correct. The cable doesn't spin, so spinning bearings are worthless. You need them to pivot around the center. You can get cheap bearings from AliExpress and press them in... but good luck removing them when they wear out or rust. FMW bearings are the best option, I never tried them myself but they look the most legit. 

I went from stock to solid SpeedSource bushings to spherical bearings. The bearings are by far the best.

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Posted : May 29, 2020 3:24 pm
dblotii
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@haloruler64I am not arguing that the spherical bearings are best but; the ball-bearing work great on both my Toyota and now my Kswap Honda.  No binding.  they do rotate

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Posted : May 30, 2020 11:34 am
scrmnchkn
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@dblotii

 

Thanks all, I went ahead and ordered the FMW kit, guess I'll eat the cost on the first set since they were only like 20 bucks. Appreciate the heads up!

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Topic starter Posted : May 30, 2020 1:25 pm
haloruler64
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Posted by: @dblotii

@haloruler64I am not arguing that the spherical bearings are best but; the ball-bearing work great on both my Toyota and now my Kswap Honda.  No binding.  they do rotate

Oh sure they still feel good. Not trying to say they're bad, or make no difference. But spherical is like.. second upgrade. Not in crispness but in ease and smoothness/

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Posted : May 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Snelbaard
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I might try the 'post 189' shifter mod. the MWR shifter is indeed a bit on the 'barely usable' side. Thanks Dev for the tip!

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Posted : June 1, 2020 4:08 am
LordTakuban
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The TRD quick shift kit is truly amazing and really how the car should have come.  It is not just a metal shaft, it comes with an entire new cage and solid washers, plus a tiny ball shift knob (that I replaced with a true taller TRD shift knob).  While it's not super short like some other ones, it's very precise.  It's probably super rare these days to find one new in the wild.  So I have no idea how much these are.  I think I paid like $150 for mine way back when they were a normal part.

Good luck on your quest.

Get your Short Antennas, Decals, and all sorts of goodies at:
https://takubanmotorsports.com

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Posted : June 5, 2020 9:15 am
p0on
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I'm still crossing my fingers that we get the SK TRD+C's kit available soon 🙂

What's the best place to get the spherical bearings?

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Posted : June 9, 2020 6:00 pm
DesertWanderer
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@p0on Mine just came in today.

 

https://frankensteinmotorworks.squarespace.com/shop/spherical-bearing-shift-cable-end-jd7j6

 

As recommended by Phats above!

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Posted : June 9, 2020 6:39 pm
p0on
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Thanks Phats and desertwanderer!

 

Ordered mine as well 🙂

Haven't been able to find and reviews with pics of this unit or dedicated threads. Feels like a treasure find!

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