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TEL shifter


gvr4ever
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58614 posted 03/29/03 02:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just installed a TEL shifter on the car today. I give a hell ya. The install was easy as pie (if you know the secret to lifting the center consol) and the result kicks ass.

They are cheap and you get a throw that is more sport and less truck [Smile] Also, it looks better too being much shorter.

I wish I did this a long time ago.

BTW lifting the center consol sucks ass if you have never done it before. Their are two screws going up just below the stereo. I took a cutting wheel to them [Smile] If you get them off, never put them back.

Then you have to master the art of the lift. After you take out all the screws and stereo shit that hold the thing in, then remove the plastic piece that slides out beside the e-brake (have the e-brake up). Next remove the boot and the knob (duh). Then undo the auto seatbelts from the latch and then pull them all the way out. Don't forget the little mirror control. Now you are ready to lift. Pull the back way up as you left the whole thing back. Pull a little to the right to get around the e-brake. You should be far enough back to lift it straight up and put it in the back seat.

Tip. Open the sun roof for more room.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58615 posted 03/29/03 08:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
cool beans

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58616 posted 03/29/03 09:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what year is the shifter from?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58617 posted 03/29/03 09:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
91-94

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58618 posted 03/29/03 10:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine should be here next week!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58619 posted 03/30/03 12:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I isntalled my TEL shifter I didn't need to lift the center console or remove any additional hardware. You should be able to get the old shifter out and install the new one without doing anything to the center console. It'll take a little wiggling, but it can be done.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58620 posted 03/30/03 03:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by BluFalcon:
When I isntalled my TEL shifter I didn't need to lift the center console or remove any additional hardware. You should be able to get the old shifter out and install the new one without doing anything to the center console. It'll take a little wiggling, but it can be done.

You must have really fucking small hands [Smile]

If you can remove the boot and work the shifter, then go for it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58621 posted 03/30/03 06:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nah I've got the "Samoan Looking Meat Hooks". Now Howard on the other hand, has little girl hands....just perfect for things like adjusting the clutch linkage under the dash and anything else that requires a 'delicate" touch on the car. [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58622 posted 03/30/03 11:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do they smell like cabbage? :-)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58623 posted 03/30/03 12:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Nate:
Do they smell like cabbage? :-)

Holy shit, how did you know??!? That's what happens when you handle kimchi regularly. [Big Grin]

Seriously, why don't you guys just open the armrest, pull the storage bin out, and you can reach your arm all the way to the shifter cables for adjustment and re/disassembly.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58624 posted 03/30/03 04:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nate

Damn Carneys! Small hands, kinda smell like cabbage....

I know where thats from, for once I caught on [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58625 posted 03/30/03 04:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by howard:
quote:
Originally posted by Nate:
Do they smell like cabbage? :-)

Holy shit, how did you know??!? That's what happens when you handle kimchi regularly. [Big Grin]

Seriously, why don't you guys just open the armrest, pull the storage bin out, and you can reach your arm all the way to the shifter cables for adjustment and re/disassembly.

Where you able to slid the shifter off without taking the center consol off? I just can't see the room. I tried every witch way, I ended up taking the thing off. There is much more room to work with. There are only two problem screws to deal with. Besides, if you want to use solid bushings (while your in their), you are going to have to take it off.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58626 posted 03/30/03 06:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I thought I was hot shit after I got the arm off and the TEL one on without taking the console out, then I realized that to get the leather boot on I had to take the console off anyway. So I did a lot of work for nothing, but then I got to vacuum all around that area, and I think I found like 36 cents.

All around it was a good time.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58627 posted 03/30/03 07:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by meshwork:
I thought I was hot shit after I got the arm off and the TEL one on without taking the console out, then I realized that to get the leather boot on I had to take the console off anyway. So I did a lot of work for nothing, but then I got to vacuum all around that area, and I think I found like 36 cents.

All around it was a good time.

What kind of leather boot do you have?

BTW, good job on doing that with the consol on. That must have been a bitch.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58628 posted 03/30/03 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I put a leather boot from a TEL on too. I took the oval shaped plastic ring that hooks up to the TEL console out, then stretched it over the square GVR4 ring and screwed it back on.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58629 posted 03/31/03 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
could anyone tel me what parts are needed from the tel to do the swap?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58630 posted 03/31/03 11:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by 147of1000:
could anyone tel me what parts are needed from the tel to do the swap?

Just the shifter lever (91-94). Thats it. Grab the rubber stopper thingy from the stock one. It's on the bottom on the triangle looking thing.

All you have to undo is one bolt and under one shifter cable.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58631 posted 03/31/03 12:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Part number GVR4ever used is MB659831.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58632 posted 04/07/03 04:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
im getting a t/e/l shifter sometime this week from a local junkyard. [Smile]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58633 posted 04/08/03 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
can you use any TEL shifter? like an aftermarket short shifter or something?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58634 posted 04/08/03 09:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Akidosigh1:
can you use any TEL shifter? like an aftermarket short shifter or something?

Well if the shifter fits a 91-94 TEL you should be able to adapt it to the Galant VR4. I installed the TEL shifter without any mods, hacks, or fabrication of any kind. It was a direct drop in.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58635 posted 04/08/03 10:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so,in order for you to fit an aftermarket t/e/l short shifter,you will have to do some fabrication?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58636 posted 04/08/03 10:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Originally posted by Vr4in':
so,in order for you to fit an aftermarket t/e/l short shifter,you will have to do some fabrication?

Well if the aftermarket shifter needs anything extra for a TEL, it will need the same thing for the GVR4. I know the Mufugas shifter needed a little work to fit (i forget what), but you need to read up on whatever shifter you are looking at.

When you are dealing with parts that are not factory, you need to pay attention to anything extra you might have to do.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58637 posted 04/08/03 11:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't think you'd want a TEL short shifter. Think of it this way: the TEL shifter is shorter than the GVR4's. If you put an aftermarket TEL short shifter in you'd drag your knuckles.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58638 posted 04/09/03 12:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
not necessarily... if you ask me, the shorter the better. anyway, most short shifters shorten throws by changing fulcrum points too, not just shortening the top. having a tel ss doesn't always mean your hand is gonna be any closer to the console than it would be with a stock tel shifter.

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