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I mean.... you could lower your cross member to allow for more clearance between the cab and shifter base.  Try just using a standard box end wrench... or better yet. Get yourself a nice ratcheting set of box ends
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First, welcome to our community forum easthamaw :wave: And second thank you for purchasing our kit! I love mine to death!

...the front two are inaccessible even with a flex head wrench (had to buy the metric set).  Sheet metal surround is directly over the bolts and the shifter body blocks wrench access from the rear...

Easiest solution would be to put a floor jack under your crossmember, detatch it from your frame, and then lower the transmission down about an inch or so. It doesn't need to be lowered much. Wouldn't need to disconnect anything else. Then jack it back up when done.

It's possible someone changed bolts on ya. They are supposed to be a 8x1.25mm bolt with a 12mm head. Pictures help if more assistance is needed. Our instructions really make the job easier than it seems. After you've finished one you'll suddenly feel like a short throw installer pro and will probably be looking around your neighborhood to see who you can install one for :thumbs:

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I've gotten replacement metric bolts from the auto parts store that had a 1/2" (12.7) rather than a 12mm head...........

I've also have had to use a 6pt socket on some bolt heads because they were rounding off......
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What year truck?  What point socket?
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 :therethere: I really do like it for the w56-B but wish they weren't so damn expensive, I working with a limited income

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Will Marlin ever build a short throw for the 2005+ Tacoma?
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
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Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
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2005 4.0L xtra-cab Tacoma
King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

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How about the forward shift w56/t-case combo?

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I know I won't be lucky enough for a custom one..hint

Should I wait for it or are guys not dealing the 2005+ trucks?  I'd rather not get another brand but this 2005 shifter is sloppy.
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
Icon C/Os
Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

2005 4.0L xtra-cab Tacoma
King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

^ Who let Wainiha into the mainland?? :yikes: - Big Mike

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Sloppy could just be the shifter base ring thingie.

Maybe Marlin has (or is contemplating) a poly base for a 2005...........
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We still have plans for W59 (1995-2004 4cyl Tacoma/4Runner) as well as W56-C/D/E (1989-95 4cyl Hilux/4Runner, even our own employee Mitchell is eager for one) but we are focusing on a few new VERY HOT products that'll be coming out soon, after which I believe we'll be expanding our Short Throw product line a bit :thumbs:

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What I meant was the throw on the 05 shifter is huge.  My shifter, when in gear doesn't have play.  Maybe I just need to get used to it but I lose a lot of speed/RPMs/momentum when the distance between gears is so far.  Very different than my 2000.  Even before my Marlin short throw.
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
Icon C/Os
Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

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King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

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the throw on the 05 shifter is huge...Very different than my 2000...Even before my Marlin short throw

We already have a few stock RA60's here.

Hint hint.

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I'll wait for yours rather than some one elses guaranteed.
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
Icon C/Os
Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

2005 4.0L xtra-cab Tacoma
King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

^ Who let Wainiha into the mainland?? :yikes: - Big Mike

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GREAT News: We are now manufacturing our own High Quality Shift Handle!

100% All-new & made right here in California from 100% USA materials:
  • Chromoly Steel One Piece Shift Lever
  • Oversized & press-brake formed 5/8" Chromoly Shaft
  • Hard-Anodized 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum Upper
  • Black Zinc-plated DOM Steel Retainer
  • Custom-made Tapered Spring



The most beneficial part about this for us is that we no longer have to run to the wrecking yard over and over to find additional shift handles to modify. Despite the old $100 core charge, only 12% of customers would return their handles for the core refund (the core charge was not high enough!). Without cores coming back, we run out of stock Toyota handles and it would usually be Marlin searching wrecking yards on weekends for more. What's worse is some core returns would be beyond repair and junked.

As you can see we have wanted to do this for a long time and are EXCITED to finally offer a COMPLETE all-new kit for the first time in our history of building short throws circa 1996!

Available for the following Short Throw Kits:
W-series handles are nearly finished and will be released very soon!

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Where's my 2005 Tacoma short throw !?  lol
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
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Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

2005 4.0L xtra-cab Tacoma
King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

^ Who let Wainiha into the mainland?? :yikes: - Big Mike

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I ordered a w56 short throw last night, shipped handle this morning, and it's rough how long expected for w56 handles? Maybe I'll be lucky enough for a first one :turtle:
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Hey Mike, what's the diff between w56a & b?
« Reply #137 on: Dec 22, 2015, 08:42:51 PM »
Hey Mike,  what's the diff between w56a & b?

I thought the only difference between the a & b was the center plate;   aluminum for a, iron for b


Why 2 different kits?


Inquiring shout box users want to know.........


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after looking a little deeper, the part number for w56a, and w56b short throw kits are the same, no difference
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What ovrarok said. Same thing. Glad to see this happen mike! Keep up the good work!


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Bigmike,
I recently ordered a w56 short throw Which happens to be inncorrect, I need the g52 series Short throw. Sorry for the confusion. Name on the ordered cody harrold. I will try calling again today

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Any luck on w59 bases yet?

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Where's my RA60F short throw?   :hammerhead:
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
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Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

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Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

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Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

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Just picked up my transmission/tcase short throw shifter setup from Mitch, and these custom shift handles are really excellent quality! Came complete with new factory boots (the small ones) and I'm pretty sure I now have the only short throw tcase in my area :P
This box was completely full of packing peanuts, and the shifters were wrapped in what seemed like about 12 layers of cellophane! Anyway, after I unwrapped them, here's what I've got:

I kept a couple parts of the shifters wrapped up so that I don't get dirt on em..
Here's how far the spacer is:


And here's the bushings that were sent with it...

Also, these CNC shift knobs are great! Can't wait to get my tcase knob!


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Only problem now is the stock shifter boot... It doesn't fit anymore because the shifters are running in different directions than stock... Now the transmission shifter runs back and to the right, and the t case shifter runs up and to the left... Any help?
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Flip both levers around 180-degrees?
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Flip both levers around 180-degrees?

Yup, tried that... unfortunately, that puts the transmission shifter in my heater core/e brake... Tried just flipping the t case, but then it collides with the transmission shifter in 2nd, 4th, and reverse...

Only thing I can think is that now I need a "G" series transmission boot, or I'l just have to cut mine and fab something up... I don't mind fabbing something up if needed, but I figured I'd ask to see what you guys have done in the past... How did Mitch do his?
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Here's the best pic I could find to show the new angle of the shifters:
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ra60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
Icon C/Os
Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
FLOODED...GONE

2005 4.0L xtra-cab Tacoma
King Resi C/Os and Total Chaos UCAs
Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

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Any updates on the W56C? Looking at getting either a C or B rebuilt tranny and don't want to lose my short throw.

 
 
 
 
 

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