TRD vs. URD?

Discussion in 'N/A Mods & Tuning' started by psykometal, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. psykometal

    psykometal New Member

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    So i want to know you guys opinions about the short throw shifters. TRD or URD? which is better?
     
  2. K2

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    Ahh - yet another of the eternal debates. You'll get a lot of arguments from both sides but let me sum it up the major points for you.

    TRD
    Pro: Nice because it replaces the entire shifter so it's more solid.
    Dealer won't give you any crap about it if they find it.

    Con: It's more expensive.

    URD
    Pro: MUCH more affordable.
    Tried and true alternative to the TRD (I've ran mine for 2 years without any problem).
    Con: You could possibly run into an issue if the dealer finds it on there --- but I've personally never heard of this happening.

    You're really gonna have to go with your gut on the purchase. I've kinda learned that you're either a TRD-guy and you buy all their stuff, or you aren't and you just buy what you want. Nothing wrong with either... :top: Good luck on the purchase!
     
  3. Stevenredx

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    thanx alot u guys. quite helpful.
     
  5. 5H4D0WD347H

    5H4D0WD347H New Member

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    When I bitched about the trans to my dealer the shifter is the first thing they went after to try to deny my claim (and it was a TRD part).

    The TRD feels much shorter and notchy then the URD.
     
  6. Stevenredx

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    True... But if worst come to worst and you have a tranny issue with the URD in it only takes 20 - 30 mins to take out. Ups and downs with both, just like every other similar after market part that is manufactured by different company's
     
  7. Tapp

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    ahh its the famous TRD vs URD again... here is what you do bro!! ask someone if you can shortly drive one of the XR's one with a TRD and one with a URD..and you make your own judgement!!!:top:

    but K2 basically summed it up!!:biggrin:
     
  8. rich017

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    If you ever have a tranny problem and you have the URD, just take it off. It's really easy.

    Wonder if they would give me crap if I need to do that. The sealant I use is black and theirs is red. SO would they say I messed it up
     
  9. Stevenredx

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    They won't even notice :top:
     
  10. psykometal

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    yea. yall all got valid points but i think i will go with trd. i have a friend here in houston that has a 95 celica, hes on 6gc.net (6 gen celica), and he got the trd short throw for his celica and i drove it earlier and it wat pretty fukn sick. i didnt realize that the urd didnt come with a new stick and knob like the trd. i want the lower stick height. thanx guys
     
  11. DOGSTOY06

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    WELL , as "MR.TRD ":laugh: Says: you get what you pay for:top::biggrin:
     
  12. 5H4D0WD347H

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    Unless you lock your transmission up while driving it and you have to get it towed to the dealer. if I had the URD I would get it towed to my house first, remove it, then pay for it to be towed again to the dealer. May cost you 100$ extra or so to do it this way but its better then them not warrantying it.

    They stopped giving me **** when I told them the dealer installed the TRD shifter. :laugh:
     
  13. rich017

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    Both are really good products. Since you want a shorter shift AND a shorter shifter arm...go with TRD. The URD actually raises the shifter arm because all it is is a spacer plate
     
  14. braves011

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    what about a B&M?
     
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    B&M is pretty good. Heard nothing but good things. Michael (wshsbears) had the URD and switched to the B&M. You could tell he was happy as hell with it on the phone
     
  16. Yotaman

    Yotaman "Shortbus"

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    They are both good, just depends on how deep your pockets are...:top:
     
  17. psykometal

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    not very deep. but pocket depth is also a matter ov how long you wana wait to save up a cretain amount ov money for a certain product.
     
  18. RedXr

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    I prefer the URD for the SS. They have a proven shorter throw then the TRD....meaning quicker shifts. Also Gadget has them on sale right now...really good deal!!:top:
     
  19. 5H4D0WD347H

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    Where is this proven?
     
  20. TitanRattler813

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    :laugh: ... He strikes again. You people should know better than to post baseless "facts" up here, especially against TRD :rolleyez:
     

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