So back in the buying phase of my FJ, I test drove a 6 speed Tacoma due to the fact that my dealer didn't have a manual FJ... It had a real tight short throw and shifted so smoothly that I was sold on the manual FJ... then I was unexpectedly able to test drive an FJ (with the normal shifter) and hated it. It felt sloppy and unresponsive... I'm beginning to wonder if the TRD shifter would've solved that problem.. Hmm... anyone in Idaho have a 6 speed with the TRD shifter I can test out...?
The TRD shifter is great! Seriously, if you love the manual feel of cars, you are really going to love it in quickshifter form (should have been this way out the factory door). I especially like the stubby ball TRD knob. The whole thing just feels right while the stock setup had me reaching for the passenger legs in the 5-6 change (not a bad thing if its a SO).