Where the two shifter cables attach to the transmission, there are rubber grommets or bushings. The NST bushings are stainless steel instead of rubber, and add to more precise shifting, removing some of the slop. Some other manufacturers sell brass ones.Brewski said:O.K. I'll bite...what the heck is a NST shifter bushing....what does it do for ya....and is it an easy install?
08 xB with TRD Quikshift
Brewski, I installed the bushings, and I think the improvement is slight, IF you already have the TRD Quickshifter installed. Without the Quickshifter, it's probably more noticeable. I would say however that there was no vibration increase. My shift lever was actually rock solid with no vibration with the bushings installed.Brewski said:Well, I should have looked prior to posting earlier...with the tower strut and CAI installed there should be no problem replacing the bushings. I'll wait and see (from you that have installed the bushings) as to if there is any down side...such as vibration from the engine, transmission, etc....or if there is any real shift gain.