GQ Dual Cab. TD42Ti with fruit.
Yep, GU will be heaps easier. I have spent two days making the shifter fit the GQ, and more work left to go. In a GU it will just bolt in! In the GQ it sat very high, and I figured there was no way to build a console around it to make it look neat. The linkages were also too far apart under the car too. So the solution was to recess the shifter into the floor about 50mm. It has worked out well, looks neat, and linkages are very close. I just have a small ratio difference in the linkages, so it does not select all gears properly. This was expected though, and it is close. So a bit more tinkering with the linkage length should have that right.im now glad ill eventually be doing this to a gu. off the shelf parts will make it so much easier. but least your getting thru everything pretty quick. guess just the wiring is lingering as the headache now.
And then the wiring, and programming the TCU. Wiring will be fiddly trying to keep it all neat. There is a fair sized loom that has to go somewhere, in my case I am thinking underneath my console. My old console will not fit with the new shifter so I have to make a new one. Might as well incorporate the TCU in there if I can.