Heavy Duty Shift Lever Ball Seats

Transmission » Shifter Parts Heavy Duty Shift Lever Ball Seats

It's common for the factory shift lever ball seat to wear, crumble and disintegrate over time. This often results in a sloppy or loose transmission shifter. The factory seat is soft so it can be squeezed into position. We took a different approach, and machined groves into the sides of our heavy duty seats. Instead of squeezing the seat into place, the groves on each side allows ours to rotate into it's final position. This allows us to make our seat from stronger, longer lasting USA-made Delrin. Our new heavy duty seats will far out last the stock units and will reduce shifter slop. Two different sizes, one size fits W56-A and W56-B models, the other fits all other 4WD applications as well as all Toyota Celica's and Supra's.

The Red Seat is for W56-A and W56-B Toyota transmissions.

The White Seat is for most other 1981 and newer common Toyota transmission applications with a direct top-mounted shift level, such as L-, G-, W-, and R-series transmissions including the new 6-speed RA60 transmission.

The Blue Seat is for the forward shift style transfer case shift handle base of a transmission, such as a G52, G54, W56-C, W56-D, W56-E, R151F, and 1988-95 R150F applications with forward shifting transfer case shift bases. It also fits top shifting chain drive transfer case shift bases.


Red Shifter Seat Application     White Shifter Seat Application
Style Color
1985-1988 W-series (single shifter with a square boot)
Early style R154
Red Seat
Most 1981+ top shift Toyota transmissions
including, but not limited to...
* 1981-83 L-series, * 1984-95 G-series, * 1989-2004 W-series,
* all 1986+ R-series, all * 2005+ RA-series
In general, this fits all 1981 and newer Toyota 2WD and 4WD
FR manual transmissions (front engine rear wheel drive),
including T100s, Tacomas, FJ Cruisers, and 4Runners, but
excluding the 1985-88 W56-equipped Hilux which uses a red seat.
* Please see application disclaimer at bottom if your model is not listed
White Seat
Forward shifting style Transfer case seat
...or top shift chain drive t/case seat
Blue Seat
Notes for BLUE seat: The blue seat is installed into the transmission shift base for all forward shifting style transfer cases, or for top shifting chain drive transfer case shift bases. Therefore, because any truck can only have at most one transmission with one forward shift transfer case handle (or one chain drive t/case), you only need to order one Blue shift seat per truck, if applicable. Top shift transfer case shift handles do NOT use shift seats. So if you have a dual, triple, or even quadruple transfer case setup with the front Crawl Box configured as a forward shift, you only need to order one Blue shift seat.

If your transmission is not listed, don't despair! While we cannot guarantee if our seats will fit other applications, they have been found to fit other applications based on the bore diameter of your transmission's shifter base: Our Blue seats are designed for a 39mm bore, our Red seats are designed for a 41mm bore, and our White seats are designed for a 42mm bore.

It is highly recommended to use our HD seats in conjunction with our HD Shifter Sockets for maximum performance.

* Application Disclaimer: If you are experimenting with a transmission we did not design our seats for, that's great! But be aware that if you order one & find it doesn't fit, you will be subject to a restocking fee if returned.

(Starting at $12.49)

Companion Products

We've put together the following list of our favorite companion products to help complete your project!
Low Profile Drain Plug

Low Profile Magnetic Drain Plug (with Aluminum Gasket). This drain plug comes with an aluminum gasket for use with aluminum housings (such as a transfer case).

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$4.99
Clutch Fork Boot for 1981-1995 applications

Genuine Toyota Clutch Fork Boot for 1981-1995 Hilux Trucks, 4Runners, T100 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder L- G- W- and R-series transmissions.

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$15.66
Heavy Duty Shifter Sockets

Our heavy duty Marlin Crawler nylon shift lever bushing (socket) will far outlast the stock Toyota counterpart.

Designed for the longest lasting and firm shifter feel, replace your sloppy and worn out parts today, and put an end to your shifter break-dancing!

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$7.49
Transmission Shift Handle Boots

Genuine Toyota Transmission Shift Handle boots. The square boot pictured to the left fits 1985-88 W56 transmissions (W56-A and W56-B). The round boot is the more common boot found on most all other Truck applications such as L-, G-, W-, and R-series transmissions, excluding the early L43 side shifting 4-speed transmissions.

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$8.59
Permatex Ultra Grey Silicone

When we rebuild R154 Supra Drag Race Competition transmissions and R150F Baja 1000 Desert Racing

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$4.49
Marlin Crawler Transmission Shift Knob

This awesome Marlin Crawler transmission shift knob is CNC milled from pure USA billet aluminum and anodized for a long lasting finish. The diameter is encompassed by a gear pattern for a sure grip with a cool look. Compliment your order with an awesome shift knob today!

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$49.00
Heavy Duty Transmission Output Seal

Heavy Duty Transmission Output Seal with all the same features that made our Heavy Duty Inner Axle seal world famous!

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$12.99