CRW has dialed in what they feel is absolutely the best shifter cable bushings for the MR2 (this design was originally from Phoenix Power).
HOW you ask.... well: the OEM shifter cables do not move in a true linear fashion. When you install the brass bushings or roller skate bearings the natural twist of the cable as it is going through the range of motion is lost. the natural twist is dealt with on the OEM bushings in the rubber material they use which allows the flex in a non linear way... as it should be.
The advantages of these shifter bushings are:
1) proper shift cable articulation
2) advantage of having a bearing to reduce wear on moving parts
3) no rubber to wear out
4) no metal to wear out
5) 100% positive shift engagement
CRW spherical shifter bushing kit includes: spherical shifter bushings, washers and retaining clips.
CRW shifter bushing kit fits: all Mk1,all Mk2 NA and TURBO, MK3 and many other FWD toyotas (corolla, celica + all-trac, camry, tercel, matrix, scion TC, etc.) **these do not fit the 93-99 celica, 94+ camry or solara**
there are 2 styles of these bushing kits:
CRW standard spherical shifter bushing or bushings with a PTFE lined spherical bearing -- PTFE is a teflon lubricated liner inside the spherical bearing --