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    best short throw

    What is the best short throw for my 2001 ws6 all shes got is a lid a filter and a muffler im trying to spend like 200

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    go to ws6store.com I bought mine a year or two ago, don't remember the price, but it's like $20 or so?? very simple install, and if you read the reviews, you'll see many are pleased w/it

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    I love my Pro5.0...never had a problem with it. I combined it with a Lou's Short Stick and it shifts great.

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    Pro 5.0 seems to be a popular choice here. I bought the aftermarket Hurst Billet and have no issues with mine at all.

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    If you only want a shorter throw, you can go with short stick. but you really want do to bump stops with this as well.

    If you want to swap the whole assembly, I'd go with the Pro 5.0 or the less popular, but still quality, MGW. But the MGW is ~$250 IIRC.

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    Agreed. Your stock shifter doesn't have solid stops so there is a chance you can actually over-shift, causing damage. You definitely want a whole shifter assembly and not just replace the stick itself.

    Good point KM

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    Would recommend the pro 5.0 or the MGW
    I got the MGW and am real happy with it. Little bit more but from everything i've heard its well worth it. Got pics in this thread, just scroll down

    Anyone running a MGW shifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I love my Pro5.0...never had a problem with it. I combined it with a Lou's Short Stick and it shifts great.
    I have the same setup myself. shifts like a dream, not to mention missing 3rd gear is almost impossible.

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    Ok ill change out the entire shifter but I kinda want to go with hurst any suggestion on where to get it

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    You can check out www.kyspeed.com or PM Mark on here (marksls1ta). He is a sponsor and usually has great prices and offers free shipping. If he doesn't carry it, I bought mine from Bob at Brute Speed.

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    i got a hurst with a hurst t-handle works great

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    I went with the MGW and could not be happier. it's simply amazing. My personal and clearly biased position.... get the MGW. My father drove it and thought it felt perfect.

    Sadly i STILL haven't gotten to try it out at the track yet.

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    Yeah I'm not stuck on a hurst all I know is this factory one is no good I feel like I'm shifting my wrangler ill look into them

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    Well one good thing about it is that you can reuse your Hurst knob you have now on the new one. I don't know if this is true on the MGW or Pro 5.0

    I can't say I've ever missed a shift with mine. The stick that comes with the Hurst is about the same height as the stock stick. I might eventually go with a shorter one, but for now it gets the job done nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Well one good thing about it is that you can reuse your Hurst knob you have now on the new one. I don't know if this is true on the MGW or Pro 5.0

    I can't say I've ever missed a shift with mine. The stick that comes with the Hurst is about the same height as the stock stick. I might eventually go with a shorter one, but for now it gets the job done nicely.
    Just glanced at the MGW site;

    Accepts Factory or aftermarket shift knobs with 16mm threads. (12mm threaded shaft option also available)

    3rd is my hated gear, I've hit the post between 1 and 3 so many times. I just push too hard and get excited too much, lol.

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    I'm not saying I've never missed a gear, I have Most of the time it is always while either racing or at the track too, when it matters the most. You rush, get too excited, have that adrenaline rush and aren't thinking clearly or trying to shift too fast and let-up on the clutch peddle too soon before trying to shift, etc.

    I've had my Hurst Billet aftermarket shifter on my car the last 9K miles now though and I hit 3rd every single time.

    OP - with any of the top name brand aftermarket shifters, they do have that natural tendency to just slide right into gear.

    When I went from my Hurst factory shifter to aftermarket, I had to get used to shifting into 3rd for a while as with the factory shifter, I found I had to shift it up and over just slightly. With the new shifter, I just basically shift upwards from 2nd and it goes right into 3rd without effort.

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    Just bought a Pro5.0 with a Lou's Short Stick just waiting on it to come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I love my Pro5.0...never had a problem with it. I combined it with a Lou's Short Stick and it shifts great.
    i have this combo, the actual stick gets hot on longer drives, but it never transfers into the ball. takes a little getting used to, but mines been in about 3 months now and i love it.

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    I have the MGW and I love it.

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