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Favorite shifter from the 6 speed crowd?

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    Favorite shifter from the 6 speed crowd?

    Time for a shifter.

    So what is the favorite to use. The Pro 5.0? Hurst? Any others? Let me know where you got them from, quality, etc.....Thanks.

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    Hurst Billet/Plus without question, here. I love mine.

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    I need to add, please keep in mind that I have to keep the stock leather knob,,,so this needs to be able to screw back onto the new stick. Let me know,,,,thanks.

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    Pro 5.0, excellent quality. Can be had for about $160 on ebay.

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    I like the stock hurst. Had a Pro 5.0 once and didn't like it. Went back to Hurst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpilews View Post
    Pro 5.0, excellent quality. Can be had for about $160 on ebay.
    I noticed the pro 5.0 shifters have the side spring tension adjustable,,,,would be nice for my wife who would complain if too difficult,,,,
    Does the Hurst offer this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I like the stock hurst. Had a Pro 5.0 once and didn't like it. Went back to Hurst.
    What didn't you like? Something about the Hurst you liked better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I noticed the pro 5.0 shifters have the side spring tension adjustable,,,,would be nice for my wife who would complain if too difficult,,,,
    Does the Hurst offer this?
    That must be a new feature cause mine didn't have that. Mine actually was such weak tension it wouldn't center itself, just stay to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    That must be a new feature cause mine didn't have that. Mine actually was such weak tension it wouldn't center itself, just stay to the left.
    Stay to the left???? thats not a good thing,,lol.

    How about the Hurst? Does it center? Not too hard to move?

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    ss hurst short shifter with a shortstick ftw

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I like the stock hurst. Had a Pro 5.0 once and didn't like it. Went back to Hurst.
    friend of mine did the same thing, I personally don't care for the pro 5.0, I have a B&M Ripper and I love it!

    Never missed a shift, it just has a nicer feel when shifting gears.

    I know the pro 5.0 is the most popular and i am sure it is a great shifter, i just personally prefer the B&M.

    My 0.02

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    Another vote for the Hurst Billet plus.

    Yes the hurst has the ability to adjust the spring tension
    I removed 2 of the 4 springs after I installed my LSS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    friend of mine did the same thing, I personally don't care for the pro 5.0, I have a B&M Ripper and I love it!

    Never missed a shift, it just has a nicer feel when shifting gears.

    I know the pro 5.0 is the most popular and i am sure it is a great shifter, i just personally prefer the B&M.

    My 0.02
    Happy with my B&M, too.

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    Thanks for all the replies,,,,everyone seems to be torn between 3 brands. I may run to the local speed shop and check them out in person. Looks like I'll grab one next week after the Christmas holidays,,,,Thanks again,,,,Larry.

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    pro 5.0 here. Mine centers fine, i got a short stick on it, and custom knob


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I need to add, please keep in mind that I have to keep the stock leather knob,,,so this needs to be able to screw back onto the new stick. Let me know,,,,thanks.
    Well, my two favorites are the PRO 5.0 and the Hurst Billit Plus. If you go with the Pro 5.0, you will be able to use the factory knob. If you go with the Hurst, you will have to go with an aftermarket handle.

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