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Factory hurst shifter & regular shifter?

This is a discussion on Factory hurst shifter & regular shifter? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; On some 6 speed LS1 fbodies some came from the factory with a Hurst shifter and some did not..Are both ...

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    Factory hurst shifter & regular shifter?

    On some 6 speed LS1 fbodies some came from the factory with a Hurst shifter and some did not..Are both the shifters the same in length? What makes the Hurst shifter better than the regular shifter?

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    Its shorter shifts isnt it? Thats the only thing I know of. Shorter time to shift=faster car in theory.

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    some also claim a more comfortable shift with the hurst aswell... something tells me the hurst shifter is a ws6/ss option but I'm not basing that on anything so don't quote me...

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    I do believe that the Hurst shifter was an ws6/SS option only. At least that is what I've been told.

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    I know it was a SLP option on the SS I believe, but not so sure about the WS6.

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    My car had a Hurst shifter -- from my understanding it was a SLP option.

    If anyone's interested in upgrading their regular shifter to the stock Hurst, I have one for sale for $45shipped -- shoot me a PM if you're interested.
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    My firehawk has the Hurst shifter, definitely shorter than a standard one. I like it.

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    I have both in 2 different T/A's . The factory one is a longer throw but sooo smooth. The Hurst is a little notchy and a little shorter throw. NOthing like a Pro 5.0 or B&M or the other Hurst. I love my Hurst with a shorter stick, works great. Wish it had the smoothness of the factory unit though. Can't have your cake and eat it too?

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    My TA is a base model and it came with the hurst shifter so I dont think its just a ws6/ss option
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk_jaws View Post
    My TA is a base model and it came with the hurst shifter so I dont think its just a ws6/ss option

    You are correct. A 00 Z28 Vert I looked at last year had it and it was also listed on the window sticker.

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    Just because it is on a window sticker the car has it? OK

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    No the car had it becuase I know what it looks like and I saw it. The fact it was listed on the window sticker means it wasn't just and SS/WS6 option since the car I was looking at was z28.

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    I haven't driven any other T/As except mine, and it has the hurst. I have driven my old man's 04 C5 though. The through on my Hurst compared to his stock/non-Hurst is about the same. The only real difference I can see between them is when it's in gear, dad's vette still has some play, where as my Husrt is solid.

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    Hurst Shifter was optional on all 6spd cars from 99-`02 so it is NOT specific to SS or WS6's
    The difference is in the Shifter itself the sticks are the same just with a different knob. The Hurst has slightly shorter throw vs the standard shifter, but the aftermarket Hursts (Billet Plus & Competition Plus) are better units and actually cost less.

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    Right now I have a stock shifter with a UMI short stick but 2morrow I am suppose to go get a hurst competition plus shifter.
    I hope the stick works with it


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    Quote Originally Posted by VENOMOUS View Post
    I have both in 2 different T/A's . The factory one is a longer throw but sooo smooth. The Hurst is a little notchy and a little shorter throw. NOthing like a Pro 5.0 or B&M or the other Hurst. I love my Hurst with a shorter stick, works great. Wish it had the smoothness of the factory unit though. Can't have your cake and eat it too?
    I shortened the factory hurst about an inch an a half, by cutting it a welding it back together. Its still very smooth, I guess thats kind like having your cake and eating it to lol.

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    my ws6 has the hurst shifter

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    well was the hurst shifter an option but standard on all ws6/ss ?


    is there any shorter shifters out there that you can put the factory Hurst knob on to?

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    I special ordered my reg Trans Am with the Hurst. I've held both in my hand before, the hurst has a thicker base. The reg stock shifter is flimsy. Just have to hold em both, difference is obvious.

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    I wish they could have came standard with a Pro 5.0 along with lous short stick.

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