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B&M Ripper Shifter VS. PRO 5.0

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    B&M Ripper Shifter VS. PRO 5.0

    I was thinking about upgrading my stock hurst shifter in my 00 TA M6. I've heard that B&M and PRO 5.0 are two of the best. So my question is which one is better?

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    I personally like the Pro 5.0 Its feels great and shifts much smoother that the stock shifter, 2-3 shifts are flawless
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    Thats the shift that always gives me a hard time, also how tall is the sifter that comes with the Pro 5.0 kit. I tried the short stick on the stock hurst and it took away all the smoothness, so bad that it was almost annoying in normal driving conditions.

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    Its not really short, its a little bit shorter than stock, but when shifting it feels much shorter, the shifts are closer together

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    I just ordered the Pro 5.0 and I'm having it installed on Monday. I've heard nothing but good things about it. I just wished I would've had ordered the short stick to go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_LS1 View Post
    Its not really short, its a little bit shorter than stock, but when shifting it feels much shorter, the shifts are closer together
    Do you have any pics of the shifter installed in your SS?

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    the pro 5.0 is the way to go. it is a little shorter height wise then stock but the shifts are quite a bit shorter. I think the short stick is too short. And the 2 to 3 shift in the 5.0 are great i have never came close to messing up that shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00WS6BlueMetallic View Post
    Do you have any pics of the shifter installed in your SS?
    Not yet but il get some soon

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    I have experience with both, I prefer the B&M, never once missed a shift with it, but both are outstanding.
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    sorry the angles are off but i would say the Pro is prolly 1/2-3/4" shorter, but when shifting it feels even better

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    Looks good I think I've decided to go with pro 5.0 how much closer do you think the gears are vs the stock hurst?

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    Had a stock shifter, it was horrible.

    Bought the B&M, did not like it.

    Had the hurst shifter in my 02Z, thought it was crap.

    Installed the Pro 5.0 in my first SS, LOVED IT!!!!!!

    Then installed the pro 5.0 in my 2002 Z with the short stick, BEST MOVE I made with the shifters. Cant miss 2-3 and I just love it.

    Had all different ones and the Pro 5.0 was and is by far the best.

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