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    Changing Shifter..

    I'm going to swap out my stock shifter for either a B&M or Pro 5.0.

    Is this a big job and/or does anyone have any advice or instructions for doing so?

    thanks

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    It is very easy. Pro 5.0 is the best, just my .02

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    +1 for the pro 5.0 i love mine. just folow the instructions and you will be fine. the bigest pane on mine was i could not get the console out of the way and just worked arount it. and dont for get not to get any rtv in the holes.

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    There's no dropping the tranny or drive shaft is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    There's no dropping the tranny or drive shaft is there?
    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    I'm going to swap out my stock shifter for either a B&M or Pro 5.0.

    Is this a big job and/or does anyone have any advice or instructions for doing so?

    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    There's no dropping the tranny or drive shaft is there?
    no...

    you'll have to remove your console (easy) and then the 8? bolts around the rubber shifter boot... then the 4 bolts on the shifter it self... then reversed order for install... it's easy and will take probably about 1.5 - 2 hours at the most...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    no...

    you'll have to remove your console (easy) and then the 8? bolts around the rubber shifter boot... then the 4 bolts on the shifter it self... then reversed order for install... it's easy and will take probably about 1.5 - 2 hours at the most...
    Are there any fine adjustments to be made on the new shifter? Or is it more or less plug and play?

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    If you get the pro 5.0 you need to adjust the 2 shift stop bolts, but that is easy. Hardest thing is getting the e-brake handle up to remove the console. Just poke the lever under the handle with a screwdriver and it'll come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    If you get the pro 5.0 you need to adjust the 2 shift stop bolts, but that is easy. Hardest thing is getting the e-brake handle up to remove the console. Just poke the lever under the handle with a screwdriver and it'll come up.


    that part was easy for me since my e-brake is way out of adjustment...

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    As everyone else said, install is basic, all you really have to do is remove the two center console pieces.

    Make sure you use RTV (black is good) between the shifter plate and the transmission when you install the shifter as well.

    Go with the Pro 5.0, its an excellent shifter

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