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This is a discussion on shifter within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; does anyone recommend a shifter for a m6? i just can't take the feel of the stock hurst anymore....

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    does anyone recommend a shifter for a m6? i just can't take the feel of the stock hurst anymore.

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    The recent favorites are Pro 5.0 and MGW

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    I have the Pro 5.0 and its been excellent.

    The MGW has also been getting rave reviews, but I haven't tried one myself.

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    I got the b&m shifter. Don't like it all that much. It will try to work the handle torque headed bolts out unless you really tighten it down and use loctite wish I would have gotthe 5.0 for it

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    thanks i'll look into those

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    I've also heard nothing but positive feedback on the Pro 5.0. I personally went with aftermarket Hurst Billet shifter from the OEM Hurst shifter and am pretty happy with it so far.

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    I vote MGW but the stock hurst isn't bad if you change the stick & get rid of the sloppy rubber!!
    Last edited by TRANS-DAD; 05-11-2010 at 08:52 AM.

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    just got the hurst billet shifter gonna install it saturday. just put one in a 10 camaro and i love the feel so i chose that one but also just put a msw in a 02 z06 and man does that one feel smooth.

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    msw?? where does a person get these shifters from?

    mgw, my bad.
    Last edited by prsz28; 09-26-2010 at 05:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prsz28 View Post
    msw?? where does a person get these shifters from?

    mgw, my bad.
    Im not sure any of the sponsors sell them? I had to google them and buy direct. I have run Pro 5.0, Hurst Billet, Stock Hurst, and MGW currently and to me I loved the Hurst Billet with short stick the best. MGW close second and feels best at WOT.

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    thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 View Post
    Im not sure any of the sponsors sell them? I had to google them and buy direct. I have run Pro 5.0, Hurst Billet, Stock Hurst, and MGW currently and to me I loved the Hurst Billet with short stick the best. MGW close second and feels best at WOT.
    Which short stick are you using with your Hurst Billet? I have the Hurst as well and the stick is just too tall. Need to find one that won't crush my fingers when I quick shift up to 3rd!
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    I used the UMI short stick but made my own shift knob that sits pretty low to bring it down that little bit extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bberretta View Post
    Which short stick are you using with your Hurst Billet? I have the Hurst as well and the stick is just too tall. Need to find one that won't crush my fingers when I quick shift up to 3rd!
    My aftermarket Hurst Billet is about the same height as the original OEM Hurst shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    My aftermarket Hurst Billet is about the same height as the original OEM Hurst shifter.
    So is mine- I was hoping that it would be a little shorter so I'm looking to replace it. Probably go ahead and get the UMI stick but I worry about it not coming back far enough and hitting the ac bezel.

    Anyone have any clearance problems with shorter sticks? (No, this is not a personal question...)

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    That is interesting. I've never once even came close to hitting it with mine. We must hold it different or something.

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    I've seen posts about the shorter shifters (not the billet shifter) coming too close to the bezel. I really like the Hurst shifter, just wish it was a little shorter. The Hurst has the same height and throw of the stock one, I'd like to get a little shorter handle. The UMI is a great price, I just want to make sure it doesn't have any clearance problems before I order one.

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    I have the pro 5.0. Its decent but its not a short as I would have liked it to have been

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    Got the UMI short stick (Thanks Mark- but where are my KYSpeed stickers??) and it is the perfect height. You have to do some modifying to get it to work with the Hurst Billet shifter, but it does bolt right up to the factory Hurst shifter. Had to punch out the bolt holes for the larger diameter bolts.

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