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This is a discussion on Short Throw Decision within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; IM thinking about purchasing a short throw for my 98 SS i was told by a friend to stay away ...

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    Short Throw Decision

    IM thinking about purchasing a short throw for my 98 SS i was told by a friend to stay away from the hurst so what would all you recomend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Learys_SS View Post
    IM thinking about purchasing a short throw for my 98 SS i was told by a friend to stay away from the hurst so what would all you recomend?
    i don't[ have one myself... but every one i asked told me PRO 5.0 is the best... from what i've heard it is a better "click" in to gear and a smoother throw than the bmr ripper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Learys_SS View Post
    IM thinking about purchasing a short throw for my 98 SS i was told by a friend to stay away from the hurst so what would all you recomend?
    I might be wrong, but didn't SS's come with the Hurst?

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    Get a Pro 5.0 with a WS6 store Short stick. Very nice and worth the money.
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    ya came with hurst shifter... just get the ws6 short stick u'll be happy with that!

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    I've had Hurst shifters in both my current 2000 SS, and also had one years ago in an 1987 Mustang LX 5.0.
    I've been real happy with both, they have nice, quick, throws in the shifts. The Hurst shifters were a hell of alot better than what I had in a '97 Cavalier Z24 (whatever crappy shifter that car came with)!
    Hurst has been around forever, so I'm not sure why your friend tells you to stay away from the brand. I dunno, I'm sure there's some fancier shifter out their on the market, but you have to ask is it really worth the extra cash? Not sure if your car has it or not, but one thing I WOULD invest in is a skip-shift eliminator (you can get for about $35), that cancels out that annoying 1st to 4th skip shift that GM stupidly put in most all of their LS1 6-speeds.

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    Hurst is great. I have moved to the short stick and cut that down another inch and a half. My shifts range about 4 to 5 inches. Its nice.

    Nothing wrong with hanging on to the Hurst though.
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    not sure i'm curious about this too my friend put a hurst in his 07 mustang gt i hate it its hard to shift and not smooth but it can't be that bad they've been around forever and what do you guys mean by the ws6 short stick you mean the ws6 shifter

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    how hard is it to change a shifter? is it just the 4 bolts that hold it in and thats it?

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    The hurst that came one the car is different, than the aftermarket one. The aftermarket is made from billet aluminum. This is the one im getting when i have the money, it looks like an old school muscle car shifter
    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    The hurst that came one the car is different, than the aftermarket one. The aftermarket is made from billet aluminum. This is the one im getting when i have the money, it looks like an old school muscle car shifter
    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
    X2....

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    Lou's short stick.............www.afterthougtsauto.com

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    Pro 5.0 w/ Speedinc angled shortstick

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    how hard is it to change a shifter? is it just the 4 bolts that hold it in and thats it?
    It usually involves taking the console out, but don't sweat it, it's not too hard. (about 30-45minutes) that depends on mechanical experience.

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    Ive got the Pro 5.0 and haven't any problems, Great shifter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Lou's short stick.............www.afterthougtsauto.com
    That's all I have done with mine and I love it so far. I'm sure I'd be happy with the Pro 5.0 shifter as I believe it has the set screws to prevent you from overshifting and possibly affecting the internals of the tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svt_eater View Post
    That's all I have done with mine and I love it so far. I'm sure I'd be happy with the Pro 5.0 shifter as I believe it has the set screws to prevent you from overshifting and possibly affecting the internals of the tranny.
    Those set screws are nice, when your banging the gears you dont have to worry about breaking it.

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    i HAVE to have the shift stops. i used to grind 2nd when i pulled hard

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    thanks guys im going to look into all

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