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This is a discussion on short throw shifter within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; i was looking into getting a short throw shifter cause they just feel so much better. i have been looking ...

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    short throw shifter

    i was looking into getting a short throw shifter cause they just feel so much better. i have been looking at a hurst the chrome one with the black ball but i have recently heard that slp makes a shifter that feels better than the hurst and i cant find it on the net. just wondering if any one has a hurst or slp and or if the have noticed a difference in the two?

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    If you want an excellent, high quality shifter, go with the Pro 5.0. I have one on my car, and its awesome. Its got a much shorter stick than the stock unit, much shorter throw, and a very direct feel. Its also got built in bump stops, to prevent damage to the trans due to overextention of the shift forks. I've never used a shifter that offers a more direct/connected feel, on any vehicle.

    I wouldn't go with SLP or Hurst, I had a factory Hurst "Short Throw" on my car when I got it, and it was complete garbage compared to the Pro. It was hard to grab 3rd, it had a long throw, and the rubber bushing in the handle made it extremely imprecise.

    I've heard the B&M shifter is good too, but I still say go with the Pro 5.0.

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    i didnt know slp ever made a shifter but i have heard its the best shifter for the t-56.

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    i was wondering what would be better as well. i seen the hurst is about $40 cheaper than the B&M. i had a B&M in my thirdgen, and i loved it. but i don't know what the diff would be from a hurst, since i've never had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KageSS View Post
    Pro 5.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No ifs, ands, or butts about it. lol
    Exactly like I said. The Hurst is garbage, and I've never heard anything about the SLP unit, so I doubt its very popular or any better than a Hurst.

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    I have SLP

    I have had the SLP short throw for over a year now and i am very pleased with it. I got it with the ws6store short stick and hurst nob. Easy install as well. It feels much more direct and makes driving the car so much more fun!

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    Most people that refer to the Hurst's as garbage are talking about the factory Hurst which uses the same isolated stick as the stock shifters.
    The Aftermarket Hurst Shifters are better and have positve stops like the others. I have a Hurst Billet plus with a Lou's Short Stick and it is a quality piece. And Hurst has been around longer than anyone else.
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    thats what i thought but i wasnt sure thanks to every one though for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Most people that refer to the Hurst's as garbage are talking about the factory Hurst which uses the same isolated stick as the stock shifters.
    The Aftermarket Hurst Shifters are better and have positve stops like the others. I have a Hurst Billet plus with a Lou's Short Stick and it is a quality piece. And Hurst has been around longer than anyone else.
    I 2nd that!!! To many people over look the factory shifter and compare it to the Billit PLUS. I had BOTH: HURST BILLIT PLUS & PRO 5.0. They both were awesome. I chose the PRO 5.0 because of the looks. I didn't want the chrome handle so I sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    not really the thread is more about me finding out if people are satisfied with the feel of their aftermarket shifter.

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    Here ya go! I got nothin better to do!

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    I'm happy with my Hurst Gold and WS6 store short stick...

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    I have the pro 5.0 now but for me, the short stick on my factory shifter was all I needed. here's what I got, and really liked for just $20...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01Z28M6 View Post
    I have the pro 5.0 now but for me, the short stick on my factory shifter was all I needed. here's what I got, and really liked for just $20...

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    Where did you order that from??

    I just got a short stick from WS6 store for $25 with free shipping, I'm liking it so far

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    Every car should be upgraded to an aftermarket shifter with adjustable stops. The handle should be the least of your worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban-one View Post
    not really the thread is more about me finding out if people are satisfied with the feel of their aftermarket shifter.
    thanks for letting me know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Here ya go! I got nothin better to do!
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    nice, i'll proly get a pro 5.0 soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Every car should be upgraded to an aftermarket shifter with adjustable stops. The handle should be the least of your worries.
    Very good point. Just changing the handle on the stock shifter isn't going to be a huge difference in shift feel, throw, or performance. Plus you don't get the huge benefits of having stop bolts, which prevent overextension of the shift forks in the trans.

    Best combo is a Pro 5.0 with a short stick, thats my combo

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    For those who may not know, there are hard stops within the transmission to prevent overextention. The stops on the aftermarket shifters are superfluous.

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