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Old 08 Jan 2018, 02:46 pm
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Default PT CRUISER GT short shifter?

I know I have seen a thread on the forum before but I am unable to find it, is there a short shifter made for a 2003 PT Cruiser GT? Will an SRT 4 shifter work?
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Old 08 Jan 2018, 03:12 pm
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this says no, the shift pattern is different.

Will a SRT4 aftermarket shifter work on a 2003 PT GT cruizer 5 speed?

i would likely modify a stock shifter or move the stock pivot points on the trans so the shift levers were slightly shorter
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Old 08 Jan 2018, 04:35 pm
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Try Chuck Gregory at maddogsts.com. The website appears to be down, but I am pretty sure they are still in business somewhere. He offers varying levels of short throw. They are modified stockers and there is a core charge, so be prepared, but I think he is pretty reasonable - around $125. DISCLAIMER: I do NOT have one, but I have read tons of good things about the shifters from SRT Neons and PT/GTs.
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Old 08 Jan 2018, 05:24 pm
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Yes I tried to get on the maddog website earlier and it must be down, I will try again later today or tonight, thanks for the responses everyone, very much appreciated!
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Old 08 Jan 2018, 07:13 pm
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i tried that website a few months back, i think the guy shut down for good
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Old 09 Jan 2018, 11:53 am
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if you're good at making things, i found some decent pics of the modified shifter

Index of /misc/parts/MadDog Shifter

pretty neat. looks like he just presses the ball off the splines so it sits closer to center shaft and welds it in place, then adds a piece of flat bar lengthen the arm on the side. besides that it's a couple spacers and it looks like he added adjustable shift stops which are just two slotted notches in a small piece of flat bar

if you are mechanically inclined and understand how they work, it looks like it could be an interesting weekend project. (using a spare stock shifter of course)

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for civics you could buy a $20 shifter from APC and you'd get something like you see on the right(vs stock on the left)
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i made a couple for civics using the factory shifter and lengthening the bottom part. on some the shifter would make a "ting" sound when you moved it side to side. after a little investigating, i found that i made it so long it would tap the exhaust
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Old 09 Jan 2018, 11:55 am
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I know I have seen a thread on the forum before but I am unable to find it, is there a short shifter made for a 2003 PT Cruiser GT? Will an SRT 4 shifter work?
I believe forum members Xwing777 and Myckee both installed a short Maddog shifter in their PT's similar to what Rob is describing. Xwing777 doesn't come here much anymore. Myckee's original photos are no longer showing up but you can PM him and ask if interested.
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 02:47 pm
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Thanks for the pics and drawings! I actually found a shifter from OBX on Amazon for $57, it looks very similar to the one B&M sells, anyone heard of these or heard any feedback? I ordered one, I figure for that price I can't go wrong even if I make some modifications of my own
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 01:20 pm
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I think my pictures are still visible in my build thread. Well, at least I can still see them. lol

Anyway I took the liberty of emailing Chuck "Maddog" Gregory to inquire if he was still creating his shifters, and he is. This is his reply to me:

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I recall our transactions, and yes, still making STS.

Feel free to share my email on the forum(s), and you can also add the information from below, if you like.

Thank you,

Chuck




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Please let me know if you have any questions.


For a quote, I would need your mailing zip code, and what, if any, options you'd like to include.

Thank you,

Chuck Gregory,

aka Maddog

aclnes55@yahoo.com


NOTE: If you are having shifting issues, or have known transmission problems, such as grinding, popping out of gear, unusual noise levels, etc, do not buy an STS. An STS will only amplify those issues. Please get your transmission repaired by a trained professional before purchasing an STS.



Pricing for the different reductions:


Maddog STS, Stock Height Rod/Knob:

50% - $100 (model PT50 or PGT50)


Maddog STS, One Inch Lower Rod/Knob:

60% - $100 (model PT60 or PGT60)



There is a $60 Refundable Core Charge and Shipping Costs applied to each order.

Payment Options are PayPal, Money Order, and Trades for shifter assemblies. Cash is accepted for face-to-face transactions only.



Maddog STS Options:

Knobs:
Black Comfort Grip Knob - $10 - 1.875" diameter, thermo-plastic core with a grippy outer covering, great for racing, blank (no pattern), requires rod threading in 3/8-24, 3/8-16 <--Hurst thread), or 1/2-13.


Billet Aluminum Knob - $20 - 1.875" diameter, blank, requires rod threading in 3/8-24, 3/8-16 <--Hurst thread), or 1/2-13.


Gloss Black Phenolic Knob - $15 - 2" diameter, blank, requires rod threading in 3/8-24, 3/8-16 <--Hurst thread), or 1/2-13.



Other Options:

Black Powder Coat for the Shift Rod - $20 - readily available in Black in a Flat, Semi-gloss, or High Gloss finish. If your rod is exposed, get it coated!

Black Powder Coat for the Frame/Base - $12 - readily available in Black in a Flat, Semi-gloss, or High Gloss finish.

Rod Threading - $15 - Tired of pulling the stock knob off on the 1/2 shift? Select a threaded aftermarket knob, and get your rod threaded to fit. Don't have a source for threaded knobs? Just ask - I have many links to online stores that sell some really cool shift knobs.

Combo Platter - Rod Threading and Black Powder Coating - $25 - saves you $10 over the regular price

Billet Aluminum Fame Bushings - $15 set/4 - available for 2000-2005 Neon, 2003-2005 SRT4, and 2000-2010 PT/GT Cruiser. Gives the STS a really solid feeling, and helps to stabilize the STS or shifter assembly during shifting, especially during the side to side movement.


Mopar STS/PT Cruiser Rod Brake Kit -The Rod Brake Kit for Mopar STS/PT Cruiser contains the following: a frame/base that has the studs drilled out, an aluminum pivot housing that is drilled for the retainer plate, an extruded aluminum retainer plate (attaches to the pivot housing), 2 Rod Brake Plates, 3 tool steel spacers, Billet Aluminum Frame Bushings, and all required hardware. Cost is $87 plus shipping, which includes a $40 refundable core charge for returning the frame/base and aluminum pivot housing from your current Mopar STS. The Billet Aluminum Frame Bushings can be deleted, which would bring the cost to $75 plus shipping.



Hurst Packages:

Want that classic muscle car look? Now, you can add that look to your 5 speed FWD Chrysler vehicle with a Hurst rod and/or knob. I use a Hurst #7201 rod (permanently attached to the lower rod), and you get to choose which knob: White knob #1630025, pattern in black, says Hurst on both sides, or a Black knob #1630125, with reversed colors of the white knob. Other Hurst knobs are available, but they must be 3/8-16 threaded to fit. Other Hurst Rods are available - just ask, but must be payed for up front.


Hurst Pak 1 - Hurst Rod #7201 - $43


Hurst Pak 2 - Hurst Rod #7201, with White or Black knob (from above) - $75



Please email with any questions, or for a Quote. For Quotes, please provide your Mailing Zip Code.
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Rod Threading - $15 - Tired of pulling the stock knob off on the 1/2 shift?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ hahahahahahaa!!! ME!

surprised i never broke the back window. i used to rip the knob off so hard it would land in the trunk area behine the back seats
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