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Old 02 Aug 2005, 09:58 am
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Hey, Has anyone installed the Hurst short throw shifter? I was thinking about getting one but first wanted to see if anyone had feedback about it.

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Old 02 Aug 2005, 10:25 am
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It's pretty....that's about all I'll say about it. Not enough difference to justify the price. Mine works fine but I've had a lot ot problems with the screws that hold the shift rod to the shifter coming loose. I've had to finally use red loctite to keep them from coming loose. All in all I'd have to say it wasn't worth the 150 plus dollars.... but that's just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions....[:I]
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Hmmmmm, Well, I guess I was smart to ask before i spend. Now I'm wondering if the rear sway bar would be a better value than the shifter.

Any thoughts on that?
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I love mine... it makes for a more fun-to-drive experience.

Especially with Booger Bushings to tighten things up further.

The factory 5-speed on the NA cruisers is your basic Econobox Rubberband linkage...


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Old 05 Aug 2005, 03:10 am
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I, too, installed the Mopar (Hurst) shifter, and Booger bushings at the same time. I can't say there is that great of a difference, but indeed it 'feels' tighter (probably due to Booger more than Hurst), and the shifts are somewhat shorter.

I like the bigger ball, and the fact that the shift ball does not come off in my hand during agressive shifting like the stocker did . . .
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Old 05 Aug 2005, 07:51 am
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When you start power-shifting at 6000 RPM and throw shifts so hard that the stock shift-ball comes off in your hand...you'll begin to realize the worth of the Hurst shifter.

Besides the Hurst shifter has "shift-stop" bolts to keep from overshifting your tranny linkage and cables stopping further possible damage.

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Hyracer, How did you know that happened? I thought I broke it the first time i pulled the ball off in my hand. LOL That is too funny!

I just was hoping the short throw shifter would give a better feel to shifting. The factory shifter does not feel strong, more like i can break it with ease if i'm not careful.

Thanks for the info.
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Unusual thread, someone actually responds to a question regarding a product by saying that it's probably not worth the money. Generally, everything installed is 'The Best Band For the Buck'.

Try the Boogers before you spend $ on the Hurst, I'll bet you like it. That's what I've got.

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The booger bushings are definitely well worth the $24 you pay for them. The shifting is more positive and firm. I would recommend them for sure, can't say anything about the Hurst.
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Hyracer, How did you know that happened? I thought I broke it the first time i pulled the ball off in my hand. LOL That is too funny!

I just was hoping the short throw shifter would give a better feel to shifting. The factory shifter does not feel strong, more like i can break it with ease if i'm not careful.

Thanks for the info.
Jtdev,

I had the ball come off the stock shifter a couple of times when shifting hard and fast. YOu can install just Buger Bushings but you still have no shift-stops to keep you from over-shifting unless you get the Hurst shifter. I use both, the Hurst and the Bugers.

In normal shifting a person would never need the shift stops, but when you race (whether at a track or from a stoplight) the adrenilon starts flowing and you can put a lot of force into a shift. I only weigh a paltry 160 lbs...just imagine how much force is put on your tranny linkages, shifting cables ,etc when you get a football-player sized guy banging gears that weighs 250+ lbs.[8)]

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