Hey everyone, as you can see by the thread title its about the Hurst Shifter. I bought the shifter a couple months ago, got it in the mail and went to install it immediately even though the wife didn't want me to. Since I had gutted the interior already and removed the shifter numerous times it was cake to get to the starting point. I proceeded to assembling the shifter, it was very odd trying to figure out if i needed the spacer or not. I ended up putting the spacer in, putting it together and TRY to adjust the screws in 2nd and 3rd gear. If i did it the way the instructions said it was IMPOSSIBLE to shift. I messed with it for hours trying different things and couldn't get it to shift properly. Even after a few test drives it was a pain to shift, a huge leap backwards from the stock (yeah...hard to believe). I even went through the whole process again without the extension and still same verdict. Everything I did just wouldn't work. I spent 9 hours messing with it.
Late at night i had to call up a Ford dealer to see what Transmission was in my truck, relayed that to Hurst and they told me it wasn't compatible and hung up on me. For the life of me i can't remember what it is but i can always call tomorrow for it.
Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues with the Hurst shifter install. I ended up returning the Hurst the next day because it was just that awful and couldn't figure out why after spending the next day researching and even more time messing with it. It really bummed me out since I was looking forward to a Hurst. For the brief moment of shifting with short-throws it was great. So far i still cant find anyone having the same issue i had.
Not ragging on the Hurst by any means. I ALWAYS have extra issues when i do stuff. I always have the worst possible scenario when i do something. Just trying to get some answers. Oh, the Hurst rep asked me twice if i had a manual or automatic and if i was sure
It's an 04 Ranger Regular Cab 2.3L 5-Speed Manual (I think)