just put in my hurst shifter a few days ago. the install was very easy and straight forward. at first it leaked a little tranny fluid, so i called wayne at underdog performance. he told me to put a litte rtv around the seal and the base. works great now!!!!!! no leaks what-so-ever!!!! the springs in it are a little tight but i'm sure they will loosen up after a few weeks of driving. the one thing i noticed is that there is no extra noise at all with this shifter like alot of people have said. it is as quiet as the stock shifter. i did not use any sound deadning material, just bolted it in. all in all its a great product and i'm glad i got it! also the customer service from wayne is great. i've bought a few things from him in the last couple of weeks and look forward to buying more!
you know i put it on cause i didn't measue from the right point and it didn't feel like it was shifting quite right so when i talked to wayne he said that it was usually only used for late model rangers and that i shouldn't need i. so i took out the shifter and remeasured it and he was right i didn't need it! don't know about using it with a body lift, but if you did you would definatly need wayne's shifter lifter!!!! its really almost too short for a stock truck!
Michael, there is no hitting with a body lift and a hurst. It functions fine, it just shrinks it another 3" lower to the floor.
If you look at the shifter lifter, it's something a guy could make himself. I made one 5" tall. 3" to make up for the bodylift and another 2" just to give me a little height.
Tyler is correct, the Hurst is lower than the stock shifter. Another 2" is about perfect.
i like mine, i felt the **** was a little bit of a reach for me so i got a connector for 3/8" all-thread and a small piece of all-thread to extend my **** up about 2". works good, i dont feel like im streaching forward to reach 1st,3rd or 5th. ive had my hurst for a little over a year now, it did loosen up a little. i used loctite at installation and havent had any problems with bolts backing out.
I have a 1998 XLT with the bucket seats, will the Hurst hit my center console?
This looks like a pretty sick mod and I cant wait to do it. Is there another lever to fit if this one wont????
(and for the old-timers, by sick I mean good or radical)