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Old 12-20-2006
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Help with Hurst Shifter?

Hi, what's the best or easiest way to dampen the sound for the Hurst Shifter?
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put the stock shifter back on
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put some sort of insulation inside the shifter boot, thats what I did and it's not as loud anymore. Other than that, get a better sound system lol
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^ what kind of insulation ?
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Old 12-21-2006
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I used another shifter boot (cut up) to wrap around the shifter; under the boot as well as up under the shifter bezel.. nice thick rubber material works good (like the boot that hurst sent ya :)) I bought a leather one from Wayne so i didnt need the hurst one, so I put it to good use!
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I did the same. I cut the top part of the hurst boot and secured it to the floor, then put a leather boot over that. It muffled it pretty good.

Take some of the rubber boot that comes with it and cut it into a gasket. Put two holes in it for the bolts and sandwich it between the shifter rod and the main unit. This will dampen some of it.

I still don't quite understand where the noise comes from. I suspect it may be hitting/vibrating against the adjustment stop screw in the back of the unit.

Anyone else have an opinion? It seems like the noise went away after a while. Either that or I got used to it.
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ring of Dynamat and "snake" ?

How do you make the ring of Dynamat and "snake"?
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I used an off brand of dyno mat and the tar melted. It leaked down the tranny and left behind nothing but the foil. Some of may have made it down into the tranny. I'm not sure. Just be careful if you do that.
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How do you make the ring of Dynamat and "snake"?
The ring was Dynamat Extreme wrapped in aluminum foil. The foil was there to deflect some heat, and keep the Dynamat from oozing if it melted. Seems like even Dynamat Extreme will melt with enough heat.

The "snake" was terry cloth wrapped in high heat tape. That was the main sound absorbing material, as the ring really just took the heat.

I also put Dynamat under the floor console, which did a lot to contain most of the noise. Even with all of that, the gear mesh noises will still radiate up through the shift arm. No way of deadening that, as it is physically coupled to the tranny. The Hurst rubber plates didn't help, and only fell apart from the heat.

You may notice that I use the word "heat" alot. That was ultimatley the reason I removed the Hurst. There was way too much heat radiating out of the shift cup for my tastes. Given that the Ranger has no seperate turret oil, I was worried about my transmission.
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I used the thinner dynamat and it helped quite a bit. After a few weeks the sound was not even an issue. Either I got used to it or the dynamat worked. I think I was just used to it and it did not bother me anymore.
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i must be lucky. i don't get any extra noise from my hurst shifter.
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cool exhaust in your avatar Tyler. That looks good.
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Old 12-31-2006
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hey thanks wayne! you should hear it!!!!!! sounds just like a flowmaster 40, but its a force auto muffler from summit. only 32.50!!!!!
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