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Old 04-22-2009
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wait so you dont need a shifter extension when you bl if you have a hurst?
you do but you can make your own, and customize it so the shifter suits you.
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Old 04-22-2009
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wait so you dont need a shifter extension when you bl if you have a hurst?
you dont have to...no. BUT...the reach is pretty far. Making an extention is SUPER easy though. Right now i'm running a 2.5" up, 1 1/8" back ext and have it moved closer to me by 1/4"...and it's PERFECT!!

Check out the 3" BL sticky in the exterior section of the site for Hurst + BL info....Here's a ripped post I did....

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=83805
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If you have a Hurst Shifter, or plan on installing one, this post will help you.

YES a Hurst shifter with a body lift works perfectly. NO you do not need PA #3700 for the Hurst because it's a completely different shifter. Once body lifted and a Hurst Shifter, the ball is pretty low to the ground, and a long reach to reach the ball.

You can make an extension if you wish....and that extension you can make PERFECT for your comfort and make it perfect for you.

Here's what a 3" body lift and Hurst look like(notice the shortness)...





Here's a couple of brackets I've made for mine made out of 1/4" flat bar....Dark colored one is 1" up, 1 1/8" back. Light colored one is 2.5" up, 1 1/8" back. Both brackets I had mounted to the Hurst base in a fashion that it moves the arm toward the driver 1/4". 1" up, 1 1/8" back worked well for a BL'd truck. I initially did it when I had a 1" BL in my truck. Then I put the 3" BL on and it worked well....it sucked if you've got a shorty console, but if you've got a 60/40, I think it might work quite nicely.






Fx4wannabe01's truck with 1" up, 1 1/8" back, 1/4" driverside(center console not bolted down. 3" bl with this particular bracket DOES NOT allow use of the cupholders when center console is bolted to factory location)...








Fx4wannabe01's truck with 2.5" up, 1 1/8" back, 1/4" driverside...





TrePaul86's truck with the same measurements on the extention...




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There is also a Longer shifter arm if people want the shifter closer to them its not cheap tho....

standard Hurst 538-4106 arm
longer 538-8022 arm




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i have a body lift with no extenstion right now and its really not that bad. but i made my extension and installing it this weekend. i have to ground down some of it to make it look more like shanes but thats it.
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I'm probably going to make a few more.....differing sizes. Like 2.5" up/.75" back, just moving the holes 1/4" at a time to make it completely perfect and to eliminate any problems removing that Large McDonalds cup from the shorty console in 4th. lol.
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wait...$231????? damn I thought it looked cool I seen a pic once and was thinking about getting one, but $231???? DAMN!! what is so good about it?
You have to do what I did and trade a stock shifter for one.......
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Is it possible to install the hurst AFTER you already have a bl?
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Is it possible to install the hurst AFTER you already have a bl?
yes i did it
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It's a 30 min install at the most. Piece of cake and you can do it whenever.
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It's a 30 min install at the most. Piece of cake and you can do it whenever.
it look me a lilttle longer than that i was writing up my own little how to.
but if i wasn't doing that it would have taken no time.
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ive had mine for almost 2 years now, loctite all fasteners. i put a extension on mine, but went the other way and used a all-thread connector between the **** and shift lever. put a 2" peice of heter hose over the extention. it rasied the ball 2" and put it in the perfect spot. my stock bushings were bad and ford kept giving me b.s. about needed a number off the trans and wanting to sell me the whole top cover assy. at the time the hurst was only around 200, mine came from jegs,summit had the same price at that time though. there was a terrible backorder at the time. i ordered it in may and got it the last week of aug. i didnt have a console to deal with, just the boot to the floor. ive tried different ***** but keep going back to the one it came with. its well worth the money, you wont be sorry. Name:  100_5489.jpg
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Is it possible to install the hurst AFTER you already have a bl?
It's no different to install on a bodylifted truck compared to a unbody lifte truck. But....take that floor plastic bracket that the console screws into...it'll make those forward/back stops alot easier to adjust. It's kinda a pain on a BL'd truck. DO NOT forget red locktite on those adjustment stops.
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just ordered one for my ranger was going to get a fx4 shifter but $200 plus shipping ford pricing themselves out of the market..if around $50 plus shipping pretty sure ford would sell alot of them
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after 2 years of use my boot split along the bottom, luckily i have a spare. when i ordered my hurst i was not aware that it came with a boot and i had ordered one along with the shifter. think last winter when it got real cold is when it may have split. i drove it for a day without the boot, and the noise is really louder than i thought it would be. its almost completly quiet in comparison. at the time i bought the extra boot, it alone was 30 bucks. hope its not something that every 2 years will go bad. maybe i'll run the damaged one in the winter and go back to the good one when its warm out.
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I'm running a VatoZone "Hurst Style" boot since mine didn't come with one, but hey, almost new for $80, can't complain! I love the Hurst, makes driving so much more enjoyable!

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