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Old 10-27-2007
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Hurst Shifter question....

Installed my Hurst shifter a few nights back on my 99 4 banger. It was tough to tell if I needed the spacer or not. It seemed to fit better without, so I went that route.

Shifting is awesome, but 5th and Reverse are still a bit "quirky" to get into. Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 10-27-2007
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My 1st and 2nd are a bit iffy to engage, but 5th and reverse seem fine.

I too wasn't sure about the spacer thing. I ran with and without and didn't tell a difference. I'm currently not using the spacer.

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Old 10-27-2007
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it's really noticeable if you need that 1/4" spacer....i mean it's a 1/4". I have no problems with mine. I had to get u sed to shifting with's fine now., it was me that was the probme with the 5th/reverse quirkyness.
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Old 10-27-2007
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my 1st and 2nd are tight, but seemed to work out a bit. I think 90% of it was adaptabilty/timing issues on my part. I had a 1/2 dozen grinds going into 2nd.

5th is tricky.

I guess if you needed the spacer and didn't use it, it wouldn't work at all.

on the postive note, shifting is great and no leaks.
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Old 10-31-2007
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mine did need the spacer, i cant recall if i had issues with it when i first got it, may just take some getting used to and broke in a little. there is more trans noise but overall a awesome improvement. i waited all last summer for it (backorderd)
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