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Old 11-09-2007
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Shifter

Has anyone put a hurst shifter in their 5sp is it worth the money or no?
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i want to but i dont wanna spend $200 im see if i can get one from the dealer with my discount...=p
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i drove one truck with one installed. IMO its definitely worth it.
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i drove one truck with one installed. IMO its definitely worth it.
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so you would suggest to spend the money for it
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I've heard that the FX4 is just as good. I like the look of a chrome stick, but not sure where to find an FX4 shifter other than the dealer, and it is probably cost prohibitive. I've also heard that the Hurst is a little stiff at first and noisier than stock. Does anyone have any inputs on this?
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FX4 shifter is jus a handle. nuthin special except chrome

noisy, firm operation; thats part of the game. the benefits of a shorter throw far out weigh the negatives
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the hurst is worth every penny. I can shift through all gears and not move my elbow from the armrest.
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Ordered one from Summit. What is the feeling on the "shifter lifter"? How much shorter is the hurst from stock and it the lifter needed, is it more comfortable?
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i love my hurst.....yes it's noisy, but like scott said, the positives far out weigh the negatives. Check out the "quiet the hurst" mod in the how-to section of this great place called R-F.
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i havent heard of a "shifter lifter" but if you are talking about the spacer that comes with the shifter, it is needed in the older ones due to a different top cover. In most cases if you have a tranny older than 97 then you will need the spacer, the 97 and newer top covers dont need the spacer. The way to tell is when you pull out your stub shaft leave the top boot (with the 3 torx screws) around the stub shaft and measure from the bottom of that plate to the end of the stub shaft and compare it with the length of the hurst from the bottom mouting flange to the end of the stub shaft. This is covered pretty well in the instructions from hurst also.
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I drove my friends with one installed and its night and day Im definitely plan on getting one for my 07 soon.
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Ordered one from Summit. What is the feeling on the "shifter lifter"? How much shorter is the hurst from stock and it the lifter needed, is it more comfortable?
I put a muich longer stick on mine.............not sure or the part number.
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wow, mine sits in exactly the right spot, but then again I have double jointed shoulders and tend to sit with my arms dropped out of place a bit when I'm driving anyway. The stick is in the perfect spot though so I can rest my wrist and change the radio in all gears.
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I went back and forth about getting the shifter for a long time. Mostly because everyone was complaining about the gear noise.

Well, I've had mine since last Christmas and I LOVE it! I can't even hear the noise over my exhaust or music.

Even if I could hear the noise, like others have said, the clean quick shifts are worth it.

*click click*

-Levino
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i made my own shifter lifter......just stil havn't got around to mounting it yet.
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