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ff815 06-09-2013 12:16 PM

Hurst vs GM Performance short throw shifter
 
When I ordered my '13 SS the only option for a short throw shifter was the GM Performance. Why did they stop using Hurst, and is there really a difference?

upflying 06-09-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ff815 (Post 6648658)
When I ordered my '13 SS the only option for a short throw shifter was the GM Performance. Why did they stop using Hurst, and is there really a difference?

I reckon the difference is over money and what GM was paying Hurst for the famous name.

AmericanMuscleCars 06-09-2013 12:23 PM

I would just wait and get the hurst aftermarket.

2014v6 06-09-2013 12:23 PM

Can u put a short throw in a v6 model?

ff815 06-09-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by AmericanMuscleCars (Post 6648681)
I would just wait and get the hurst aftermarket.

I guess my question is, is it really worth it?

ff815 06-09-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 2014v6 (Post 6648683)
Can u put a short throw in a v6 model?

I don't see why not.

90503 06-09-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ff815 (Post 6648692)
I guess my question is, is it really worth it?

The Hurst short-throw that was a factory option was a nice-shifter for sure...(I got one)...but come to find out, it's not like any other Hurst, no interchangeable parts, built uniquely for the Camaro...

My guess is the Chevy performance one offered now is basically the same, just not built by Hurst....

1LEMayhem 06-09-2013 12:33 PM

Is the gm performance shifter the same one they put in the 1LE? If so, I say go for it! Mine feels great!

SlingShot 06-09-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 1LEMayhem (Post 6648714)
Is the gm performance shifter the same one they put in the 1LE? If so, I say go for it! Mine feels great!

Same shifter as the ZL1 & 1LE ...

V6 LS Supercar 06-09-2013 12:46 PM

I have the MGW personally and love it.

ff815 06-09-2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SlingShot (Post 6648760)
Same shifter as the ZL1 & 1LE ...

That's what I've heard. It just doesn't feel as solid as you'd expect it to.

90503 06-09-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ff815 (Post 6648772)
That's what I've heard. It just doesn't feel as solid as you'd expect it to.

Mentioned above I had the factory Hurst...I did, however, change to the Hurst Billet Plus shifter...That is shorter throw and "solid" feel for sure, and you can play around with different Hurst parts and knobs for the "look"...

...Don't know how it actually compares to the new GM Performance shifter, though....

t&t moyer 06-09-2013 12:54 PM

I had a Hurst in my 12' SS and comparing it to the shifter in my 1LE, I prefer the current 1LE / ZL1 shifter. Maybe it's just me but I like the factory "performance" shifter. Not quite short throw but better than the standard factory offering. That being said dont get me wrong the Hurst was nice but then again there are a few other good options available too.

EastWood-SS 06-09-2013 12:56 PM

was really disapointed to find out my performance shifter was not the Hurst... guess they stopped this in 2013 with the introduction of Chevy's own shifter. They push it on you to keep the profits with them and not Hurst.

kinda sucks but the GM performnce shifter is good regardless

ff815 06-09-2013 01:00 PM

I'm certainly not complaining, I do like the feel. I was just thinking it would feel more "solid"? Btw, 1LEMayhem, your car looks amazing!

Oldag 06-09-2013 01:31 PM

Unless you are racing, the stock shifter will work very nicely.

Blk-Ice 06-09-2013 01:45 PM

Barton makes a good one also.

ChrisBlair 06-09-2013 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldag (Post 6648938)
Unless you are racing, the stock shifter will work very nicely.


The factory 6-speed shifter is shaped like an improperly circumcised gorilla's third leg. It is an abomination before God and Man that with the 'throwback to first gen' styling cues, we get a shifter I'd expect to see in a sado-masochist's 1984 Lada Samara.

I have a proper chrome stalk, white ball hurst shifter ready to go...if I can simply get the time to install it :doh:

Sandor 06-09-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SlingShot (Post 6648760)
Same shifter as the ZL1 & 1LE ...

Yes, the optional short-throw shifter is the same as used in the 1LE and ZL1, and available from Chevrolet Performance.

Rocky1974 06-09-2013 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisBlair (Post 6649377)
The factory 6-speed shifter is shaped like an improperly circumcised gorilla's third leg. It is an abomination before God and Man that with the 'throwback to first gen' styling cues, we get a shifter I'd expect to see in a sado-masochist's 1984 Lada Samara.

I have a proper chrome stalk, white ball hurst shifter ready to go...if I can simply get the time to install it :doh:

I agree. I don't hate the shifter in mine as much as I hate that stupid knob. I'd like to meet the person who's hand fits that knob.

sscamaro 06-10-2013 12:08 PM

I don't know about the new GM shifter, but the Hurst that chevy put was 22% shorter throw then the stock shifter. The after market Billet Hurst shifter is 44% shorter throw then the stock shifter. I have the billet Hurst shifter and love it.

Biscuitpie 06-10-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisBlair (Post 6649377)
The factory 6-speed shifter is shaped like an improperly circumcised gorilla's third leg. It is an abomination before God and Man that with the 'throwback to first gen' styling cues, we get a shifter I'd expect to see in a sado-masochist's 1984 Lada Samara.

I have a proper chrome stalk, white ball hurst shifter ready to go...if I can simply get the time to install it :doh:

That's why I bought a cueball shift knob from that guy on here before he got banned for not being a vendor. Idk if I like the way the chrome stalk looks, it was nice in my Shelby GT but it's kind of weird in the Camaro. I'm pretty sure the Hurst lets you use the stock setup though.

The 2010 Sin 06-11-2013 12:18 AM

my 2013 has a hurst

Blu Ray 09-10-2013 11:43 AM

Has anyone confirmed this can be used in the V6 hince the diffrent transmission

sscamaro 09-10-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Blu Ray (Post 6991473)
Has anyone confirmed this can be used in the V6 hince the diffrent transmission

The Hurst Billet shifter can be used in the V8 & the V6.


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