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Old 10-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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need input on shifters

i am looking to get me a short shifter in the near future
so where can i get a good one for a decent price?
what kind is the best to get?
and how much are they to install?
will dealer do it for me?
does it void warranty?
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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I am also looking into various shifters to use in my build this winter.

The hurst and the MGW are the two to choose from in my mind. Both are reliable, and both are a great improvement. From what I can find the Hurst is a little shorter throw, but makes slightly more noise...but some dynamat will solve that.

The MGW is also slightly more money, but it is a nice quiet piece right out of the box.

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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I am also looking into various shifters to use in my build this winter.

The hurst and the MGW are the two to choose from in my mind. Both are reliable, and both are a great improvement. From what I can find the Hurst is a little shorter throw, but makes slightly more noise...but some dynamat will solve that.

The MGW is also slightly more money, but it is a nice quiet piece right out of the box.

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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zz do u sell any of them?
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7. Manual transmissions prove you can do more than one thing at a time
6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
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3. You’ll never look like a chump if you can drive stick
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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I am also looking into various shifters to use in my build this winter.

The hurst and the MGW are the two to choose from in my mind. Both are reliable, and both are a great improvement. From what I can find the Hurst is a little shorter throw, but makes slightly more noise...but some dynamat will solve that.

The MGW is also slightly more money, but it is a nice quiet piece right out of the box.

Hope that helps.
Is that the Hurst Billet Plus that makes the noise? I have one installed in mine. I notice a little noise when I have my hand on it but otherwise no noise at all.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #6
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MTI racing has a good one. I installed it a few months back love it. Positive shifts. Down fall extensive install. costly $389 shifter $250 installation
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:14 PM   #7
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There will be another player in the market SOON!!!! It will be similar to the Hurst design but will feature knob height adjustability, UP OR DOWN.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:19 PM   #9
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There will be another player in the market SOON!!!! It will be similar to the Hurst design but will feature knob height adjustability, UP OR DOWN.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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How about we add that these shifters need to come down in price.

I cant get over what came with the Hurst, a plastic ball knob, some grease and a shaft and flange nothing else for $375. Crazy!!!
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:32 AM   #11
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How about we add that these shifters need to come down in price.

I cant get over what came with the Hurst, a plastic ball knob, some grease and a shaft and flange nothing else for $375. Crazy!!!

I agree with that but because this car is new everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of high prices.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:35 PM   #12
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the hurst unit is in the low to mid $350 range now . I believe the MGW is upper $300 range?. Both are nice pieces
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #13
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Hurst sells a top notch short throw shifter!! We can definitely help you out

Here it is in our store:
http://www.bmcspeedshop.com/product_....htm?Click=439

Hurst has been making short throw shifters for all american muscle cars for years! Can't go wrong with one of these units

Give us a call if you have any questions! 1-877-BMC-RWHP!
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:57 PM   #14
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I love my Hurst Shifter would not trade it for anything
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:03 PM   #15
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Is that the Hurst Billet Plus that makes the noise? I have one installed in mine. I notice a little noise when I have my hand on it but otherwise no noise at all.
Did you install dynamat? If I am just grandma driving, no noise, but try accelerating hard in 2nd and 3rd, you'll hear it no doubt. Try that and let us know. But if u installed dynamat, that would be why you hear no noise.

Okay, where and how exactly do you apply dynamat to reduce or elimiate the noise????? Can someone answer this please?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #16
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How about we add that these shifters need to come down in price.

I cant get over what came with the Hurst, a plastic ball knob, some grease and a shaft and flange nothing else for $375. Crazy!!!
I got a nice deal along with fellow SoCal members, paid $320 total, installed by Hurst techs at the Hurst office.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:14 PM   #17
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Hurst for nostalgia in my opinion.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:43 PM   #18
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I also have the Hurst and love it. I do get a bit of noise, It's more old school and I like that. Too each his own.

I do agree with some of the others, I got in on the sub $300 price and still think I over paid a bit for what was in the kit. But overall I'm really happy with the results.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:04 PM   #19
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The MTI Racing 2010 Camaro shifter is being used in Grand Am, European Spec series, and currently remarketed by several notable aftermarket suppliers. Through extensive testing and engineering, the MTI Racing Six Shooter Shifter for 2010 Camaro successfully maximized the feel and precision. It is HUGE improvement in feel over the stock shifter. It actually shifts better than stock. 99.9% of customers report that they finally have a good solid connection between them and the transmission with great results. We accomplished this with thorough engineering and maximizing the feel, and redesigning certain elements of the linkage that make the entire assembly stronger and last longer. A throw reduction of 25% was chosen because that is where the data shows the optimium feel, combined with the best total feel, combined with the easiest shifting effort. Any more than this, and it is not optimum because it further shortens the throw at the expense of a stiffer feel.
Our shifter also accepts either the stock Camaro knob or you can use our retro stylle Cue Ball knobs. (see attached pic)



Most other aftermarket shifters focus primarily on a short throw shifter stick. They do not address the shortcomings in the linkage or improving the overall feel of the shift selection. Their throw reduction is significantly higher than ours. In our research, this is not optimum. It shortens the throw at the expense of stiffer feel. The useage of "centering-springs" and touting its great stiffness isn't optimum either. The higher shift effort seems exciting for "death-gripping" the knob but it is harder on your wrist, harder on linkage and makes it more cumbersome to find 5th gear and Reverse.
The MTI Racing Six Shooter Shifter is an engineering masterpiece, using the best materials and technology available to make the best feeling, most precise shifter for the 2010 Camaro.

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I like the feel of the stock shifter, but would love to have the hurst shifter shaft and knob. Hope they make a stock replacement for just this.
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So Chris at MTI how much is that shifter???

I am definitely looking for a shifter so all companies or stores let me know what you got.
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So Chris at MTI how much is that shifter???

I am definitely looking for a shifter so all companies or stores let me know what you got.
The MTI Racing Six Shooter is available at $389. Always in stock.

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MTI - you mention harsh center-return springs in other shifters. Does the MTI have no return spring ?
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I have an MGW shifter in mine and it is a slick, smooth shifter. Very positive gear changes and no noise that I can tell.
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