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Old 02-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Short Throw Shifter

I'm looking to purchase a short throw shifter kit. I plan on keeping my stock grip and boot. Can anybody recommend one that they have really liked? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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I bought the MGW because it replaces the whole shifter not just the shaft like most . Its very well made and they even give you noise reduction pads that you wont see with other shifter companies. The MGW accepts the stock shift knob and they also sell the adapter if you want to use a different shift knob down the road. I love it, they are very nice and helpful with questions and concerns too. good luck with your choice.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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You really doin't need the entire assembly unit. The GM assembly unit is strong enough. Why spend the extry m$$$$.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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You really doin't need the entire assembly unit. The GM assembly unit is strong enough. Why spend the extry m$$$$.
In my opinion the GM unit may be strong enough, but that is not why I changed mine out to MGW, I could not stand the soft squishy rubber shift feeling of the stock shifter base. Not to mention the weak centering spring that does nothing to help get faster 2-3 shifts. The only reason GM made it that way was to accommodate the general car buying public and keep the shifter quiet. Changing out just the stick is not going to change that feeling, it will shorten the throw, but not the squishy shift feeling. I like a nice solid shift. Not being harsh here just giving my 2 cents.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Yes the stock shifter is sloppy, my mgw is firm and you feel control
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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im very happy with the slp shifter. not too short of a throw but very solid feel, no noise and $116.00 from gmpartshouse.com
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
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I have a Findaza Short Throw Shifter and Flywheel. I have been very pleased.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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The Hurst STS allows you to use either the classic chrome shaft/shifter ball or the stock OEM shifter knob and bag. I haven't installed mine yet (sitting in the trunk) but have been in a Camaro that had it and was very impressed with it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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I also have the MGW Shifter and Love it...
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #11
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Yea but why spend the extra m$$$$, with the extra money you save, you could get a cold air intke and gan 15 more HP. at the rear wheels
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #12
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THE way the HURST unit is put together looks flimz to me, The way the shift lever connects to the upper stick attachment with two hex screws, could lead to wobbeling from left to right, and its expensive
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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You guys obviously wouldn't know a "long throw shift" if it bit you on the beehind!

I can tell you I drove a '72 Chevy Nova with a 307 V8 and Muncie 3spd Tranny. I can tell you that was fun to drive and never had a problem with it. This was a long throw transmission. But like every car you drive daily, you get used to it.

I have also driven the '64 Corvair, with a 6cyl(not a V6) which was air-cooled. This one had a 4spd transmission or gearbox. Now this was much trickier to drive and was prone to "missing" gears. I mean you shift from first to second and sometimes you made it, sometimes you would proceed to grind gears.

I would say this was a longer throw than the Muncie in that Nova.

Now these m6 transmissions in the Camaros are not "long throw" transmissions by any means. On the contrary, what you have here is a transmission that is very responsive and very quick on the draw. Very much a "short throw" transmission.

I would venture to say that most of you are not used to driving manual transmissions much less a "long throw" transmission, or you would know what you were talking about. I know because I have driven both. You're talking about getting an after market "short throw" shifter, which is fine. Your transmission is a "short throw" transmission and you are looking to get a "shorter throw" after market shifter. That's all. You're just looking to cut down your shifting time in the long run. As long as we know what you're talking about. How often are you going to take your Camaro from 0-60mph in the least amount of time? Unless you own a track, not very. Unless you're a track guy or racer all you're looking at is a daily commute. And that Hurst shifter looks really cool. I know. Have fun and stay safe!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #14
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #15
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MGW is the only shifter that will give you a stronger 2-3 gate spring. If you want that then you have no other option. It will not be visible if you use the factory boot and knob.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #16
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Hurst shaft coming loose? NOT if you install correct. use lock tight.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #17
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My Hurst is working great. I love it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:14 AM   #19
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My wife bought me the Hurst Short Throw Shifter and it is great! They advertise a 44% shorter throw over factory.

Also agree with lawman. These cars do not have long throw shifters. Anyone who is old enough can remember driving standard shift vehicles with those ugly shifters that you just about rapped your knuckles on the dash when you shifted. Remember the old trucks? Now THOSE were long throw shifters!

Honestly though, I love my Hurst. It is a bit more expensive, but I think it looks excellent and I get a lot of compliments on it. Get tons of compliments on the throw as well. Lots of this and this when people run it through the gears.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #20
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I'm looking to purchase a short throw shifter kit. I plan on keeping my stock grip and boot. Can anybody recommend one that they have really liked? Thanks
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #21
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MGW never missed a 2-3 shift at the track which I did several times with the stock shifter. Solid feel no noise or vibration. MGW all the way! sometimes when you pay more you get more, this is the case with MGW.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #22
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #23
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I called MGW yesterday and they were very good on the phone with my questions and had the southern hopsitality you would expect.
They told me the shifters for the 5th gen Camaros(which is what I need for my GXP) is out at the monent but about a week they will be good to go.
I agree with the post above about the factory setup is not a long throw by a long shot but it is smushy and flimsey to the feel when banged on. This is the only reason why Im replacing.
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THE way the HURST unit is put together looks flimz to me, The way the shift lever connects to the upper stick attachment with two hex screws, could lead to wobbeling from left to right, and its expensive
Got two new hex screws at hardware store just long enough to stick out for lock nuts and a little loctite. Been tight for over a year.
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