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Old 12-10-2009, 11:30 PM   #26
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So how did the shifter do on your trip? Any pros or cons to report? Still snow & ice on the roads here so mine is still un-tested as of yet. I too will order the Hurst logo knob....... but 90 bucks? ouch!
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Shifter is a complete (and pardon my french, please) bad ass piece of machinery. I mean... The Hurst shifter is totally different from stock. There's really only "pro's" to the install. ALL the shifts are FIRM. It's almost like a clicking each time you put it in gear. Like....it "snaps" into gear. You KNOW when you shift and can actually FEEL each shift. When you shift with a stock shifter, it feels pretty spongy...mushy... Heck, I felt like I was going to break the stock shifter in half when I shifted hard. COMPLETE OPPOSITE when shifting with this one. The ONLY con to this one is a tiny amount of vibration noise. I found that the majority of the time, the vibration noise came because I was resting my hand on teh shifter causing the shifter to lean to one side (there's about a half an inch play left to right when in gear) and when you press the shifter to the side, it'll vibrate. It's nothing that is annoying to me. However, a 2nd plastic boot or some type of spongy insulating material would surely take away any noise.

So far, I am 100% satisfied. For those that use them, I'm sure they all agree. If anyone is interested in trying one out before buying, ask around in your regional forums to see if there's anyone close by that might mind letting someone try it out....not necessarily driving it, now.....just shifting through the gears to see if they liked it.

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Is this a new hurst logo knob you are talking about? I got the black anodized alum knob with the Hurst logo on top like SooCh's (member here) from the Hurst website for the listed price $49.
Yep. That's the one. I swore I saw one with an orange "H." Maybe it was just this one.
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So you are coming to Alabama then to help me with the Vararam????
Dude...you won't NEED help with it!!! It's EASY to install! And, I'm going to do a DIY thread for those that might need a bit of help.

I hope you get one soon! I think you are going to get the actual 2.75 production piece. Believe me...you are going to LOVE it.
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Yep...that's kind of how I remembered it....thought it was orange on top, but I guess not! Love that shifter, though!
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:48 PM   #27
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What a great play-by-play install. I don't have a new Camaro..YET....but when I do get one, this is one of the first upgrades. I put a B&M short-throw shifter in my 1994 Corvette, and MAN...what a difference! That thing is so tough it feels like you could hit it with a sledgehammer. The super short "click" into gear is so much better than stock. I can only imagine how nice the Hurst is in the Camaro...I drove a stock 2010 SS stick, and its ok, but a Hurst will be the ticket.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:50 PM   #28
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Nice write-up. I got mine back in October and I love it. The whole driving experience is completely different with it and feels much more solid and precise.

You want to do something else that's great? Replace your trans fluid with 4 qts of Royal Purple Synchromax, and the diff fluid with 1 qt of Royal Purple 75w90 Max Gear. The car runs smoother, quieter and just seems to glide along now. Combined with the Hurst shifter it's a pure joy to drive.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:07 AM   #29
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Nice write-up. I got mine back in October and I love it. The whole driving experience is completely different with it and feels much more solid and precise.

You want to do something else that's great? Replace your trans fluid with 4 qts of Royal Purple Synchromax, and the diff fluid with 1 qt of Royal Purple 75w90 Max Gear. The car runs smoother, quieter and just seems to glide along now. Combined with the Hurst shifter it's a pure joy to drive.
might have to give that a go
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #30
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this thread was so helpful for my install.. got her done last night and upon coming back from work today there was a grinding sound coming from the shifter and I got her up on jackstands in my garage. Turns out that the dust boot cover came loose. I cant inspect for damage as the entire exhaust system is 500 degrees but after she cools off a bit, I'm going to check to see if there was any damage.

Any tips on getting this PITA thing back on assuming its not mangled?

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UPDATE: The dust boot was intact but had some rub from the driveshaft and bits of rubber were thrown about the tub. I fooled around with it for 25 minutes and can get the drivers side tabs on and the rear passanger tab on, but there's not enough room to pull it on with my fingers to get the last tab on the housing. GF was yelling at me cause I was fiddling with the car and not her. I quit for the evening and am going to give it another go in the morning.

Makes me want to take the entire damn thing off and be done with it but that would cause more harm than good.

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #31
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Here is a Video from hurst them self:
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #32
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finally got the dust boot on but I'm not confident that it will stay on...
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #33
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hehehe...yeah, that dust boot was a pain.

But, seems that if you do the passenger side first using the tabs and then working your way over, it'll go on. I messed with is a few times after it went on to make sure it would stay.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #34
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Thanks for an Amazing DIY bro! I seriously didnt even pull out the instructions from Hurst. Only issues I had was upon trying to install the flush allen head screws for the new shifter and I dropped one on the heat shield under drive shaft and took a nice little bit to retrieve it!
Other than that everything went smooth as silk! Dust boot was a bit tricky, but once I fiddled with tabs working from corner to corner it went on pretty easy. Just NOT a lot of room under there when its up on jack stands.

Great job!!! and thanks bro!!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #35
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You got it! Glad I could help.

Yeah...not a lot of room at all. That drive shaft was ticking me off!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:55 PM   #36
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Thanks for an Amazing DIY bro! I seriously didnt even pull out the instructions from Hurst. Only issues I had was upon trying to install the flush allen head screws for the new shifter and I dropped one on the heat shield under drive shaft and took a nice little bit to retrieve it!
Other than that everything went smooth as silk! Dust boot was a bit tricky, but once I fiddled with tabs working from corner to corner it went on pretty easy. Just NOT a lot of room under there when its up on jack stands.

Great job!!! and thanks bro!!
I dropped a few of the lil bolts on the top of the heat shield as well which got me thinking of removing the rattling stock heat shield and installing custom thermotec adhesive in its place. It would probably make things quieter as well as heat resistant. . .

One final trick I used was a locking hemostat clip (kind you find in a hospital!) to snag the final tab on the dust boot and slip over the retaining ring. My fingers and hands are just tooo big for that tight spot.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:06 PM   #37
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too bad hurst is out of stock on this. its over 400 for it as well.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #38
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too bad hurst is out of stock on this. its over 400 for it as well.
You need to talk to Curt. Last I heard, he had two left....going at something like $340 per shifter...
Here's his page...PM him.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #39
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I am hearing good things about barton industries shifter. it costs 200 and everyone says it is performing better than hurst. lots of people say there hurst is shaking
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:04 PM   #40
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Only thing that's shaking on my SS is the tag on the back-- from the Dynatech headers and MBRP exhaust system!! :-D
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:46 PM   #41
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The rattle that comes with the shifter can easily be fixed with some foam type insulation or a 1/8th inch thick extra book that you can slip over the shifter (under all the stuff). The noise will be cancelled out and the vibration minimized.

I still have yet to get my hands on a Barton. I'd like to try one for myself.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:02 PM   #42
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Did you have a little helper with you?
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:10 PM   #43
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Did you have a little helper with you?
You'd better believe it! Start'em young...that's what I say!

Funny...you saw that little sock in there... These guys are with me on every mod, every install, ...my pride and joyS!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:42 PM   #44
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You'd better believe it! Start'em young...that's what I say!

Funny...you saw that little sock in there... These guys are with me on every mod, every install, ...my pride and joyS!
I know. Here everyone else is asking and posting great questions/answers about your install but not me, I notice a little boys foot. Aww well I thought it was too cute. Besides I think its wonderful that they are right there with you watching and learning.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:21 AM   #45
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Nickey Chicago has Hurst short throw shifters in Stock and ready for delivery, for those who want the Hurst Brand name and quality.

We have not used the Barton short throw as of yet, but based on our experience with Barton, it should be as good or better than the Hurst Shifter.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:17 AM   #46
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I know. Here everyone else is asking and posting great questions/answers about your install but not me, I notice a little boys foot. Aww well I thought it was too cute. Besides I think its wonderful that they are right there with you watching and learning.

Until they take silver sharpie to your beautiful black leather!!!

And when that happens, you can't get mad. You just have to that you left the sharpie in your car and try to teach the little one that what he did was NOT ****'ING RIGHT!!! ...in a very calm fashion.

Thank the good Lord above for Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!!!
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Nickey Chicago has Hurst short throw shifters in Stock and ready for delivery, for those who want the Hurst Brand name and quality.

We have not used the Barton short throw as of yet, but based on our experience with Barton, it should be as good or better than the Hurst Shifter.
And less expensive. Personally, I'd LOVE to test one of the Barton's out. I already had the Hurst on order (as I've used them for 8 years) when the Bartons came out. Yep...would love to see how they work and feel compared to the Hurst.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #47
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I been working on the 2 mounting screws for three hours now. I can not get them to go back in. Can someone please help me!

edit: i just noticed that the mounting plate I have isnt countersunk. WTH!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #48
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I been working on the 2 mounting screws for three hours now. I can not get them to go back in. Can someone please help me!

edit: i just noticed that the mounting plate I have isnt countersunk. WTH!
The plate is part of the Hurst shifter, you do not reuse the stock plate..
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I didnt reuse the stock plate
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Can you reuse the longer bolts from the oe shifter,?
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