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Old 08-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Shifter in the Manual??

I have a question about the shifter. Is there a factory "short throw" Hurst type option? I'm also hoping the shift ball comes off like the 4th gen. I had an 8 ball on mine, it looked pretty cool, and it felt better in the hand. I may look into various styles of the 6 ball (ie colors.)
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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A short throw kit has been mentioned as an accessory. I'm keeping an eye out for more word on this as well. Would love to have one myself, as long as I can use the stock shift knob (love that look!).
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, I don't dislike the stock one, its just that I had a pool ball on my 4th gen, and I liked the size of it for my hands.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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I really would have liked to see an auto shifter in one of the reveal RS's. Just really want to know if its the same as the prepro one.(probably will be)
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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I have a question about the shifter. Is there a factory "short throw" Hurst type option? I'm also hoping the shift ball comes off like the 4th gen. I had an 8 ball on mine, it looked pretty cool, and it felt better in the hand. I may look into various styles of the 6 ball (ie colors.)
I dunno about the short throw hurst option but you can almost always change the ball.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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I knew I saw it someplace...
Performance parts - numerous performance-enhancing components, including a tuned air intake, cat-back exhaust system, a Hurst short-throw shifter as well as more traditional GM Performance Parts.
http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro/insi...y/?id=cid00018
Could either be ordered thru Dealer parts dept. or any selling GMPP parts.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:05 AM   #7
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I know i have a hurst shifter on my Camaro....but really dont know too much about it? What are the advantages?why is it better?can anyone tell me?
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:01 AM   #8
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Shifter is only a basic lever, just like a pry bar. If it's short throw, (shifter ball moves 4" during shift compared to factory 6", these are random numbers just for comparison.) Shifter moves 4" just a hair faster than it does 6", but it's also just a bit harder to shift. Quality of the shifter makes a big difference too.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:09 AM   #9
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I know i have a hurst shifter on my Camaro....but really dont know too much about it? What are the advantages?why is it better?can anyone tell me?
I don't know about the Hurst, but I put a Pro 5.0 in my '97 Z and was night and day compared to the stock unit. Smoother, shorter and more solid shifts and has a design feature that virtually eliminates the "MISSED" 2nd to 3rd shift. Great product for around $180-$200 and about an hour of ur time. ")
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #10
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I had an 8 ball on my 1971 Chevelle LT1 also, it was a great fit.

I would also like a short shifter but it might put more pressure on the linkage.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:04 PM   #11
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the shifter on my Z was real rubbery then I changed to a GMPP short throw. It was a lot better but believe it or not it did not fit in the car. GMPP shifter felt good, maybe a little too stiff. I switched to the SLP hurst. It was much better quality and the shifts we much tighter, more precise, stronger feel (than stock). When I turned in the lease i swapped the shifter back, it felt like I was rowing a boat.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:25 PM   #12
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I don't care what the shift length is so long as they offer the concept's shifter as an aftermarket option. I was really disappointed in the shifter we're getting stock.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #13
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I dunno - I think they did a really good job of carrying it over into production. The concept shifter would have been way too expensive to mass produce. I do like it though - but I really like the production leather wrapped shifter as well. Plus, I have a feeling the leather wrapped one would be more comfortable on a very cold/very hot day.
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