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Old 09-28-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Hurst, T-handle, Pistol Grip shifters for the Aisin 6M?

Did anyone who was at Indy see or hear of these accessories are also available for the LS/LT camaro with a manual? I'm mainly interested in the Hurst.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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There was info on Hurst products, I don't think they ever mentioned it was specific to V8. My guess would be there will be a Hurst with various handles for the Aisin trans.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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good question, i suspect yes, we need johnnycamaro to come on here and let us know.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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Is the hurst that is offered a true short-throw accessory? Or is it simply a different expensive shift knob? I noticed that was one of the very few complaints motor trend had for the V6 camaro, that the shifter was just a hair sloppy in its action. I'll have to check the actual quote...
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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hurst is making the short throw kit, and you can order the car as a hurst optioned car
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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Sorry but I don't really know anything about shifters, and I tried looking but it was not very clear what these shifters actually do/improve. I would be getting the auto, but kinda wanted to upgrade the shifter and was wondering what each of these 3 do? Can they hurt mileage or anything bad like that, or are they merely cosmetic?
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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With an auto, changing the shift handle will only make things look like you want them to. I personally think the auto's shift handle looks great.

For a manual, a short throw setup makes it so you are moving the actual shifter a shorter distance to each gear, the theory being that it will improve your shift time ever so slightly. Keep in mind that human-speed shifting and human-speed brain function are the only inherent weaknesses of a manual transmission. If you can do something mechanical to enhance this weakness, people will do it.

Also, Hurst has been putting shifters in pony cars for a long time. It's kind of a tradition. My 77 formula had a Hurst from the factory in it. It was a very fun car to drive, even if it was only rated at 135 hp.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #8
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^Cool thanks! I was only going to change the shifter knob thing if it would be beneficial in terms of performance or effieciency or something. So I guess I will stick with the stock one which should allow me to get another option or two.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:11 PM   #9
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Yeah. I've got a factory short-throw shifter in my ride. Although it was a standard option with my trim.

fierodeletre, explained it very well. A short-throw shifter basically does what it says. It shortens the "throw" from gear to gear, Essentially or theorectically shortening your shift times, and improving acceleration.

I know I'm definitely going to opt for it when I do look into getting a Camaro next summer seeing I'll be getting the Aisin 6-spd manual.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:01 PM   #10
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Hurst Shifter

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Did anyone who was at Indy see or hear of these accessories are also available for the LS/LT camaro with a manual? I'm mainly interested in the Hurst.
This is JohnnyCamaro AKA John Cox from GM Accessories and GM Performance Parts. The Hurst Short Throw Shifter is an option for both V6 and V8 at time of ordering. A shift knob is not in the portfolio as it is assumed people will either use the factory one or pick from the many aftermarket options.
Exhaust systems and Air Intakes are also available on V6 models. The Headers are for V8 only.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #11
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Is there any way you could get pics on here of the short throw shifter John? That would be great.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:27 PM   #12
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JohnnyCamaro, can you give us part numbers for the following items for the V8, M6:

Hurst Short Throw Shifter
Shorty Headers
Performance Air Intake

I've tried to find them on your website, but had no luck. Any help you can give me would be great. I'm heading down to the dealer tomorrow morning.

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Old 10-10-2008, 06:27 PM   #13
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Is there any way you could get pics on here of the short throw shifter John? That would be great.
Sorry I cant reveal anything on these yet. I can tell you they will be at SEMA and you should know more about them then.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:36 PM   #14
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ok thanks. I'll just add them to the order after SEMA
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