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ToyotaCamaro 08-13-2010 12:32 AM

Installed a Hurst Shifter in my 2LT (No Pics)
 
Picked up a Hurst Short Throw Shifter and installed it today. I installed it with the factory shifter knob since the pattern is set up for a V8. Maybe later I'll pick up a new knob and use the chrome lever. 80 bucks for classic Hurst knob is crazy.

I'll start by saying this shifter is awesome. Takes a little more pressure to engage and disengage the gears but the throw is perfect.

The install is not complicated but it was a bitch!!! I watched a couple videos and read the instructions. Bezel removal, easy. Boot and knob removal, easy. Dust cover, easy. Disconnecting the shifter fork, somewhat stubborn. Removing the shifter was tough. After removing the 2 bolts, it didn't just drop out. It took a couple minutes to realize there was alignment springs holding it in there. I had to remove them which was difficult with the rubber boot in the way. Putting them back in wasn't any easier. Finally got the shifter out. Next step, pop in the new the shifter. Easier said than done. Took a lot of force to pop it in. Then having to align the holes was really challenging. After the alignment, the rest of the installation was a breeze.

I have had far more difficult installations, but I wouldn't be quick to help a buddy install another one of these.

PoorMansCamaro 11-27-2010 05:34 PM

Sorry for bumping an old thread, but i was searching, and just decided to ask in here...

Anyone else buy the hurst shifter? I find it odd that i have to go out and buy another knob for the v6 shift pattern. More reviews/pics would be nice. I just ordered mine. Apex has a great deal on them right now. Now i just need to find a new knob, if anyone has any recommendations, that would be great too. :D

Silver2SSRS6spd 11-27-2010 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 2586059)
Sorry for bumping an old thread, but i was searching, and just decided to ask in here...

Anyone else buy the hurst shifter? I find it odd that i have to go out and buy another knob for the v6 shift pattern. More reviews/pics would be nice. I just ordered mine. Apex has a great deal on them right now. Now i just need to find a new knob, if anyone has any recommendations, that would be great too. :D

That does suck. I bought mine from APEX last week for my SS and will be installing it tonight. Should have an easier install then the OP since I'm also going to have the exhaust out. I have not seen anything about the return spring so I wonder if that's just a v6 thing. Hope you guys can find a cheap knob.

IROCanSS 11-27-2010 05:41 PM

Well the V6 tranny has "R" in a different location so the H pattern on the ball is wrong. Heres an idea HURST....

DONT INCLUDE A BALL WITH THE H PATTERN!

#1 the pattern is already on the bezel so its redundant on the ball
#2 it wont work with the V6
#3 the white ball looks dumb

I sprung for the $50 black anodized ball without the pattern. Looks MUCH better but they got me for another $50!

As for the alignment springs... PITA on the V6. On the one V6 I installed the HURST on, i didnt reinstall the springs. You dont need them.

IROCanSS 11-27-2010 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Silver2SSRS6spd (Post 2586070)
That does suck. I bought mine from APEX last week for my SS and will be installing it tonight. Should have an easier install then the OP since I'm also going to have the exhaust out. I have not seen anything about the return spring so I wonder if that's just a v6 thing. Hope you guys can find a cheap knob.

The spring is a V6 thing...

I've installed several on V8s. Its easy and the exhaust is not in the way at all. You do have to lower the tranny. Its simple!

OH, and by the way... NICE CAR! Mine:

http://i44.tinypic.com/29zuakp.jpg

PoorMansCamaro 11-27-2010 05:45 PM

well, if i can't find a knob in time, i might just install it like it's a v8, with the v8 patterned knob, then just change the knob when i get one. Might be kinda dumb, but 90% of people wont even notice.

Apex Motorsports 11-27-2010 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 2586059)
Sorry for bumping an old thread, but i was searching, and just decided to ask in here...

Anyone else buy the hurst shifter? I find it odd that i have to go out and buy another knob for the v6 shift pattern. More reviews/pics would be nice. I just ordered mine. Apex has a great deal on them right now. Now i just need to find a new knob, if anyone has any recommendations, that would be great too. :D

I can't find it now but not long ago someone posted that Hurst would swap the shifter knob for you V6 guys, you just had to contact them and provide proof of purchase. There is a Hurst representative that is a member on here (can't remember who) but you could give them a call Monday to verify.

PoorMansCamaro 11-27-2010 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Apex Chase (Post 2586086)
I can't find it now but not long ago someone posted that Hurst would swap the shifter knob for you V6 guys, you just had to contact them and provide proof of purchase. There is a Hurst representative that is a member on here (can't remember who) but you could give them a call Monday to verify.

awesome, thanks! i'll start looking for the Hurst rep now!:thumbup:

Apex Motorsports 11-27-2010 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 2586091)
awesome, thanks! i'll start looking for the Hurst rep now!:thumbup:

This is the guy I was thinking of, Kenji. Maybe he will have some info so you don't have to wait until Monday.

PoorMansCamaro 11-27-2010 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Apex Chase (Post 2586120)
This is the guy I was thinking of, Kenji. Maybe he will have some info so you don't have to wait until Monday.

PM'd him, thanks!:thumbsup:

chevy 3 11-28-2010 11:26 AM

If any need to. Go to Barton for your shift nobs. They have v6 pattern and more. Sorry for plugging a dif company.

PoorMansCamaro 11-28-2010 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by chevy 3 (Post 2587900)
If any need to. Go to Barton for your shift nobs. They have v6 pattern and more. Sorry for plugging a dif company.

thanks for the recommendation.

anyone know what the threading is for the shift knob on the Hurst?

usa1camaro1969 11-28-2010 03:24 PM

It's the 3/8ths one.

Silver2SSRS6spd 11-28-2010 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jrhaus76 (Post 2586079)
The spring is a V6 thing...

I've installed several on V8s. Its easy and the exhaust is not in the way at all. You do have to lower the tranny. Its simple!

OH, and by the way... NICE CAR! Mine:

http://i44.tinypic.com/29zuakp.jpg

Thanks, looks like yours is lowered also. I did finish the installation today and it felt much better once I got it on the ground. Getting into reverse was very difficult while it was up on jack stands prior to starting the car and getting the tranny going.

On some lighter news, I did see a cool looking 8 ball at an auto store today for $10 that would be a cool solution for the V6 cars. My guess is that Hurst will make it right either way. My only complaint was the HURST lettering on both sides of the white ball, I would have preferred it not be there.


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