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Modifications Changes from the factory stock setup - performance and appearance. What to buy next? What works & what doesn't?

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Installed a Hurst Shift arm

I've been wanting to change the shifter ever since I got the stang. And I live pretty close to Jegs so on Saturday morning I finally went over and picked up a shifter and installed it.

What ever shifter was / is in the car has the positive stops but the arm is pretty short. Last year I added the white knob but just never liked how short it was.

This new Hurst shifter is MUCH taller. Takes a little getting used to but I went for a little drive and must say I like it. It's more natural feeling when driving. I still have to get used to the longer throws but its not excessive or too far of a reach. Forward reach is about the same. Rearward throw into 2nd or 4th is noticeably closer. I must say I like it both in function and looks.

Here are some pics with it in 1st gear...

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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I have a Tri-Ax in my car, it has 2 heights to set it to, I like it set at the higher setting for driving.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Now that I've spent a little time with this I've come to realize something. My tranny doesn't shift quick at all w/o grinding and the longer lever length means shifts take a little longer. I now find myself shifting a bit more aggressively w/o grinding. On the down side I think its harder to hit third quickly. 3rd is a decent throw and feels more vague than before.

When I put the car back together I'm going to lower the stick by one hole which is approx 3/4 to 1"
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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Hi wyd,

The interior of your car looks really nice. There is no fading, and very little wear.

I suggest that you try to keep it as original/stock as possible. I hate it when people "over-modify" their cars. Call me "old school" (or "old fashioned"), but I prefer it when cars are in original/stock condition. I think they look nicer. In my mind, when people modify their cars, they ruin them. I know that many people disagree with me.
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