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 Post subject: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:16 pm 
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hi guys, lookin at a short shifter for my XH XR6.....just wanna know who's running one and what they reckon. im worried if i put one in it might be a bit stiff and harder to change gears. there not the raciest gearboxes......cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:42 pm 
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I have a Steeda and a short stick from ebay + BA gearknob, it doesnt need to be moved very far to shift gears at all. I'd highly recommend a rip/quick shifter, but the length of the stick would be personal preference as it does require more effort to shift the shorter the stick. Combine that with the extra effort required due to the rip shifter and it could turn some people off.
Having said that, I love it :D . Straight gate 2 to 3 meaning you can pretty much just punch it up is sick, 3 to 4 is probably only 2 inches of travel.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:56 pm 
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im running a monza short shifter in my au, picked it up from my local autobarn.

heaps better to drive then standard.

some people have isues going from 2nd to 3rd with it accadentally going into 1st but never had a problem with it personally, the rip shifter eliminates this completely.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:08 pm 
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i've run a Steeda and now have a 'Billet' short shifter, both with cut down (30-40mm, f**k all) stock stick, and no rubber insulator on the stick.
they do increase shift effort, Steeda a bit less then the Billet, probably due to Billet being a sliiightly shorter shift and a stronger spring for the 2nd to 3rd shift.
i like them both, would come down to whatever i could get a deal on if i was going to buy another one.
Steeda probably nudges ahead if it's a daily and you are concerned about shift effort.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Steeda's also cheaper than Billet branded shifters too. RRP for a billet is $450 odd IIRC, steeda's 300 ish, or 200aud on ebay usa but you'd need to find someone to post here.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:55 am 
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i've got a billet short shifter in mine, shift feel is fantastic! absolutely love it, very firm and precise.

having said that, i've also got sharted 3rd gear synchros now... :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:19 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
I have a Steeda and a short stick from ebay + BA gearknob, it doesnt need to be moved very far to shift gears at all. I'd highly recommend a rip/quick shifter, but the length of the stick would be personal preference as it does require more effort to shift the shorter the stick. Combine that with the extra effort required due to the rip shifter and it could turn some people off.
Having said that, I love it :D . Straight gate 2 to 3 meaning you can pretty much just punch it up is sick, 3 to 4 is probably only 2 inches of travel.


Which is the one your taking about that has the straight gate 2 to 3? Rip/Quick shifter? That the brand?

Doing a manual coversion soon. Want to do it all these bits at once.

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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Steeda has it.
Billet (brand name) also has it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:28 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Steeda has it.
Billet (brand name) also has it.


Cheers Bud.
Do you know who stocks either brand in Aus?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:16 pm 
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I got mine from the USA, to suit a T5 as found in the mustang. I got it for $125 approx including post.

Have a look on Ebay

This looks like what I bought. EBAY LINK.

It should be even cheaper now as the dollar is much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:26 pm 
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I've got this one http://www.mgwltd.com/mustang_1990-2004.shtml
I love it, even though my gearbox is fairly noisy the shifter doesn't make any vibration noises at all. This is something this shifter is praised about by every person that owns them.
And of course the shift feel is great.

With the Aussie dollar doing so well at the moment these are a great buy.
You need to factor in about US$30 for postage iirc.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Trav 4.0 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Steeda has it.
Billet (brand name) also has it.


Cheers Bud.
Do you know who stocks either brand in Aus?


Billet has a site, but expect to pay near $500 for one.
Steeda I dunno about as I bought mine second hand, but I was going to do what BenJ said. Just need to find one willing to post to Aus.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Cheers heaps for the info guys.
Guessing theres no issues in fitting them? Seeing their made for Mustangs?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:58 pm 
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This is what I have just fitted.
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Hurst Billet/Plus SST shifter, p/n 3915071. Very happy with it, shifts great, not too hard, not noisy/harsh at all. More pics in my build thread.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter for T5's
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Looks good.
Whats it worth?
So the stick was a separate buy?

 

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