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Best short throw shifter ?
Keith Nubel Offline
Posting Freak
#1
Who makes the best short throw shifter? I had a Hurst at one time and hated it. It was noisey and hard to adjust. Just looking for some opinions.

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85.5 TC 5 speed, K&N filter charger, Ranger Roller cam, 3" exhaust system, manual boost valve, large VAM, SVO PE computer, front mount intercooler & sport grille, underdrive pulley, ported upper and lower intakes,flow matched injectors, ported E6 manifold, 245/45/17 wheels & Tires,140 mph speedo, under restoration
1985 TC
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motormenace Offline
Senior Member
#2
i think PRO 5.0 is still the best. never had a problem with mine.

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86 turbo coupe (14.9),2 86 2R SVO's, 90 mustang GT, 69 mustang coupe

...so you have a V8...isn't that cute...
86 turbo coupe (14.12 at 15 psi. sleeper) *gone*

...so you have a V8...isn't that cute...
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
I have a Steeda Tri Ax. Works great!

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#4
My vote goes for Pro 5.0 as well. It's a great product and Joe is a great guy!

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83 TC Clone, 87 Ranger (soon to be 2.3T), 84 XR7, 80 XR7, 86 XR4 and 62 Mercury Monterey
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83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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Hybridbird Offline
Posting Freak
#5
B&M Ripper,beat it all you want...bet you can't miss a 2-3 shift if you try.Billet base,stainless one piece handle,adjustable stops...and short!

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Glenn 88TC Offline
Posting Freak
#6
Never missed a gear at the track with the stock shifter since I bought the car in 90. I can't see spending the money on one.

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mods: SDS Digital Fuel Injection, ported & polished big valve head(1.89/1.59), .500 lift roller cam, custom upper and ported lower intakes, 60-1 stage III .63 turbo, powerstroke intercooler, 60mm throttle body, 75pph injectors, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adj. fuel reg., ATR header, 3" exhaust with Dynomax Ultraflow muffler, MSD 6al, MSD coil, MSD Launch Control, MSD 8.5mm wires, K&N filter, Star stage III clutch, Greddy Profec B boost controller, Weld Draglites with M/T ET Street 26x11.5/15
NO TC and NO headaches.
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tylerport Offline
Senior Member
#7
I put in a Steeda Tri-Ax. It is very short and shifts great. It does allow a little more noise in than the Stock one though.

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Jim Portteus
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My Car
86 Turbo Coupe, LA3 w/ Intercooler and Larger VAM, Gillis Valve, 2 1/2" Downpipe to 2" Duals w/ 18" Glasspacks, 245/50R16's, 140MPH Speedo, A-pillar pod w/ Boost and A/F Ratio Gauges and Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter.
Jim Portteus
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gtbird Offline
Member
#8
I've got a Steeda Tri-ax and I love it. No missed shifts, nice firm & crisp. As far as noise, yes it's a little noisier but that's because it doesn't have that big mushy rubber bushing. If you tend to drive around with your hand on the shifter it seems to transmit more noise than if you keep your hand off it.

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1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
SOLD September 2020. Will miss this car after 19 years of building/driving/showing....time for a new chapter in my life.
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