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short throw shifter
87tbirdtc Offline
Member
#1
does the 1987 tbird tc come stock with a short throw shifter
87 Medium Red, Motion Dynamics cold air intake, Gillis boost valve set to 17 psi, Tri ax short thorw, ATR's single 3 inch exhaust http://members.cardomain.com/87tbird2nv
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GARNET88 Offline
Senior Member
#2
I think maby but there are better! I say maby only because mustangs with the same t5 trany seam to have more throw.
1988 Turbo Coupe
2.5" Stainless exhaust. Duals with flowmasters.
House of Kolor paint by: Glen Gordon
ROH Wheels
Lowered
Front Mount IC
Turbo Smart BOV
Gillis Boost valve
K&N
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GARNET88 Offline
Senior Member
#3
try the riper shifter from B&M.

[This message has been edited by GARNET88 (edited 05-07-2002).]
1988 Turbo Coupe
2.5" Stainless exhaust. Duals with flowmasters.
House of Kolor paint by: Glen Gordon
ROH Wheels
Lowered
Front Mount IC
Turbo Smart BOV
Gillis Boost valve
K&N
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Keith Nubel Offline
Posting Freak
#4
No. They all came with the same shifter. The SVO had a Hurst non short throw. I tried the Hurst adjustable short throw and hated it, went back to stock.

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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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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
IMO, the stock TC shifter is a piece of junk. Look at how one is constructed, and you will see what I mean. My 91 5 speed Escort had a better shift feel than my stock TC shifter. Put on a TriAx, and couldnt be happier. The car is MUCH more fun to drive with a decent shifter.

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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 // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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GaryS#2 Offline
Posting Freak
#6
I'm with Jeff on this one.
I put on a B&M (price & avail) and I wouldn't go back to the sloppy stock piece.
Shifting is crisper and more precise.
Grocery Getter/Rice Cooker.
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B D Offline
Member
#7
I agree with Jeff K, get the Tri-ax!
B D

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87 TC 5-Speed, Remote mount K&N filter system,Steeda Shifter
88 Thunderbird Sport 5.0
91 Ranger
87 Turbocoupe 5-Speed, Remote mount K&N filter system,Steeda Shifter,New Heater Core,new clutch.
88 Turbocoupe "Mach 1 SE "
88 Thunderbird Sport 5.0 (Retired)
91 Ranger
NATO Member
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motormenace Offline
Senior Member
#8
i'm going to say go with the pro5.0 or kirben shifter. pro5.0 is pricey, but it's still the best in my opinion.
86 turbo coupe (14.12 at 15 psi. sleeper) *gone*

...so you have a V8...isn't that cute...
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fastfordfan1 Offline
Member
#9
I had a Pro 5.0 on my 89 Mustang LX 5.0 and I hated it. I consistently missed shifts!!! Then I went to a Tri-Ax and it was 100% better. Just my opinion.
1987 Turbo Coupe
1997 Mustang Cobra
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