- Jul 12, 2001
- Middleboro, MA
- 99' MR Coupe, 04' Silverado 03' ZO6 Sold
Yes, I installed the Hurst short throw shifter Tuesday. The shifter is very easy to install. I removed the heavier springs that came on the shifter and swapped them for the alternate springs with less tension after the first test drive. Note: The spring tension is adjustable. Beware, this shifter is noisy without the stock closeout plate that needs to be modified to fit back over the new shifter. The reinstallation of this will quiet the shifter down quite a bit. On the road the shifter definitely has a shorter throw, very noticable, and the gear changes snap off very quickly and gear selection is predictable. Here is what I noticed that surprised me. Shifting through the gears is so fast, you don't have the drop in rpm's between shifts as much as with the stock shifter. The revs. stay elevated in the powerband, so when you are on it, scratching 4th and 5th gear between shifts is now happening. I'm no expert shifter, especially with the stock shift, but the Hurst shifter makes you seem like a pro. The car feels totally different now. The shifter comes with adjustable gear stops and the shifter can be shifted hard and aggressive without worrying about damaging the linkages. Is it worth $259.00 and does it work. It works very well and is worth every penny to shift alot faster. It should result in lowering your 1/4 mile ET.