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Old 03-08-2006, 10:01 AM
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Educate me about shifters

Sadly, I really don't have any experiance with aftermarket auto shifters. The one thing I know is I would need a T handle type instead of a pistol grip as I kind of sit over, not next to the shifter. Also want something small in size as there's not much room in the T bucket. I looked at B&M's website, but theres all different kinds. I really don't need all the extra stuff with triggers and lockouts. What's been your experiance?

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My dad used the Hurst pro-matic 2 in his T. It is a cable operated so you can mount them in different places. It has about a 6"-7" arc travel and is fully rachet on the up and down shift. And they make a T handle for it.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:47 AM
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Assuming your T is using an automatic similar to most T's I've seen.

I use a B&M Quicksilver in my T. It's a ratchet type shifter which makes it easy to go up or down through the gears without looking at the indicator or missing a gear, or just leave it in Drive and let the trans do the work for you. While ratcheting through the gears it will prevent an accidental shift into Reverse (you have to lift the shift handle up to shift into Reverse / Park, a feature I really like). I put a neutral starter safety switch on mine ($13 B&M part, attaches to a bracket built into the shifter base with two screws) and that is all I use. You can also add a second switch for backup lights. The console is larger than other units such as Lokar, but it does not get in the way as much as you think. Smooth, easy shifting. Good installation instructions. Will handle GM, Ford, Mopar setups. The linkage between the shifter and the trans is a cable, so mounting in an optimum location in the cockpit is easy, unlike some units which must bolt directly to the trans. My $.02.
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