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Old 02-04-2008, 09:37 PM
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Hurst Forum down. Too many complaints? (Reopened)

I wonder how many of the replies on this forum are also spam. Hurst had a forum on their site until today when they shut it down. There were many unanswered question pertaining to quality and service, and none were replied to. Many had complaints of deteriorating shifter boots that basically fell apart, that they had made in China to save a few cents.
Other complaints referred to rattles etc etc.
I hope some of the posters from there have made it here to further explain

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Old 02-04-2008, 10:01 PM
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I just went through some cached Google pages from that forum. Saw the Chinese-made complaints, and the rattling thread (I'm assuming that you were also "tenspot" over there). Also noticed another user, jabody, who seemed to be expressing similar sentiments.

I'm seeing a few complaints, but the cached pages are about a week old. Did something go down recently over there?
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Hurst

Only that more people found their site, and that there was a general call for Hurst to resolve some of the issues with their product and service.
Yup, that was me.
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FYI, My hurst shifter rattles, sounds like pinging and drives me looney.

And the boot.............ayuh, where's the black duct tape????
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Why come here and make your first post a complaint about something over there
I got a B/M Megashifter, perrrrfect.
Yes I know B/M owns Hurst.
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Good thing I didn't put that Hurst boot I bought back in the 70's and never used on Ebay. Looks like I'm going to need it for myself.......
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Saw that the forum is back up.

Watching this, but not committing to any viewpoint.

If indeed Hurst shut down their forum in an attempt to stifle public opinion, then we can help shine a light on that. However, we'll need to see more evidence before we commit resources or reputation.

Otherwise, we just have to chalk it up to the "growing pains" that many parts companies are experiencing as they deal with the reality of "open discussion" about their products.
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In my short lifetime I've had 3 cars with Hurst Competition plus shifters...They all rattled, and the boots made in the 70's weren't all that good.
That's part of the ambiance of a stick.
I figured if I didn't want rattles, I'd put an automatic in my car, instead of taking an automatic out.


I did notice that there were no replies from anyone at Hurst for any of the installation problems though. That sucks.

I always had to rework the shift rods and mounts anyway, but to me, that was part of the fun .


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In my short lifetime I've had 3 cars with Hurst Competition plus shifters...They all rattled, and the boots made in the 70's weren't all that good.
That's part of the ambiance of a stick.

later, mikey
I would have to agree, I had and installed for others..many,many Hurst shifters.. It was the BIG deal at the time. They all rattled and as Mikey pointed out, the boots were nothing special. I believe that sometimes, because of the improvements in factory cars that a previous standard seems faulty, when it's always been that way. You will never get a shifter that mounts to the side of a tranny with control rods to be as tight and quiet as most modern internal rail shifters, it's a matter of construction. Examine the difference between the 2 and you'll see what I mean.
Why the tech support is poor,I can't answer...however, there wasn't much at the time they made their name either. You were pretty much on your own with all the pieces and simple instructions they included. Some people were really good and others...well..they left something to be desired, to put it kindly.
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Hurst

In the 60's you had two basic shifters - Hurst and ones that didn't work. The word got round. Then Hurst put their name on factory shifters that weren't really Hurst shifters - just the handles, with the rest of the linkage being whatever. (Muncie, etc) (Selling the name, not the quality)

Anyway long story short, I had a vertical gate Hurst in my '67 Chevelle - loved it!

THEN - early 90's - building my '57 - auto this time, needed a shifter, so I just sorta automatically went for the big H. (A Promatic II) In the 15 years it has been in there, I have messed around with it from time to time, but I have NEVER managed to get it to work right, reliably or even consistently. Lotsa $$$, no quality (and in the early 90's it wasn't even Chinese! - just junk!)

So I have just scored a B&M to go with my redo (Putting in a 700R4, scapping my Hooker headers, putting in a set of Thorley tri-Y's etc.) Sad to see an old standby like Hurst go all to ****, but......
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Forum is up now.

I just went to the Hurst forum and it sure seems to be up now. There are posts today. I don't know what you guys are talking about.
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ummmm...

....check the date of the original post in this thread, yup, acknowleged that it is back up, but.......... there are still no responses to concerns.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:49 AM
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I wander if there are/will be issues with the Hurst shifters that Ford is putting in the various Mustangs, like the Shelby's and Roushs. If they are infact using lesser quality boots, there will be a big wave of complaints when their service life is up.
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Down again

Now they say it's closed down because it was hacked, and the google cashed pages all have hacked marked on them. The BS gets deeper.

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