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I just talked to one of my buddies who is an NSRA Safety Rep for SW lower MI. From him, "We see that ALL the time with both Lokar and Gennie shifters, and have tried to get Lokar to address this, but they don't seem to care." According to him, EVERY Lokar or Gennie shifter equipped car they inspect, whether the nss works on inspection or NOT (and he says a great many fail inspection) they advise people to use a Ron Francis or GM switch at the trans shift lever. Period.

I'm NOT alone, but that doesn't make me feel any better, nor does it make a bad product better. Nor does insisting, without seeing my installation in person, that I've done something wrong, installed or adjusted it incorrectly. This is a bad product. That's NSRA's opinion, not just me with thousands of dollars damage to my truck as a result of the shifters poorly designed nss.

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I have a Lokar shifter in my 34 hooked up to a 700R4 and it has been flawless. Yes it was a pain to install and adjust but once done it stays that way. I will say that I had to remove the knob several times while installing the shifter and if you do not screw it back down far enough the spring will not exert enough tension to positivly lock it in park or any gear. As far as the NSS I had and have never had any issues with it.

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Sorry to hear about your truck.

Don't get me started about the quality and fit of hot rod parts. Those Lokar shifter NSSwitches can be a pain. Several times I've had to come up with a thinner shim washer than the one they supply in the kit to get the switch to work just right. Never had one fail (knock on wood), but from now on I'll be checking them eight or ten times rather than the usual six or seven.

That's really a shame about your truck...lucky only the truck was hurt.
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I have a number of Lokar products in my car, Trans shifter, digital gear indicator, trans dipstick, engine dipstick, trans E-Brake, and E-brake cables. Never had quality issues with any of them. Also I have never heard any NSRA tech inspectors talk down about Lokar products. I have never heard of a rod failing a tech inspection because of a Lokar shifter either, crappy install mayby. I know of a bunch of rodders who have the same setup as mine that have never had issues as described.

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