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Old 07-11-2008, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pepi
A shifter I have found that works nicely is the B&M mega shifter, out preforms Hurst hands down. The hurst stick must be pulled up to get to reverse that is one huge bad design for actual driving and parking. I will give it to hurst for 4 speeds but slush boxes (auto trans) B&M wins that one.
I had the mega shifter in my car and broke the t handle 3 times. I would re-thread it and it would get smaller and smaller. I actually pulled the shifter handle off the shifter when I banged it too hard. After about a week of driving the hurst ratchet going to reverse or park is not a big deal. I can do it as fast as a new car floor shifter and I dont even think about it. The only time I had trouble was when I broke my right wrist and had to shift with my left.

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I've used a bunch of different aftermarket shifters over the years.
I always prefer the B&M Pro Ratchet over the rest. It is easy to set-up & has a positive action & is spring returned & ready for the next shift. Missed shifts are a thing of the past once I install this shifter. You just ratchet it into low & slam it forward for each gear change. Trip the lever & ratchet into reverse or park, it's that easy. This is a beefy unit made to last....the universal one has a pin to go from 3 to 4 speed shifts.
Steer clear of cheap shifters, the ratchet design provides safety features you can't ignore.
My experience with Quarter Stick shifters, they're OK for powerglides, but having to squeeze the lever when you need to go into 3rd has caused me more than one headache.
I've used & like the Hurst Pro-Matic also. It's handy because you pull it up to go into reverse or park, & it has a nice chrome cover. The B&M Pro Ratchet has a perfectly functunal aluminum cover.
Good luck, Bill S
Old thread but those 2 shifters are on my short list, which of the 2 would you choose for a street strip car?
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Old thread but those 2 shifters are on my short list, which of the 2 would you choose for a street strip car?

Yes, an old thread. The member you ask the question of has not logged in for near 5 years. There may be no answer coming
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I have a hurst pro-matic 2 for the 700r4. it's operation is a little different because of it being a 4spd but I like it.

my 700r4 is stock as far as the shift patterns go.
from park, I pull up, and back and let it drop.. that's reverse
then push down and pull back again, that's neutral
let it return to the 'rest position' pull it back part way until it 'clicks' and I'm in drive.

from drive, if I yank it all the way back, it will let me make a 4-2 downshift.
then let it go and pull back one more time for 1st.

then it's slam it forward and let it go to up shift one gear at a time.
it won't let you into neutral unless you pull UP on the shift knob to clear the lock out. i've learned to pull up on it just right, and I can slide it straight from drive into park.. which is kinda handy on the street :>

since I have a bench seat, I used the 'truck' style shifter with the longer handle..

i was working on a custom center console when I took this pic..
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