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Old 02-20-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Which short throw shifter is best?

Ok, I was fixin on buying a short throw shifter, but since more than one company makes em for the jeep i was wondering which one was/is best, there is the B&M shifter:http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...06022023462984 , or the Hurst:http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...06022023462984 I was leaning towards the b&m just because of the price, but quality is most imporntant.

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I'm not trying to hi-jack, just build on your question a little. I've been thinking about this myself. Replacing a shifter is simple enough, but I haven't figured out which product I want to go with.

Also, I have kinda long legs. I have to move the seat back but then I have to reach more than is comfortable for the shifter. Anybody have ideas about that? I'd like to bring it probably only a couple inches to me. Can you buy an extender or just a longer shifter?

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Ok, I was fixin on buying a short throw shifter, but since more than one company makes em for the jeep i was wondering which one was/is best, there is the B&M shifter:http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...06022023462984 , or the Hurst:http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...06022023462984 I was leaning towards the b&m just because of the price, but quality is most imporntant.
I have heard from other people that the 2-piece design of the Hurst has a tendency to fall apart/come loose. I know a few guys on another board complained about this, even with red loctite they couldn't get the screws to stay tight. I think that the design makes installation easier, but if it's going to fall apart, probably worth the extra time/effort to get a quality part. If it were me, I would go with the B&M shifter.
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I'm not trying to hi-jack, just build on your question a little. I've been thinking about this myself. Replacing a shifter is simple enough, but I haven't figured out which product I want to go with.

Also, I have kinda long legs. I have to move the seat back but then I have to reach more than is comfortable for the shifter. Anybody have ideas about that? I'd like to bring it probably only a couple inches to me. Can you buy an extender or just a longer shifter?
You should be able to just have the shift handle heated and bent towards you. Would that fix your problem? The other thing you have to look at is the clearance for the center console...
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You should be able to just have the shift handle heated and bent towards you. Would that fix your problem? The other thing you have to look at is the clearance for the center console...
I actually need it to be slightly longer. I have thought of adding an extension, but don't know how I'm going to proceed yet. I really haven't been looking to out in a short throw shifter unless I find one that is longer a couple inches. I feel like the shifter should come to me and not me to it.
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Thank you for the information
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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ummmm, i'm kinda late posting--- i got the hurst but i cut the hurst stick off and welded the stock stick off of the housing. works great. i did rebend the factory lever. the hurst is the better shifter because off the adjustable stops, IMHO. ---mase
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Any one has updates here? I like the short shifter because of "short shifts" i gues? Any one actually has a short shifter installed? How does it feel and have you had any problems with it falling apart or anything? How hard was it to install it? Drop tranny etc?
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Any one has updates here? I like the short shifter because of "short shifts" i gues? Any one actually has a short shifter installed? How does it feel and have you had any problems with it falling apart or anything? How hard was it to install it? Drop tranny etc?
i think mudweiser has something similar installed
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yep you are correct sire I just send him a pm asking how it is.
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I actually need it to be slightly longer. I have thought of adding an extension, but don't know how I'm going to proceed yet. I really haven't been looking to out in a short throw shifter unless I find one that is longer a couple inches. I feel like the shifter should come to me and not me to it.
I could make you a custom one but It wouldnt be cheap.
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:18 AM   #12
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I could make you a custom one but It wouldnt be cheap.
What do you consider not cheap?I found somone that will amchine a three inch extension out of aluminum for $22 shipped. If you can match that I'll go with you to keep it in the community.
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Well, My plan was to just make a whole new shifter to keep the look factory. I would go with the extension.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:31 PM   #14
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Now I can't find the guy's email that was goin' to do it for me. Figures....
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What are the threads on your shifter? I could machine you one out of aluminum or steel if you give me the diameter of the shaft and the thread count. I'll do it for the same price. Let me know.
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Thanks. I'll have to get back and recheck, but I am thinking it is 3/8s. Don't take my word for it. I really need to eyeball it again.
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I run the B&M short shifter and I love it. I am a bigger guy and I sit with the seat all the way back and I don't have any problems. After install however the T handle shifter I installed was a little close to the dash, so I just put it in a vice and bent it about an inch back. Now it's perfect. Just make sure to wrap it in something to protect the finish.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:59 AM   #18
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If you need a longer shifter get the one for the XJ, when I called hurst and asked what the diff was they told me the XJ had a longer handle.

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