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SEMA 2011: Hurst’s Short Throw Shifters For the Big Three

Installing short shifters in cars is something muscle car enthusiasts have been doing since the dawn of motoring time.  It is one of the simplest ways to get down the track faster by reducing the amount of travel between each gear’s gate.  But outside of being able to shift faster, they offer a sturdier feel and striking good looks.

The main gripe in the 2011 Mustang’s shifter is the rear stabilizer that reinforces the shifter, plus the unneeded long throws.  Hurst, a company that has been making shifters longer than anyone else, has their new Billet/Plus 2 shifter that fixes just that problem.  It packs a whopping 27% throw reduction and improves upon the mighty 5.0’s drive-line, with a new billet aluminum base housing and a spherical pivot bearing. The higher durometer rear stabilizer bushing bolts into the stock bracket while reducing that sloppy shifter flex feel.

For the Challenger, you can expect reduced shift throw (over 30%), increased strength and better, firmer, yet smoother and more precise feel thanks to extremely tight design and manufacturing tolerance over the stock factory pieces while utilizing an industry-first teflon lined spherical bearing as the main pivot; all while adding a classic or stock look to your vehicle’s interior.

The Camaro shift throw will be reduced by over 40%, and yet again increased strength and better, firmer, yet smoother and more precise feel thanks to extremely tight design and manufacturing tolerance over the stock factory pieces.

Hurst Billet/Plus 2 Shifters

Mustang
■ 2011 Ford Mustang GT (5.0 with Getrag MT-82)
■ CNC machined stainless steel stick assembly
■ 27% Shift throw reduced for quicker shifts
■ Bolt on classic chrome plated stick and white knob
■ Redesigned, spring loaded reverse lock-out detent

Camaro
■ 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, V6 and V8
■ CNC machined stainless steel stick assembly
■ PTFE (Teflon) lined spherical pivot bearing
■ Shift throw reduced for quicker shifts
■ Smooth positive mechanism
■ Bolt on classic chrome plated stick and white knob
■ CNC machined stick adapter accepts Classic Hurst stick

Challenger
■ ’09 Dodge Challenger 6 speed
■ CNC machined stainless steel stick assembly
■ CNC machined aluminum carrier arm
■ PTFE (Teflon) lined spherical pivot bearing
■ Shift throw reduced for quicker shifts
■ Smooth positive mechanism
■ Bolt on classic chrome plated stick and white knob
■ Front & Rear isolated mount assembly
■ CNC machined stick adapter accepts Classic Hurst stick or OEM stick

Sources

Hurst
Phone: (818) 483-1366


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