SEMA 2016: TCI’s Diablo Shifter Looking Sinister in Black

TCI showed up at SEMA 2016 with a spring in their step and a brand new Diablo shifter. Now available in a sleek black finish, the TCI Diablo Blackout Shifter is a lightweight street rod/race component that includes everything you need for installation.

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TCI’s new black finish Diablo Shifter

According to TCI, the patent-pending Diablo Shifter remains the most versatile shifter on the market, but is now available in black to correspond with dark interiors. The fully configurable design allows the customer to set up the shifter with either a front- or rear-cable exit.

It can also be configured with either a forward or reverse shift pattern for a two-, three- or four-speed transmission. There is no longer a need to buy and replace parts if you are changing shift order/configuration, or changing transmissions entirely. When upgraded to the two-button version, the shifter can be also customized to control nitrous, transbrake or shifting.

The shifter housing is made from an aluminum extrusion. Everything needed for installation is included in the box, including the shifter (configurable for any Ford, GM or Chrysler application), high-quality shift cable, transmission-mount cable brackets and neutral safety and reverse-light switches. The shifter is also available without a housing for console mount applications.

TCI’s Kevin Winstead really drove the point home that the Diablo’s best feature is its versatility. “The Diablo is a universal shifter and will accommodate two-speed, three-speed and four-speed applications as well as Powerglides, Torqueflites, Ford’s and most Corvettes.”

Be sure and check out TCI for options, finishes and pricing of the Diablo shifter.

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Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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