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Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

My stock T5 shifter is a little balky. I know my tranny is OK, it's just the 2-3 shift that gets a little hung up. I would like to put a Hurst Billet Plus shifter in, but the 4WD catalog says it won't work with body lifts. I'm running a 2" body lift. Anyone know why the shifter won't work with a body lift? If it's just interference with the tranny access plate I'm sure some work with a Dremel will give me adequate clearance.

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Re: Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

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Re: Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

It'll work. I have the same setup. All you have to do is enlarge the hole in the floor. Since the body is farther away from the trans the "throw" is longer. A little creative sawing and I was back in buisness.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

Dirt Dog, thanks for the info. It's much appreciated. I'm putting the order in for one right now.

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Re: Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

If you have the ability to weld you can save yourself the $160 that a new shifter will cost. I fould that most of the loseness in my shifter was in the square slip joint between the shift handle and the trany. I threaded 8 holes in the handle, 2 on each side of the box tube. I then used bolts to hold 8 nuts on the holes, and welded the nuts on. The handle was then placed over the shifter stud and bolts threaded into the holes and tightened till they held it in place fermly. I hope I was clear. I have pict's but have not developed that role of film.

This was a Great improvement, and one I wish I had made much sooner, and it only cost 80 cents in bolts and nuts.

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Re: Hurst Shifter doesn\'t work with body lift?

Sounds like a great idea, unfortunately I lack both the welder and the skill to do it. I'll have to take another look at the stock shifter and see if I can maybe solve the problem "Jeeper" style. Otherwise half of my gov't tax refund is going to be spent.

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