To many folks bending shift forks and the stops help prevent damaging synchronizer's. Don't "bang" it or any other shifter into gear. Doing so can result in undue wear on the shift gate which acts as a shift stop. When the aluminum gate, which is part of the tranny case, becomes pounded out over time it permits overshifts which can allow the synchro keys, particularly the 4th gear synchro keys, to come out which results in 4th gear becoming stuck. For this reason it's a very good idea to use the shift stops that come with the Hurst.Cobra4B said:Any basis for the change of opinion?
alchemistz06 said:I'm also interested why people are changing there minds on the stops. I just installed mine last week. I did it without the stops. It is shorter for sure but super stiff. I don't really like how stiff it is. Although in the Hurst defense i drove a z06 with 14k miles on it with a Hurst and it felt perfect. So I'll give the shifter 5k miles before i try something else.
If your are not a power shifter and treat your tranny with respect you may be alright. Remember that Hurst did not engineer them in there for nothing :z:Cobra4B said:Hmmm... I may re-install my stops, but I've had them out for two years w/ no ill efects.
IT L GO said:If your are not a power shifter and treat your tranny with respect you may be alright. Remember that Hurst did not engineer them in there for nothing :z: