I am using the Ripper, but Sherylann hates it. The springs are too strong for her chicken wing arm. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
I've heard good things about Kirban. Nobody here has installed a Hurst yet that I am aware of. You might want to also check out Jake's Corvette's shifter. His is a reworked stock shifter that has been shortened.
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I also have the Ripper and absolutely love it!! Are the springs stiff, yes but it helps me nail every shift with complete confidence. And it has actually loosened a bit since I installed it (about 1000 miles). No comments as far as the others because I haven't used them. But you can't go wrong with a Ripper.
Personally I am going with the Hurst, even though I haven't been able to try it. It's not on the market yet, to the best of my knowledge at least. I have always loved this shifter on different cars that I have driven and it has a nice feel to it. I'll let you knnow once I have it. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
I have read a lot about the three after market shifters. I have heard only one complaint about the Kirban. I have heard several complaints about the Ripper which Frank expressed, also some say it is noisier. There was a guy on the Corvette forum who actually tested all three in the same car for an article and preferred the Hurst because of the adjustability of the spring tension. He concluded all three did the job nicely.
His recommendation was to go with the Hurst, which I intend to do when it becomes available.