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WHEN WILL THE HURST UNIT BE OUT, ALSO IN YOUR OPINION WHICH IS THE BEST.

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I don't know which is the best, I think ANY of them are better than the sloppy shifter GM puts in.

I'm using a Ripper.





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I liked the Ripper but my wife didn't. Too difficult for her to shift. It's gone.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ZEEEE 06:
I liked the Ripper but my wife didn't. Too difficult for her to shift. It's gone.
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Yeah, my wife's chicken wing arms couldn't handle the Ripper either. Hers is stock. There is an alternative. Cut the stock shifter down 1" - 1 1/2", rethread it and add a different shift knob.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ZEEEE 06:
I liked the Ripper but my wife didn't. Too difficult for her to shift. It's gone.

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My wife hates the ripper. That's why it's still there. Keeps her out of the driver's seat.



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I have a Kirban and will put a Kirban in the Z06, that is because the Kirban factory is 20 minutes from my house.


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I have the B&M Ripper. It takes about a 2-3 week timeframe for it to loosen up a little. It IS a tough shifter. As I've mentioned on this site earlier, I have the a$$weight to handle it without a problem. I have not tested any other shifters, but I can tell you this..... the B&M shifter is light-years better than than stock crap Chevy gave you.
The install is similar so find out which one you like and go for it....

As a side-note... on another forum, one guy missed the 3-4 shift with the stock shifter and tore up the engine. (The rev limiter doesn't help if you release the clutch thinking it's in 4th and it's in 2nd.) My advice (I've raced in the 70's), get yourself a shifter YOU like. It doesn't matter what others like. I personally like the ripper, but it's a touch shifter for daily driving (to 5th, and 6th IMHO).

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Hurst still has not released the C5 shifter. Looks like sometime in the summer. They keep pushing back the release date. This was what I was told. I sell both the Kirban and B&M for the C5s. The B&M out sells all others so I think most members are liking the B&M. I tried both shifters in my car and like the B&M better. More accurate and a shorter throw. My .02 worth!


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I have the Ripper. My wife doesn't like it! I like it that way (but don't tell her). She doesn't like the Camaro because the Borla is too loud and it is too stiff, she likes the Z but the shifter is too hard. I haven't figured out what she likes about performance cars if she doesn't like the performance feel. Maybe we should look for a nice tame BMW for her.

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The Ripper is a bit stiff. This surprised me as it is perfect in an f-body.

However, it is easy to diminish the effort. Simply take the four hex screws off of the top. Then remove the two springs and cut a coil or so off of each. This will lighten up the feel. Once you get inside it is obvious which spring influences the 1-2 shift and which addresses the 5-6 if you want to make them different.

Some have taken the springs out entirely. I personally would not do this as the springs appear to help locate the handle in the Ripper's "frame".



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DanA_F99_1977:
I have the Ripper. My wife doesn't like it! I like it that way (but don't tell her). She doesn't like the Camaro because the Borla is too loud and it is too stiff, she likes the Z but the shifter is too hard. I haven't figured out what she likes about performance cars if she doesn't like the performance feel. Maybe we should look for a nice tame BMW for her.

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Dan,
Sounds like you Married a woman too.
Go figure...


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[This message has been edited by BLACK/BLACKZ06 (edited 03-04-2001).]
 
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