Question: What's the problem with the stock shifter? I've had my Z06 for almost two months, and the shifting has loosened up and seems fine now. What advantages and changes do you get with the "ripper" shifter? I notice many people have them. Thanks in advance for your comments.
Jim, if you know someone in your area that has an aftermarket shifter then you must check it out, either the Kirban or the Ripper is such an improvement you would not believe your driving the same car. The stock shifter weights about 2 lbs and once out of the car you can really see how cheap it is. The aftermarket shifter have a much shorter throw and there is much less chance at missing gears with the aftermarket shifters, the Ripper has a tighter spring than the Kirban, but the Ripper has a shorter throw than the Kirban.