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Old 09-01-2012
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Thanks for the tips.

So far I'm not having fun. Using an apprentice assistant (my son) and working on jack stands it took me five hours to install the Hurst billet shifter.

After finally getting all bolts tight and parts lined up, I think, it shifts much better than the OME but is noise especially in the handle. If I hold the handle it is not as noisy so something is not right.

The instructions that came in the box were for the one that looks like the Ford Racing shifter. So there is no mention of the shift stop studs or how to adjust them. Does anyone know the thread size of the shift stop studs as I can't find mine.

Would it help if I put the two rubber pads between the upper and lower stick?

The instructions say that the long end of the tube at the bottom of the shifter should point to the passenger side of the car. I installed it that way and it is a pain in the butt to tighten the two screws that hold the upper and lower stick together as the lower shift arm is very close to the console.

Looking at the pictures for both type of shifters I see that the bolts that hold the arms together are on the opposite side of the stick than mine. To have the head of the bolts face the passenger side the longer end of the tube on the shifter bottom would have to face the driver side and that is not what the instructions say.

As soon as I saw made in China on the box I should have sent it back.

BTW I don't have any "scrubbing" sound the OP reported when going over large bumps. I even hit a speed bump at 30 MPH in different gears.

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Old 09-01-2012
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I found one problem, the instructions Hurst gives are wrong. They state "offset (long side) position on right (passenger) side. Yet the picture shows the offset facing left, this is how the OEM faces and Roush says "Important:The offset (long side) side of connector located on the stick bottom must be positioned to the left (driver) side."

The instructions form American Muscle uses the same picture as Hurst but not the words.

Tomorrow I will turn the connector around but I'm sure it will still rattle like the godless communist crap Hurst has become.

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The stick can only mount on way, and that is with the head of the stick mounting screws on the passenger side of the stick.


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The stick can only mount on way, and that is with the head of the stick mounting screws on the passenger side of the stick.


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It will mount the way the bottom tube is oriented. If the long end is towards the right the groves on the bottom stick will face left, that is the way Hurst's instructions say to do it and is wrong.

I posted pictures for those who don't like to read.

This an the instruction video for an MGW shifter; this would have saved me hours if Hurst told me to drop the transmission a few inches. Notice there is a arrow on the bottom tube showing how it should be installed.

Mustang 2005-2009 Short Throw Shifter


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Here are som solid tips
Don't over torque the two nuts for the the rear most U mount that Boyle the shifter to the body
Drop the tranny by loosening the tranny mount nuts down about 2 inches. This is for good access to the forward linkage bolt
Get some lithium spray grease and shoot it in the center bearing of the shifter
When mounting the shifter arm use at least one or maybe to of the rubber isolators
Before you screw on the shift knob, wrap the shifter shaft threads with Teflon tape, this will help with any noise from under the car resonating up to the shift ball.


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I too posted tips for those who like to read. Including dropping the tranny a couple of inches.


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I too posted tips for those who like to read. Including dropping the tranny a couple of inches.


I saw that but but when I saw "drop the tranny" major effort flashed through my mind. It seemed like it would be more trouble that it would have been worth, I'm working under jack stands. Now I know better.

I have it installed correctly except for the shift stops I misplaced. I don't know the size and Hurst isn't open until Tuesday. The shifting is great, just like Fast and Furious. There is more road and transmission noise being transmitted to the body of the car but I accept that. What I don't accept is the shift handle making a racket rattling in second gear above 3500 RPM unless I hold it tight. It only does it when accelerating not when engine braking. When I get the shift stops installed hopefully that will stop the rattling. I'm holding off on the "lithium spray" until I get the shift stops installed, some say that only works for a fortnight.

I will say this is not your father's Hurst shifter and that is not a good thing.


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