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Shifter thoughts 2006 Mustang GT

Found a good deal on a used Hurst shifter locally; but it seems that the Hurst isn't regarded very highly on some boards. Most folks seem to go with the Steeda or the MGW. What seems to be the issue(s) with the Hursts? It is less than 1/2 price of a new one.

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The Hurst Comp. Plus that I had rattled badly and was really notchy while shifting.. I now have a MGW and I love it... I found mine on ebay for $200.00.... Just my 2 cents


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I have a Hurst Billet in mine and absolutely love it! I dont know why everyone says they rattle, mine is silent! IMO its also the best looking shifter out there too.

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My hurst is great. I would buy it again!

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I love my Hurst shifter. No rattles and I love the notchiness of it. No problems with it whatsoever.

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the hurst is a hit or miss it seems. some love it while others hate it. a buddy of mine took his off in favor of the stocker because he disliked it so much.

i had a steeda tri-ax with my 3650. would have gone with the mwg, but they hadn't been released when i purchased the steeda. now with a TR6060 i bought the mgw.

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Thanks for the input guys. It is priced at $125. It seems no one ever complains about a Tri-Ax or the MGW....like you said, seems to be hit or miss. I think I might offer $100 and see if that buys it.
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is it the cheapo version or the billet version. if it's the billet i'd buy it and see. if it's the cheapo version i wouldn't

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Best I can tell it's billet, sometimes it is hard to tell in online pictures. I'm guessing there are different part numbers for the two?
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It was already sold. Oh well...
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I just bought a '05 GT and it has the Hurst shifter, I don't know which one yet but I love it. It is notchy, but that is most of the reason why I like it. I would say to check around for another used one if thats the way you want to go or maybe check local clubs to see if any mustang owners have one of the shifters like the Hurst or MGW and see if they'd let you test it.
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I have a Hurst Comp Plus that I installed about a month ago and I have had no issues although I did install mine myself and used blue Locktight on every bolt and nut. I be leave its also important to use the rubber spacers/washes that we're provided. I will agree that it is a bit notchy though. Still a 100% improvement over that sloppy stock shifter. No mater what you decide you will make a drastic improvement.

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Found a good deal on a used Hurst shifter locally; but it seems that the Hurst isn't regarded very highly on some boards. Most folks seem to go with the Steeda or the MGW. What seems to be the issue(s) with the Hursts? It is less than 1/2 price of a new one.
I have the UPR Blue Thunder shifter on my '06 GT and it works well.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Ford Mustang TR3650 TR-3650 Short Throw Billet Competition Blu Thunder Shifter at UPR Products - Lifetime Warranty!

Don't get me wrong... there's some pretty neat stuff out there (MGW) but at some point, I think you're just putting lipstick on a pig. That is to say, with the "semi-remote" shifter design on S197s, shifter feel can only be so good before you just have to upgrade to something like the Tremec Magnum XL transmission which has a "direct shift" arrangement.

I will say this, I noticed improved shifter feel in my car when I installed the UPR polyurethane motor mounts, and I've seen similar comments from people with other brand shifters & mounts.


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Found a good deal on a used Hurst shifter locally; but it seems that the Hurst isn't regarded very highly on some boards. Most folks seem to go with the Steeda or the MGW. What seems to be the issue(s) with the Hursts? It is less than 1/2 price of a new one.
Personally, I had gotten one for my '06 Mustang GT back in '06 and after I got it I returned it. It felt very cheaply made.

I bought a Steeda (before I started working here) and never looked back. Still holding up very well to this day.

Let me know if I can help you with our Tri-Ax shifters, I'm sure you won't be disappointed with it. Steeda Tri-Ax Short Throw Shifter for 2005-2010 Ford Mustang 555-7311 555-7305
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Hurst!

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