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here ya go. I just got one and its truly a work of art. In a whole nother class that what else is out there.

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OK thanks guys dose a ball come with the mgw and were can i get one at?



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I have a Steeda Tri-Ax and I love it.

One thing I don't understand is everyone's infatuation with the Hurst's shift knob appearance-wise. Sure, the outside of the car is retro, but the inside of the car feels much more modern and the ball grip seems to be out of place. Just my opinion though.

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Ok i just checked out the mgw and i see the adjustments on it how hard is it to do that or is it just a turn of a screw? i think i am leaning tords the hurst thow
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Ok i just checked out the mgw and i see the adjustments on it how hard is it to do that or is it just a turn of a screw? i think i am leaning tords the hurst thow
You just take the Hurst out of the box and install it, no adjustment needed.

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Not sure of others but the adjustment on the TriAx was so simple. Just turn a screw until it barely touches the shifter when in each gear and then back off part of a turn, then tighten the jam nut. How much simpler can that be? And you do it while sitting in the driver's seat, not under the car!

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I started with the Roush short throw... Had a rattle and Roush knew about it and did not care. Went to Hurst short throw with white ball....... better, still notchy, changed to a longer handle and the T handle... more better. Shifters are getting to be like sneakers wear them a while and then try something else.

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When the hurst short throws first came out for these cars, most of them had problems with vibration noises because of to much up and down play in the ball-in-socket of the shifter assembly. I had one like this and couldn't stand it. I contacted B&M (they had just recently bought Hurst) and I sent it back for a new one with only the cost of shipping. My new one is real tight and performs extremely well

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I have the Hurst. Looks and feels great. Before I bought it I had read about people having problems with the bolts attaching the handle to the shifter working their way loose. I thought no problem that some loctite couldn't solve. After about 3 months the bolts still worked their way loose. No big deal, I replaced the original bolts with hex bolts and matching nuts. I also made sure all the other bolts were still tight. All was well till last week. I started getting a vibration at higher rpms at full throttle. Ugh... Took it apart again last night. All the bolts seemed tight. I had been a little sloppy with the loctite and some had collected at the base of the stick. I cleaned this out and added some grease. I also backed out the stops to see if the noise was from the stick contacting them. I haven't driven the car today so I don't know if that did the trick. I'm starting to wish I has spent the extra 100 bucks on the MGW...

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I don't use the chrome stick . I ordered a stick from Hurst so I could use the stock Knob. It's never been loose.

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The Hurst is the best look and value. Anything more is overkill in my opinion.

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