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2006 V6 Mustang: Trouble finding short throw shifters

i want to install a short throw shifter in my car and want it to remain stock in appearance. i heard good things about the pro 50 but when i got down to it looks to only be available for the gt's. my buddy has an mgw in his cobra and raves about it, same thing not available for my car. that leaves steeda and i would like to order an assembly instead of what appears to be a pile of parts to install and u guessed it only available for the gt as an assembly. am i crazy here or what, somebody please straighten this out for me.

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i want to install a short throw shifter in my car and want it to remain stock in appearance. i heard good things about the pro 50 but when i got down to it looks to only be available for the gt's. my buddy has an mgw in his cobra and raves about it, same thing not available for my car. that leaves steeda and i would like to order an assembly instead of what appears to be a pile of parts to install and u guessed it only available for the gt as an assembly. am i crazy here or what, somebody please straighten this out for me.
Only one I know of for the V6 is the Hurst short throw (p/n HUR391-0203).


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With the Saleen short shift adapter, you keep the stock shifter but shorten the throw a lot. Like if you took two shift knobs and presed them together. The front one is first gear and the back one is second.That's your throw, with the Saleen adapter.

Maybe you can find one on eBay for less than the $99 Saleen is now asking.

Ridiculous.

I paid $26 for mine, a year ago.

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With the Saleen short shift adapter, you keep the stock shifter but shorten the throw a lot. Like if you took two shift knobs and presed them together. The front one is first gear and the back one is second.That's your throw, with the Saleen adapter.

Maybe you can find one on eBay for less than the $99 Saleen is now asking.

Ridiculous.

I paid $26 for mine, a year ago.
Do they offer it for the V6?

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Do they offer it for the V6?
I believe its the same part for GT and v6. He's right though, the price has skyrocketed recently...

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Do they offer it for the V6?
You know, I actually went and checked the Saleen site, which is even more annoying than before, and it made no mention of GT or V6. Just that this adapter was for the s197 Mustang.

I hope their customer service has improved b/c if I had paid $100 for the adapter and had the awful CS they offered, I would have been even more livid.

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which would be better, the saleen adapter or the Hurst competition/plus short throw shifter? It says that the Hurst shifter gets rid of the shifting noise as well as makes for smoother shifts (I can't stand the stock shifter, or the rocking noise of the tranny)

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Edit: The Saleen adapter shortens the throw by ~26% and the Hurst shortens it by ~40%. Can anyone comment on the ease of installation for either?

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Edit: The Saleen adapter shortens the throw by ~26% and the Hurst shortens it by ~40%. Can anyone comment on the ease of installation for either?
I think the Saleen takes about 4 minutes to install, once you have the car up on jackstands.

The Hurst is more of a 25-30 minute job, I understand. You'll be happy with both but I thought Hurst was out of business? Lemme check, real quick... well, Hurst.com is gone for good now. I know they were bought by somebody... I guess they are still manufacturing parts though.

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The Hurst is very stiff for a while. It eventually loosens up. It definitely makes for a short shift.
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That's right!!! I have been unable to come up with that, on my own.

I would go with the Hurst, for the extra few bones. If only for the additional coolness. It's a great product and I hate Saleen's customer service. Now they are combining what I would call price-gouging for what the short shift adapter actually is and bundling the gouging with terrible customer service. Add that together and you get a bad rating from JetBlack.

Nobody wants that.

Even though I have the Saleen and like it... I recommend the Hurst.

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I've had my Hurst for over a month and have not had the time to install it... I'll get around to it soon hopefully. I'm excited. I say go with the Hurst.

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I just got a Steeda for my '06. It's a v-6 and the guy at the store told me it was for my car. I put it in today, but I'm having trouble with 2nd gear. Did I get the wrong shifter? Everything works fine except 2nd. Am I to understand that hurst is the only one that makes a shifter for the 4.0?
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Part # for the V6 is HUR391-0203 and for the V8 HUR391-0201. Make sure you got the correct part.

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OK, so those are the part #s for the Hurst. Does anybody know anything about the Steeda tri-ax shifters? The part # on the box says 555-7305 or maybe that's a phone # on a TV show. It's the # I got off the box.

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