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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019 Thread Starter
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2012 Mustang GT Hurst Shifter

Hello I just picked up a 2012 Mustang GT manual with Hurst Shifter. This is my newest Stang so don't have any experience with these up till now. When shifting into 1st I find it hard to differentiate between 3rd or Reverse. It is barely a gate between 1st and Reverse that I can tell. Is this by design, or needs adjustment or ???


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019
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I don't know if your Hurst has it, but most stock shifters have a reverse lockout of some kind. If you don't have one, then you'll have to be extra careful on your shifts as the lockout is supposed to keep you from mis-shifting into reverse.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019
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The gate is very tight between 1st & 3rd; rest assured you'll eventually get a feel for it though.

Regarding accidentally going into reverse; the Hurst shifter unit has a spring pressure adjustment that alters the "tension" feeling going into reverse. Unless you're a complete goof-ball, there is no way you'll go into reverse from say rowing from 2nd to 3rd -or- 4th to 5th.

Or you could always just go for the ultimate shifter.........the coveted MGW!!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019
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I had a Hurst in my 2005 and you had to push down a little to get it into reverse if I recall. Not sure if they are different in newer models though.
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