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post #10 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2010
shinerstang
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If you are talking about where the bottom parts of the handle connects to the assembly, that is for centering the shifter handle when speed shifting. That is the only difference between the better shifters and yours. The other aftermarket shifters use a heavier spring that makes it harder for you to miss 3rd gear. When you are in second and going to third, the shifter springs will "center" itself exactly where 3rd gear is so it's harder to miss.

You have 2 options, send it back for a new one, or go to the hardware store and match up 2 heavy springs. Total cost? About $1.00........

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