subzero05 said:quicker more deliberate throws while shifting..I do know that saleen now has a factory shifter "Upgrade" which shortens the throw by about 30% for $29!..Several guys are using it and really like it so I may go that route as well
mrvandermey said:WOW!! That is a great price. But before I just plunge and buy one (which is what I am likely to do :eyebulge: ), I need to understand how this item works. I understand now that the short throw shifter is a certain percentage shorter than a standard shifter. But what does that mean? Does that mean the actual lever for shifting is shorter or is it the distance the lever travels is shorter? How does this concept make a better driving experience? If I go with short throw shifter, do I need to changer the stock shifter knob? I am sorry if I sound ignorant, but an enthuisaist I am, a mechanic I am not. :tongue
mrvandermey said:5twenty, thanks. Now my next question (or two). Is a short throw shifter easy to install, where a novice could do this in his driveway? Or is this something best left for the professionals or well mechanically inclined folks? Also, besides the Saleen short throw shifter (where I recognize the name and quality of Saleen), are there any recommendations of a particular brand or style? Is one brand or style better, if so why? I only ask because the prices I originally saw for a short throw shifter fo the the '05 Stangs were around $200 (give or take) and now I see Saleen (a well known name) selling one for $29. Just makes me curious.
5twenty said:I have also heard from a few whom have installed this "upgrade". I cannot find a picture of it or even a good description but for $29 I took a chance and ordered it. If it's from Saleen I don't think it would be a bad product. I will report when it's installed.
subzero05 said:I have seen a pic of it and it is NOT a shifter, but rather un "upgrade" to the stock shifter.It is a metal type shaft with bushings that attach onto the factory linkage shortening it up some it appears.
05HOTROD said:I JUST INSTALLED THE ROUSH SHIFTER AND IT FEELS MUCH BETTER THAN THE SALEEN ADAPTER (IT SHOULD $256:eyebulge: ) ANYWAYS YOUR CHOICE. HERES THE LINK FOR THE SALEEN ADAPTER.