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If you have a T-5 which shift handle do u hv

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default If you have a T-5 which shift handle do u hv

So i am about 6 ft. tall and i have a t5 in my 66. I have a hurst shift handle and i have to lean way forward to shift it into 3rd and 5th. I am wanting a shift handle that will be a little longer and have more lay back angle.

I am ready to order but not sure which will be the best. I think I currently have a 10in. hurst handle.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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As much as it seems like a really extravagant part, I'd look at Mustang Plus's restomod 5-sp remote shifter mechanism. Before I stumbled on my close-ratio toploader, I was pretty set on a 5sp with this specific remote shifter. I sat in one of their showroom cars that had it installed and I was pretty happy with the location and the feel.

Keep in mind, however, that you should still invest in a quality shifter. Something like a Steeda Tri-Ax or a Pro 5.0 to give you a solid, positive shift feel. The factory shifter is like trying to shift with a rubber stick.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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hello;

if you do not want a remote shifter, you can simply modify what you have. hey, if hurst and mopar can do it, you can too.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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I have a Tri-Ax on my TKO with the M+ Restomod shifter, works well.
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I have a Hurst that I as far as solid shifting and the short throw. I am just looking for a longer handle with more of a set back. I have seen the m+ retro handle and it seems like the correct dimensions but I don't care for the look.
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hello

there is the retro arm with the 64 - 67 factory look and one by lokar. you need to make one as i suggested if you don't want either of those.

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I built this one for like 10 bucks

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very cool.

nice console too.

one could even mill out slots in it for a more "space age" look.
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I found mine on eBay, for about 70$ you can find the handle with the shift ball. They have all types of different measurements and shapes. Just need to figure out which one would suit you best and your good to go. Easy install, it's just the two bolts.
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I vote for the factory look shifter arm that is made to work with a T5. That's what I have and It is great! There is absolutely no way I'd use one of those funky looking remote style setups.
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I vote for the factory look shifter arm that is made to work with a T5. That's what I have and It is great! There is absolutely no way I'd use one of those funky looking remote style setups.
You get a shorter throw with a remote though. If you have a longer shift handle, your lever is longer and you have to row more. The idea behind the remote is that you can retain use of the short lever to get a short throw, because the mechanism provides a near 1:1 motion relationship.

They don't have the classic look though.
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You get a shorter throw with a remote though. If you have a longer shift handle, your lever is longer and you have to row more. The idea behind the remote is that you can retain use of the short lever to get a short throw, because the mechanism provides a near 1:1 motion relationship.

They don't have the classic look though.
Yeah, I know thats what the point is, but it looks hideous. I guess maybe if I had a track car that was all about function and cosmetics were not very important, I might consider it.
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Yeah, I know thats what the point is, but it looks hideous. I guess maybe if I had a track car that was all about function and cosmetics were not very important, I might consider it.
I don't think they look that bad. Someone definitely could make a really nice looking one that had a classic shift handle look to it. Make it seem like it belongs.

I think the M+ one is the only one? Only one I've seen at least.
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I JUST WENT WITH A 12IN. LOKAR AND I LOVE IT.
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