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Old 12-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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I have never seen one, but its called ratchet shifter. Never heard of one either until now. Anyone have one or know anything about it?

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Old 12-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Yeah i've seen those before, they let you shift up gears more precisely with an automatic. I mean you can shift up gears already with an automatic but this prevents you from overshifting into the next gear accidentally. I have heard it's faster than shifting manually with an automatic but I dont have one. I know a couple people on here do and hopefully they will chime in and tell you more about it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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Well have you ever tried "manually" shifting with the auto? It feels sluggish and you can miss gears and all that. This shifter prevents that, and looks really cool too. I believe you can get it for like 350 bucks if you shop around though.
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Does it make the shifts quicker though? I know more precise, but I never found out if it actually makes the gear changes quicker...

The tune helped with that a little for me, but there is a lot of room for improvement with the manual shift. During performance driving I almost always have to still leave it in auto shift for the car to be most effective... Makes me a sad person lol.
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I was one of the people that was quick to write off these, but after seeing one in person, they are a very solid piece. No real performance gains unfortunately
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Aaawwwww, I was trying to justify one of these... But for the price I should really be putting that money away for actual performance mods lol.
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darn haha, so they have no real performance gain? They do seem like they would make driving a little more interesting
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It's a "fun factor" mod, really.
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does anyone here own one? It sounds like it would be much more fun that the stock shifter
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Let's just say you don't want to miss a gear, results of said mistake make you look pretty bad. It happens way too easy with the stock shifter.

I don't manually shift much anymore so I haven't seriously thought about getting one. Something for the mod list someday though.

A couple guys on here have it but I can't recall their names.
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Haha I've skipped a gear before in the crap-tastic stock shifter... Friends were like, "dude, did we run out of gas??"

I nearly cried. =(
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Yeah it would be a good investment if you manually shift the auto a lot (which isn't a great idea). But otherwise you're not going to shift faster than the trans if you have a tune, and if not put the $$ towards one, not the shifter.

But on the other hand, I think it looks a ton better than the OEM shifter and is more solid. My OEM shifter is starting to show it's age, so if I come upon some extra $$ I might consider one of these.
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Is the faux satin stuff starting to scratch/peel? Because mine was in pristine condition when I bought the car, then about 8-10 months later I looked down at it one day and it seems my coat buttons or finger nails scratched it to kingdom come! I ended up painting it flat black and it practically looks identical to the black OEM one that some mustangs come with... Very pleased.
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Mine is the all black one, just picked up typical wear-and-tear over the 6 years or so. Maybe a few fresh coats of flat black would do the trick... Ugh another winter project
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Yeah sounds like a winter project, you should give plasti-dip a go. People are raving about it, and you could always peel it off if it doesn't go well.

But then, you also touch that shifter every time you get in the car so I don't know how it will hold up to repeated contact.
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Haha I've skipped a gear before in the crap-tastic stock shifter... Friends were like, "dude, did we run out of gas??"

I nearly cried. =(
LOL!

I was glad I was driving by myself when it happened.
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had one 15 years ago in '79 Capri w/302. mine was a B&M model. like they said, it won't do much for performance but is fun to play with. if you shop around you could probably beat that price.
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