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Old 12-25-2013, 04:22 PM
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Received a short throw shifter for Christmas. . Installed it today, it's crazy tight, I have to really put some force into it pushing to the right to get it into 5th from 4th and from neutral to reverse and I'm a bigger, stocky guy, is it normal to be this tight? Also it's a little notchy, but nothing too serious
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:24 PM
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Oh, and there is no grinding or anything like that, just really hard to shift to the far right gears.. If there isn't an issue I guess I'll just deal with the stiffness because the throws are noticeably shorter
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:10 AM
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Thats the purpose brother!
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:15 AM
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So 5th and reverse are supposed to be really hard to push the shifter over far enough to get in to?
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:11 PM
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What brand is it? My Hurst started off VERY stiff and notchy, but it's loosened up a bit (especially the stiffness; less so the notchiness) over the past couple years.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:06 PM
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I couldn't tell you honestly, I don't feel appropriate asking, it being a gift and all, but I don't mind it as long as it isn't hurting anything.. I've been leaving it in reverse when parking it ( the hardest gear to get in to) to see if it helps loosen it up
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:07 PM
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Also, I know it won't be a crappy one, considering it's my dad and he always makes sure I get reliable brands, etc..
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:47 AM
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What color is the shift handle? It didnt have a brand imprint on the base?

I believe it will loosen up quite a bit. It probably doesn't help that its been incredibly cold out.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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It has loosened up a lot since I started this thread, thanks everyone
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should tell you what kind it is on the base of the shifter
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