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Old 08-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Steeda short shifter vs hurst

Ok guys I am looking at changing out the stock school bus shifter, and I am looking at going with hurst as shown in pic but I wanted to see what everyone else had to say.
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Most will say MGW, I like my Tri-Ax, Hurst is a good one too. MGW is going to be the smoothest, quietest one which is what ppl like. Honestly I think the Hurst is the sexiest one there is.
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Hmmm mgw maybe a good idea but I do want sexiness so hurst still one up
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I can't speak for the MGW having never had, used or seen one in person. I'm debating between the tri ax and the hurst myself. I've have the tri ax before and loved it. Very direct feel and with the spring assist for third gear it's an awesome shifter! The hurst is sexy though! I really like how nice it looks with the chrome handle, ball knob, and the little boot really tidies it up. I would say based on looks alone.... the hurst has it, but if you are going for performance... I think the tri ax edges out slightly. IMO
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I love my steeda tri-ax
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Does anyone have the american muscle short throw that looks just like the pro 5.0 shifter? I bought it, I just havent gotten time to install it.
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So for looks hurst for performance steeda what sucks is I want the best of both words
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So for looks hurst for performance steeda what sucks is I want the best of both words
MGW FTW lol.. I love mine..
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So for looks hurst for performance steeda what sucks is I want the best of both words
Steeda shifter with a hurst handle?
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So for looks hurst for performance steeda what sucks is I want the best of both words
You know you can do a Tri-Ax base with a hurst handle/boot right? Just buy a Tri-Ax and then buy the Hurst handle/T-Handle.

The only thing I don't like about that setup is you are kind of falsely advertising for Hurst lol.

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Here is my setup, Tri-Ax with a Rock Crusher shifter handle and OEM Terminator knob



This is neutral and I have my elbow comfortably resting on the arm rest. I can nail every gear without the infamous "SN95 reach".

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Lol that reach!

But, can you reach the radio!?
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You know you can do a Tri-Ax base with a hurst handle/boot right? Just buy a Tri-Ax and then buy the Hurst handle/T-Handle.

The only thing I don't like about that setup is you are kind of falsely advertising for Hurst lol.

To that end...

Here is my setup, Tri-Ax with a Rock Crusher shifter handle and OEM Terminator knob



This is neutral and I have my elbow comfortably resting on the arm rest. I can nail every gear without the infamous "SN95 reach".
Yeah false advertisement sucks
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Lol that reach!

But, can you reach the radio!?
Lol, no there is still "Radio reach"... I was so lazy at one time that I used the remote that came with the radio in my Cobra haha. Now I just turn it on once when I get in and dock my Bionic in the cardock and control all the music/volume that way.

Ha... I remember when I paid $300 for a 15GB iCrap with a non-color screen and it was the ****. Now I can throw a $25 32GB microSD at my smartphone with thousands of songs on it and roll. Or stream music over LTE. Gotta love grandfathered unlimited Verizon data.
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Lol, no there is still "Radio reach"... I was so lazy at one time that I used the remote that came with the radio in my Cobra haha. Now I just turn it on once when I get in and dock my Bionic in the cardock and control all the music/volume that way.

Ha... I remember when I paid $300 for a 15GB iCrap with a non-color screen and it was the ****. Now I can throw a $25 32GB microSD at my smartphone with thousands of songs on it and roll. Or stream music over LTE. Gotta love grandfathered unlimited Verizon data.
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I need a new stereo also but not at important also my bed broke so might have to hold of on the shifter and buy a new bed frame 😒
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You know you can do a Tri-Ax base with a hurst handle/boot right? Just buy a Tri-Ax and then buy the Hurst handle/T-Handle.

The only thing I don't like about that setup is you are kind of falsely advertising for Hurst lol.

To that end...

Here is my setup, Tri-Ax with a Rock Crusher shifter handle and OEM Terminator knob

What kind of shifter boot is that?
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What kind of shifter boot is that?
That is a mint condition OEM boot.
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That is a mint condition OEM boot.
The hole in mine is too small to go down over the shifter handle
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The hole in mine is too small to go down over the shifter handle
No it isn't you go in from the other way and bolt the handle on with the boot already on it. Here's how I got mine to go on without ripping...

-Put the rock crusher handle in the freezer in the morning before work
-Remove whatever handle you have on along with boot etc...
-Take the shifter bezel/boot and turn the boot all the way inside out
-Take a heat gun/hairdryer to the leather and get it hot as ****
-Quickly grab the handle out of the freezer and slide it down through the boot from the top, get it where you want it quick since it'll tighten up quick once that cold boot hits it
-Bolt up handle and install the bezel/boot, pull the boot down till it sits like how mine looks

Done/done.

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I recently installed the tri-ax with the steeda handle at the lowest position. I like the way it feels and shifts. My wife commented on the NVH, but gave it a passing grade. It does shift so much better than the stocker!!
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I recently installed the tri-ax with the steeda handle at the lowest position. I like the way it feels and shifts. My wife commented on the NVH, but gave it a passing grade. It does shift so much better than the stocker!!
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That is pretty
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That's the setup I had prior.



I loved the short throw of it but HATE having to be pulled up till my knees basically hit the dash and even still lean to hit 5th. I am not a freak with some short arms either, I am 5'11 with a wingspan that is also right at 5'11. No idea.
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I feel your pain! That's why I was considering the hurst shifter for the better reach position... But I loved my last tri ax, so I think a tri ax with rock crusher handle will be my next move. Looks nice!
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It will just take some getting used to. After driving these things for so many years the same way the first time I drove mine with the rock crusher was like "wtf this is too weird". Just remember you will have a noticeably longer throw and you REALLY have to slam the shifter to get the tires to bark.
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I know I am just tired of the school bus shifter
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To me the hurst belongs in an old school mustang with the chrome stick look but hey whatever floats your boat.
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To me the hurst belongs in an old school mustang with the chrome stick look but hey whatever floats your boat.
That is true but I like have stuff that is a nod to the classic mustang
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Eh, all the way up unti 2005 these cars pretty much ARE old school Mustangs... 1978 chassis, solid rears (sans 99-up Cobras), RWD V8, limited slip and very VERY basic interiors. Yeah EFI, updated electronics in some etc... etc... still pretty old school IMO. Hell I redid my seats with vinyl and mine even smells like an old muscle car now. I get in it and I'm immediately taken back to my childhood riding around in my Dad's 1969 Z28 with black vinyl seats. They say smell has the most powerful memory triggers...
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I love the old car smell but I don't have any cats so I get that nice exhaust smell
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I love the old car smell but I don't have any cats so I get that nice exhaust smell
Why not both?
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Leather not vinyl maybe some day ill have both
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You'd be amazed at how nice the new vinyl stuff is. Ppl are consistently astonished that my seats are vinyl since they look so factory.
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Don't get me wrong the hurst handle is nice, when I say old school I meant 60s 70s I held the handle against my shorty with boot and it looked weird too me maybe it's because my dad has it I his road runner, it ruined it for me
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Don't get me wrong the hurst handle is nice, when I say old school I meant 60s 70s I held the handle against my shorty with boot and it looked weird too me maybe it's because my dad has it I his road runner, it ruined it for me
Yeah I guess that would to it my dad has the hurst t handle in his bel air so I think that would look bad in a mustang but I have a white ball on my stock shifter and love the look but it need the hurst and no more putting the shifter in the back seat for second
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