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Old 10-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Opinions on b&m auto shifter

Anyone own one of the b&m shifter products ?

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Old 10-24-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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I did on my 96 gt. It was a huge step up from stock, but the steeda tri ax is a lot better... Most people here like the mgw, it's good too. I would save up for at lease the tri ax.
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I did on my 96 gt. It was a huge step up from stock, but the steeda tri ax is a lot better... Most people here like the mgw, it's good too. I would save up for at lease the tri ax.
Umm isn't that for a manual? Or can you use it on an auto
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I did on my 96 gt. It was a huge step up from stock, but the steeda tri ax is a lot better... Most people here like the mgw, it's good too. I would save up for at lease the tri ax.
Yeah the OP is talking about an auto shifter.


I had this shifter on my 90' GT until I swapped it out for a manual tranny. I liked It a lot, and it worked pretty good. Just make sure you set the shifter up with your tranny gears correctly, otherwise you could put it in the wrong gear, not shift properly, and that's no bueno. The instructions do a decent job on helping you, but could be better. That said, as long as you have some mechanical kmowledge, you can do it yourself. But its never a bad idea to take it to a reputable shop for install if you're unsure.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Polo,

I think you'll really like the B&M Shifter. The stock factory shifter will do the trick for daily driving, but it has a ton of weak points when it comes to street/strip performance. This shifter has a full ratchet action mechanism for quicker and harder shifts, so you won't have to worry about hanging up between gears or missing a gear.

There's a ton of things wrong with up shifting a factory automatic. For one, it doesn't really shift any faster than if you just leave it in drive. There's actually sometimes even more of a delay! Most importantly, there's a always a fear of pushing up just a little bit to hard and skipping over drive to Reverse. I know it doesn't sound easy to do but I've seen it countless times! The B&M shifter will allow you to shift up quickly, effectively and also has reverse lock out so you won't have to worry about that.

I hope this helps with your decision. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future!

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Its a good shifter but VERY tricky to adjust properly. Lots of ppl have issues with them but most of the time its because they aren't adjusted right.

Now, there really is 0 point to doing one of these except for looks unless you are running a manual valve body. The stock shifter stays in D just as well as this one does and manually shifting a stock valve body trans is pointless.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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My bad. I was thinking of the other one and was too lazy to check the link. Whoops....
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone but I'm stuck on something with my car. After I fix this no start problem I can buy that nice shifter.
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