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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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New Hawks T56 Short Shifter

I recently got a Hawks short shifter for my 96' Trans Am. LT1 motor with minor mods, 3.73 gears and T56 Tranny. Just put in a replacement clutch so did shifter too. I was dead set on getting the new MGW shifter but I had to keep within my budget plan! Somewhat so I went cheaper and the Pro 5.0 shifter seemed to be what most people had but I like to be different so I took a chance on the Hawks 3rd gen shifter and I'm VERY HAPPY with this shifter. I actually like it Over the 5.0 one and the Hurst. Nice & quiet, shifts easy yet firmly and with percision even at high RPMs. The handle angle is perfect unlike the horrid Lous stick. The ratio seems just as short at the 5.0 and smoother. I definitely recommend this Short Shifter to anyone who is looking at one. Real solid nice sleek shifter and can't beat the price- under $150. I LOVE IT!! Made driving this car even more fun
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 05:57 AM
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The hurst, pro 5.0 and MGW shifters are definitely expensive but it's good to know that there are cheaper options these days. I went with a core shifter for my car that was around 170 a few years ago. Its identical to a hurst and they promise its exactly the same just cheaper to buy. They even sell it with the hurst billet stick and knob. I love it and would recommend this brand to anyone who is looking for a hurst. They can be found on Ebay Fyi.

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