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Tough Shifting - Wish Shift Kit is best ?

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I love my 1999 V6, but honestly the 5 Speed is tough, and when zou come from Germany you are use to smooth shifting. I thought it was better for 5 Spd since I grow up with them, I love em, but the shifting could be a bit better. I have no Idea where to start, what can I do to make it shift better, there are so many of these kits out there. Let me know what you guys thing its the best

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A shift kit for a 5 speed? You're talking about a manual transmission right?



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A shift kit for a 5 speed? You're talking about a manual transmission right?
Sorry my english, I still translate some stuff wrong sometimes. Yes, I am talking about a manual Transmission
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I've never heard of a shift kit for a manual transmission. Is your tranny just shifting hard? Maybe it's just time for a rebuild.



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Are you referring to the shift gate not being smooth? I have both the Hurst and the Pro 5.0 in my LS Cars (though T56 cars)

The SLP has a smooth shift while the 5.0 has a noticeable click when in gear, I prefer the 5.0 for performance, the SLP for a daily driven application.



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Hmm just wondering you talk about the Firehawk...kinda beside me in the last time here lol, sorry. Its not hard, it shifts nice. I just wonder cause I read people go with Hurst short shifter and everybody says that helps a bit...Tranny is just rebuild, probly a bit tough right now, that is all So wonder what the short shifter will help...
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The short throw shifter will make your gears closer together. Less travel between gears.

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Hmm just wondering you talk about the Firehawk...kinda beside me in the last time here lol, sorry. Its not hard, it shifts nice. I just wonder cause I read people go with Hurst short shifter and everybody says that helps a bit...Tranny is just rebuild, probly a bit tough right now, that is all So wonder what the short shifter will help...
I'm sorry your broken English is tough to understand, Yes I do have a Firehawk, It has the SLP shifter.

The only way the shifter will help is if your shifter is worn out. We are just trying to understand what you are referring to when you say "shift kit" so we can help you out.



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The short throw shifter will make your gears closer together. Less travel between gears.
There ya go, thanks that was what I was looking for. So now the question again: Wich is the best "short throw shifter" My english usualy is okay, just meet german friends yesterday and then it takes me a day to sort me again .

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From what Transman said the SLP brand shifter would be good for you.

97 Firebird v6 with a 94 lt1, TCI th350, Mad Hammer (gmmg) cat back, Pacesetter Lt and ory, BMR sfc and xmember with relocated t/a, 26-2800 stall, SLP cai, Trickflow elbow, 160 stat, ZR1 wheels 17x9.5 front/17x11 rear with 315s

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My broken English is usually pretty good having friends from Germany (usually soldiers wives that were deployed there)



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My broken English is usually pretty good having friends from Germany (usually soldiers wives that were deployed there)
Lol, sounds like you are from another country as well. With me I am honest, writing is a bit more worse, then talking. Most of the people used to say I was from England 4 years after I came over, now I lost the accent almost completely.

Thank you for the SLP tip, what do you think that will cost me later?
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