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Old 06-17-2011, 01:29 PM
matt224 matt224 is offline
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Default Re: '11 Ranger XLT, new owner

the shifter will always revert back into neutral, between third and fourth gear, when you pull it out of gear and let it go.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:44 PM
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Thanks matt224, that's what I thought. My Mustang and my Miata factory shifters both did that. If I recall correctly (it was a long time ago), my '73 Challenger with factory installed Hurst shifter did also.

I stopped by the dealership and mentioned to the parts manager I'm thinking about changing the shifter. He told me I'd be sorry because in addition to the sound deadening, the ugly cover also keeps down the heat you get from the exposed shaft. Now I've had trucks with shifter shafts exposed before and didn't notice excessive heat. Why would he try to talk me out of the Hurst using that reasoning.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:19 PM
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Yep, my trans am with its Hurst is also spring loaded.

lol at that guy, any extra heat will not be noticable, though I doubt there is any. As for sound deadening, its nothing really to worry about.
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