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Hurst "Hot Shift"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, May 20, 2006.

  1. fireplug

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    Hmm, when I read this:
    It seems to contradict itself. :confused:

    If you want to regularly bark 35's or larger, I hope you have something beefier than a 10 or 12 bolt rear. :whistle: Otherwise you're gonna be breaking stuff. :( Been there, done that, got a dirty T-shirt (from laying under the truck swapping gears). ;)
     
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    Yeah, interestingly (or not) the kit comes with the parts necessary to give two levels of performance, "heavy duty towing - police, fleet, motorhomes" or "street strip - multi purpose vehicles, street strip and 4 wheelers, desert."
     
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    The "tow" setting usually is not too bad. It just firms up the shifts a bit. Street/strip gets a bit more violent and and barks the tires pretty good at or near full throttle. It can get a bit tiresome when just driving around town. Some kits also have a 3rd "race" setting that sets the shifts to "stun". They'll chirp the tires at every shift, even at part throttle. :eek1:

    A friend in high school had a wicked '67 Chevelle with the 425 HP 427 factory engine, and THEN it had been hopped up even more. It had the Stage 3 kit in the Turbo 400. The car would come sideways at about 100 MPH when it shifted into 3rd at full throttle. It would make ya stain yer shorts. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the input. How do you think either tow or street would do with a Detroit and snow or ice on the street?
     
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    You'll want to manually shift when taking corners in the snow and ice. A hard upshift just as you round a corner can put ya sideways in a heartbeat. :cool1: The tow setting shortens up the shifts without giving you whiplash. :)
     
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    Ttt

    Any more first hand accounts?
     

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