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Shifter handles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, May 7, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm currently tearing down my interior to redo a bunch of stuff so I had to pull off my shifter handles to get my shifter boots off. The one for the T-case is fine, but the handle for my SM465 is another story. Its been worn down, its a weird color and its got scratches all over it.
    What do you all think about getting one of the aftermarket handles like the Hurst T-handle or a B&M one? Is anyone using one? It seems like when you're offroad that the stock shifter(smooth, round knob) might slip out of your hand sometimes...thats another reason I think I might give a new one a try.

    '73 K5
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  2. xtreme_wlr

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    I use a Hurst t-handle on my 465. Love it. Wouldnt go back to the round nob if you paid me. Do it, says I.

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  3. Depdog

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    If I had the T handle on mine my knuckles would be all bashed up on the dash. I have the Round Wooden knobs I got from the local parts house and love them. In the winter they are they are warm and in the summer they are cool to the touch. Nothing like that good old wooden glow.

    Depdog

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  4. nyyef

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    when your only 5'7" like me, third becomes a little far away if i am relaxing in the seat or locked in by the belt (man, i hate missed shifts).
    i heated the lower bend in the shifter and bent a little lower and towards me, then added a hurst t-handle. the difference is amazing!

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  5. lowlevell

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    Get a Hurst or B&M T-handle. Most come with different (assorted) Domestic threads. You wont be disapointed.

    One From None
     

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