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stick shift question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Dec 14, 2005.

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shifter handle choices

Poll closed Dec 21, 2005.
  1. round

    33 vote(s)
    71.7%
  2. t handle

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. nikked handle

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
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  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    do you like round nob shifter or t handle setup on your shifter?
     
  2. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    why dont you make it a poll! :D
    i choose round feels better for me and allows me to shift quicker.
    i saw in another post you were looking for one with a button
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    these are for a ford i think but im sure they make them for what you need
     
  3. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

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    I like shift-balls better than T-handles too. You can shift with just an open palm instead of actually gripping the shifter. I got so good with shifting while driving my 5-speed equipped high-school vehicle that I could shift gears as smoothly and just as quick (maybe even a little quicker) than any automatic equipped vehicle.
     
  4. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Round, for sure.
     
  5. Robert79K5

    Robert79K5 1/2 ton status

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    Round... my sm465 transmission is a true truck transmission and it shifts like one too so I don't have any need for a racecar shifter handle in it since fast shifting and sm465 dont really belong in the same sentence anyway.

    Plus I like the look of the origional factory shifter knob. Were always doing stuff to our rigs to make them different, but its neat to have a vintage factory old shifter knob on the end of your stick, since the rocks and dirt don't care either way what your shifting with, and especially now-a-day when you can go to autozone and buy a light-up, alien head shaped, plastic chrome, type R shifter knob with a built in turbo sound whistle and air freshener.


    Rant off
     
  6. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Cue ball, both of them. Oh, its HURST Promatic-2, TH350.
     
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    i like the t handle as you arlready saw makes me know i got a good grip to grab them gears let me find some more pics of mine
     
  8. ProJunkRacing

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    here old style new then i got a new one for the nitrous too
     
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    :rotfl:
    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  11. Shawn

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    I had this on my K5 when it had the 465
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    The button can be used for many things. I was thinking of hooking it up so it could hold my brakes on a hill.

    It was comfortable. I had a custom leather wrap made for it so it wasn't so cold in the winter. I may sell it since I have no use for now.
     
  12. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    that is the one that i bought for nitrous
     
  13. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I picked up my shifters fronm WFO Concepts-
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  14. ProJunkRacing

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    i like might have to get some they make just twin stick ones?
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    i like round as you can drive and drink.... coffee or soda that is ....bottom of soda can is beveled and the stock ball fits in there... even in wawa cups......Disclaimer:yes beer cans have that dimple too however i do not recommend that!!!!!
     
  17. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    The left most T-case shifter's for the doubler ain't it?
     
  18. ProJunkRacing

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    yes it is the range box (203)

    then right two are twin stick for the 205
     
  19. mxfireman

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    personaly I like the aluminum polished piston or the beer tap.
     
  20. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Hmm. Going with a 203 doubler, twin-stick 205, and 465 tranny would leave me for four shifters out of the floor? I LIKE! Nobody would want to drive my rig!

    What I'd probably do as far knobs go would be to top each lever with 8-balls.
     

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