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what shifter's are you guys using with your automatic's? ***update***

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. yunit

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    what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s? ***update***

    <font color="red">I just ordered the Art Carr.</font>

    Well the tranny is going in maybe tonight and I still do not have a shifter for the truck. I got a forward manual valve body in the th400 and would like a cable shifter I can mount into my roll cage; when the cage gets installed.

    Seems like a lot of people use the art carr gate shifter with their auto's.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    I use the B&amp;M light truck shifter. I like it. Nice and smooth working. It can be used with just about any transmission, too.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    I have a B&amp;M Z-Gate shifter in my Bronco. Easy to install, ratchet shifter (no accidental over shifting), and it was cheap. Cost me less than $100 and came with everythign I needed and is extremely simple in design.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    that is my plan. ( art Carr gate shifter) Anyone know of a good source and a price? (besides the art carr website)
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    I've always liked the B&amp;M " Starshifter ".
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    if u want a shifter from the fround LOkar has some tight ones!
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    what is the point of a shifter?
    does it just replace a column shifter or what does it do?
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    It replaces the use of the column mounted shifter and relocates on the tranny hump. I would do the swap but your left with the collar where the column shifter used to be if you don't swap a manual tranny steering column.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    What are the benefits of a floor mounted shifter? The column mounted one seems to do the juob just fine.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    art carr gate shifter on my 700r4
    i can pour sand and soda in it all day long and it will never bind. It is the best shifter I've ever used.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    I went through art carr... that's the best price I found. They make them when you order them.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    Ease of shifting, and for manual valve body applications it is prefered over hands down over useing the column shifter. Also in extreme flex situations the stock column shift has been known to bind.
     
  13. 383Jimmy

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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I think it 's hard to beat the column shifter in an auto tranny 4x4 (assuming it's in good shape). It's right up there ergonomically where you need it, and if you're like me you grew with column shift, it just comes natural. I especially like the column shift when negotiating a semi-stuck mud situation. I'm sure there are reasons to not use a column shifter if you are hardcore though.
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    So these come with everything?


    I had considered doing this as well, my only question is the linkage and how it all hooks up....we need pics!
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s?

    I've got a TCI shifter in my K5 for my TH350... I love it.
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s? ***update***

    How much $$$ for the Art Carr shifter?

    BIGJ
     
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    Re: what shifter\'s are you guys using with your automatic\'s? ***update***

    Art Carr shifter is around $270 last I knew.

    As for having the shifter on the column while trying to off road at speed sucks butt!!!!!!!! Nothing like having to clear your leg to shift the darn tranny.
     
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    $285
     

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