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Show Us Your Cable Shifters

Discussion in 'Interior - Stock & Custom' started by nvrenuf, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I'm looking at a JB Fab triple shifter but can't figure out the cable routing. This will be in a K5 with bucket seats without a center console and a bare floor, suggestions for the cleanest way to run the cables through the floor? not looking to do a show install, just don't want cables exposed to trip over going to the back seat.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Which shifter did you buy? Happy with the quality?
     
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    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Triple Cable (buggy style as pictured above) for the NWF ECO Box. Also added the mounting plate, AL knobs and extended 60" cables. JB quality is top notch, American made and he stands behind his product.
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    Yea, I did a couple modifications to my shifters to make them work better in the S-10. I cut and rewelded the shifters at 90° so they were easier to use in the small S-10 cab.
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    Then I made a cover out of aluminum so my dogs wouldn't get their paws stuck in there.

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    I've been running them for about 2 and a half years of use and abuse with zero issues.

    Here's a shot of the cable routing under the truck since that's half the battle:

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Really nice set up r3dd0g, the stick mods and cover are fantastic. I'm thinking I may make a little box thing like you did to pass them thru the floor, this is my main issue.

    How do you like the feel of the shifters? Are the 205 detents noticeable? Are you using stock or adjustable detents?
     
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    The shifters feel great, if you're only shifting one end at a time (front or rear) it's impossible to miss the detents since it won't let you put one on high and one in low. It's easier to shift one at a time anyways.

    I had the ORD shifters before in my Blazer (203/205 doubler) and I personally think these ones shift easier and they are definitely quieter than the heim linkage setup.
     
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    I highly recommend the adjustable detents that JB fab sells.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I've also got an ORD set up but I have almost zero feel in the shifters. The 205 had decent detent feel with the stock shifter and was untouched when I added the 203 but now with the new shifters I can't feel squat. I'm hoping that swapping to the jb fab shifters with adjustable detents will fix that.
     
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    Are you testing this with driveshafts hooked up? They behave differently when you've got the shafts in. Plus as I mentioned, the detents on the 205 are not really necessary when you have a twin stick.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Yeah, this is a running truck now. Initially, I only went with a twin stick on the doubler to avoid the temptation of using front drive only (35 spline but no fancy axles, joints) but I will be going with a triple jb fab shifter with new rails. Anyway, since it's currently twin stick the 205 shifter is for all 4 positions with almost no feel between each. It's a pita to play with because it takes a minute to "find" 2hi vs neutral or 4hi.

    Also, the one time I've wheeled it I had a front drive only problem in 4lo but I've read that could be related to worn rail detent grooves so I'm hoping the new rails fixes that too.
     
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    Ah, that makes more sense then.
     
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    @r3dd0g if you get in the mood to make another cover, holla at me. :D
     
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    I hardly have time to work on my own stuff to think about building stuff for others right now.

    Maybe someday I'll get some free time :haha:
     
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