Manual Transmission - Shifter or Springs?




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01 Trans Am
03-22-2006, 01:43 AM
My car is not yet lowered, so my question is: Should I purchase lowering springs first or a shifter? Also, I will be riding on stock shocks for a couple of months. If you think shifter, should I go with the pro 5.0 or the b&m?


Xtreme57
03-22-2006, 01:59 AM
Go with the shifter dude, it's cheap, easy, and a stand alone mod. Wait till you have shocks to get the springs.

orangeapeel
03-22-2006, 04:35 AM
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4466461&postcount=2


Rescue Ranger
03-22-2006, 08:16 PM
1st of all, research on how much Eibach springs are teh lose. Use the search button and type in 'eibach sag'

Go w/ a shifter. I went w/ Pro 5.0 and damn it was worth every cent, no exaggeration.

01 Trans Am
03-22-2006, 08:18 PM
All right, well I've made up my mind to go with shifter and do shocks/springs later. My final question: Pro 5.0 w/ short stick or Factory Hurst w/ short stick? Thank you all.

Xtreme57
03-22-2006, 09:51 PM
All right, well I've made up my mind to go with shifter and do shocks/springs later. My final question: Pro 5.0 w/ short stick or Factory Hurst w/ short stick? Thank you all.


If you have the hurst option just get a short stick, no need for a whole shifter. I just got my UMI short stick w/my factory hurst. Simply awesome. $25 stick and took about 15min to do. Shifting has never been so much fun.



FYI - I also just ordered shocks to go w/the eibach springs that have been sitting in my room for 2 years lol. So i speak from experience hahaha :jest:

orangeapeel
03-24-2006, 05:27 AM
I ditched the stock shifter for the Hurst Billet Plus, and have not turned back yet. It feels more solid. I would have trouble slamming the gears and not hitting the gate on the 2-3 with the stock hurst. Plus I broke it off while 1-2 one day on an on-ramp. short stick is a worthwhile mod as well.