View Full Version : shifter hits console!!!


razorclaw99
04-24-2007, 10:37 PM
hey..i bought the ws6 store short throw and it hits the console badly on 2,4,6...WHY!!! i did everything fine...then i put the stock shifter on and 2 hits it too but lightly..wtf yo but yet a generic ebay short throw ive been using didnt hit anything but i only replaced it cuz it made my gear box very gay..i kept throwing it into 1st instead of 3rd which is why i got the ws6 store one and it hits badly the console...what do i do..the console is on correctly.

Revelation Z28
04-24-2007, 10:40 PM
i have the stick and it doesnt hit. i can stick my pinky in between them.

do you have the leather knob? because the tail on it is what makes contact. i have the 8 ball looking stock knob.

razorclaw99
04-24-2007, 10:42 PM
i took the leather off (yes i have leather) and its BARELY fine..like it works..then i took the console off and it was fine..so i mean its the stick that barely touches it..

SweeTbone
04-25-2007, 12:43 AM
Most of the short sticks have a problem hitting if you DO NOT have a factory Hurst shifter. Many people have had issues if you put one on a stock non-Hurst shifter. Trim up the console or try adjusting it perhaps?

01FormulaTA
04-25-2007, 12:50 AM
short sticks will only work w/ the factory hurst or other aftermarket shifter, not with the stock crappy GM shifter

Revelation Z28
04-25-2007, 12:51 AM
i have the non hurst and its fine for me. maybe i just got lucky.

razorclaw99
04-25-2007, 01:34 AM
short sticks will only work w/ the factory hurst or other aftermarket shifter, not with the stock crappy GM shifter

dude what r u talking about? factory= gm

i put the ws6 store shifter on the stock shifter (the base)..and it hits the 2,4,6 gears bad. i dont see what you r saying. I ended up putting my stock stock shifter back on (the long one) and its fine.. 2nd gear barely touches..

Kage
04-25-2007, 02:05 AM
The one you have does it look like Lou's stick, pic on the right?
You just might need a short stick with the bend toward the driver side.
I have a Pro-5.0 stick that should fix the prob, pic on the left.
Cut to 6.5" brand new never used. Let me know. :judge:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/afterthoughtsauto_1942_34130150

Ntimid8r7
04-25-2007, 05:30 AM
dude what r u talking about? factory= gm

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Factory installed HURST, is what he was talking about...

01FbTaWs6
04-25-2007, 05:36 AM
i have the factory installed hurst, with the ws6store stick, and its great, doesnt hit anything!

ZFan88
04-25-2007, 07:21 AM
I have the UMI short stick on the non-Hurst base. It hits the console if I shift hard. I'm saving up to buy a new shifter so I won't have that problem. The factory one is way too sloppy

5.7 Reasons
04-25-2007, 08:59 AM
I had the same problem, and I don't have a Hurst shifter. So I took the stick back off, placed it in a vise and proceeded to bend it with a mallet. The stick is bent ever so slightly, just enough where the shifter won't hit the center console. I've driven about 4k miles with this setup and never had a problem since.

If you don't want to do this, you can always contact the WS6 Store and return it.

TLUZLS1
04-25-2007, 10:21 AM
short sticks will only work w/ the factory hurst or other aftermarket shifter, not with the stock crappy GM shifter
What he said...

Kage
04-25-2007, 11:15 AM
short sticks will only work w/ the factory hurst or other aftermarket shifter, not with the stock crappy GM shifter
Bull shit!!!!!!!!! :gtfo:
If he would have gotten Lou's short stick we wouldn't be discussing this right now.:judge:

taintedmeat
04-25-2007, 01:47 PM
Check your trans mount.

67rsss
04-25-2007, 02:11 PM
Is this the shift handle they are talking about? It came with our LS1/T56 form an 02 WS6. It has a bend in it that I assume is to clear the rear of the console. We are not going to use it, way to short for the 67.
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/632938281.jpg (http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?action=viewimg&id=38281)

Nautilus
04-27-2007, 12:42 PM
I just bought a used Z28... I noticed it had the same problem. I took it apart and found a lou's short stick on the factory shiter. Who ever istalled it bolted it up with the bend to the rear. I simply unboted the short stick, turned it around and bolted it back on... Problem solved.

FNQUIKWS6
04-27-2007, 12:52 PM
I thought the bend was supposed to go towards the driver?

Nautilus
04-27-2007, 12:59 PM
I thought the bend was supposed to go towards the driver?

I would have thought the same thing if I hadn't seen it... With the bend toward the driver on the stock GM shifter... It would almost not go into 2,4 & 6, actually it had worn off the black paint on the short stick from hitting the console. And in 1,3 & 5 it was in roughly what would be the middle position. I turned the bend in the oposite direction and the position in all the gears is perfect, not too far forward and not too far back.