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Old 09-22-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hinson Motorsports is proud to announce our HINSON F-Body Short Throw Shifter. This shifter was designed for the Camaro/Firebird/Trans Am enthusiast who is tired of the sloppy stock shifter. Built in the USA, this is the best way to shorten throws and narrow the gate distance between gears in your late model Corvette.

Engineered for precision shifts & closer gates
Short ratio throw for the fastest possible shifts
Powder coated & weighted steel shifter handle 9/16"-18 thread size
Offered w/ or w/o shift ball
CNC machined aluminum base
Direct bolt in installation
Made and assembled in the USA

This is a quick video of how the shifter works and performs on the T-56 in our showroom. We wanted to illustrate how short the throws are and how quick the shifter is. All handle and **** combinations will maintain the stock boot to **** finished look.









Here are a few pictures of the ***** (Sold separately).




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COOL that you finally are giving the 'others' some competition in the f body arena.

Is there going to be a threading option on the handle, IF one does not want to use your ***** (like a stock f body's 16mm x 1.50, or generic 3/8-16/24), or do we have to use an adapter in that case?

I LIKE your logo on the sides of your available *****, but do NOT want the shift pattern on top.

As soon as I have the funds, I want to order one of these!
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I've tried them all, but ended up sticking with the MGW. Would love to give this a try, but not being able to use my old shift ***** is a deal breaker.
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Am I reading this correctly, that it won't fit the factory *****? I've got 3 different factory *****, so that's a deal breaker for me. I have my factory TA ****, a leather Camaro SS ****, as well as the C6, alcantara ****... so having to purchase a new one would be an issue to me.

You really need to change that ASAP and get a factory thread pitch on it. I don't think that should be much issue considering it's just a change in the threading process if you guys are the manufacturer.
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Not to mention no one likes glass ***** like that due to the insane amount of heat they hold while sitting in direct sunlight.
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I'm going to get a tap, and rethread my ***** I think.
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I was actually excited about this but must have missed the part of not being able to use stock threaded *****. I also have a C6 alcantara **** that wasn't cheap so no way I'm getting a new one. MGW it is then.
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COOL that you finally are giving the 'others' some competition in the f body arena.

Is there going to be a threading option on the handle, IF one does not want to use your ***** (like a stock f body's 16mm x 1.50, or generic 3/8-16/24), or do we have to use an adapter in that case?

I LIKE your logo on the sides of your available *****, but do NOT want the shift pattern on top.

As soon as I have the funds, I want to order one of these!
We will look forward to working with you. We know you will enjoy the product.

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I've tried them all, but ended up sticking with the MGW. Would love to give this a try, but not being able to use my old shift ***** is a deal breaker.
Get an adapter.

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Am I reading this correctly, that it won't fit the factory *****? I've got 3 different factory *****, so that's a deal breaker for me. I have my factory TA ****, a leather Camaro SS ****, as well as the C6, alcantara ****... so having to purchase a new one would be an issue to me.

You really need to change that ASAP and get a factory thread pitch on it. I don't think that should be much issue considering it's just a change in the threading process if you guys are the manufacturer.
It's a much bigger financial issue than you think. We use this pitch on all of our shifters because it is the most popular pitch out there. With the **** selection being so diverse in sizes, pitches, and styles it is impossible to make one to please everyone. This is when an adapter to your **** is your friend.

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I was actually excited about this but must have missed the part of not being able to use stock threaded *****. I also have a C6 alcantara **** that wasn't cheap so no way I'm getting a new one. MGW it is then.
Sorry to hear that. There is always adapters.
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Cool Product! I still don't understand though. I bet I can still hit my gears just as fast in my stock shifter if not .0005 second slower which your loosing what? I would rather but $350 somewhere else imo. Not knocking the quality or design or anything, thumbs up for that and for the people who like short throws I am sure this is awesome for them!
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^ you ever drove in a car with an aftermarket or performance shifter?
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If it's no big deal to use adapters it looks like you would include it with the f body shifters.
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^ you ever drove in a car with an aftermarket or performance shifter?
Yes, i didnt get the satisfaction out of long arm throw more natural shifts. LOL. Im sure people get used to it.
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Yes, i didnt get the satisfaction out of long arm throw more natural shifts. LOL. Im sure people get used to it.
I think you are missing your calling as a UPS truck driver.

The adapter idea doesn't work because, as far as I can tell, the specific adapter needed isn't easily obtained. Far be it from me to complain when a new part comes out for these cars, especially a quality one such as this, however it isn't for me. I'd love to try it one day, though.
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Well I just pulled the trigger, and will do a full review of it when it gets here.

I have a Kirban shifter (not Kurt Urban) circa 2001 and while I like it, it's not great. The new Hinson shifter I'm sure will be a huge improvement.

I plan to get a tap and rethread my shiftknobs. A tap is cheap.
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^ look forward to your review
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Will this shifter be available for the T56 Magnum six bolt mount?
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Well I just pulled the trigger, and will do a full review of it when it gets here.

I have a Kirban shifter (not Kurt Urban) circa 2001 and while I like it, it's not great. The new Hinson shifter I'm sure will be a huge improvement.

I plan to get a tap and rethread my shiftknobs. A tap is cheap.
Did you see there display at LSfest? They had a trans mounted with this shifter. It was sweet. back when I still had a 6 speed I had a stock, Kirban, Hurst and finally a PRo 50 and I would haved popped on one these that day, If I still had a 6 speed. It was smooth, close shift. looking forward to your review as well
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I've tried them all, but ended up sticking with the MGW. Would love to give this a try, but not being able to use my old shift ***** is a deal breaker.
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Am I reading this correctly, that it won't fit the factory *****? I've got 3 different factory *****, so that's a deal breaker for me. I have my factory TA ****, a leather Camaro SS ****, as well as the C6, alcantara ****... so having to purchase a new one would be an issue to me.

You really need to change that ASAP and get a factory thread pitch on it. I don't think that should be much issue considering it's just a change in the threading process if you guys are the manufacturer.
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I was actually excited about this but must have missed the part of not being able to use stock threaded *****. I also have a C6 alcantara **** that wasn't cheap so no way I'm getting a new one. MGW it is then.

So lets discuss this thread pitch idea. If we were to change the handle to something like an M16-1.5, would that make everyone a little happier? The thought behind this is if you wanted to use our ball you would get 9/16-18, and if you wanted to use stock or other branded ***** that fit you would have the option to buy it with a M16-1.5 handle. Keep in mind this would take a few weeks to make the handles and powder coat them, but if it solves some of the problems you have expressed it would be worth it. Give me some feedback. AND DISCUSS.


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Will this shifter be available for the T56 Magnum six bolt mount?
Give me a call. It is one we can currently make, but it is not on our website yet. I can also build custom offsets etc. for LS swap retro cars. I'm assuming based on your question and picture that that is what your doing with it.

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Did you see there display at LSfest? They had a trans mounted with this shifter. It was sweet. back when I still had a 6 speed I had a stock, Kirban, Hurst and finally a PRo 50 and I would haved popped on one these that day, If I still had a 6 speed. It was smooth, close shift. looking forward to your review as well
Thank you for taking the time at LS Fest to stop by and check out our new product. Also thanks for your feedback and participation in the thread.
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I would prefer not to have to track down an adapter to use my preferred shifter handle which has the OE thread pitch.

I think it would make more sense if you are selling a product for an fbody that it would be able to utilize a fbody shift ****
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Did you see there display at LSfest? They had a trans mounted with this shifter. It was sweet. back when I still had a 6 speed I had a stock, Kirban, Hurst and finally a PRo 50 and I would haved popped on one these that day, If I still had a 6 speed. It was smooth, close shift. looking forward to your review as well
I wish I had seen it. I had my head on a swivel while I was there, meeting and talking to so many different people, that I missed a lot of stuff.

I have no doubt I'm going to be extremely happy with my decision.
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