Installation Time: Afternoon
May 14, 2014
Excellent shift-bang for your buck!
I decided to take this shifter over the Hurst because I mainly use my car as a daily driver, and I heard Hurst puts the gears frighteningly close to one another. I feel like I made the right choice. After installation the gears are quite close and the shifts are buttery smooth. Installation of the shifter itself doesn't take very long at all, perhaps under an hour with regular hand tools. The bracket takes much longer due to the sheer height you'll have to jack your car up to get at it. This shifter improves your shifts a ton, gets rid of the horrible rubbery feel of the stock shifter, and the sometimes ambiguous 2-3 shift. Gear engagement is a lot more positive. Note, get the bracket if you really want to eliminate shifter flex that leads to embarrassing gear grinding in the 2-3 shift in traffic. This piece is a quality made component, and it feels like it when installed. I read the barton instructions in order to help me put this in, and it definitely sped up installation time. If you're installing the shifter only, you should be able to do it all without having to jack up or get underneath the car - at least I did.