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Pro 5.0 Shifter 3rd Gear Reach - FIXED

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by earico, May 28, 2011.

  1. 8gtoklr

    8gtoklr Member Established Member

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    can you use these plates on stock shaft? Or do you have to buy steeda/tri ax?

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    I bought the trix ax handle, will make some pieces and see if it works.
     
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  2. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    I hear you but it's not about the money for me. I just like to help people enjoy the same passion that I have and that is modding car's in your garage.

    Do you think it's coincidence that the new MGW shifter is very similar to my plates? ;-)

    http://www.svtperformance.com/forum...gws-revised-orange-handle-82-04-mustangs.html


    Sorry I don't come into Driveline often since I no longer own a Terminator. I am glad to see the thread is still alive though! IIRC the OEM shifter handle has the same bolt spacing as the Pro 5.0 and Triax.
     
  3. 46stang

    46stang Member Established Member

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    I just wanted to thank the OP! I used the templates provided and it is sooo much easier to shift into 3rd and 5th. I did alter it slightly though. Instead of placing the plates on each side of the shifter mount I used spacers and longer bolts to mount the plate to the left side of the lower shifter base. It moved the shifter closer to the driver by like 1/2 inch or so. Then I changed the angle of the bolt holes where it mounts to the shifter slightly to make the shifter sit slight more erect. I have a different handle then what came with my pro 50 so now It's perfect for me now. Again, thanks for the awesome template!
     
  4. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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  5. Jimmysidecarr

    Jimmysidecarr Semi user friendly Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thread stickied.
     
  6. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    I just ordered the steeda one and thanks for the link to the guy who posted it. I'm all for DIY but... I like how the steeda one is aluminum and pre-drilled and I'm lazy and buying the stock and bolts etc... would be $10 as it is. I'll pay the extra $10 for it to arrive at my door ready to go.

    edit: Just saw its for 3/8" bolts. Welp, nothing a tap/die set isn't going to be able to fix if it comes to that.
     
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  7. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Finally got this stupid steeda plate in. The front holes are indeed 3/8 and unthreaded, the back ones for the shifter are the normal M8x1.25 stock size and threaded. M8 matches up almost perfectly with 5/16" SAE thread so I ordered a 5/16 ID to 3/8 OD shaft adapter for $7 from the evilbays. When it comes in I'll cut it with a brake line cutter so its flush and should be G2G. Hopefully lol.
     
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  8. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Done, stick a fork in it.

    IMG_20131221_210045_741_zpsiwwazdf4.jpg

    IMG_20131221_210117_323_zpsdcejsfjw.jpg

    Went to Lowes and bought some 3/8" OD nylon bushings. Reamed them out to 1/4" on the inside because 5/16" would have left them too thin put them in a vice with the bolt, hit with a heat gun and compressed. Bushing slid right over the bolt. Heated it again, grabbed the bushing with pliers and spun the bolt and it tapped itself right through.

    IMG_20131221_210902_479_zpsv3lirndb.jpg

    IMG_20131221_210912_588_zpseiqirdc6.jpg

    IMG_20131221_163204_618_zpsidzuedfk.jpg

    Neutral before

    IMG_20131221_163236_695_zpsw4kopup1.jpg

    Neutral after

    IMG_20131221_210610_856_zpsl5rtdhye.jpg

    3rd

    IMG_20131221_210642_297_zpswvcj5tjk.jpg

    4th

    IMG_20131221_210651_760_zpsv3jkg2wd.jpg

    Total cost from Jegs was $21 shipped and another 80 cents or so for the nylon bushings.

    Bracket is here at Jegs. No idea why Steeda does not make this plate with M8 front holes instead of 3/8" for Hurst/TKO shifters.

    The ONLY issue I ran into with the tri-ax handle was that I had to remove the Bullitt bezel ring because it was barely touching and pulling down on the trim. No biggie, kind of like it better honestly... might be ordering a 94-98 leather shifter knob to match. If you were to use a Pro-5.0 handle this would not be an issue. Also would not be an issue if I used the top two holes but I want the same short shift I was used to before so I ditched the ring.

    Any questions just ask, this probably will not get seen much because its a sticky but I figured I'd back up my smack talk lol.
     
  9. 135 Boom

    135 Boom Member Established Member

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    Revive bump. Going to try this today.
     
  10. 135 Boom

    135 Boom Member Established Member

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    Done, its amazing. Wish I would had done it a long time ago.
     
  11. bubblehead93

    bubblehead93 Member Established Member

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    another option...

    I'm 6' 4" with extended seat tracks, seat is way back...

    neutral
    Neutral.jpg

    Third
    Third.jpg

    and Fourth
    Fourth.jpg

    of course you lose the stock look...
     

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