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Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

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    Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s


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    Has anyone ever done this ? I`m thinking about building a full length floor console and I`m thinking I want to do a floor mounted shifter as well. Anyone (Hurst, B&M, ???) make a kit to do this in a 97 ? How hard is it to change over on my 4L80 ? I know the column will need to be changed, but is there anything else I might have to change out ?

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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    summit racing has 12 floor shifters for a 4l80. they are for street rod apps. but im sure yuo can make something work if you take some measurements.

    http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...e+shifter&x=33
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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    i have the hurst v-matic 2 in my truck and never had any problems with it....i love it!!
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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    I dont mean to sound like an a$$ or nothing but TPI you have all them mods and your only running a measly 14.9????

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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    yea thats what happens when you dont have a good tune and your still runnin stock exhaust manifolds and a stock v6 cross pipe thats been smashed flat from the 5-8 drop but that will change this wenter with my longtubes and mayeb a tune!! i have sh*t loads of low end tho i can put on a good smoke show with no use of the brakes!!! should be mid-low 14s come spring


    back on track now....i also got my shifter from summit...i guess the only problem i have had is a shift cable bound up and i broke it...but i had it routed wrong under the truck.
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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    I`ve always liked that V-matic, and that might work well with what I have in mind. How much of a pain was it to put in TPI ?
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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    I have a Hurst Dual-GateII in my 98 ex-cab, floor shifter is a great mod, Count on making some brackets, shifter mount and generally just a total custom setup. There are no bolt-in kits that I know of & most of the shifter companies will tell you that xxxx shifter does not fit in a truck, end of conversation.

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    Re: Changing from column shift to floor shifter ?`s

    mine was very simple....find out were u want to mount it on the floor, bolt it down and run a few power wires to it... N safty switch and run the shift cable thats it....but i had a 5speed so i didnt have to mess with the colom at all.
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