Short Trip – Short Throw Manual Shifter Install

June 9th, 2010

The Pro 5.0 shifter is a complete, bulletproof shifter system that bolts to the stock transmission. First remove shifter handle and boot bezel.One of the most common upgrades to any performance vehicle is to install a short throw shifter in place of the stock unit. A short throw shifter will make it easier to shift between gears because there will be less travel shift throw. “Shift throw” refers directly to the actual travel of the shifter stick, which affects the time it takes to shift from one gear to another. In a performance situation, the additional moments a factory stock shifter takes to go from one gear to another can result in slower elapsed times, or just a sluggish feeling when driving around town. A short throw shifter eliminates that sluggish feeling in a daily driver, and gives the racer an extra edge.

When Bobby and our friends at McNews Automotive heard about our project Mustang, they quickly called the boys at Pro 5.0, known in the rear-wheel drive scene as one of the best short throw shifter manufacturers. The team at Pro 5.0 sent us via next-day air their S197 unit. Follow along with us as we take you through the step-by-step installation.

The Bottom Line

Install time: 2.5 hours (the drive shaft must be removed for this upgrade in our example vehicle) In many applications a short throw shifter can be installed in as little as 30 minutes.


Pro 5.0 Shifters

908.241.4336 (http://www NULL.pro50

McNews Automotive

Dept. MCP

266 Old York Rd.

Dillsburg, PA 17019

717.432.9503 (http://www NULL.mcnewsautomotive

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