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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

I'm looking for ideas regarding the shift stick on a ZF6. Something that does a bit of a Z so that the lever bottom is further back and more straight up and down.

Any ideas ?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 12:20 AM
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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

not sure what your lookin to do, but the short shift kit for the zf makes quite a big difference.

I think it was Midwest Transmission or something like that. Tank would know.

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

I have a short shift kit on mine,....tighten's up the pattern nicely
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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

I don't think I'm looking for a shorter shift pattern. I'm just looking for a lever with a different design, so that its more back and upright.

Is everyone using the stock ZF6 stick ?

What does the stick look like for the GM ZF6 ?

Edit: tell me more about the short shift kit anyway ? Does it make the pattern smaller ?

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

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I don't think I'm looking for a shorter shift pattern. I'm just looking for a lever with a different design, so that its more back and upright.

Is everyone using the stock ZF6 stick ?

What does the stick look like for the GM ZF6 ?

Edit: tell me more about the short shift kit anyway ? Does it make the pattern smaller ?
ya hints the name! Just playin, ya it shortens the throw of the shift up quiet a bit. I dont know exactly how much from say 1st to 2nd but i get in my play truck and then in my 450 and its like shifting a 18 speed. seems like your always shifting. It makes it nice and close

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

could probably always pull the shifter off and cut it then bend and weld on a new piece to get the shape you want.

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

just remember not to make the shifter too heavy or it will wear on your synchros

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could probably always pull the shifter off and cut it then bend and weld on a new piece to get the shape you want.
been there, tried that. the stock stick has a rubber dampener inside it. makes "manipulating" it a real pain in the hind end.

I would think if you made a Z bracket like you're talking about, you're going to throw a monkey wrench into the works.

I would say the short shift brought the throw down about 50% or so, so if your throw from 1st to 2nd was 12" +/-, your down to 6 or so.

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

Does the short kit make the transmission harder to shift ? Ie do you miss gears because of it ?

I still want the shifter more up and down, I think.

I am going to mount an Eaton shift knob on it with switches to control my exhaust brake and the cruise control and its meant to be used on a more up and down stick.

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Re: Anyone using a custom ZF6 shift stick ?

It will give a better chance at missing a gear...
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