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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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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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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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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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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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Super Hauler!
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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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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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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.
dang that sucks, I always wondered why they looked a littly funky
 

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Here's a video I did awhile back of the shift kit,...the gay shift knob has been removed..I only had it on there temporary because my stock one fell off.

 

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Tank is it a mod your glad you did or was it not worth it?
 

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the zf chevy stick is actually curved if i remember correctly. but the nv chevy is straight just like the ford zf. no idea if the two zf sticks are interchangeable though.
 

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bite my ass lonnie?
 

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where can a man get a short throw shifter at? I tried that mid west transmissions link last time but I didn't find it.
 

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where can a man get a short throw shifter at? I tried that mid west transmissions link last time but I didn't find it.

Contact BigStroker, they were around $200 but that was about 8-9 months ago.
 

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Can you put the short shift kit on without pulling tranny?
 
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