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Old 03-03-2004, 03:12   #1 (permalink)
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"Lightning Shift" shifter replacement for T5

Hi everyone,
Just wanted some opinions regarding replacing my stock EF Falcon XR6 shifter with the EVO Lightning Shift assembly.Is it justified spending $425 to improve the shift quality.(claimed 40% less shift movement) in the T5.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi mate, if the EVO lightening shift is as good as the SVO, or Herrod one it is well worth your money.

Is EVO a typo?
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:15   #3 (permalink)
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SVO. sorry!
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Old 03-03-2004, 13:19   #4 (permalink)
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Re: "Lightning Shift" shifter replacement for T5

What distance is your throw from first to second now, measured at the top of the knob?
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approx. 16 cm from 1st to 2nd gear ,measured from top of gear knob.

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Did you fit it yourself?
If so was it easy?
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Don't know.It hasn't arrived yet!
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approx. 16 cm from 1st to 2nd gear ,measured from top of gear knob.
Sorry for the late reply, been on holidays. You have a std shifter. You can go for an intermediate factory item to give you about 130mm, same as later XR's. You can get a Factory Tremec short throw that will give you 110mm, same as BA XR6T, or any number of aftermarket versions which generally come in around the 90-96mm mark. Be wary of the contruction of some aftermarket ones, as they may be prone to noise and vibration.
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WBT56, the BA XR6T item, what sort of money will these set us back?
Will they fit onto an E series T5?
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The shifters on any Australian release Ford T5 are interchangeable. I believe a replacement as used on the T is about $435 from Ford. You have PM.
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