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Old 10-17-2003, 15:47   #1 (permalink)
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Shifter options for TopLoader ??

Hey All

I'm running a 351c TopLoader & 9", and currently have a speco shifter which I think is a direct copy of factory standard.
Does anybody know of a sequential type shifter that bolts straight onto a TopLoader without making too many mods? And if so, an idea of price wold be helpful too.

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Old 10-17-2003, 16:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shifter options for TopLoader ??

Hurst V gate. Costs about $380. It's the most common after market Toploader shifter.

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Re: Shifter options for TopLoader ??

The sequentials bolt on with no mods whatsoever, but just remember a top loader is still a top loader no matter what you bolt onto it.

I have one of the sequentials and I have to say they are not worth the money. i regret not just getting a hurst indy and shifting normally. Although they are better for drag racing they are shit on the road for normal driving and unless they are configured milimeter perfect they miss gears. It took me forever to get it setup perfectly.
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Hey xdc351, which brand of shifter do you have on your toploader??
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One of the Renagate ones.
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Thanks very much for your replies guys.
Interesting to hear your experiences with the Renagate xdc351. You say you wish you'd gone with the Hurst Indy and shifted normally, is the Indy simply a Husrt version of what I've got?
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Re: Shifter options for TopLoader ??

I had a Hurst Indy shifter for several years and it was good.
I've also used a Renegate sequential shifter, which I also thought was great.
I also found it easy to set up and didn't miss gears with it.

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I had a Hurst Indy shifter for several years and it was good.
I've also used a Renegate sequential shifter, which I also thought was great.
I also found it easy to set up and didn't miss gears with it.

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They aren't *hard* to setup as such, but with my combo if it was out a little bit it would miss the 1st-2nd change on redline shifts. I also run a ceramic clutch that doesn't allow any slip, so at full RPM after a hard launch it sticks a little bit and the sequential can't force the tranny into second where the standard shifter could.

I also found city driving a bit of a pain in the ass not being able to skip gears when pulling up to lights. But for track/drag racing it is bloody awesome I will admit that.

The Hurst indy is a vertical gate shifter, so it is a quite different to a standard shifter. if you head to a parts store and get them to show one to you, you'll see what i mean.

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