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Custom Hurst Shifter Review - 07CTSV \ PISNUOFF \ Brian

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Here we go. I will be using this thread to follow the install and before/after reviews of this newer shifter option for our V1's. With a few other guys already providing feedback on the 54inches shifters, I got in contact with Brian (PISNUOFF/07CTS-V) about properly modifying the Hurst 3916030 for our cars. I can't say enough about his work and he went above and beyond to get me this thing during the holidays. Even if the USPS decided to deliver it a few days later than expected lol.

What I was looking for:
-Replaceable stalk: Shorter one for DD work, able to swap out to a longer one for track days/auto-x. Not that it is a huge deal to some, but I prefer to not have to reach off the wheel a longer distance than I have to during aggressive driving. We will see how this works in the long run, but it makes sense in my head so far (can't guarantee that is always successful)
-Upgraded pivot ball
-Improved connection/bushings at the linkage
-Rebuildable and easily serviceable
-That classic Hurst knob/stalk combo.

What I am starting with for a baseline:
2005 CTS-V - Completely Stock Shifter - Creative Steel Bushings - 9k miles on a new Trans Mount (No Insert yet). This is by far the tightest shifting stock V I have driven...but I swear the ZF6 in my F250 had a shorter throw.

The goods - you can see the Delrin bushings in the linkage connection as well as the bolt "wings" machined off in order to use the stock stamped hold down. Hardware to replace the rivets you will drill out during the install. Hurst supplied grease for pivots etc. (ignore the bronze isolator cup as its being saved for later)

Closeup of the inside of the pivot. You can see the snap ring inside. Once that is removed you can press the base off and rebuild the guts if you ever needed to.

Sleeve machined and pressed onto the base in order to properly fit the stock stamped hold down. You can also see the new bushings for where the shifter attaches to the linkage. No shimming with washers.

Will update tomorrow with pictures of the install and before/after initial reviews.
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As I stated in another thread, Brian's work and customer service is TOP NOTCH. I wish he sold more things for me to buy, he offers quality work and quality service. Thanks again Brian!
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I like how that GTO knob looks, looks like it is perfect size and the stitching goes very well on the boot. I so far love the shift quality of my hurst but am still missing the feel of my V2 knob instead of the white hurst.
Just got my stock V2 knob installed on my hurst base and am DIGGING it. I liked the hurst but I could not get a liking to the hurst knob and the nut underneath it that I kept grabbing during shifting. Personal preference but I had a fresh V2 knob sitting on my shelf so I really wanted it back on the caddy!

Works like a champ
To Ryde. I have a white knob, but before all this I had a 2 knob and boot with stock shifter. Got the modified stock but experienced quite a bit of noise in second and fourth. Worked with Brian and ended up with a hurst. But I really really missed my v2 knob! I really am in love with my v2 knob and boot. If I had stock boot knob I might have stuck with the hurst but now seeing the boot deals Brian's offering I would probably go that route. Thank goodness Brian modified the gen 5 camaro hurst top stalk to adapt our knobs. I dig my combo more with the very pronounced shifts, stiff, short, great feedback and stock look.

Pissnuoff FTW!!
Virtual picket sign. Bring brian back....
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Hey 04 check out *************** cts v. If you don't know what I'm talking about pm me and I'll send it to you. Brian has moved to over there for the shifters my friend.

For what it's worth. Hurst hands down over the original modified stock shifter. I have had both variations and love the hurst the best.
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