Imagine watching a stoplight turn green and dropping the clutch to pull ahead of the car next to you. As the revs climb, you depress the clutch and grab Second gear. The shifter feels sloppy, and you find yourself searching for a gearany gear. Its frustrating and could even be dangerous if you had to get out of the way of a runaway cement truck. Theres little point to having a performance car if you cant find the gear you want, when you want it. If youve ever experienced this problem, its time for a new shifter.
The feeling of being pinned in your seat while blasting gears is second to none. Companies such as Richmond, Tremec, and Borg Warner offer stout gearboxes, but the grandfather of the GM performance manual trans lineage has to be the Muncie four-speed. Over the years, this quality four-speed box backed both big- and small-blocks. The same praise cannot be lavished on the Muncie shifter. Frankly, it was abysmal. If you are looking to help out your Muncie four-speed, the Hurst Competition-Plus shifter is the way to go. Its carefully constructed design promotes a positive feel with gear-grabbing precision. Follow along as we show you how to set one up and tune it. Youll be shifting like a pro in no time.