16 With that, the job was done. Aaron from Hotchkis took the car out for a drive and returned with a big smile. He said, “With the Hurst, the shifts feel more positive compared to the stock, mushy shifter. The shorter throw also feels right and allows for less time shifting and more time driving.” Not only does the new shifter look like a performance piece, it acts like one, too. The stock shift throw from First to Second was 6 inches. With the Hurst Billet/Plus 2 shifter it is now a scant 2.25 inches.