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Old 11-27-2017, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Looking for T56 shifter recommendations

I really dislike the factory T56 shifter and am trying to decide on the best shifter to replace it with in order to have a good sports car feel.

Started a thread over on the LS1Tech forum and got some differing recommendations.

.boB posted that he uses a 5.0 shifter and I am tempted to go with his recommendation as he actually does some road course racing and he has given good answers to some of my other questions and problems.

After the fact I thought I should start a thread on here to find out what actual Miata conversion T56 users are utilizing and what you would recommend based on actual usage in the Miata where it has the super short factory shifter height.
My worry is that a shifter that will work and feel good in a Z28 or TransAm with the taller shift lever might not be the best choice with the shorter Miata **** and handle. Also, I suspect that the shifter of choice for drag racing might not be the best choice for actual sports car use where the process has upshifts and down shifts.

The other thing I have done was to send an e-mail asking for recommendations from Flyin Miata since they do lots of T56 conversions and are sports car based cars rather than a bunch of drag racers.

Just trying to cover all the bases and make sure I don't overlook a superior choice.

Any feedback or recommendations?
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:25 PM   #2
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My FM-built car has an RSG-built F-Body T56 Magnum. The Magnum shifter is great, a huge improvement over the conventional T56. I'm pretty sure magnums are all they use at this point, and mostly because of the shifter. I sure don't need the extra torque capacity with a stock LS3.
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