Tall shifters

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by WREN, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Pure silliness. I too, used to cut the shifter down, it made a more positive shift with a shorter throw. Tall shift levers are like a giant crow bar, and I'd think do more damage to the gears.
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Only if you use it to really jam the gears, which is easier to do.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    That's a chrome plated, fully actuated, genuine, accessory shift knob.
     
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  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Don't we all :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I think a question that should also be asked is, " Is it pasa to have a tall shifter with low pro rubber?
     
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  7. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

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    Nobody runs low pro rubber anymore Dave. 'Cept maybe on a trailer.
     
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  8. Hulld

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    That’s a “genuine chromium Plated, fully illuminated accessory shifter knob”
    And you have to be careful when you stab it into fifth gear because that thing can come right off in your hand...
     
  9. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

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    I don't have to worry about that, I'm not that strong.
     
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  10. Judge

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    I asked a guy once about it, he was a big guy,6’3 or so, he said it was easier for him to reach and helped his shoulder by allowing him to keep his arm straight when he shifted vs leaning down to reach the shifter.

    His wasn’t that tall, just around shoulder height.
     
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  11. Gdog66223

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    If I could gain like an extra inch I would be dangerous.
     
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