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EZ Driveline Upgrades - Transmission Shifters

Posted in How To: Transmission Drivetrain on January 1, 2006
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The difference between B&M's Light Truck Megashifter and a standard Megashifter is this bracket in front, which is a varying-height lift for your shifter. The kit comes with brackets to adapt the shifter to a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge tranny, with other applications possible with a little ingenuity.

While an automatic transmission shifter on the column might be a little easier to access for Park and Drive, you have very little control when shifting through gears while in motion, and you could possibly land a gear you don't want, like Reverse at 55 mph. On top of that, the column shifter in our Dodge pops out of gear and into Neutral whenever we hit the ground-a condition we will remedy with a B&M Racing Light Truck Megashifter. The Mega-shifter is a cable-operated shifter that locks into each gear and won't shift without a ratcheting motion performed by the driver. It'll work with a number of three- and four-gear auto trannys, including ones with an electric "Overdrive Off" button like our Dodge 518 has. In just a couple of hours, we had our Dodge's shifting duties assigned to a floor shifter, where they're supposed to be.




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