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Mopar T handle shifter on a automatic-thoughts?

im looking to improve the minivan automatic shifter the Challenger comes with.....i just dont like it...

i ordered a Mopar T shifter with my mopar bucks, but i am not sure thats the best answer either...its kinda trying to copy the old Hurst stick shifters...its not a stick its an automatic, so is that wrong?

i definitely dont like the gunslingers for the automatic...it just doesnt look right.

anyone have the T handle? any other options?

i wish the challenger had a dual gate like the old GTO's did....the side to side autostick is just strange to me..like a missed opportunity to go old school & copy Pontiac


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We had the T-Handle on my wife's 'Cuda. It was a factory on the floor auto with console. I thought it was awesome. I think it helps in the looks department for the new Challengers.



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How about the Hurst? COMP STICK KIT - Dodge Challenger 2008+

There was a thread on here of a member that custom built a shifter based on the hurst but with a longer shaft to the handle (yeah, yeah very funny) which I thought was the best possible shifter anyone has so far. I'll try find it for you.
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I have the Mopar T Handle in my RT and love it... Sold the car and I am waiting for my 392 and I am taken the T handle with me...




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My thoughts are that Dodge was going for some thing more true to this. With a brand new spin on it of course.
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T shifter is great, I love mine.
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nice to see a photo in the actual car

looks like i made a good decision
the old one just unthreads right? i saw dodge charges $10 to install it, so i figured it must be that easy!
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nice to see a photo in the actual car

looks like i made a good decision
the old one just unthreads right? i saw dodge charges $10 to install it, so i figured it must be that easy!
From what I understand it is very easy. I think you just push the chrome ring down from the bottom and it pulls of or something. There is a link to how to do it on this forum somewhere. I will update this post if I find it.

http://www.mylrs.com/blogs/lrs/archi...hallenger.aspx

Found the link. It gives a good step by step on how to change out you shifter handle. The only problem with write-up is he tells you to put your car in drive for access, but never bothers to mention that it might be a good idea to put your park brake on. lol

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