2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevy Corvette Z06: Time For a New Shifter

September 10, 2010


I've had it with the shifter in our long-term 2002 Corvette Z06. Time for some new hardware. But which one should we buy?

To figure it out, today we fired up the forums and did a little research. This is what they spit out on the subject.

B&M ($260), Hurst ($180) appear to be similar throw/effort. Noisy, especially at WOT.

MGW is another option. Lots of enthusiasm for it including from many on IL ($250). Very quiet.

All three of the above sound like they're pretty unforgiving for daily use.

MTI said to be a bit more livable effort/slightly longer throws than the above ($194). Not quite as quiet as the MGW.

C6 Z06 shifter is apparently a middle ground in terms of effort and throws. As of late '09, the C6 Z06 parts appear to have been superceded by regular C6 shifter parts.

My vote would be for the MTI (pictured above). Sounds like a decent all-rounder. What do you think we should buy?

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief

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