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Picked up my '06 GTO (Black w/ Black/Red interior) Monday evening! I can't believe how fast this thing is! The only mods done to it are a Corsa Cat Back exhaust and cold air intake. However, I'm not very happy with the shift in this thing! Throws are VERY long and kind of a "stirring soup" feeling when finding gears. I've been pouring over the forums and it seems the GMM Rip Shifter is the way to go to fix this. Just wanted to get your alls thoughts on this and where to purchase if this is the way I decide to go. Thanks in advance for any info you all can provide.

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If you searched the forums to find that the GMM Rip Shifter seems to be the best, then why is it those same threads have no comments on it's performance?
Search the forums for 'gmm rip shifter' and you'll find your answers.
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If you searched the forums to find that the GMM Rip Shifter seems to be the best, then why is it those same threads have no comments on it's performance?
Search the forums for 'gmm rip shifter' and you'll find your answers.
Just researching this right now. Do you know a better path to go down? Thanks in advance.
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Just researching this right now. Do you know a better path to go down? Thanks in advance.
Better then using the forums search function? No.
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I've heard Billet Prototypes has a nice super short throw shifter too. Honestly from everything I've read, I can't get a straight answer on the GMM shifter's throw.
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I have searched this topic on here. It seems that a common comparison is the B&M shifter and the GMM. According to those post from people that have had both, the GMM has a little longer shift but is much crisper.

From what I have gathered, the GMM has a much better feel when shifting. Note that I do not have either and have never driven a GTO with either.

If you go with the GMM there is a race and street version. Look to spend $399 and JHP sells it.
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I wouldn't blow money on a shifter unless it offered significantly shorter throws.
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Even if the throws were crisper and less "soupy, molasses like, oatmealy, etc?" I've been looking at the GMM but haven't seen a description of the difference between the race and street version, even on their website.
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I have the Cue ball short shifter that came with the care when i bought it.

Dunno the make and model.

I prefer the stock shifter look and feel.

It's been sitting in the garage.

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IMO i would go with the B&M and replace the shift knob with an SLP Leather shift knob. Throws are short and crisp and the knob looks and feels great.

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