Choices In Auto Shifters

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You guys that are running autos in your rigs, what kinds of opinions do you have on the aftermarket shifters lokar, B&M, Art Carr, others? Also since I'm a cheap SOB who makes the cheapest one?
 

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Lokar.

I have ran them in a few trucks, and they work great, period.



I would not think of installing a cable control set up in a truck I was going to operate, ever.


Good luck!


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I would not go with the cheapest one...
 
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Looks like summit has em for a decent price, that was my first choice too.
Just wanted to hear some other opinions, thanks.
 

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tossup between Art Carr and Lokar...each has plusses and minuses.....

I love my Art Carr....cable operated, but QUALITY stuff...
 

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I have a Lokar in the FJ55 and it is great. I have also run B&Ms in a couple different cars. B&Ms are plentiful and cheap at the local swap meets. For the money I'd use the Lokar.

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i had an art carr in my '40.. worked great. i wouldnt ever be affraid of that cable breaking.. its BEEF...the only con that i saw with it was there was no reverse switch, but thats easily fixed with a switch on the dash..... the art carr is gated so its not going to pop out of gear..

art carr is my vote
 
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isotel said:
https://forum.ih8mud.com/showpost.php?p=629114&postcount=189\

Locar in rascals truck.. i would be intrested with how long it is.. 12" or 16"


full thread https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=51130
Looks like the 16"er.

I just put a B&M Mega Shifter in my 40. I haven't got the cruiser up and running yet since I put in the auto tranny, but the shifter was used and it was cheap!

I knew a guy who had the lokar in his 40, and it never worked right. The mounts were loose or broken, and he had to use 2 hands to steady the shifter and make sure it got into gear. I know it will not be everyone's experience, but it drove me away from the lokar.
 
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