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Best shifter for a 2d? 

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Pro Am 

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18 minutes ago, cali kid said:

Pro Am 

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Posted (edited)

 fortin 

Edited by HydroPower

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I like my Jamar pro-x. 

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Fortin

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ProAm or Fortin none other. 

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Pro Am

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I asked the same question last summer and Pro-Am shifts really smooth compared to the one I had before and the one I had on my other beam car. 

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I think Fortin and ProAm are almost the same.  Both are very good shifters.  I had the Fortin on mine and loved it.

~jw

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I cant speak for the other types but mine has the  Pro am and I love it. 

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Stock VW shifter always worked best for me.

SYM, save your money

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12 minutes ago, Dune Marshall said:

Stock VW shifter always worked best for me.

SYM, save your money

Have you ever driven with a pro am or fortin? I had a stock style one in a few cars and they dont even compare to the pro am. Might change your mind if you try one

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5 minutes ago, punkur67 said:

Have you ever driven with a pro am or fortin? I had a stock style one in a few cars and they dont even compare to the pro am. Might change your mind if you try one

 

19 minutes ago, Dune Marshall said:

Stock VW shifter always worked best for me.

SYM, save your money

 

Fortin or Proamm, the Fortin for me was a little shorter and smother, I do like the Fortin reverse lockout, but both shifters are pretty close, JmarX is a copy of the fortin, so I stick with the fortin do to they came up with the design

shifts 100x smoother than a stock shifter due to the bearings in the shifter

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I love my Jamar X

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Cheaper is never better in the sand world.

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ive driven cars with both proam and jamar prox shifters. both worked flawlesly, only difference was the proam has a reverse lockout feature.

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Posted (edited)

ProAm is the shizzit but a Jamar Pro X will do the job just as well.

You're gonna have 40k into your car before too much longer.  hahahehehaha

Edited by fortyfour

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ProAm. My last 2D car wast built with a Latest Rage , and It shifted like crap. Put in a ProAm, and it was butter smooth.

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Using a jamar pro x.I was looking at the pro am when i bought mine but like the way the lock out on the pro x worked you have to push the shifter down to go into reverse.As far as shifting i like it shifts smooth,feels good.

 

Big improvement over my previous shifter which was the super shifter i hated to use 2 hands for reverse,and the splined shaft from the shifter makes it very easy to adjust vs tightening 2 nuts before.

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Thanks for the info guys! Can I use the same mount and shift rod?

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I'm running a PBS cable shifter with my 2D and have never had an issue. Shifts smooth with no adjustments for 3 seasons. 

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33 minutes ago, Jonesin' said:

Thanks for the info guys! Can I use the same mount and shift rod?

Depends on how you are set up now.When i did my pro x i had to buy u joints for the shifter side and trans side and the alm rod i had was too thin so bought some 3/4 tubing and cut to length and welded.

If you already have the same diameter tubing you may get by if its the same length or it needs to be shortened I just used 3/4 by .065 tubing and cut to where i needed put the u joints on tacked it tested it then finish welding it.

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18 minutes ago, 77charger said:

Depends on how you are set up now.When i did my pro x i had to buy u joints for the shifter side and trans side and the alm rod i had was too thin so bought some 3/4 tubing and cut to length and welded.

If you already have the same diameter tubing you may get by if its the same length or it needs to be shortened I just used 3/4 by .065 tubing and cut to where i needed put the u joints on tacked it tested it then finish welding it.

I can measure in the morning but I had a Megasand in it before.

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On 4/12/2019 at 9:13 AM, punkur67 said:

Have you ever driven with a pro am or fortin? I had a stock style one in a few cars and they dont even compare to the pro am. Might change your mind if you try one

I have driven a 2D with a Pro Am shifter, was it nicer than stock ?  I would say yes.

But it was not $500 nicer, thats all im saying. 🙂  Hated the Jamar shifter I had, I have seen a lot of high dollar cars with stock vw shifters.

 

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