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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 10, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

I am doing a LS3/6L80 conversion into a 67 camaro and the factory auto shifter from a 2010 is way too tall and would require a custom console to look decent. Due to its design and size it can not really be modified. I am looking for an aftermarket auto 6 speed shifter for the 6L80 that is shorter and less bulky.

I know the 09 CTSV has the same trans, but I don't know if the shifter is any smaller. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

Worst case I will have to modify the tunnel to relocate & drop the shifter . The tunnel had to be raised nearly 2" in order to get the trans mounted properly.

I know some people like Prodigy Customs have done the conversion before. What shifter did you use.

Did you need a custom console?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 10, 05:00 PM
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

Cut the shifter and shorten it??
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 10, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

Due to the mechanics and design of the shifter it doesn't appear to be customizable.

As I previously said.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 10, 04:17 PM
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

Did you look at any short throw shifters? Would one lower it enough? there are a few out there...
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 10, 05:31 PM
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

Various options:


http://www.shiftworks.com/kits.htm

John at speartech has a new custom 6L80 Dual gate tap shifter. click on LS-58X and scroll down.

http://www.speartech.com/


F1 type for steering wheel. I think its called a "shrifter". This thing rocks.

http://twistmachine.com/shopping/ind...&products_id=6

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 27th, 10, 12:14 PM
 
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

I think you could use a 67 camaro powerglide shifter....The 6L80E has 5 positions just like a powerglide. You need P R N D S (S= sport mode, which is you shifting up and down ...with say a paddle shifter option mounted to your steering wheel) You could use a stock console in this option. Im wanting to do one of these swaps as well. Going to follow your thread here, or do you have a build thread some where?

The speartech shifter looks cool also....!!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 27th, 10, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

The Speartech is also large(09 CTSV) and would require a custom console. I am going with a bump shifter(tap) from a non sponsorng vendor. I should then be able to use my OER console. Not sure yet how much if any modification will be required. I think I want to stay away from paddles, but haven't made up my mind.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 14, 09:10 AM
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Re: What shifter to use with 6L80 trans conversion?

i know this thread is ancient but Ross Racing, can you give a little more info about what shifter you went with?
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