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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Bugpack Shift right shifter-Merry Xmas to me Reply with quote

I just got my new shifter and put it in about a week ago. I love it. Nice and smooth. Short throw, and solid. Way better than the Drag-Ass by Scat that needed customization just to make it work. Also better than my Hurst knock off from Latest Rage...although once beefed up with a couple minor spot welds it was not bad for a $35.00 unit. The Bugpack Shift Right was about $130.00 and worth the extra $30.00. Made in the USA too.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone have a link to this shifter? i have the scat t-handle and it is causing nothing but problems
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the classified

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?...ton=Search

Suppose to be a really good product-kind of like a Berg shifter made in the USA but they do not have different lengths, curves or throws available like Berg.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad your new shifter is spot on. I just merry christmas' myself a GB 6770LK w/ a nice black handle. Aint Christmas time grand? -Jon

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

57streetrodbuggy wrote:
does anyone have a link to this shifter? i have the scat t-handle and it is causing nothing but problems


If you want to keep your shifter and save some bucks, here's a way to fix it.

http://shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=117964
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.

Me too, I have ran one for 20+ years and not one problem. A few friends have them also without any issues.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

57streetrodbuggy wrote:
does anyone have a link to this shifter? i have the scat t-handle and it is causing nothing but problems

It looks like the one I just installed from Aircooled.net. Nice piece of work.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.


I don't know man, but i've read several folks say they don't work well... they've always been easy to install and worked flawlessly for me...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hotrodvw wrote:
I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.


I don't know man, but I've read several folks say they don't work well... they've always been easy to install and worked flawlessly for me...


I've had drag fast in my Baja for closed to 20 years and several other cars (and a bus one in my 61 panel) and they have been great. The only issues I ever had was in my Baja when I put in one of those cheap urethane shift couplers, it didn't line up and I don't think any shifter would have worked well with it. Put in a stock coupler and back to smooth accurate shifts. I also have a couple of the locking Gene Berg shifters which are very nice, but pricey.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.
I have 2 you can have Eric. I pulled them out my 67 and my ragtop because they both missed 1st to 2nd shifts all the time. It's no fun slamming 2nd gear and having it go in reverse without pulling the lockout.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have run the scat shifers for years. some do have a problem, but there is no need to weld or drill anything in the shifter. just sometimes you gotta shim it. easy, cheap.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had lousy experiences with SCAT shifters...
Here's what I have to say about the SCAT Drag "Miss Shift" shifters:

I've been using my Gene Berg shifter since I bought it new in 1994.
Before I bought the Berg, I went thru (4) SCAT Drag Fast shifters in 6 years, that was about $50-70 per shifter.
The problem I had with the SCAT shifters was the stupid rivets loosened up and was causing me to miss shifts (sloppy shifting) and many times it goes into REVERSE when I speed shifted from 1st to 2nd. I even tried to tighten the rivets up, but no dice.

That's when I decided to get an 11" curved Berg Shifter w/ 60% throw after going thru those (4) SCAT Drag "Miss Shift" shifters even with new shift rod bushings.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the question is, why would you buy three more after having trouble with the first one?? To each his own, I'm not having an issue with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stealth67vw wrote:
Hotrodvw wrote:
I can't understand this hate for the drag fast. I have one, it's fine, no issues, no mods. For me, it works fine.
I have 2 you can have Eric. I pulled them out my 67 and my ragtop because they both missed 1st to 2nd shifts all the time. It's no fun slamming 2nd gear and having it go in reverse without pulling the lockout.


Send 'em to me. I'll fix them up and sell them if you don't want them.
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