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Does Hurst Performance have any plans to produce a shifter kit for the 2003-2007 mazda 3 and mazda 6 models. I am thus far unimpressed with the TWM and Mazdaspeed (produced by B & M ) units available. A Chrome stick version is what the enthusiasts desire. You have produced them for other imports and tuners (acura, honda, cobalt, srt4). We need one too. Thanks for reading this email. [email protected] .

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Make: Mazda Model: Mazda 6 Year: 2006
Engine Type: 2.3 L Transmission: MTX
Modifications: Air Intake, gauges, grounding kit, computer modifications, etc. )
Discussion Topics: shifters

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We are currently looking into it. If it is a go then you are looking mid summer 07 .
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So did you e-mail Hurst? Kinda sounds like it, just wanted some clarification.
 

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You are unimpressed by the mazdaspeed? Based on looks or performance? I'm an enthusiast and i certantly dont want a chrome stick...

The mazdaspeed does not change out the knob, just the throw length, 40% shorter, 100% tighter. You can always buy a chrome knob if you go for that look. Every autozone, pep boyz (or whatever) has em...
 

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Have had 2 B & M shifters in the past. (one automatic and one manual). Not a fan of their function/performance. Always preferred Hurst (and like the look too). Matter of preference, that's all.
If it is released, it will be price comparable for certain.
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Check this out....B & M now owns Hurst Shifters.....

http://www.hurst-shifters.com/



B&M Acquires Hurst Shifters!
January 17, 2007 - Chatsworth, CA - Nate Shelton, Chairman of the B&M Companies, announced the acquisition of the Hurst Shifter Division, a Mr.Gasket Inc. brand since 1987. Hurst is a leading manufacturer of performance and racing shifters for the manual and automatic transmission markets. Known as "America’s Number 1 Shifter Company", Hurst has been an OEM supplier of performance shifters since the 1960’s, and in more recent years, has offered “Hurst” branded factory packages. Hurst also offers a wide range of shifter accessories and a rebuild program for early classics outfitted with original Hurst shifters. B&M Racing & Performance Products has been in the shifter business even longer than Hurst and it has an excellent understanding and reputation in the marketplace. B&M is in a perfect position to take good care of the Hurst brand and it’s legacy.” Both Mr. Gasket and B&M are committed to making the transition of the Hurst brand to B&M as smooth, and seamless as possible, with minimal disruption to business. B&M Racing and Performance Products is headquartered in Chatsworth, California and has been a pioneer and leader in the racing and performance automatic transmission and shifter market since 1953. With the acquisition of the Hurst brand, B&M will be THE undisputed industry leader in the manual/automatic transmission shifters and accessory market. The impressive lineup of B&M Companies now includes B&M Racing and Performance Products, McLeod Industries and Hurst Performance Products, quite a dynamic group with over 125 years of automotive performance history!

As performance enthusiasts today, most people are accustomed to having access to whatever performance parts they need for their vehicle readily available at their local dealer. It usually never crosses anyone's mind who invented these products? Who was the first to identify the need, then develop and manufacture that product?

Since the very early 1950s, B&M has been at the vanguard of the growing automotive aftermarket. Racers themselves, B&M’s founders identified the needs of local racers and street performance enthusiasts, and developed products to fill those needs. As the industry grew so did B&M. And as racers went faster, B&M developed products to help them break the records they just set.

In the 50s it was B&M who came up with the idea of using a performance reinforced Hydramatic for racing. In the 60s it was B&M who developed shifters to go along with it, and later in the decade came race converters. In the 70s shift and transmission improving kits, and always the constant refinements and expansion of existing product lines.

If you’ve ever raced a vehicle, or driven a hot rod with an automatic transmission, high stall torque converter, an aftermarket automatic shifter, or performance enhancing shifting kit, thank B&M. From Trick Shift performance ATF to reverse pattern valve bodies, 1.80 gearsets to cool canisters, the list of firsts goes on and on...

It’s this tradition that keeps moving B&M to identify and develop what the performance enthusiast needs. As racing and street performance has spread globally, B&M has taken it’s extensive knowledge and experience and applied it to the needs of racers, everyday drivers and hobbyists around the world.

Keep looking to B&M to continue to be amongst the very first to identify vehicle needs in the global automotive aftermarket, supplying enthusiasts and racers what they need....Performance!



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Eww man, I certainly don't want an exposed chrome stick, that totally doesn't mix well with the rest of the interior. And if the entire thing is hidden within the shift boot, then it doesn't matter if it's chrome or not anyway. Those hurst shifters look ok in an old muscle car, but I don't like the look of them in any modern car.
 

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Since B&M was contracted to create and produce the Nazdaspeed shifter, we probably won't be seeing another version for the Mazda 6 in the future.
 
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