I have had cars with the B&M Mega Shifter. The indicator to let you know what gear you are in rarely worked correctly. I don't know how many times I would have to put it back in neutral and start all over again to know what gear I was in. Could not stand the reverse lockout lever. Each car that came with one was quickly converted to a Winters Shifter.I would really like to hear your reasoning behind your opinion.
Watch-out, seems like people think I'm an asshole for speaking poorly of those awesome B&M Mega Shitters.I've had B&M Pro stick and Pro Ratchet in my car with a T350. The Pro Stick with a forward pattern can allow you to go into neutral if you relax the slightest bit on the lever while your hand is on the shifter. It worked just fine with the electric Shifnoid. The Pro Stick worked great hand shifting with the reverse pattern, no chance of screwing up. It was a little touchy with a Shifnoid as it would go 1st to 3rd at times. The Pro Ratchet worked perfectly both directions shifting manually. It also worked perfect with the Shifnoid but can only be used with reverse pattern and requires some extra wiring for the NS switch to prevent it from dropping into 1st if you revved it high enough in neutral.
I've driven cars with cheaper B&M ratchets and they absolutely suck. If you've got the money the Turbo Action Cheetah shifter is top shelf. But on the Turbo action the only automatic shift control available is air.
All of these shifters can be used on 3 spd or 2 spd's and can all be converted from forward to revers pattern.
My mega shifter has micro switches in it that lights a gear indicator .I have had cars with the B&M Mega Shifter. The indicator to let you know what gear you are in rarely worked correctly. I don't know how many times I would have to put it back in neutral and start all over again to know what gear I was in. Could not stand the reverse lockout lever. Each car that came with one was quickly converted to a Winters Shifter.
Very simple to look at the gate and know what gear you are in, no guessing!
I will stick with my Winters stuff, if people like the B&M Mega Shitter, good for them, their money, their choice.
Guess I'm the oddball. I have tried gate shifters, every buddy has them. I and all of them have missed shifts. Switched to a b&m stealth pro ratchet. i have never missed a gear since. Hell the wife drives it now all the time and hasnt't missed. You cannot miss. You just pull it for every gear. I am sure they both work great. It is just a preference thing.
It happens, we have a cheetah shifter in my wife's car. I've gone 1-3 in it, she has too. We've adopted a different technique to helps stop it from happening but with a pro Ratchet or a PPP or M&M it really can't happen. I'd buy a Pro Ratchet before putting a free Cheetah in my car.How did you do this? I would seriously have to work to make this happen with my Cheetah? I would have to pul straight down then pull to the right to do this in one motion, if you look at the gates on it. Just a question. We all have preferences.
With a forward pattern pro stick or quarter stick you have to squeeze the trigger for 2-3 shift. Let off too soon and you're in neutral. Doesn't a Megashifter work about like a a pro ratchet? Just different getting out of ratchet mode?Move a gate shifter with the palm of your hand, dont grab the fkn thing like you are going to set of dynamite......28 years and 30K street miles with a Turbo Action Cheater, no missed gears
I have a pro stick(4 speed trans)no way I cant skip 2 unless I squeeze trigger. They both work if you know how the shifter worksI've had a Quick Silver ratchet in my street car for almost 40 years. I've always liked it for 3sp. What ever you do don't get a Quarter Stick or Pro Stick as I think it's tooo easy to let off the lever and do the same thing you're doing now.