Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Livonia, Michigan
I prefer ratchet shifters for my off-road vehicles. When my CJ7 had a steel body, I had a B&M Quicksilver shifter for the TF999 tranny and it worked fine. When I replaced the (rusted) steel body with a fiberglass body, I didn't want to use the Quicksilver shifter because it switches from normal mode to ratchet mode by lifting up on the shifter handle. In my mind, that would tend to put a lot of repetitive stress on the fiberglass floor. So I switched to a B&M Megashifter (which uses a trigger t-bar) and have been very happy with it. My neighbor has a early 90s Chevy pickup with a 700-R4 tranny and he recently installed a B&M Megashifter in it and he's pleased with it.
1977 CJ7, AMC360 V8 w/ headers, DUI HEI, Edelbrock intake, Holley 4150 carb, , TF999, D300, D30 front and AMC20 rear with 4.56 gears and lockers both ends, 4" susp lift, 2.5" body lift, 35" BFGs, ARG steering, 8000-lb winch, etc.