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WS6store T56 Short Stick


Model Number: WS6SS6-2
WS6 Store

WS6Store now has our CUSTOM made short shifter shaft for the T56 transmission. If you know what it’s like to miss third gear when it really counts, blame that rubber bushing on your stock or Hurst shaft. This shaft is solid with the shift mechanism so it is either IN OR OUT of gear -no in between! The shaft was chrome plated before it was machined it so it is very shiny but you can’t see it under the shift boot. The end of the shaft is threaded to fit your stock or Hurst knob. The bottom of the shaft is milled on both sides so it fits flush with the bolts and shift mechanism. In the pictures below you can see the major difference in the height of the stock shaft vs. our short shaft.

The overall length of the stock shaft is 8-5/8″. The overall length of our shortshaft is 6″…which is over a 2″ difference in length. The result after installing this shaft is shorter, faster, and more positive shifts. Throw is reduced by almost a full inch or about 25%. The pictures below display the differences in the 2 shafts installed in the car without the boots in place.

Don’t pay twice as much for the SAME thing! Buy this for half the price and save money. This is a high quality shaft and will give you awesome shifts for many years to come. BOTH of the WS6store owners have this in their personal f-body’s and wouldn’t go without it!

Not only will this shaft work with the stock and stock Hurst shifters, it will also work with many different aftermarket shifters as well, including: Hurst Billet Plus, Pro 5.0, SLP, & Kirban.

*PLEASE NOTE: When installing this short stick on cars equipped with the base non-Hurst shifter, it may touch the console trim ring in 2nd, 4th, and 6th gears. This has not been a problem with the stock Hurst equipped cars or cars with an aftermarket shifter (Pro 5.0, Hurst Billet Plus, SLP)

Installation is a breeze and takes only 5-10 minutes with minimal mechanical skills. Remove the shifter boot, take out the 2 bolts holding your stock shaft in place, bolt the new shaft in place with the included bolts, and put the shifter boot back in…and you’re done. The only tools required are a 13mm wrench, and a 6mm hex socket with ratchet (or a 6mm allen wrench). You will notice a difference right away in your shifts and will wonder why you stuck with your stock shaft for so long!

You get everthing you see in the picture above: one shaft with M16 x 1.50 threads for your stock or Hurst knob, two M8 x 1.25 x 35 socket head cap screws, two Shake proof washers, two Washers, two M8 x 1.25 nylon lock nuts, and one Set of instructions with an AutoCad Drawing of how to install.

Thousands of satisfied customers with no complaints! Buy Yours NOW!!

First two pics were taken in 1st gear, and second two pics were taken in neutral.

Stock Shifter from Side
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Short Shifter from Side
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Stock Shifter from Top
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Short Shifter from Top
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Tools Required
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Shifters Compared
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*Note the short sticks come Zinc Plated.

Weight 1 oz


44 reviews for WS6store T56 Short Stick

  1. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Justin Criscillis (verified owner)

    Just purchased and installed my new Short Stick for my 01 SS. WOW! can’t believe I waited this long! Install was fast and easy with step by step instructions and car shifts better than ever! Shipping was super fast and buying was just as easy. Thanks WS6Store!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Tyler Leonard

    What a difference! This thing is SHORT. I’ll never even think about the stock shifter again. High quality product, I’m a machinist I should know. Simple but very effective and strong design. Took less than two days to recieve and less than five minutes to install. If you don’t have one, you should!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Isai Palacios (verified owner)

    Let me begin by saying that the price was dead on, the shipping took less than 2 days, and the feel is awesome!!! This short stick enables yo to have more feel and control of the shifting. Thanks for a great product and thank you LS1TECH.COM for the informative forums.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Justin Zendrosky (verified owner)

    Don’t waste your money on replacing the whole shifter, this thing rules!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Jared Enriquez

    Only took two days to get and less then 10 minutes too install. What a difference!!! Best bang for the buck. Don’t pay more for less.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Stevan Velazquez (verified owner)

    This thing is alomst too short. There is very little room to spare in 2nd, 4th, and 6th gears as the shifter almost hits the back of the console. This thing is definitely going to take some getting used to. Very easy to install though, hardest part was removing the shift knob.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Lawrence Schneeman (verified owner)

    I just put on this stick, this thing is a Badass and for $24.99 this is a must have. (and only took 10min to install)

  8. Rated 3 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Michael Giacomo (verified owner)

    Like someone said before, its almost too short. The shifter hits my center console in 2nd, 4th and 6th. I’m not sure i like that. But I will try it for a while and see how i like it. Excellent shipping. I ordered it Monday and it got here Wednesday.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Patrick Corp (verified owner)

    I installed this stick on a Hurst billet plus shifter in my ’98 Formula – the install was simple but the holes on the shifter were much bigger than the bolts provided, which meant there was potential for the stick to slip out of place on hard shifts. I found after driving it for a short while that the stick being straight up and down put the gates way too far over to be comfortable to me. I pulled it out and had the stock Hurst stick cut and welded to the same length. Much better feel in my opinion. I would say if you have an aftermarket shifter, you’re better off having the stick cut and welded rather than buying this piece. It’s manufactured very well and I am sure it is an EXCELLENT upgrade to the factory stick, but it’s just not right for me.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Lori Jimney (verified owner)


  11. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Jeff Leech

    I installed this with the pro 50 shifter on my 99 SS and i have no complaints. There is no problems with the shifter hitting the console in any gear. Easily worth the money and provides short, positive shifts.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Jeff Leech

    I installed this with the pro 50 shifter on my 99 SS and i have no complaints. There is no problems with the shifter hitting the console in any gear. Easily worth the money and provides short, positive shifts.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Wesley Wolosin (verified owner)

    Very nice quality product. Easy to install, includes all the hardware you need.

    This Short Stick will NOT cause your shifter to hit the console as long as you aren’t using the stock, long-throw shifter. I have a Pro 5.0, and theres plenty of clearance between the shifter and console, even in Reverse. Using the stock shifter or stock Hurst unit with this stick is pointless anyway, the stock shifters are garbage compared to any quality aftermarket one, like the Pro 5.0, B&M, or Hurst Short throw.

    For the ultimate combo I reccommend the Pro 5.0 with this stick. It has a very direct feel, very precise mechanism, and perfect throws 🙂

  14. Rated 4 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Charles Kicklighter

    This is a great stick for the stock shifter but does not fit right with the aftermarket Hurst Billet Plus shifter. The holes are bigger than the supplied bolts and the only tension holding the stick tight is from the two nuts. I wish you could make a stick to fit the Hurst Billet Shifter firmly like the stick that came with the Hurst.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Chris Hubbard

    The shifter shortens the throw alot! It also make a tighter feel between the gears. I attempted to put this shifter on my 96 T/A with the shifter knobs with the emblems engraved and it hit the rim while shifting to second. So I put it on my 2000 SS with the factory hurst shifter and it works perfect!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Willy Perdomo

    WS6Store really made an awesome product, shifter installed quickly and works like a charm. I dont understand why anybody would purchase another shifter that cost up to three times the amount of this one when this shifter works just as good if not better. As usual WS6Store stomps the competition.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Michael Piccari (verified owner)

    An amzing product with an amazing price. I installed this product almost a year ago and I love it!!!! One down fall that you get use to is that its a pain in the neck to get it into reverse.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Tracey Wilemon (verified owner)

    Great Product with some flaws…I absolutely love this short stick in conjunction with my hurst billet plus….i have driven pro 5.0 equipped cars and have found this to be the best combination ever.

    Throw is greatly reduced but effort is increase because of the lack of leverage the stock shifter has….so if you are weaker you might want to start working out

    the stick actually interferes with my 98 t/a’s console and i had to shave some plastic away slightly to use it….not noticeable buy wouldn’t have been needed if the stick came with the appropriate spacer to relocate it more towards the driver.

    I love this shift stick and wouldn’t trade it for the world but it’s design could use some improvement like a offset spacer to move it more towards the driver and away from the console so we have no interfering problems. If you are shorter or have short arms this product might cause you some difficulty reaching the shifter….i’m 6’2 and its a reach for me almost

    so final reviews is great product and worth the money but for that price it should include a spacer or something

    oh and one more thing what is in the picture is not what you’re getting mine was dull and dingy looking compared to the polished one in the picture

  19. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Kenneth Gumienny

    This thing is awesome! Ordered it on Wednesday, got it on Saturday. I own an 02 Ws6 and have no problem with clearance on the center counsel as I read in some reviews. I got the 6″ model and absolutely love it. Very direct feel and no more reaching for 3rd, 5th, or rev. I will say some leverage is reduced due to the shorter length, but lets be real guys, we don’t own these cars to drive Ms. Daisey around, and the gain in performance is worth the little extra push needed to shift. Also, you don’t need the 5.0 or any other after market shifter in my opinion. I have the stock Hurst shifter that came in the car from the factory. I have short arms and sometimes grind going into 3rd, thinking I was engaged but was not. With this stick, you know if your in or out of gear.
    Thanks for another great product guy’s and for the speedy shipping.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Corey Conohan (verified owner)

    the difference between this and the stock stick is night and day. You feel so much more confidant on your shifts and looks much cleaner in the interior. this is one of the first mods you should do.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Jeffrey Temple (verified owner)

    Im not sure how I ever lived w/o it. I have the Pro 5.0 setup and it is great!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Nathan Kendrick (verified owner)

    Awesome, direct feel to the shifting! Install was a piece of cake and the price is very affordable compared to the other brands of short sticks I’ve seen for our cars, and this is just as good! I have an ’02 ws6, and experienced no clearance issues (using my classic Hurst shifter ball) – just make sure you install the stick on the correct side of the shifter – follow the directions whether you think you need them or not, and things shall go smoothly. Very happy I got this upgrade and also chose the house brand and saved myself some money! Great product guys!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    juan carlos arias (verified owner)

    i bought this product at the 6 inch size for the shorter shifts and ive got to say the travel time between shifts are alot shorter. youll feel a big difference. overall very good and simple to install.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Stephen Gross (verified owner)

    This was a super easy install. Make sure you follow real close and it goes in, in about 5 min. Shortens throws a whole lot, but not so short it’s uncomfortable. Great product!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    dustin brewster

    the short stick was the first mod i did to my camaro it was very easy to install, 5 min. and it was in. and i think it was wroth every penny.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Joseph Lutz II (verified owner)

    Installation was incredibly easy, and it works, and looks, 10 times better than the original shift stick. I topped mine off with the Anodized/Engraved Firebird Phoenix Shift Knob (23-400) for a better look. The only problem I’ve encountered, is that the shift knob bumps the back of the boot bezel a little in 2nd, 4rth, and 6th gear, but by no means affects the performance. All in all, its a simple, great upgrade thats very easy to afford. Thanks 😀

  27. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Josh Schaefer (verified owner)

    This stick is $25 well spent. It put the shift knob right down where it should be, not too high, but also not too low. I was almost a little nervous that 6″ would make it too low, but the feel is great and it fits perfect. It really makes the shift into 3rd really easy; you basically just push straight forward, same going from 4th to 5th. The shorter throw makes shifting a lot faster and more precise, and I would recomend this stick to anyone looking for a shorter stick. Great product at a great price.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Delbert Perez (verified owner)

    I just installed this on my v6 hurst billet shifter and love it, installation is a bit diff than the ls1 but no problemo..if you dont have one, GET ONE!!!!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Juan Antonio Aguilar (verified owner)

    installed it on ws6 and love it, it feels like thats exactly where it should’ve been out of the factory, shifts seem shorter and faster i love it . would recomend to anyone

  30. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    William Woytowicz (verified owner)

    This shifter worked with my Pro 5.0 shifter but it made the shifter more of a reach and rubbed console in reverse because it is straight and the Pro 5.0 shift handle is about 20 degrees to the driver, so i used the torch and bent the WS6Store short stick just above the mounting base the same degree as the Pro 5.0 handle and i couldnt be happier with the height of the WS6Store short stick and the placement of the Pro 5.0.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    David Lapides (verified owner)

    love this thing installed easy looks good and it works

  32. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Gabriel Arellano (verified owner)

    I installed it in my 2002 Z and i dont know what the hell GM was thinking when they put that stock CRAP in. The best $25 ive spent on my ride. It made all my friends that own automatics wanna buy a manuel car. Just remember that your boot will look funny so look into getting a better looking one. I had a custom boot made from black carbon fiber leather with red stiching!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    cameron shaffner (verified owner)

    Just like what everybody says, not a single problem w/installation, and provides a much nicer shift feel… of course quicker too..

  34. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    michael newcomb (verified owner)

    Great product for little cash! Shifts are more firm and it is easier to tell what gear you are in, even with the stock shifter. Does NOT come close to hitting console like some have said, just tilt handle forward when tightening like the instructions say and it is perfect. Not too short either, with tall hurst leather knob it is perfect. Well worth the 25 bucks.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Derek Mayberry (verified owner)

    This shifter is so much better then the stock hurst. What a difference it makes! easier shifts, and quicker response on shifting!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Erik Lesko

    I have this too and it is awesome! I highly recommend it not the mention it is the best price out there!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Michael Tucker (verified owner)

    This thing is terriffic. Install is super easy. Throw is perfect. Only downside is, tranny noise is amplified slightly through the stick itself. Great job ws6store on product, and more so on price.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Bill Blouin (verified owner)

    I just put some 3.73 gears in my 01 WS6 and this short stick goes perfect with my quicker gears, install was simple and absolutly no issues, this short stick is a must have just like the WS6 store drilled and slotted rotors great value,thanks WS6 store!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Robert Santos (verified owner)

    I had this installed in my 2000 SS and boy was it a big improvement over stock. This stick should have come in the cars from the factory! Super easy install, great fitment, and top notch quality. Much more enjoyable to run through the gears, and it looks a whole lot better too. Thanks WS6store!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Rachel Drosselmeyer

    I installed this in my 94 Formula Firebird. And is a great upgrade over the stock shifter. With firmer, faster, and more positive shifts.

    And only took 5 minutes to install!

  41. Rated 4 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Branden Celaya

    WS6store was super helpful and understanding when I received a defective part. They were happy to refund me in full, credited me for the return shipping, and then sent me the WS6store short stick after I told them that I would just take that instead. Thank you Mike.

    The actual part is really easy to install. It can literally take 5 min. after you have the right tools and parts. The stick doesn’t feel as good as I had hoped. It still feels a little better than stock, but the amount of force to shift into gears increased dramatically. Not to the point where it’s really hard… but I think just a little too much. This is something I was expecting so there was no surprise there. The shifts themselves are definitely shorter and there is hardly any “wobble” in the stick. All in all it’s a good product and I would recommend it.

  42. Rated 2 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Nicolas Ohannesian (verified owner)

    It did its job, my shifting was more precise and quick. Had one major problem though, when in 5th/6th/R gears, the shifter is too far to the right, and the bolt on the top would hit my console. Over time it started ripping a hole in my shift boot. I found out UMI actually sells, through their website, an almost equivalent product, that is the same price, and is curved toward the driver, to prevent this issue. I found it also makes it a lot easier to shift into 5th/6th/R being closer to me. For some reason the WS6 store does not have it in their listings (hint hint Mike).

  43. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Andrew Levy

    I had this in my ’99 Z28, paired with an SLP short shifter, and I loved it! I was in a car club, and we always compared cars. Everyone was always in awe of how short the throw of my shifter was, and how precise it was. My car had seen both the drag strip, and the road course many times, and I can tell you that I never missed a shift once.

    Side note: I plan on building another fourth gen Camaro again, and will absolutely buy another one of these sticks!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5
    ( 44 reviews )

    Hunter Smith (verified owner)

    Picked this short stick up to install on my factory Hurst in my WS6. Install was very simple and the results were better than I ever hoped for. Very positive engagement, shorter throw, and very smooth. Best $25 I’ve ever spent and timely shipping as well. I’d recommend to anyone. MGW is top notch, but for $25 this is the next best thing and I would make the same decision again.

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