MGW is installed but..........

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  1. Twista

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    I read it was alot quieter than the stock shifter. Its actually abit louder than the stock i think. Because you can hear each shift lock into place (no its not hitting the stop) on each shift.

    But.. :rolleyes: its not such a big deal like most people make it out to be. I mean its alot shorter, but whats the big deal? Not this mention this project cost me $22 dollars which was my fault. I drained the cars battery by keeping the inside lights (plus a extra light) on while installing this bitch. Started @ 6pm and finished @ 11pm.. thats all including the trips to the auto store to get a 10mm socket and sometime later after i drained the battery i had to run to kmart and get some jumper cables. ROFL. Anyways heres before and after picture.
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    ROFL, i made a U-Turn in the middle of the (empty) street to turn around but i actually was stuck in the middle of the street for maybe 15 seconds because i couldn't find the reverse gear. It was actually abit closer which confused the freak out of me.
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    so are you happy with it other than the stuck in the road part :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:?
     
  3. 19mustang95

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    you dont seem that excited about it, and i have heard that MGW is the best nad you sound like it did nothing...as soon as i put in my tri-ax, it was like night and day when shifting...
     
  4. Lightning Struck

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    me too, I have the Tri-ax also :drunk:
     
  5. Twista

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    Well, the stock shifter wasn't much of a problem for me. I mean the shifts are alot shorter, but when is it going to be useful? When racing or what?? (which i dont do after having a scary experience)i just did acouple 1-3 shifts for maybe 4 minutes so thats why im not getting the [night/day] effect thats most have. Maybe i should take her out for a longer ride to get the correct experience. BRB =]
     
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    wow, first time doing a shifter? i have the mgw and love the short throw. oh, and now that you have done it once you can do it in 20min i bet.
     
  7. Twista

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    not sure about 20 minutes. One thing for sure... i couldn't install if it wasn't for you guys rooting me to install it in the other thread. Thanks guys! :dancing6:
     
  8. Rantheman

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    looking good I remember when I installed my steeda 2 years ago I love the feel of short throwing
     
  9. Twista

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    Yep, well i get to drive her to work 2morrow so we'll see how she feels. :noes:
    next thing i need to do is save up for a shift knob and new boot. That stock one looks shitty in my book and than i need a ring to go around the shifter.
     
  10. ju015dd

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    once you do it a few times it becomse easy man. when i did my longtubes for the first time, it took me for ever just to get down to where i could work on taking the old manifolds out. i could prob, drop the k in an hour or so now that i know what all is needed and such.
     
  11. Twista

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    Oh ya, my exhaust is louder now :banana:. Im not lying at all.. i think its because i installed it w/o the MGW rubber grommet which dampens tranny/road noise. Oh well once i get the grommet from MGW ill install it.
     
  12. Rantheman

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    I used to have my rubber grommet out but way too much noise and heat were coming through so i have one now
     
  13. Matt94GT

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    im with you guys.

    Ok it might not be nesscary, for dragging or racing it deffently helps, also helps not to miss 3rd but I just love how easy it is to shift I can just rip thru the gears or when crusin have my arm resting on the armrest/box thing and just shift with my wrist dont even have to move my arm.
     
  14. Twista

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    yep, but that heat does well in the winter time :noes: The grommet only cost $5 shipped to my house directly from MGW, so now its a waiting game. I only have to remove the dust boot to install it so not to much of a deal. :noes:

    I'll have to try that sooner or later (shifting w/o moving my arm)

    Anyways, i have to sleep now because i have work in the morning! GN all
     
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    Congrats on the install. I love my MGW.
     
  16. ALITL8

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    i have the orange handle MGW and could feel the difference immediately. i took it out and romped on it a few times too. i also swapped out my shift knob. took me and my son about 20 minutes. he removed it and installed it, i handed him tools and made all the final adjustments.

    here's a pic of mine during and after:




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  17. Twista

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    :lame: no testing today. Stang is staying in the garage.
    What a bitch! The streets are already getting sloppy! :mad:
     
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    Where are you in IL? I live in Hammond,IN and the roads suck :rant:
     
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    Congrats on the install man!
     
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    looking good buddy. my lil bro was jealous of my car cause his termy had a stock shifter for ever..he would drive my car with the tri ax and fell in love with it. But he opted to go with the MGW Orange handle.