short throw shifter

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  1. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

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    i was looking into getting a short throw shifter for my car. does anyone have any recommendations on which one i should get? how hard are these things to install? is there any tricky things i could run into on an install. id love to hear your guys opinions on which you think the best one is.
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    I have a tri ax myself and love it, the MGW is very nice too
     
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    Ditto
     
  4. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    mgw, pro 5.0, steeda tri ax

    those are the good quality ones. Each is a little different. My car had a pro 5.0 on it so i just left it on there. If i was going to buy one i would get the mgw, but either of the 3 will be fine.
     
  5. scarface

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    I have the b&m, BUT If I had to do it again I would go with the TRI-AX
     
  6. JeremyAlan

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    I hear good things about MGW and thats what im gonna get in a month or so.

    Jeremy
     
  7. 97WhitePony

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    ive got a b and m ripper shifter... but id love to try the MGW
     
  8. 95CALI-5.0

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    5.0 Shifter here. any of the name brands will be fine.
     
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    thats right i hear MGW is the top of the line but these are the 3 main ones its your own personal preference...

    i love my tri-ax
     
  10. VertTireSmoke

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    MGW FTW. I honestly wouldn't go with anything else. I love how short the shift is and just the feel of it. Shifters are a breeze to install. That was the very first mod i did to mine and i had next to no experience doing anything. Haven't had any problems. )knocking on wood as i type) lol.
     
  11. SVTGizzi

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    there really are no problems installing the shifter its a really simple straightforward job takes maybe a half hour
     
  12. GDawg

    GDawg Well-Known Member

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    + 1 for MGW. Piece of cake to install. Get a cool knob with it too.

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  13. scarface

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    ^ that is nice :)
     
  14. jpajkos

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    Im sorry but MGW's only benefit is the adjustable arm with moving it either toward you or whatever setting you feel comfortable. I hav a Tri Ax and it does the job fine. Steeda IMO doesn't do many things right but the Tri Ax is a winner. MGW's IMO are overpriced and you don't get enough for you money.
     
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    i jjust bought a tri-ax last week and it comes in on wednesday....hopefully i like it, i was gonna get a pro5.0, but i heard osme bad things and went with the tri-ax....only $115shipped used, with everything needed for install.WOOT
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things about MGW
     
  17. ALITL8

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    i love my MGW!! when i had it at the tire store the tire guy (mustang owner) drove it and came back saying how much he liked it as well :thumb:

    here's mine with the GT gripper knob ;D

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  18. 19mustang95

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    does anyone have a problem with them being too noisy???

    i heard that they were kinda noisy, so i ordered the gaskets they sell on SVT....anyone else have them??
     
  19. Lightning Struck

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    Ive been in a few cars that we obnoxious they were so loud but not mine :dancing6:
     
  20. MeanGrn Gt

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    The pro 5.0 im my car is noisy when shifting gears. They is a guy that makes gaskets that are supposed to quiet it down ( cant remember exactly but i think his name is bob, shouldnt be hard to find). I imagine the previous owner just used rtv on the shifter because i dont think he liked to go the extra mile to make things a little better.