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Old 08-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Which is a better short throw shifter?

Which short throw shifter is better: The MGW one found at: Mustang Short Throw Shifter or the Steeda Tri-Ax short throw shifter?
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

MGW. I've had both, MGW is much better.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Yes but the MGW he posted was for a 3650, and I doubt the 3650 is in a v6. However, if you can find one for a T5 or T45, or whatever you have, get it.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Further down that page they have the MGW for the T5/T-45, Tremec 3650, T-56,TKO 500/600, and Tremec 3550....he's covered.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Steeda Tri-Ax, hands down best shifter.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

^^^ lol...you're funny.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Here we go again, MY OPINION IS MORE CORRECT THAN YOURS.

The least you guys could do is post WHY you prefer the one you want so that people can compare what they would like in a shifter to what you like about it.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

I like the steeda tri-ax because i like it and i bought it and it's mine.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Steeda = Super notchy, loud, fixed handle position.

MGW = Smooth, not nearly as notchy, quieter, 360* adjustable handle position, better leverage going into gears.

I've had both...I had the steeda on my 2000 GT 5 speed and I had it on my cobra's 6 speed...now i have the MGW on the cobra and it is night and day better than the triax was.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Thank you everyone for your input. I'm feeling loads more confident on buying a short throw shifter. I think I am going to go with the MGW. If you know any other information that I should know before buying, please let me know.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

ive had both steeda and mgw.

The steeda felt more springy, had a farther to the right reach, harder to push into gear (due to farther reach), didnt have as short of a throw, and made road noise but was good quality over all. You cant really go wrong with it, its a nice item but ... for a daily driver MGW has it beat.

The mgw isnt as springy but its not far off, makes much less road noise, lifetime warranty, far supierior reach, shorter throw by a little bit.

Both are so close in price the MGW is my favorite. After having an MGW and driving a car with a steeda its hands down MGW IMO.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Thanks, I assume you guys can see why this helps a ton more than what 19Delta posted (i get that it was a joke), and causing a bunch of bickering.

(fun fact: i've never owned a manual, this thread sucks haha)
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

I have heard good things on here about mgw. I bought a hurst and it was smooth and short. Since they are all about the same price i'd pick one of the bigger names and best reviews you have gotten.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

Since we're talking about V6's with T-5's and no cobra or gt after 95 ever came with one, I guess I'll state my opinion.

I've never liked the feel of an MGW, always felt cheap. I prefer the feel of a Tri-Ax because when it goes into gear, you know it. I only have to "push" it into 5th, but that's normal. The Pro-5.0 is VERY similar to the Tri-Ax.

If I wanted a soft shifter I'd buy a convertable cobra and never race it, but blow a ton of money on mods that'll never get used, then spout off opinions about parts for cars that I know nothing about or ever had any experience with.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

dude, you are hilarious. i like the mgw a lot. i also had real good luck with the upr blue thunder. teh steeda ones are nice too. all good units. my opinion is to drive a car with each (if you can) and see what you like best.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

my dad has a 5.0 with a t-5 and the mgw feels real good. i also have one in my 96 and one on the way for the 95.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

MGW i absolutly hated my buddies tri ax. So i bought the MGW and it is smoooooth.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

with my t56 i got rid of my pro 5.0 shifter and went with the Steeda Tri-Ax and i dont have to reach as far to slam gears
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

I have the triax and like it a lot. Shifts really smooth and has short throws. I rarely miss a gear with it.
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

This thread had a couple more posts yesterday what happened?
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

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This thread had a couple more posts yesterday what happened?
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Re: Which is a better short throw shifter?

The best advice I can give you is to find some people local to you that have a few different shifters. Get a feel for theirs and make a decision from there. It's all going to be based on what you want.
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