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Old 09-22-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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steeda tri-ax shifter

i am thinking about getting the steeda tri-ax shifter... from what i have read that seems to be the best? i just wanted to make sure i get the t-5/t-45 shifter... i have a 99 v6. thanks
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

Have you seen the MGW shifter?



http://www.mgwltd.com/mustang_shifter.shtml
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

I had a 5 speed tri-ax, and I have the 6 speed tri-ax. From what I am hearing, the MGW is better fit and feel due to some angling of the handle. I am contemplating getting the MGW, but I want to talk with some people that have had both and get their opinions, or drive a car that has one.

So, I guess what I am saying is, think about the MGW instead.

EDIT: Oh, and when you get the shifter, either one, talk to the dude on here that sells the gaskets (I think he sells both shifters too). I have a set of gaskets on my tri-ax and it really makes things easier and cleaner than using a tube of gasket maker. I Think the guy is 1quik6 or something like that.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

He was trading Tri-Axs for MGWs wasn't he?
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

I sell the gaskets as well. But they are free with a tri-ax shifter purchase. The gaskets are $8 shipped if you buy them alone. The tri-ax's sell for $180 shipped. But i'll sell it to them to anyone on the site for $170.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

i got the new MGW shifter and gasket from shiftergaskets.com and i like it alot. the only complaint i have is that it doesn't shift as smoothly as i thought it would. the shifts are shorter of course, but feel a little rough, especially from 1st to 2nd.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

That is true from all short throw shifters tho. Both my steeda's were like that too. They don't have all that insulating rubber and junk in there that makes them quiet and mushy. These are sharp and crisp which feels rough compared to the stocker.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

so its a rougher shift that stock? becuase my stock isnt the smoothest. also, does the steeda make it easier to shift (not that shifting is hard, but you know what i mean).
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

yes, it feels clunkier than a stock shifter will, but is by no means bad. It will help you shift because it makes it damn near impossible to miss the 2-3 shift. It also makes the length of the shift shorter (hence the name) so the time needed to shift is quicker.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

if i get the steeda shifter, do i have to do anything to my shifter boot? Will my stock nob fit on this one?

Another question, lol..... if i am going to flush my transmission fluid, is one fluid better than another, or should i just use what my owners manual says?
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

I will answer part 1.....the only thing you have to do with your boot is put it back on. Nothing changes, it will just be a little lower than before. You may need to hold it in place as you screw your knob on so it doesn't twist, but it fits fine. Also, the knob will fit just fine, it might take a couple tries to get the numbers oriented right, but it fits no problem. Aftermarket knobs will also fit as long as they have the same 12 mm pattern which I believe nearly all have.

The fluid, I don't know what is considered best.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

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if i get the steeda shifter, do i have to do anything to my shifter boot? Will my stock nob fit on this one?

Another question, lol..... if i am going to flush my transmission fluid, is one fluid better than another, or should i just use what my owners manual says?
Use what owner manual says, using the wrong type of fluid will cause your tranny to lock up
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

I had a B&M it was shorter than the Steeda but the steeda is overall better in ease of reach and springyness. The MGW is supposed to be very nice so look into it.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

i have the steeda for the t-5 and i've used the MGW from my friends stang and i like the tri-ax shifter better. it is angled a little more than the MGW shifter and with the tri-ax you would have to be a moron to miss a shift from 2nd to-3rd because the shifter literally leads you into 3rd gear. but from what i hear and from experience they are pretty durable and reliable shifters. i am also partial to steedas performance parts. no disrespect to MGW though.
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Re: steeda tri-ax shifter

Get the MGW... everyone at our KC meets that shifts my car says its 100x better than anything they've shifted before. It installs in like 30 minutes if that, and theres really no need for the gaskets, the shifters really quiet. Its also spring loaded just like other shifters to prevent that 2-3 miss... Id defanitely get the MGW. Also, the T5 tranny's just feel notchy naturally... its just the way they are.
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