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Old 05-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Steeda tri-ax shifter

I'm going to be buying a short throw on Friday. I'm leaning towards the steeds tri-ax. What do you guys think? Good? Bad? Is there a better one? Should I not use one at all?
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i have a cheapo in mine. but everyone around here seem to lean towards the pro 5.0 . and yes i would definitly get one.
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Who makes the pro 5.0? Hurst? What are the benefits of the short throw? I understand that there is about a 35% reduction in throw distance but some shifters mention "never miss third again". There fore this leads me to believe that there is an added benefit in the design.
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They have better side springs in them and in most are adjustable. You can dial in the springs to suit your shifting need. They also have adjustable stops, so if you ram your gears hard u don't tear anything up. Then as you mentioned, a shorter throw = faster shift.

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Thanks for the help and the link. I appreciate it.
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I just put a steeda tri-axe short throw in my 88 gt and I love it. I had a hurst short throw before and the steeda is better,more precise while working threw the gears!! There's no play!!
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Im in a mental debate. All of the short throws are really close in price. I have the steeda g trac stage one on my car and really love their products. The pro 5.0 looks pretty solid as well. The only one I have felt is the hurst in my buddies car.
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I'm telling you brother the steeda tri-axe is worth the price!!
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If you go with a top brand I'm sure you won't be disappointed
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The steeda was my first choice. Im going to have to stick with it then.
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I'm going the MGW route. The pro5.0 has a shorter throw than the steeda, at least the one in my buddy's car does.
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The pro 5.0 short throw and knob combo looked pretty exciting. I really wish I could feel both shifters. I feel like I'm only one of very few fox body's around the Fresno area that actually loves his car. If there is anyone out there from my area with a steeda or a pro 5.0 that would let me feel the shifter please let me know
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Re: Steeda tri-ax shifter

I'm not in the area, but I have had the Pro 5.0 in my car for well over 10 years now and it has worked flawlessly. I've had such good luck with it that I won't even bother to consider any other brand if I ever need another shifter.
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Re: Steeda tri-ax shifter

im also going the mgw route. i had steeda tri axe in my old 03 gt and it was too notchy and too noisey.i have heard nothing bad about mgw.
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I'm starting to lean towards the pro 5.0.
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Go with the steeds tri axe had one in my 86 gt back in the day and I loved it
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Pro 5.0 has been the only type I've tried and loved it..
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Are the Hurts shifters good ?

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Are the Hurts shifters good ?

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Yes.
Most any "name brand" shifter will be good.
It just boils down to personal preference at the end of the day.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #21
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Thanks .. What do you use personally?
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Re: Steeda tri-ax shifter

I've used a Steeda tri-ax in my '02 GT and absolutely love it. The only other shifter I would consider along with my Tri-ax is the MGW. Both the Steeda and MGW are impeccable quality and work flawlessly. Either way you go is better than the floppy poor excuse of a shifter the stocker is. I attached some pics. One is of my wimpy stock shifter and the second is of the Tri-ax. It's really easy to see the huge difference in quality and construction. And although it looks way bigger the throw is a ton shorter and way more precise. I haven't missed a gear in probably a year. Haha
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Thanks for the tips man! Lol i have some trouble hitting 5th some times .. Sucks ..and it's lose and sloppy feeling .. How is the installation ?
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Re: Steeda tri-ax shifter

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Thanks for the tips man! Lol i have some trouble hitting 5th some times .. Sucks ..and it's lose and sloppy feeling .. How is the installation ?
My install took a while just because it hadn't been touched in 100k miles so the bolts were a little stubborn and it was a small place to work in. Since then I can get the entire shifter assembly out in about 15 mins and reinstalled in another 20mins(I go a bit slower to set the boots and gaskets correctly).

The 2-3 shift and 4-5 shift are a breeze with an aftermarket shifter like Tri-ax. It practically shifts itself.
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Thanks .. What do you use personally?
The Pro 5.0.
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Damn sounds like there is a real benefit ! You have an after market clutch?

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And thanks Trojan horse I'll keep the pro 5.0 in mind
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Damn sounds like there is a real benefit ! You have an after market clutch?

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And thanks Trojan horse I'll keep the pro 5.0 in mind
Surprisingly, at 121k miles.. My GT has the original clutch. And anoter great thing about my Tri-ax is that in neutral the springs center it directly between 3-4 gears. Three is straight up and four is straight back. Great for selecting gears in a down shift. You're always confident.
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And thanks Trojan horse I'll keep the pro 5.0 in mind
Wasn't sure who you were talking to, but replied anyways since your post was right after mine.
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Dang that's pretty good . I have 90,xxx on my car and it has a ford racing clutch ,well said the guy I got it from .. As sounds great , gotta love confidence

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I was talkin to anyone lol.. Jus lovin all the info I gettin from you guys
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Dang that's pretty good . I have 90,xxx on my car and it has a ford racing clutch ,well said the guy I got it from .. As sounds great , gotta love confidence

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I was talkin to anyone lol.. Jus lovin all the info I gettin from you guys
Honestly, for each brand being $150-$190, you can't really make a wrong choice. But from all I hear the Tri-ax and MGW are the top two to get. And with install being easy, you can always install a shifter, try it out for a day or two, and if unsatisfied, reinstall your stocker and return it. Although that practice isn't great as a consumer... It can give you better peace of mind. And if you buy from AM they will most definitely take care of you in any way they can. AM bends over backwards for it's customers.
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I've only herd good things about them as well! I'm likin the looks of the hurst with the white ball.. But I just wanna know the performance
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I've only herd good things about them as well! I'm likin the looks of the hurst with the white ball.. But I just wanna know the performance
If you only like the Hurst for the white ball.. You can get the Hurst-style shifter arm and knob for attachment to the tri-ax.

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Awhhh sweet man! Thanks lol that's the best of both worlds !! So how long is your throw?
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Awhhh sweet man! Thanks lol that's the best of both worlds !! So how long is your throw?
I've never quite measured the throw between gears, but I can safely say it's less than half of the stock throw. I'd guess the total motion from a 1-2 shift is about 4-5inches of travel, and 2-3 shift is 5-6 inches. I'm just guessing about those measurements. my car is not in this city with me so I'll have to get back to you on that one in four days when I get to work on her again.
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Heck ueh man!! Thanks for all the tips this is my first mustang an I'm 19 just wanna make sure I do it up good
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