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Old 07-23-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Short Throw Shifter

I've been considering a short throw shifter because my stock shifter is very sloppy and I would like something shorter and smoother.

My transmission is a TR-3650. I figured this out from americanmuscle because the sticker outside my car door has a "K" under "TR".

As I search for short throw shifters that fit my transmission the product details always say something like: fits 01-04 models.. etc etc but doesn't say that it fits an 08 GT.
So even though it says that it fits my transmission but doesn't explicitly state that it fits 08 GTs does it mean it fits in my car?

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Re: Short Throw Shifter

I dont believe so, I dont think it would work, there are a ton of shifters available for your car though, I personally have the steeda Tri ax and I've been really happy with it so far, most people say the mgw and the pro 5.0 shifters are the best ones to get but my buddy has the pro 5.0 and I cant tell a single difference between mine and his.
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

Yeah the shifters are completely different.

Check out MGW LTD., INC. - CNC Machined and Turned Parts. Accessories for the Corvette, Mustang, and Viper. They are the best on the market. I have a Pro 5.0 right now and it shifts real nice, but will hopefully swap to a MGW soon.
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:patriot: I have a 2008 GT. I purchased the Hurst short throw-through Ford Racing Performance Parts. It looks good and works better. I had a Pro 5.0 on my 2003 Cobra-and although it had a great shifting action-it rattled on the tower, after a short time. If you get the Hurst-you will want to reuse the lower boot-that's the one you reuse from the stock setup. You have to peel it off, and put it over the tower-before you button everything up I also recommend using loctite on the main two allen head fasteners(that attach the chrome lever to the top of the tower-as they will loosen in time..) Good luck. Don't be scared..:burnout:
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

My friend and I just put an MGW shifter into his 08 GT, very high quality and its amazing how many things you get with it. They include dynomat for sound deadenting, and on top of that a foam like pad to help as well and such. Its simply the best shifter kit on the market and the feel is VERY nice and its customizable from 15% to 50% shorter throw.

Its simply the best shifter on the market for your car.

Install is pretty darn easy~ just need a friend to make it go faster.
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MGW is the best out there.
Do I have one, no. I'm cheap so I went with the Saleen shift block, it's cheap (depending where you get it from), takes the sloppyness out and reduces the throw by about 26%. I haven't missed 3rd gear yet.............
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Spector V do you think you could give me a link to that package you were talking about?

And why do people always talk about missing gears? I've never missed a gear in my car unless i purposely skipped one and I find it kind of difficult to drop shift more than one gear. Just curious.
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Oh and the reason I asked this in the first place is because the prices for the 04s and earlier models are much cheaper ha
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

The slop in the stock shifter can get bad enough that it won't just automatically go into 3rd gear...and will get hung up. This is a problem when racing or trying to shift quick as your foot only taps the clutch thinking everything is going to go smoothly in the shift....and any slight hesitation will affect the timing and cause you to grind 3rd gear. That is the most common "missed" gear scenario.

Also, this is what Spector is talking about....It's not a kit, it's just what they send when you order the shifter. Mustang Shift Handle

Also, it's more expensive because it is much different than a standard pre-05 shifter. Night and day different.
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The other thing I neglected to add-the short OE spun aluminum knob-also gets hotter than hadeeze-sitting in the sun. It'll scorch your hand. So this is another reason to upgrade. Hurst comes with a nice acrylic knob-in black or white-same as they put in the Shelby cars/GT500s
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Ohh yeah I have definately had my 2nd and 3rd grind.. ahh its a terrible feeling!
I thought people meant accidently putting it into 5th when you mean to go to 3rd ha
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

you can only buy mgw shifters from mgwltd.com
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

I'm very seriously considering this now that I drove my friend's supercharged G35 with a short throw shifter in it. It was soo smooth and a blast to drive!
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

...never say that about a rice burner...:arg:
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Re: Short Throw Shifter

a very good 180~ investment for fun and enjoying the car
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #16
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C'mon man G35s are pretty nice.. I would NEVER trade my GT for any of my friends cars though, and my friends have GTOs and 350zs and such!

180?? the link says 300
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MGW makes the absolute best shifter for our cars. I have one and love it
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the 94-04 style shifter is 180-200~ the 05+ shifter is 300+
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Cant go wrong with mgw. its what i got with my 3650
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alright guys a lot. this will most likely be the next thing i do to my car.
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You won't believe the improvement-and will be asking youself-"why'd I wait so long"?
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ordered the mgw
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