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Old 04-24-2007, 05:29 AM   #1
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i have a 00 gt and a budget and was wondering whatyou guys thought would be some fairly inexpensive mods with kick, besides an intake and h-pipe?

was also debating on a steeda or B&M for a shifter. any preferences?
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Re: Just asking

a shifter will not make the car any faster just more fun to drive. Steeda > B&M and MGW is better than either.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:38 AM   #3
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i love my tri-ax, never tried a b&m or mgw tho, gears are a good choice u will notice a big difference while accelerating. alot of people say 3:73 on a 5-speed and 4:10 on an automatic, i went with 4:10 on my 5-speed. you can get some gears for like 170-200 i believe, and another 150-200 for installation unless u do it yourself, aside from that i would go with a set of cams (certain stages depending on your application), upgrade your whole intake and exhaust, and a nice tuner to go along with it
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Re: Just asking

I loved the tri-axx on my tr 3650 trans, but I don't know how it'd feel on your 2000
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Re: Just asking

I had the triax on my 2000 GT and it was not bad at all...it was a hell of a lot better than the triax was on my t56.

If the 5 speed MGW shifters are anything like the 6 speed...they will make everything else feel like ****. I love my MGW...
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Re: Just asking

The steeda feels just as good as the mgw IMO
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The steeda feels just as good as the mgw IMO
Yep. If you like to slam your gears hard don't get a MGW.
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Also the best way to make power cheap comes in a bottle
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Yep. If you like to slam your gears hard don't get a MGW.
Might you want to back that up with some data?

My MGW shifts smoother, shorter (blue handle), and more precisely that the triax ever could. There is no notchiness that I had with my triax. There is 50% less noise than the triax had. The overall feel is much better than the triax...even over how my 5 speed triax felt.
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Might you want to back that up with some data?

My MGW shifts smoother, shorter (blue handle), and more precisely that the triax ever could. There is no notchiness that I had with my triax. There is 50% less noise than the triax had. The overall feel is much better than the triax...even over how my 5 speed triax felt.
I don't care, you can not slam your gear with a MGW like you can with a Tri-Ax or Pro 5.0.

And I disagree and MGW is not more presise than a Tri-Ax, it actually feels more vague IMO.
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Re: Just asking

: You are one of about 5 total people that think the MGW sucks...and the 4 others I know totally ride steeda's nuts on everything...no matter how much they copy other people.

Oh well...keep rolling through your notchy gears...I'll chat when you catch up.

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Re: Just asking

I have a MGW and a Pro 5.0, and I prefer the Pro 5.0. It is a shorter, more precise shift. The MGW is quiteter and smoother though.

A little notchiness isn't a bad thing when you're banging the hell out of a gear.
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Re: Just asking

i dunno, the mgw on my cobra was a little more notchy than the triax on my gt, i always figured it was just the tranny. i never shifted the cobra fast though, i believe with that much power you shift nice and easy and let the power do its thing, no need to risk missing a gear with 500ft/lbs or whatever going into tranny-shred mode.
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Re: Just asking

Oh and for the record, the CAI on my 02 mustang GT did jack crap, didn't feel anything on the butt dyno and felt nothing at the track
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i dunno, the mgw on my cobra was a little more notchy than the triax on my gt, i always figured it was just the tranny. i never shifted the cobra fast though, i believe with that much power you shift nice and easy and let the power do its thing, no need to risk missing a gear with 500ft/lbs or whatever going into tranny-shred mode.
The triax on my 00 GT was great...total **** on the T56....it is because of the tranny.
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I prefer a pro 5.0 over anything else but thats just my opinion
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Oh and for the record, the CAI on my 02 mustang GT did jack crap, didn't feel anything on the butt dyno and felt nothing at the track
i will also vouch for this. demodded my GT and it felt faster. had a demolet cai, 75mm tb/plenum combo. the only thing that changed was the exhaust tone, got more defined. i might just get a K&N drop-in.
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: You are one of about 5 total people that think the MGW sucks...and the 4 others I know totally ride steeda's nuts on everything...no matter how much they copy other people.

Oh well...keep rolling through your notchy gears...I'll chat when you catch up.

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My Tri-Ax is the only produce of Steeda's that I like, Steeda is not my favorite brand. BTW I never said that MGW suck. I'm saying that its not the end all to all shifters. If you like your MGW then good on you, I like them too, their a good shifter, but their not much, if an better than anyone elses.

BTW that notchiness if there for a reason.
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:38 PM   #19
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true. i know a kid with a gt and about 6k worth of work and he gets killed by my buddy with a colbalt ss with about a 1k in it. i just might save money and slap some forced induction on it.
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