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Old 03-07-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter and beyond?

Got it this morning, just installed it since I got off work... Went on a test drive; the difference is night and day. Pretty amazing, clean and crisp shifts and basically jumps to third.

Got my Bassani X-pipe and Flowmaster 40s coming in tomorrow and gonna install them next!

Then I'ma buy and install 3.73s..

Then what?
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I've got the Tri-Ax in my Cobra, very nice piece!
Got a tuner yet? If you don't, and you plan on more mods down the road, I highly recommend one!
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I've got the Tri-Ax in my Cobra, very nice piece!
Got a tuner yet? If you don't, and you plan on more mods down the road, I highly recommend one!
I got an SCT X3!
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Excellent! You could always grab a set of underdrive pullies. Unless knowing my luck, you already have those too.
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Excellent! You could always grab a set of underdrive pullies. Unless knowing my luck, you already have those too.
Haha. I was going to get them a week ago, but didn't have the tools to install them yet so I went with the exhaust and shifter. Haha.

And don't underdrives sometimes cause problems..?
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Not sure about any problems with them. I just installed a set on my '86 vert last week. All I used was wrenches and a ratchet. The alternator pulley was a ***** though without an impact, but I got her done.
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Not sure about any problems with them. I just installed a set on my '86 vert last week. All I used was wrenches and a ratchet. The alternator pulley was a ***** though without an impact, but I got her done.
Is the difference caused by them really that noticeable?
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I'm kinda thinking of going with 4.10s, actually... Should I get the tract-lok rebuild kit and the master bearing rebuild kit along with the gears? My car has almost 103k miles.
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I've had a Tri-ax on my GT for 7 years now and I love it. Lightyears better than stock that's for sure!
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Is the difference caused by them really that noticeable?
I already have a few mods on the car anyway, so I couldn't really "feel" any difference. It's cold enough here, and my tires are pretty much gone enough that the damn thing breaks loose in 3rd gear.

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I'm kinda thinking of going with 4.10s, actually... Should I get the tract-lok rebuild kit and the master bearing rebuild kit along with the gears? My car has almost 103k miles.
If I were you and while everything is apart, I would definitely replace what I could, especially if you have the funds to do it now. That could very well save the trouble of doing it on down the line, and creating a headache of having to take things back apart again.
When I put the 3.73's in my old '84, I rebuilt the trac-lok and put new bearings in. So my recommendation is yes.
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If I were you and while everything is apart, I would definitely replace what I could, especially if you have the funds to do it now. That could very well save the trouble of doing it on down the line, and creating a headache of having to take things back apart again.
When I put the 3.73's in my old '84, I rebuilt the trac-lok and put new bearings in. So my recommendation is yes.
Ah, good deal. And a good shop rate would be.. About $300-$400 for installing gears + rebuild?

Also, when I'm sitting still and I turn my steering wheel slowly, I can hear little clicks and creaks occasionally, I suspect tie-rods.. Is that a problem or normal?
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With that many miles on the car, things are going to wear out for sure. Tie rod ends, ball joints, struts, swaybar end links, all kinds of things with rubber on them. Another good idea for the suspension is a set of polyurethane bushings. Good stuff.
And yes, should be no more than $400-$500 to do the rear gears. You're getting the install kit as well right?
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I'm looking at picking up a short throw myself this weekend...either the Tri-Ax or the Pro 5.0...haven't decided yet.
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I'm kinda thinking of going with 4.10s, actually... Should I get the tract-lok rebuild kit and the master bearing rebuild kit along with the gears? My car has almost 103k miles.
I went 4.30s on my 01 Cobra... best gears I ever had.

Don't take it to L&S. I had a rear end they built that didn't go a few hundred miles without failing. The rear wasn't correctly shimmed for the clutches and had too much slack. My spider gears seperated enough to bind and crack (I could duplicate the problem with the rear still in the car and the cover pulled. They refused to fix the repair. I learned how to rebuild a rear end that day.
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I've gotta tri-ax. I gonna get the mgw eventually. I'll let y'all know if it is any better. It's supposed to be.
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With that many miles on the car, things are going to wear out for sure. Tie rod ends, ball joints, struts, swaybar end links, all kinds of things with rubber on them. Another good idea for the suspension is a set of polyurethane bushings. Good stuff.
And yes, should be no more than $400-$500 to do the rear gears. You're getting the install kit as well right?
Yeah, I'm buying the install kit, master bearing kit, and the trac-lok rebuild kit.
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shifters are great, most wonder why they waited so long to do them lol
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shifters are great, most wonder why they waited so long to do them lol
I always wonder why the manufacture can't seems to make a peice like this factory. short throws and they can tweak the shifter a little for ride quality/noise reduction.
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I always wonder why the manufacture can't seems to make a peice like this factory. short throws and they can tweak the shifter a little for ride quality/noise reduction.
If they did everything like that, we couldn't have such a good time modding.
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3.73 gears vs 4.10?
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3.73 gears vs 4.10?
K. I have driven a new edge with both these gears in them. The 3.73s weren't much better than stock and the 4.10s were insane in traffic. I went with 3.90s and couldn't be happier. Pulls really hard. My mpg got better and my rpm at 70 is 2200. Great gear. And at the strip I cross the line at about 5500 in 4th. With 4.10s your gonna need 5th,if it will see any track duty. I am very satisfied with my 3.90s. If your just sticking to the street perhaps 3.73s would be your best bet however they just didn't pull hard enough for me. If you are gonna strap a blower on tho 3.73s is max. 3.55 or even your stockers would be good

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K. I have driven a new edge with both these gears in them. The 3.73s weren't much better than stock and the 4.10s were insane in traffic. I went with 3.90s and couldn't be happier. Pulls really hard. My mpg got better and my rpm at 70 is 2200. Great gear. And at the strip I cross the line at about 5500 in 4th. With 4.10s your gonna need 5th,if it will see any track duty. I am very satisfied with my 3.90s. If your just sticking to the street perhaps 3.73s would be your best bet however they just didn't pull hard enough for me. If you are gonna strap a blower on tho 3.73s is max. 3.55 or even your stockers would be good

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4.30s in my 01 was awesome and I never thought twice about going back to 3.90s or 4.10s..... you will probably like 4.10s or 3.90s.
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I want to know what study group ford gets that says "I love the car but can the shifter feel more like a wed noodle?"
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I want to know what study group ford gets that says "I love the car but can the shifter feel more like a wed noodle?"
Yea, really.
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Thanks ya'll. :]
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I want to know what study group ford gets that says "I love the car but can the shifter feel more like a wed noodle?"
Bahahahahaha. Nice

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I've got brass shift cup insulator and brass fork inserts on order. Should stiffen up a bit.
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Yo let me know how the xpipe sounds.just got the bassani x ss no cats,centerforce df, steeda shifter. Can't wait to install.98 cobra alantic blue. Pic coming soon
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Yo let me know how the xpipe sounds.just got the bassani x ss no cats,centerforce df, steeda shifter. Can't wait to install.98 cobra alantic blue. Pic coming soon
My flow40s got delayed so coming in tomorrow... But I have class and work all day. So probably won't be able to install them until the weekend. Dang. :/
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Yo let me know how the xpipe sounds.just got the bassani x ss no cats,centerforce df, steeda shifter. Can't wait to install.98 cobra alantic blue. Pic coming soon
Bassani o/r x-pipe is now on my car and holy crickey.. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face on the test drive. It sounds AMAZING. Will post a video soon.

I get my flowmaster 40s on in a few hours at the exhaust shop. Gonna have 'em welded in.
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Bassani o/r x-pipe is now on my car and holy crickey.. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face on the test drive. It sounds AMAZING. Will post a video soon.

I get my flowmaster 40s on in a few hours at the exhaust shop. Gonna have 'em welded in.
That's great to here money well spent.was it easy to install. Send me video. Still new to this site how do u get ur profile pic on their.
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Just ordered mine last night...can't wait to get it since my stock is rediculously sloppy.
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Just ordered mine last night...can't wait to get it since my stock is rediculously sloppy.
What do u mean sloppy or guiet. What u get
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Bassani o/r x-pipe is now on my car and holy crickey.. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face on the test drive. It sounds AMAZING. Will post a video soon.

I get my flowmaster 40s on in a few hours at the exhaust shop. Gonna have 'em welded in.
U got a cobra or gt u put the x pipe on send that video
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