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Old 03-20-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Steeda shifters?

What's the difference between a steeda short and a steeda tri-ax?
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Re: Steeda shifters?

Same thing. The Tri-Ax is a nice unit. I have one in my Cobra and love it!
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I absolutely love my tri-ax. Makes shifting a no-brainer and you can't miss third even if you try.
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I just installed my tri-ax this past Friday...took about 30-45 mins and is amazing
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I just installed my tri-ax this past Friday...took about 30-45 mins and is amazing
It took me a little longer than that because the previous owner freakin' super glued the shift knob on the shifter.. I had to cut it off.
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It took me a little longer than that because the previous owner freakin' super glued the shift knob on the shifter.. I had to cut it off.
That suck but good excuse for a new knob
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That suck but good excuse for a new knob
Lol, yeah. I got a Smith and Wesson 44mag pistol grip shifter now.. It looks so much better, and since it's so tall, I set the tri-ax to shortest throw setting but it's still comfortable to drive.
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Well thanks for the help guys I think I'm going to order a tri ax when I order my tuner. One more question though I had to go get new wiper blades and I bought a badass looking custom shift knob would it fit on the tri ax?
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Well thanks for the help guys I think I'm going to order a tri ax when I order my tuner. One more question though I had to go get new wiper blades and I bought a badass looking custom shift knob would it fit on the tri ax?
Most shift knobs will fit on most shifters.. It's just a case of if the knob came with adapters or not.

Worst case scenario you drive up to the auto parts store, buy the knob, go out to you car, try to fit it.. If it doesn't work, just return it and refund and use the old knob. Lol.
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Same thing. The Tri-Ax is a nice unit. I have one in my Cobra and love it!
Ditto. And I love mine. Never miss the 2nd to 3rd shift ever again. The stocker is just so vague. The tri-ax makes the shifts feel so much more positive and tight.

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It's the best mod you can do to these cars. Especially if you are going to shift hard with these transmissions, it will keep you from over throwing your shifts. Have Fun!!!
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Re: Steeda shifters?

same thing, MGW has a better reach design and I love it by far over the steeda, plugs its the same basic price and is built much better.
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same thing, MGW has a better reach design and I love it by far over the steeda, plugs its the same basic price and is built much better.
Yeah. I've heard nothing but good things about the MGW and tri-ax. Can't go wrong with either.
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same thing, MGW has a better reach design and I love it by far over the steeda, plugs its the same basic price and is built much better.
Thanks spec. I can't stand my tri ax. I'm between the mgw and the pro-5.0. I really like the pro 5.0 but hear really good things about the mgw.
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Thanks spec. I can't stand my tri ax. I'm between the mgw and the pro-5.0. I really like the pro 5.0 but hear really good things about the mgw.
Oh yeah.. Tri-ax is only amazing for the 5-speeds because of it's 3-4 centering. Lol.
For 6-speed cobras it's almost a nightmare.
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I have the tri-ax shifter in my cobra and I love it! It's like night and day from the stocker!
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same thing, MGW has a better reach design and I love it by far over the steeda, plugs its the same basic price and is built much better.
That isn't the first time I have heard what a great piece the mgw is. I love my tri-ax but I guess for the 6 speed it leaves alot to be desired

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So kind of off topic but does any one with a T-45 tranny have trouble getting into reverse?
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So kind of off topic but does any one with a T-45 tranny have trouble getting into reverse?
Sometimes. The trick is to go into 5th first then bring it down into reverse. Try it out and let me know how it works for ya

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Alright you guys got me thinking. So I took the tri ax off just now. Just built the tranny so maybe it was something I did. Pulled the shifter and stuck a ratchet handle in the cup. Shifted each gear like butter. Felt really smooth. Tried a couple other things and no better with the tri ax. Reverse is very difficult. I have a reverse solenoid that is spring loaded and an internal counter spring in the shifter. So I gotta fight two springs to get reverse. I'm going pro 5.0. I know what the pro 5.0 will do for me.
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Yea I've done the 5th to reverse and even then it's a chore sometimes! I was just wondering if it was just my car or if all T-45s have that same problem.
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Yea I've done the 5th to reverse and even then it's a chore sometimes! I was just wondering if it was just my car or if all T-45s have that same problem.
Mine is a pain sometimes but the 5th to reverse always worked

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Man I think it might be time to rebuild or replace it then. Any suggestions on a new transmission ?
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Man I think it might be time to rebuild or replace it then. Any suggestions on a new transmission ?
How old is the clutch?
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It's a centerforce dual friction clutch and I'd say it's about a year and a half old and has about 25-30K miles on it
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It's a centerforce dual friction clutch and I'd say it's about a year and a half old and has about 25-30K miles on it
I would prob check into clutching it again first. If the trans needs a build the clutch is gonna get replaced anyway. Might as well try a new clutch first.
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So kind of off topic but does any one with a T-45 tranny have trouble getting into reverse?
Sometimes u need to go into a forward gear hen back to reverse. I found that double clutching it and timing my pressure correctly u could do it everytime in those and the 3650

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Alright you guys got me thinking. So I took the tri ax off just now. Just built the tranny so maybe it was something I did. Pulled the shifter and stuck a ratchet handle in the cup. Shifted each gear like butter. Felt really smooth. Tried a couple other things and no better with the tri ax. Reverse is very difficult. I have a reverse solenoid that is spring loaded and an internal counter spring in the shifter. So I gotta fight two springs to get reverse. I'm going pro 5.0. I know what the pro 5.0 will do for me.
I used the pro 5.0 on my 3650 and liked it better than the Tri-Ax. I vote MGW with Orange Handle. There is nothing better on the T56

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I used the pro 5.0 on my 3650 and liked it better than the Tri-Ax. I vote MGW with Orange Handle. There is nothing better on the T56

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Yeah ive heard great things about mgw. Ive had pro 5.0 on both of my last mustangs. They are great. Might just have to go that route again.
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Ok thanks! Come to think of it I think the original flywheel is still on there. Could that be affecting everything in any way?
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Ok thanks! Come to think of it I think the original flywheel is still on there. Could that be affecting everything in any way?
I doubt flywheel. Prob clutch. What tail lights are on your car? I need some.
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I doubt flywheel. Prob clutch. What tail lights are on your car? I need some.
Just the stock cobra tail lights with the spray on tint
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Just the stock cobra tail lights with the spray on tint
Cool man. Thinking about the stick on tint. Looks good man.
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Is that tri ax off your t56 interchangable with a t5?

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