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Old 02-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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short shifter?

I was thinking about putting a short shifter In next but don't know much about them. what would you guys suggest as the best one
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I really liked the Pro 5.0 I had in my fox body and I will probably go with that same one in my sn95 once I buy a new trans. Just make sure whatever one you go with has the shifter stops or you will end up like me, I broke the 3-4 shift fork, powershifting at the track.
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Are those so you don't over shift pretty much?
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yeah there is stops, which pretty much are bolts, that you have to set to keep from shoving the shifter too far forward or pulling it too far back.
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MGW makes an awesome shifter as well, I've never missed a shift yet and you can bang them as hard you want without issue. Plus there probably the best looking shifter on the market and definitely the most adjustable.
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MGW makes an awesome shifter as well, I've never missed a shift yet and you can bang them as hard you want without issue. Plus there probably the best looking shifter on the market and definitely the most adjustable.
I have heard good things about them also. Does the Mgw guide? the shifter into 3rd?
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yeah there is stops, which pretty much are bolts, that you have to set to keep from shoving the shifter too far forward or pulling it too far back.
HEY!! my names clark to. And i have a 98 V8 in my 96' lol
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Are the installs pretty much the same? What Should.i look out for when I install it
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Hi folks,

I have a Boss 5.0 (1990s) shifter on my T 45. There are four bolts, we'll call them north, south, east, west for directions. The method is simple, the bolts are what make the short throw effective. First, engage 3rd gear, release the shifter, adjust the north bolt to within a milimeter, select fourth gear, release the shifter, and adjust the south bolt to within a milimeter. Ok, now for the other two. Engage fifth, the shifter should not touch the east bolt, if it does adjust clearance to allow the shifter to pass. Now do the same with the west by selecting second. Ok, that just about gets the basics down. Now start the engine, engage all 5 gears, release the clutch (slowly but not all the way) just enough to put strain on the motor to,verify engagement of the clutch. Fine tune from there. Its easy.

Beauty about mine is that I can hear the metal to metal contact when I check neutral. Note that certain trannys dont allow for fast shifting, sometimes you just have to know your tranny and go with it. There are ways to compensate. My T45 forces me to delay about a second or more between shifts (seems more like 2), but it transfers the torque I need from the engine to the rear wheels.
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HEY!! my names clark to. And i have a 98 V8 in my 96' lol
Clark is actually my last name, lol. Nathan is my first.
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Ya it has two stops, front and back
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Thank you that helps a bunch im guessing it would make much more sense adjusting it with it actually in front of me
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Clark is actually my last name, lol. Nathan is my first.
Damn... Ive only hear of 2 other people with it as their first name
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Mgw is a great shifter! And as for the OP, you have a 3650 tranny which has INTERNAL stops. You do not need shifter stops on your car. Shifter stops can damage your tranny. Get the MGW and read the book. Install is simple. Should take a novice mechanic no more than hour and half-two hours to install. Guides shifts into third from second beautifully. I absolutely love mine!
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I have a pro 5.0. It's nice but not as good as a Steeda Tri-ax in my opinion. MGW definitely has the smoothest shift but I haven't gotten to test drive a car with one yet. If you had the money then I would do the MGW.
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I have a pro 5.0. It's nice but not as good as a Steeda Tri-ax in my opinion. MGW definitely has the smoothest shift but I haven't gotten to test drive a car with one yet. If you had the money then I would do the MGW.
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Re: short shifter?

MGW, Steeda, Pro 5.0 those seem to be the top 3. I personally recommend MGW as you can see its built very nice and the 360 rotation handle works great for adjustments and reach in 94-04 cars.
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I have a 04 gt and when I bought it it came with a mgw shifter in it and i love it. I've nvr had any problems with mine.
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another vote for MGW here. I LOVE mine!
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Where can u buy it and how much is it?
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Where can u buy it and how much is it?
It's a little pricey, I bought mine used for $110!!! A steal!!!!

http://www.mgwltd.com/mustang_shifter.shtml
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short shifters are great
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MGW makes an awesome shifter as well, I've never missed a shift yet and you can bang them as hard you want without issue. Plus there probably the best looking shifter on the market and definitely the most adjustable.
Just ordered mine last week. Can't wait to get it in.
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