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Old 09-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Short throw shifter?

I have an '04 GT and l looking at getting a stack racing short throw shifter. Are they worth buying or should I just stick with my regular shifter? How much does it help compared to the regular shifter besides the obviously stuff like shorter throw lol.
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I would look into MGW, they make the best short throw shifter for our cars. I have one and it was a great upgrade from stock.
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They are great to have makes shifting easier with less movement. I got a pro5.0 shifter and it's great.
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Are they hard to get used to after you install one?
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I would look into MGW, they make the best short throw shifter for our cars. I have one and it was a great upgrade from stock.
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Are they hard to get used to after you install one?
No not at all. Here's thread on how to install it. MGW INSTALL with lots of pics 3650/t45
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Pro 5.0 here, love it. They r not hard to get use to
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No, it's a lot easier. You dont have to move the shifter much to go from 2-3 gear
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Sounds like a winner to me. I'm thinking the MGW shifter! Where is a good website to buy? Is it the best short throw?
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Re: Short throw shifter?

mgwltd.com thats where i bought mine.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #10
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Ight sweet I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks man!

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Is it easy to miss a gear when you have a short throw since the gears are so close together or something you don't really have to worry about?
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Ight sweet I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks man!

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Is it easy to miss a gear when you have a short throw since the gears are so close together or something you don't really have to worry about?
You're gonna have to try NOT to miss a gear. The spring loaded baseplate makes of pretty hard to miss a gear unless you're trying to miss it.
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Haha and who does that anyways!! Looks like a winner to me, I'm looking at the MGW one!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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I've only missed gears a few times because my hand slipped to push it to third and the other times just racing hard and shifting slow I missed but other than that it's faster shifting
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You won't regret purchasing this shifter, The gear changes are firm and precise, making it real difficult to miss a gear. Plus MGW makes gun parts as their first occupation, so everything is precisely machined to a very high standard.
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Oh, and remember if they include the shift stops(mine was sent without them), remove them. Our transmission has shift stops built in, and if you use an aftermarket shift stop you may damage your transmission.
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You won't regret purchasing this shifter, The gear changes are firm and precise, making it real difficult to miss a gear. Plus MGW makes gun parts as their first occupation, so everything is precisely machined to a very high standard.
I still plan to get one at some point. I don't think the dude who made the install guide hangs around anymore.
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Re: Short throw shifter?

short: Buy MGW

dont go cheap on a shifter, get a good one from the start!
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Re: Short throw shifter?

Pro 5.0 on eBay. Was $50 ths morning with 2 days left. I'm not selling, would like to buy but broke.
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Do you have the link handy?
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short: Buy MGW

dont go cheap on a shifter, get a good one from the start!
Agreed.
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Re: Short throw shifter?

I can't post links on phone, well I don't no how lol.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:45 AM   #22
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I think I'm gonna go with a MGW short throw
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I agree on MGW as well...it is a little difficult for some people to get used to and the reason I say that is I let a guy drive my car (was thinking about selling it) and he couldn't get it into reverse?!? He was trying to shove the shifter all the way to where the stock position is...it's not that big of a movement. Then it literally took him like 2 miles to get used to the shift points and gear locations... You shouldn't. Have a issue though.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #25
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Yeah I was kinda wondering the same thing but after driving a stick for a long time and knowing my gears very well I think a short throw would be fine. Still gonna take some getting used to but like you said that guy only took like 2 miles and he had it down. It's basically the same setup with just shorter throws. I think I can get used to that lol. But I'm for sure leaning to getting me a MGW.
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I got a tri-ax in mine and I love it, took no time to get use to it, prolly the easiest short throw to drive I've came across... And there pretty cheap
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I got a tri-ax in mine and I love it, took no time to get use to it, prolly the easiest short throw to drive I've came across... And there pretty cheap
Me too. Love my tri-ax. +1
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Re: Short throw shifter?

Triax is fine, just the reach is FAR inferior compared to MGW and its more noisy but both work
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Are you talking about the Steeda Tri-Ax?
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Are you talking about the Steeda Tri-Ax?
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I've got mixed reactions whether I should get the Steeda Tri-Ax or MGW short throw shifter. What do you think guys and why?
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I'm sure you'll be happy with either, but I can only compare MGW to Hurst, and I have to say that MGW is a far superior product.
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I've never used a mgw but I've used a pro 5.0 and I'd choose tri ax over that, unless I was only using the car as a race car and not for everyday, plus they have shorter handles for the tri ax so you can make it a little shorter shift pattern
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They are great to have makes shifting easier with less movement. I got a pro5.0 shifter and it's great.
I have a pro 5.0 on my T45, but need a longer shifter handle. Know where I can find one. I swapped a trax handle, but its still too short.
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