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Old 10-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday to me! (mod suggestions)

So my birthday is coming up and I can't decide what to tell the wife to get me for the stang. I'm thinking either lowering springs or a short shifter?
Looking to spend somewhere around $200-$250. What do you guys think?
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So my birthday is coming up and I can't decide what to tell the wife to get me for the stang. I'm thinking either lowering springs or a short shifter?
Looking to spend somewhere around $200-$250. What do you guys think?
Congrats! Is say MGW short throw FTW! A gift you get to experience every time you drive her.
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Thanks! That is what I'm leaning towards but they look so good lowered! Ha
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Congrats! Is say MGW short throw FTW! A gift you get to experience every time you drive her.
+1. my MGW is probably my favorite mod so far. But my H&R race springs plus camber bolts were also within that price range, and they improved the handling and turn in greatly. There is no wrong answer if your choosing between the two though.
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Congrats! Is say MGW short throw FTW! A gift you get to experience every time you drive her.
X100000000000 no regrets...

Ps. Happy birthday
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Congrats! Is say MGW short throw FTW! A gift you get to experience every time you drive her.
+1 Dude, it's unanimous. You gotta get the shifter. Springs can be next!
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Happy bday to u. Mine aint for another 2 months hoping to get cc plates for mine.
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Thanks everyone shifter it is!!
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Thanks everyone shifter it is!!
Awesome! And happy b-day! Mine is the 17th of October
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Happy B Day fellow October baby! I am also on board with the shifter. Christmas is right around the corner!
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Any of you guys use one of MGW's shift knobs? They look pretty cool.
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remember install price also if you dont do it yourself
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Is installing a short throw shifter pretty straight forward? I've watched videos on them.
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Is installing a short throw shifter pretty straight forward? I've watched videos on them.
Yeah it's easy...I took my time and had it done in less than a hour and a half...but my bolts were stubborn too...
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Yeah it's easy...I took my time and had it done in less than a hour and a half...but my bolts were stubborn too...
You don't need to be under the car at any time? Just take the bolts off, scrape old adhesive off placing it in and hooking back up? And timing the gears?
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I was planning on doing it myself with some help from my dad. He is a mechanic so I figure with our powers combined we should be able to figure it out. I hope!

The stock boot will still work correct?
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You don't need to be under the car at any time? Just take the bolts off, scrape old adhesive off placing it in and hooking back up? And timing the gears?
Nope. I crawled under my car just so that I could put a screw driver on the bottom of the old shifter and break it loose that way.
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Any of you guys use one of MGW's shift knobs? They look pretty cool.
I have the black with red stripes. It looks and feels amazing in my hand.

As for the install, it it super easy. I did it on a dark parking lot after work with no lights other than my dome light
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Any of you guys use one of MGW's shift knobs? They look pretty cool.
I have the black and silver one with the pony logo on both of mine. MGW earned my loyalty within 5 minutes of driving.
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You don't need to be under the car at any time? Just take the bolts off, scrape old adhesive off placing it in and hooking back up? And timing the gears?
I never left the drivers seat when installing mine....not sure what you mean by timing the gears....

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I was planning on doing it myself with some help from my dad. He is a mechanic so I figure with our powers combined we should be able to figure it out. I hope!

The stock boot will still work correct?
Yes! Just follow the directions. Just if you have a 3650 take the shift stops out of the shifter!!!
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I never left the drivers seat when installing mine....not sure what you mean by timing the gears....

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Timing the gears as in there should only be so much room for when you put a gear in place ( its just ensuring that each gear shifts about the same length of movement as the others.)


Yes! Just follow the directions. Just if you have a 3650 take the shift stops out of the shifter!!!
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When my shifter arrived from MGW, the shift stops were already removed.
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I just got my birthday present! WooHoo!! I think the stops are removed already. Could someone explain what they look like?
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I just got my birthday present! WooHoo!! I think the stops are removed already. Could someone explain what they look like?
They are bolts that slide in from the front and back of the unit
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They are bolts that slide in from the front and back of the unit
The only Bolts I have are the four mounting bolts so I think I'm good.
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The only Bolts I have are the four mounting bolts so I think I'm good.
Can u post a pic of the shifter before install?? There should be 6-8 bolts...
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Can u post a pic of the shifter before install?? There should be 6-8 bolts...
I'm not home right now. When I do I'll lay it all out and take a picture. I don't want to pull it all apart and find out I'm missing something.
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Here are the bolts I received with the shifter. Does this look correct?
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Here are the bolts I received with the shifter. Does this look correct?
Yes the left bag is the shift stops...throw them away
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Is the shifter for a manual or auto?
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Is the shifter for a manual or auto?
Manual
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The shifter is glorious!! Haha!!
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The shifter is glorious!! Haha!!
What did I tell you!!
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I was missing the rubber grommet and I didn't notice until the very end. Do any of you guys see any issues running without it until I can get another one? They forgot to ship it to me.
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Now my belt popped off in the middle of a hurricane! Ha. Got her back home though!
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