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Old 12-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Throttle body or MGW short throw shifter?

Stuck between 70mm Stack Racing throttle body/plenum or MGW short throw shifter for Christmas. What do you guys think??
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MGW, but you won't get it in time for Christmas if that's a concern. Mine took about 3 weeks to get, since they machine and build everything in house. It's a quality product, made in America, well worth the investment. I'd buy it again.
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Really mgw takes that long to ship???? Was gonna go with that for Xmas but if it takes that long ill probably just go with the tri ax
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Shifter. You will love it.
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I'm thinking MGW! What about the Pro 5.0 or Steeda?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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If I get it from MGW do I need the dust boot?
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I'm thinking MGW! What about the Pro 5.0 or Steeda?
I have the pro 5.0 it's awesome I love it.
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Yes, it took nearly a month, but it was worth it. It's an amazing product, they have redone everything and made it a million times better than OEM, including a NEW correctly sized inner shift boot, heat shield, and a ridiculous amount of sound deadening material in addition to extra dynamat extreme they give you with the kit. The advanced engineering in the product is obvious. I removed a Steeda shifter bushing paired with the stock shifter to install this, apparently the previous owner installed it before me and I didn't even know it was there.

MGW is a totally different beast, it is a full replacement of the upper and lower shifter mechanism, it's not just a "drop-in" style. Go watch the MGW videos...it's worth the wait. I have no doubt that this shifter will last a lifetime.
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What do u mean not the drop in style? What does install entail?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
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You will not be disappointed with the shifter. Easy install too. I screwed the stock shifter back on too. Everyone who drives it is AMAZED at how crisp each gear is. I got it through a company that offered a gasket too but still used the silicone. Good time to change fluids too if needed.
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Really mgw takes that long to ship???? Was gonna go with that for Xmas but if it takes that long ill probably just go with the tri ax
Ok, you go with the tri ax shifter, but you might want to check out UPRs long handled shifter handles and knobs. Sweet things! With my knob I basically deleted the shift pattern; if you don't drive mustang you can't drive my car! The other item is the long handled shifter handle for guys that max their seats out. Ahhh, the easy reach! I love it. Merry Christmas and happy planning. Hope I got your attention. Ha ha.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #12
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I heard the dust boot and a shifter gasket from CobraBob's is what you need for install? Besides all the other hardware that comes with the shifter (I'm talking about the MGW shifter).
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I'd get a short throw. It was one of my favorite mods and u don't have to get anything else just a little rtv between tranny and shifter
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Just bought me a MGW short throw shifter, the dust boot, and CobraBob's shifter gasket!
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Just bought me a MGW short throw shifter, the dust boot, and CobraBob's shifter gasket!
The dust boot and gasket are not needed, if you can, I would just get the shifter. I purchased the gasket and ended up net using it. The liquid gasket the provide with the shifter works much better.
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Ok, you go with the tri ax shifter, but you might want to check out UPRs long handled shifter handles and knobs. Sweet things! With my knob I basically deleted the shift pattern; if you don't drive mustang you can't drive my car! The other item is the long handled shifter handle for guys that max their seats out. Ahhh, the easy reach! I love it. Merry Christmas and happy planning. Hope I got your attention. Ha ha.
You like? Ha ha. I do!
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The dust boot and gasket are not needed, if you can, I would just get the shifter. I purchased the gasket and ended up net using it. The liquid gasket the provide with the shifter works much better.
Well sh*t I already purchased them both...
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Do I dust boot????
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No, I didn't need the dust boot.
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No, I didn't need the dust boot.
What does it really do anyways?
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What does it really do anyways?
I just replaces the existing dust boot that came from the factory. It is a little thicker than the OEM piece, so I'd guess that it will also help with noise a bit.
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I just replaces the existing dust boot that came from the factory. It is a little thicker than the OEM piece, so I'd guess that it will also help with noise a bit.
Does yours make any noise by using the stock dust boot?
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It really doesn't make much noise at all. The only time you hear any noise is when your hand is resting on the shift lever while the engine is idling. The shifter is a very quality piece and I've never been so happy with an aftermarket shifter, you will love it.
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It really doesn't make much noise at all. The only time you hear any noise is when your hand is resting on the shift lever while the engine is idling. The shifter is a very quality piece and I've never been so happy with an aftermarket shifter, you will love it.
I can't wait to get mine man. I got a call from them today telling me they're out of stock of the 3650 shifter and I won't get it til mid January I guess it's worth it though since its the best!
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I can't wait to get mine man. I got a call from them today telling me they're out of stock of the 3650 shifter and I won't get it til mid January I guess it's worth it though since its the best!
I felt the same way, ordered mine a week after picking up my car, and by the time I was ready to install it (after doing a ton of other mods) it showed up at my door.

Customizing a car is all about getting the RIGHT parts for you, get what you want, regardless of how long it takes. In the end, you'll be more satisfied with the end result.
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I found a Pro 5.0 on eBay for $170 compared to $205 for the MGW I am getting in mid January because they ran out of stock. Should I get my money refunded for MGW and get the Pro 5.0 off eBay?? Help me out..
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I found a Pro 5.0 on eBay for $170 compared to $205 for the MGW I am getting in mid January because they ran out of stock. Should I get my money refunded for MGW and get the Pro 5.0 off eBay?? Help me out..
I got the pro5.0 and it's great. If you want to save some money I would do that. I've personally never experienced the MGW but I love my pro5.0.
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I found a Pro 5.0 on eBay for $170 compared to $205 for the MGW I am getting in mid January because they ran out of stock. Should I get my money refunded for MGW and get the Pro 5.0 off eBay?? Help me out..
I used to have the Pro 5.0 and it was pretty notchy compared to my Steeds Tri-Ax. Everyone says the MGW is smoother than the Tri-Ax so I would shell out the extra cash for the MGW. That and I was always banging my knuckles when going into first.
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I used to have the Pro 5.0 and it was pretty notchy compared to my Steeds Tri-Ax. Everyone says the MGW is smoother than the Tri-Ax so I would shell out the extra cash for the MGW. That and I was always banging my knuckles when going into first.
Hitting knuckles with what shifter
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Hitting knuckles with what shifter
Sorry, forgot to say that. The Pro 5.0. This is the Pro 5.0 compared to stock
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Sorry, forgot to say that. The Pro 5.0. This is the Pro 5.0 compared to stock
So your knuckles hit with the pro 5.0?
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So your knuckles hit with the pro 5.0?
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Just put my mgw shifter in, I absolutly love it! Sooo much smoother then stock, and the shifts are short and crisp
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