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Old 01-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #36
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mgw is a great designed shifter and offers the best reach vs other brands (steeda vs mgw when steeda is in 1st it feels like reverse to me compared to my mgw for example) this is due to the rotation of the handle.

also leave the stops out you dont need them,
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #37
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They want the picture to be as pretty as possible. One of the support questions they get all the time is "Should the red stuff be cleaned out before I install the shifter?"

If I were George I would reply "Yes, we just put the expensive synthetic grease in there to make installation a hassle for our customers."
Lmfao i just didnt know if it came that way.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #38
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I've always found the mgw vs triax to be apples to oranges. I find the triax is more precise and notchy, a better positive action racy shifter. The mgw is a better dd shifter with short movement and easy shifting pathways, less notchy. I prefer the positive action of the tri ax so its what I use. You always know exactly when you've nailed the perfect shift and it just feels solid. That said I wouldn't be upset with the mgw but the one I ripped in felt a little less definitive but was a bit shorter and a bit easier in terms of shift effort.

It's all what you want in a shifter.
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"Notchiness" varies greatly from one transmission to another as it is a function of the shift rod detent springs, the notches in the rods, and the fit of the detent pins in those notches. The shifter has nothing to do with it other than that as the "throw" is shortened the effort needed to move the lever so as to overcome the locking action of the detents increases.

The distance the rods move to shift the tranny is fixed, as it the force required to move them. So the only way to shorten the throw at the knob is to raise the fulcrum and lengthen the lower leg of the lever, or shorten the upper leg of the lever, or a combination of the two. As either approach results in reduced overall mechanical advantage more effort will be needed to shift between gears. That's just plain ol' mechanical principle...

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Thanks everyone I appreciate the responses. Was sick so I avoided the Internet for a day or so.
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Should I just back them bolts out a little bit and just leave them?
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Should I just back them bolts out a little bit and just leave them?
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You can, however if they are adjusted properly you do not need to--the issue is that they are not needed, not that you cannot use them (set properly of course). Not using them or backing them off as you asked means that they are one less thing to worry about coming loose/creating issues down the road (pun intended)...
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Mgw bro its so sick I just got mine installed about 3 days ago check it out!!!
Your red carbon fiber looks amazing! how did you do it?!? lol
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I just bought some red carbon fiber wrap at the seam show last year. But thanks!
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Just ordered my MGW today, cant wait, that and a fluid change with Royal Purple Synchro should have it running smooth.
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