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Old 02-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Im seeing a lot of mgw assuming thats whats best to go with?
Just one question is it hard to get into reverse?
Only reason i ask is cause my friend has a gti and said its a pain " i alrrady know all vw's u have to push down before going into reverse"
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Not a problem. Great improvement. Great shifter.
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Not a problem. Great improvement. Great shifter.
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These transmissions are notoriously known for reverse issues. Just throw it in 5th, ease the clutch out to where it barely grabs, push the clutch back in and it pops right into reverse. Our transmissions inherited a design flaw, enough there was a TSB issued for it. I have a pro 5.0 and that ***** is like butter!
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I'm thinking about getting a hurst for mine, any thoughts em?
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I'm thinking about getting a hurst for mine, any thoughts em?
I have a Hurst that I took out of my car. I wasn't a big fan of it honestly. If you're really considering one, let me know. You have a tr-3650 right?
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I have a Hurst that I took out of my car. I wasn't a big fan of it honestly. If you're really considering one, let me know. You have a tr-3650 right?
I've got the t45 in mine
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These transmissions are notoriously known for reverse issues. Just throw it in 5th, ease the clutch out to where it barely grabs, push the clutch back in and it pops right into reverse. Our transmissions inherited a design flaw, enough there was a TSB issued for it. I have a pro 5.0 and that ***** is like butter!
I have a T56 trans , its not hard getting in to reverse. I just heard the short throw was if i do have a problem into 6th then R?
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I have a T56 trans , its not hard getting in to reverse. I just heard the short throw was if i do have a problem into 6th then R?
I have the mgw orange on my t56, no issues with reverse. Make's 3rd a cake walk.
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MGW is awesome...I've had people that get in it not be able to find reverse...but it's a short throw...put some muscle in it and push that biotch all the way over them down...
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I have an MGW shifter with my t45 and I have a lot of trouble with reverse so much to the point I don't use it anymore at all really. T45's have a bad shift fork situation due to some non cnc machinist doing his job improperly. There are 3 different shift forks for 5th/reverse gears and its a pita to fix it in the car. Good shifter, ****ty transmission.
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I have the SR performance short shifter from AM..finds 3rd for you, I've driven an MGM, and tri ax, and too be honest, this SR is wayyyy better than a tri ax, and is up there with MGW...plus MGM could take a few weeks just to ship out to you, I got my SR 2 days after order..I love it
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I have an MGW shifter with my t45 and I have a lot of trouble with reverse so much to the point I don't use it anymore at all really. T45's have a bad shift fork situation due to some non cnc machinist doing his job improperly. There are 3 different shift forks for 5th/reverse gears and its a pita to fix it in the car. Good shifter, ****ty transmission.
Exactly.
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I have the hurst and I have had no problems with getting into 3rd or reverse. It is notchy but it's a short throw what do you expect. Other than that it's a great piece.
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Im seeing a lot of mgw assuming thats whats best to go with?
Just one question is it hard to get into reverse?
Only reason i ask is cause my friend has a gti and said its a pain " i alrrady know all vw's u have to push down before going into reverse"
And a VW GTI has what at all to do with a Mustang GT?
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And a VW GTI has what at all to do with a Mustang GT?
I was saying he said its hard to get into reverse cause of his short throw. And im pretty sure iv seen that sometimes its a pain.
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I was saying he said its hard to get into reverse cause of his short throw. And im pretty sure iv seen that sometimes its a pain.
It very well may be, however I repeat--what does a wrong-wheel-drive Euro econobox have to do with a New-Edge Mustang?
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It very well may be, however I repeat--what does a wrong-wheel-drive Euro econobox have to do with a New-Edge Mustang?
Because i wanted to know if it would be hard to get into reverse or not .. I had a question to ask and used that as an example..

Like cobrarunnin9s said.
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If your tranny doesn't go into reverse right now getting any shifter will not help. If it does... Get the mgw and call it a day.
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If your tranny doesn't go into reverse right now getting any shifter will not help. If it does... Get the mgw and call it a day.
It has its days. Im just trying to explain this to cliffy
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He knows what's up, the shifter in that vw your talking about isnt like the one in the t45. It probably uses 2 cables like most fwd cars do. There would be no comparison.
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He knows what's up, the shifter in that vw your talking about isnt like the one in the t45. It probably uses 2 cables like most fwd cars do. There would be no comparison.
Yeah but i was just trying to explain the shifter. I don't have any other friends with short shifters.
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Just stick the thing in first, roll forward a few inches and try again to grab reverse.
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Just stick the thing in first, roll forward a few inches and try again to grab reverse.
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Try first to second then reverse. That works for me.
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The first thing to do is change the tranny fluid, using only 3.0 L (3.2 qt) when refilling--per TSB 04-15-6--here is the 2004 MY TSB 04-26-13.

They came filled with 3.8 L (4.0 qt) from the factory which was found to be too much, causing hydro-locking off the shift rods and detents, with similar effects on synchro engagement.

Having used Mercon, RP Synchromax and Mobil 1 ATF I find I prefer the M1 as it provides the smoothest shifting of the three.

With that done it may still take a quick release of the clutch in neutral to get the main shaft spinning, or the other suggestions made above to get into reverse. This is common with higher torque capacity transmissions. If those tricks do not work then it could of course be that the transmission has failed...
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