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Old 05-30-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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Short shifter?

Anybody else feel like the 99-04 stick shift is really stiff, and not very smooth? I don't mind it, but I've been looking at short throw shifters and even hurst shifters. Read really good reviews on them. Worth the money? Any big difference?
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Get a short throw or driver mod.

Ill be getting one soon
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Found an aluminum ford racing short throw on ebay, for $50 BIN. Not sure about it though
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I only buy stuff from am. Pretty much Cheapest way you can go without sacrificing quality.
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Yeah I agree. If only they were $50 on AM same qualtiy
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Am price matches their competitors prices if you can find it cheaper. Just look around.
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MGW shifter is THE BEST on the market, don't get any other brands like Hurst, Steeda, or anything. MGW all the way. Even people who have a hurst or something and change to MGW say its a world of difference. I have an MGW, i never heard any bad review about it so i paid a little extra and got it, no regrets whatsoever. Its something you are going to use whenever you drive your car, so don't cheap out.
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Where did you purchase the MGW shifter?
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I purchased it straight from MGW, the site is MGW LTD., INC. - Accessories for the Corvette, Mustang, Camaro and Viper | CNC Machined and Turned Parts.
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MGW shifter is THE BEST on the market, don't get any other
brands like Hurst, Steeda, or anything. MGW all the way. Even people who have a hurst or something and change to MGW say its a world of difference. I have an MGW, i never heard any bad review about it so i paid a little extra and got it, no regrets whatsoever. Its something you are going to use whenever you drive your car, so don't cheap out.
I couldn't have said this better. Everyone that looks at my car and talks to me I tell them...sit in it and shift it. They are all like "OMG WTF THAT'S BADA$$!!!"



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I couldn't have said this better. Everyone that looks at my car and talks to me I tell them...sit in it and shift it. They are all like "OMG WTF THAT'S BADA$$!!!"

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Yeah I had no clue about the MGW shifter until last night, looks great and can't wait until I purchase it and get it put in. Thanks guys
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Yeah I had no clue about the MGW shifter until last night, looks great and can't wait until I purchase it and get it put in. Thanks guys
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There's a reason MGW is the most expensive. It is absolutely the best there is. I've driven Steeda Tri-Ax (I had it on my car and I HATED that rattly piece of crap), Pro 5.0, Hurst, and MGW. MGW is the ONLY company with a unique shift mechanism. Steeda, Hurst, Pro 5.0, and every other company just rehash the worn out old factory shifter handle mechanism and raise the fulcrum up a tiny bit to make the throw shorter. It's exactly the same as your factory shifter; same slop, same crappy centering springs, same old junk design; you just pay for the higher fulcrum and billet casting. MGW completely redesigned the mechanics of the shifter by modifying the fulcrum location to be higher as well as changing the handle attachment design and allowing it to be fully adjustable. Their mechanism is more durable and gives the smoothest shifting possible, all while completely eliminating the rattle inherent in the factory/basic aftermarket design. Seriously, MGW costs more because its the best. It's completely adjustable from almost stock to just inches of throw (I don't know exactly how long it is, but mine is cranked all the way down and the throw is miles shorter than any other shifter I've ever driven). The handle even pivots to any direction. Sure, it gets really notchy at the shorter throws, but there's zero doubt about whether you're in gear. It clicks into every gear. The best part is the centering springs; they are just amazing! When going from 2-3, I honestly just push the ball straight up with my palm and let the springs pull me into the middle track. It's IMPOSSIBLE to miss 2-3 unless you're god-awful at driving a stick.
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