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Old 06-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Mgw vs pro 5.0

I have a pro 5.0 but I wanna get an mgw wondering the benefits of the mgw vs pro and pics if you have one please
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Just a friendly reminder: use the search function. Here's what I post every time this comes up (I actually have it saved in a note so I can just copy/paste):
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 (also had that on my car, it was awesome, but still comes in distant second), and MGW (on my car now!. 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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Just a friendly reminder: use the search function. Here's what I post every time this comes up (I actually have it saved in a note so I can just copy/paste):
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 (also had that on my car, it was awesome, but still comes in distant second), and MGW (on my car now!. 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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How do you adjust the throw?
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How do you adjust the throw?
It's adjustable where the handle attaches to the lower cradle. Higher mounting of the handle = more torque applied and a longer throw.
There's also a screw that can be turned to adjust the firmness. Mine is cranked all the way down and my handle is mounted as low as I could so the shifter takes some effort to move. I love it!
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I have mine down as far as it will go too... Where is the screw that adjust firmness?
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I have mine down as far as it will go too... Where is the screw that adjust firmness?
Kinda hard to miss, lol.
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MGW all the way!!
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Kinda hard to miss, lol.
Oh.... I read somewhere to never touch that lol
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Oh.... I read somewhere to never touch that lol
I turned mine until I couldn't make it any tighter (approximately 10 turns from backed all the way out - which is the number of turns for the adjustment screw) That's all I know. It didn't have any negative effects so I assumed that's the adjustment screw.
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If you have the TR 3650 just make sure to not use any of the adjustable shift stops, there are already some in the transmission, so if you use any then you can damage the tranny.

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This is from the day i installed it.
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If you have the TR 3650 just make sure to not use any of the adjustable shift stops, there are already some in the transmission, so if you use any then you can damage the tranny.

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Ok looking at this im gonna look into getting one also. Im not totally happy with my tri-ax.
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Ok looking at this im gonna look into getting one also. Im not totally happy with my tri-ax.
You will LOVE the MGW. If you don't, I'll give you $500. (Not really, but you get the idea)
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Ok looking at this im gonna look into getting one also. Im not totally happy with my tri-ax.
My mgw replaced a tri-ax. Its a slight improvement. But the biggest thing is its not loud and rattling all the time like the tri ax. The tri-ax was still a huge improvement over the spoon in a bowl of mashed potatoes feel of the stock shifter.
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My mgw replaced a tri-ax. Its a slight improvement. But the biggest thing is its not loud and rattling all the time like the tri ax. The tri-ax was still a huge improvement over the spoon in a bowl of mashed potatoes feel of the stock shifter.
Hahahaha I like the analogy you used.
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Hahahaha I like the analogy you used.
Lol .... The sad thing is thats about right.
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I need a short throw, next mod will be gears, tuner, shifter.
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I have a pro 5.0 but I wanna get an mgw wondering the benefits of the mgw vs pro and pics if you have one please
Pro 5.0 is horrible

Mgw is the best
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I absolutely love my MGW! I would go to those steedas or 5.0s one of the smoothest short throws i felt or had.. Recommended mod for any straight drive 99-04 mustang
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I didn't even read a single post in this thread. There are many threads about this. Mgw is far superior and the only shifter that uses its own design and not a remanufactured billet version of the stock with a shorter throw. Mgw is just plain awesome.

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Shifts amazing. Never miss a gear except 5th when I'm exhausted and too tired to push it all the way...
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Just a friendly reminder: use the search function. Here's what I post every time this comes up (I actually have it saved in a note so I can just copy/paste):
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 (also had that on my car, it was awesome, but still comes in distant second), and MGW (on my car now!. 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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Love your shift ball by the way. I was going to buy one but I called and they said 7-10 days how long did u have to wait for it if at all?
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