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Old 10-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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MGW that great ?

I have the Tri-AX .. It's loud and sometimes I miss a gear because it's hard to slam gears sometimes. I found a MGW for 125.00 with the race handle never installed. Is really upgrading worth it? and I mean this one is pretty cheap compared to 190.00

Should I make the jump and upgrade? And maybe sell mine for like 75.00?

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I have the Tri-Ax in mine and got the opportunity to drive BlackedoutBKR's GT with the MGW. There wash noticeable difference in the distance between throws and how well the shifter centered itself. I found myself double checking to make sure I was in first and not third when taking off. I would go ahead and pick it up, especially since you can recoup that money after you sell yours.
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Yeah.. It's just my Steeda triax is sooooo annoying loud , I can barely talk when I'm rolling in neutral , it makes a lot of noise , and sometimes I miss 3rd, supposely with the MGW you'll never miss 3rd again.
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Unfortunately I didn't try banging gears in his car and I didn't get enough seat time to verify if it's quieter or not. However I do know they supply a piece of foam or something like that to help with the noise.
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Man idk I can't make my mind up
Idk I finally mastered the Steeda were I nail every gear

Think MGW is that much better ?
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You said it there... You miss gears sometimes. Get the MGW and that will be a thing in the past. I miss 3rd sometimes but i think its my transmission because it feels like there is a wall there sometimes under heavy acceleration.
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One of my buddies drives a Mach 1 with a tri-ax and he is upgrading to an MGW after trying my car.

Another one drives a 99 GT and he switched from a Hurst to an MGW after trying mine.

It's definitely worth it in my opinion
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This is the shifter , it's the 1st gen .. Is it still good ? For 120.00 and a shift knob

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This is the shifter , it's the 1st gen .. Is it still good ? For 120.00 and a shift knob
it's the same one I got, you won't regret it
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Looks like the same one i have. I got mine new for $190 so thats a good deal.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #11
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Any pics ?
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[QUOTE="Slow4V;1822602"]This is the shifter , it's the 1st gen .. Is it still good ? For 120.00 and a shift knob [/QUOTE
Get it.. The 1st gen looks better anyway
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I'm in the minority, I like the Tri-Ax. You can buy $16 gaskets on any of the big sites that quiet it down a little and cut yourself a piece of dynamat just like the one they supply with the new MGW shifters. I never, NEVER miss 3rd which is why I will always stick with them. If you miss 3rd with a Tri-Ax you need to learn how to shift or you have worn out centering springs in yours. I also prefer the notchy feeling of the Tri-Ax, lets me know where I'm at with no guessing.

Another thing I worry about and its probably unfounded is that with the MGW you don't actually have anything bolted together. Its all clamping force. I've heard horror stories from a few ppl of the bolts backing out and the handle twisting. My Rock Crusher/Roush handle is bolted with grade 8 bolts directly to the shifter and isn't going anywhere.

In the end if you aren't sure then you can always pick it up, install it and see how you like it. It isn't like you can't change back to your Tri-Ax in 5 minutes and recoup your money by selling the MGW if you don't like it.
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I'm in the minority, I like the Tri-Ax. You can buy $16 gaskets on any of the big sites that quiet it down a little and cut yourself a piece of dynamat just like the one they supply with the new MGW shifters. I never, NEVER miss 3rd which is why I will always stick with them. If you miss 3rd with a Tri-Ax you need to learn how to shift or you have worn out centering springs in yours. I also prefer the notchy feeling of the Tri-Ax, lets me know where I'm at with no guessing. Another thing I worry about and its probably unfounded is that with the MGW you don't actually have anything bolted together. Its all clamping force. I've heard horror stories from a few ppl of the bolts backing out and the handle twisting. My Rock Crusher/Roush handle is bolted with grade 8 bolts directly to the shifter and isn't going anywhere. In the end if you aren't sure then you can always pick it up, install it and see how you like it. It isn't like you can't change back to your Tri-Ax in 5 minutes and recoup your money by selling the MGW if you don't like it.
x1000000 that's a easy sell....mgw for 125...all day. Here are some pics of mine in 1st and then rev I turned my handle towards the driver seat cause I'm only 5'10 and my arms are not that long lol...but I love it
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I went from a steeda tri ax to a MGW and I like the MGW cause it's firm , short and you can fully adjust where the handle is to your liking it's quiet too. I do miss 3rd sometimes but like soccer said I'm thinking it's my tranny cause the steeda did the same thing but anyway yeah MGW ftw !! Haha
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Thats neutral for me. Love it
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Neutral with my Tri-Ax



Pic of where my hand is with my elbow resting all the way on the console and my seat leaned back "gangsta" style.



Have a Hurst T-Handle showing up Tuesday to replace the Cobra knob so I can actually grab and slam this mother into gear vs having my hand slip off AGAIN.

Oh, Midnight, I had one of those knobs in this car as well, the leather will start to delaminate from the metal after awhile.
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Switching to a 3650 as soon as it comes in and I get my intake coolant leak fixed/intake replaced. And I picked up a used Tri-Ax for $100 shipped with an OEM Mach knob. I was kicking around getting a MGW but I just have had such good luck with the Tri-Ax I'm sticking with it.

And for people who keep touting adjustability, there are products out there that can get your stock tri-ax handle in all different locations.



If I want it closer to me I'll move it over to the other side of the shifter. Tri-Ax handle is already tilted towards the driver.

This is 3rd gear lol



When the 3650 comes in I my put the Roush shifter handle I have back on with this plate and get some hyper long reach.
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Don't think just buy it you won't regret it at all! Oh! Then just sell you steeda shifter on eBay for over prices or something. It's a win win.
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I have the tri ax in my Mach and I've driven the mgw back to back with mine. The mgw is looser, not As notchy, and not as positive on engagement. It is easier to shift with casually but a lot easier to miss gears with. It also has shorter shifts. Long story short, both are good shifters, but the mgw is more casual and easy shifting, where the tri ax is more notchy and positive on engagement. I prefer the tri-ax.
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I have the tri ax in my Mach and I've driven the mgw back to back with mine. The mgw is looser, not As notchy, and not as positive on engagement. It is easier to shift with casually but a lot easier to miss gears with. It also has shorter shifts. Long story short, both are good shifters, but the mgw is more casual and easy shifting, where the tri ax is more notchy and positive on engagement. I prefer the tri-ax.
This is exactly why I stick with the Tri-Ax. I have a penchant for just slamming the living **** out of gears going 1-2 and 2-3 when I don't have a boogered trans like I do now. By the end of the month hopefully the 3650 is in and I'm back to slamming away.
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I have the MGW in my 04 GT. Shifts are smoother than you can imagine and the throws are so short and precise that it makes missing a gear nearly impossible. You will not be disappointed with the MGW
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Trust me, the Tri-Ax is just as precise, it all comes down to personal preference between the two honestly. Tri-Ax is noisy and can be notchy. I like the centering springs in the Tri-Ax. I just got my new/used one in the mail yesterday and was pulling on the lever just to make sure the springs felt good and that left spring that centers from 2-3 is STOUT. I will say for those having issues with the Tri-Ax and hitting a gear you either have a messed up trans, need to adjust/replace your clutch cable/quadrant or you're just an idiot.
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