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Old 12-16-2013, 05:30 PM   #36
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I don't know why more people aren't saying short throw shifter. That made a night and day difference in the way I drove my car and made it so much more of a joy to handle.

My favorite mod however would be 4.10s. Best bang for your buck mod you can do to our cars. I have a '02 GT too.
4.10s are the way? Lots of people tell me 3.73 is their favorite. And what kind of short shifter? I hear good things about those

Any particular brand preference for any of you guys on any of this?
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4.10s are the way? Lots of people tell me 3.73 is their favorite. And what kind of short shifter? I hear good things about those

Any particular brand preference for any of you guys on any of this?

I love my 4.10s. Only reason most people are happy with 3.73 is because they were too scared and didn't try 4.10s. Read the sticky on 4.10 gear ratio and video at the top of this forum section. And the difference in RPM between 4.10 and 3.73 is like 50-100 maybe. That's a small difference for the kick in the pants you get from 4.10.

As far as short throws; I have a Steeda Tri-ax and it's fantastic. Also I hear nothing but hella praise about the MGWs. Either one of those would be a great choice.
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What's the major differences between bigger and smaller numbers?
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What's the major differences between bigger and smaller numbers?

You mean gear ratios like 3.27, 3.55, 3.73, 3.90, 4.10, and 4.30?

The gear ratio is basically how many times the driveshaft turns to make the rear tires turn one complete time. So if you have 4.10 gears to make the rear tires turn one time the driveshaft will turn 4.1 times.

The more it is able to turn the more work is divided so it really becomes a power multiplier. You do more work with the same engine power. Kinda like a pulley in a rope... Without the pulley you're feeling the whole weight; with the pulley you feel less weight so you can move the weight further and faster.

Gears are awesome.
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I just picked up a set of 4.10s for my car (should be installed next month). I have a Steeda Tri-Ax and like it, I drove a MGW and it is hands down the smoothest feeling shifter
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I just picked up a set of 4.10s for my car (should be installed next month). I have a Steeda Tri-Ax and like it, I drove a MGW and it is hands down the smoothest feeling shifter

This guy is trying to copy my car. :p
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410s are too much for GTs , they don't have much Rpms ..

373 would be better ,

Short throw is my favorite but he's asking for performance mods.
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This guy is trying to copy my car. :p
Haha minus the badass motor, gorgeous paint, and all the other stuff you have done to it (any hints on the surprise yet?), yes I'm trying to copy you. Though your thread And the fact that I currently have 3.55s helped swing my decision for 4.10s
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What is a short throw considered? I definitely want suggestions on the whole package though

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And 4.1 is to much for a gt? Are those more for svt?
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What is a short throw considered? I definitely want suggestions on the whole package though

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And 4.1 is to much for a gt? Are those more for svt?
The Steeda Tri-Ax and Pro 5.0 have a shorter handle and stiffer centering springs to help with the 2-3 shift. A short throw "shortens" the distance you have to move the lever to engage the next gear. MGW completely redesigned the shifter instead of copying Fords design
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So mgw is the way to go?
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So mgw is the way to go?
For feel and overall driving comfort, yes. Some guys on here prefer the Tri-Ax or Pro 5.0 because they are slightly notchy
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Any chance you guys could let me try em all out? Haha
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Any chance you guys could let me try em all out? Haha
You can drive mine if you're not busy one night. You can try to convince Milehigh BKR to let you drive his (he has the MGW)
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Shoot I'm down Haha shoot me a private
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Haha minus the badass motor, gorgeous paint, and all the other stuff you have done to it (any hints on the surprise yet?), yes I'm trying to copy you. Though your thread And the fact that I currently have 3.55s helped swing my decision for 4.10s

Haha. No hints yet. But it's in the works this week.

And why is 4.10 too much gear but 3.73 isn't? Like I said its a 50-100rpm difference between the two. That's nothing at all.
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Haha. No hints yet. But it's in the works this week.
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Here is my How Fast Can I Go in Each Gear? calculator, it will answer many of the questions being asked...
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