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Old 01-26-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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What shifter

Is everyone running/recommending? Finally got me a 2000 gt that already came with a hurst shifter but I don't like how stiff it is to shift between each gears. Any info on other shifters, preferably short throw would be greatly appreciatedClick image for larger version

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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What shifter

Get a MGW
Prolly one of the best short throw shifters your gonna find
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MGW is the most recommended for the smoothest and shortest throw. I run a Steeda Tri-Ax in mine and like it, it has just a little bit of notch when compared to an MGW. The Pro 5.0 is notchier than both and has the most uncomfortable handled out of all of them. I personally always recommend the MGW or Steeda. I prefer the Steedas notchiness to the smoothness of the MGW mostly because I like knowing I'm in gear.
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I haven't tried the MGW but have heard great things. I run a Tri-ax for much of the same reason JDF does. I like feeling where the gears are and plus the Tri-ax makes the 2-3 shift for you pretty much. I LOVE the centering springs.
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Hey iStang65, just wanted to throw in my .02 cents.

A lot of our 79-04 customers love the Steeda tri-ax short throw shifter. It's a really high quality piece that's smooth, yet gives you confidence in each throw. Steeda produces all of their parts within the States too, which is always a plus!

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MGW... The whole not knowing your in gear with the MGW is wrong. It clicks into every single gear, and its a pretty damn loud click. You will definitely know you are in gear. The thing is its a really short shifter so there were times I thought i was in 1st but was really in 3rd, had fun taking off at lights like that lol But that's more my fault than the shifter. Definitely recommend the MGW over the Tri-ax though.
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Hey iStang65, just wanted to throw in my .02 cents.

A lot of our 79-04 customers love the Steeda tri-ax short throw shifter. It's a really high quality piece that's smooth, yet gives you confidence in each throw. Steeda produces all of their parts within the States too, which is always a plus!

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MGW... The whole not knowing your in gear with the MGW is wrong. It clicks into every single gear, and its a pretty damn loud click. You will definitely know you are in gear. The thing is its a really short shifter so there were times I thought i was in 1st but was really in 3rd, had fun taking off at lights like that lol But that's more my fault than the shifter. Definitely recommend the MGW over the Tri-ax though.
You get a more positive feel from the Tri-Ax compared to the MGW, yes you can still tell when it goes into gear but it's still quite smooth. I've driven both of those and the Pro 5.0
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Nice GT

I recommend Steeda Tri-ax
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You get a more positive feel from the Tri-Ax compared to the MGW, yes you can still tell when it goes into gear but it's still quite smooth. I've driven both of those and the Pro 5.0

See I'm the other way. When I get a lot of notchiness I just don't feel confident about it being in gear. If I even get a slight notch from my shifter then I'll pull it out of gear and put it back in.
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IMO the MGW is more for comfort and the Tri-Ax is more for just ripping shifts. MGW is very quiet which is nice and they come with a piece of dynomat to make it pretty much like stock. My tri-ax makes a lot of noise although the Cobrabob gaskets help. You definitely KNOW you are in gear with the Tri-Ax.

The crappy thing is you have to know someone with either shifter to test them out unless you buy both. I suppose you could buy both and then just return the one you didn't like though.
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See I'm the other way. When I get a lot of notchiness I just don't feel confident about it being in gear. If I even get a slight notch from my shifter then I'll pull it out of gear and put it back in.
Yeah I came from a Pro 5.0 to my Tri-Ax so everything felt a lot smoother compared to that pile of junk. The MGWs do feel pretty damn nice but I just feel like I never know what gear I'm in with them
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Sounds like its a battle between mgw and the tri ax and I might just have to find someone with each to try them out. Thanks everyone for your input. Has anyone driven with the hurst? How did you like it compared to other shifters
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If you don't like the Hurst you probably won't like the Tri-Ax. Tri-Ax has THE best 3rd gear centering though. Ppl report having issues nailing 3rd with a MGW sometimes, if you miss 3rd with a Tri-Ax you suck at manual trans.
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More about short throw shifters, MGW mostly...
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