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Old 05-21-2015, 03:00 AM   #1
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MGW shifter

So i just bought the mgw shifter. Anybody have an output to how it is? Etc etc.

Also any tips on installing. What to do what not to do?


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YouTube mgw install for 99-04. Really helpful video.

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Yes they have a very detailed step by step on YouTube and on the website. Remember to set the stops properly if you are a T45 (99-early01) or to NOT set them at all if you are a T3650 (01.5-04).

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I purchased an MGW a few days ago, and it arrives tomorrow. It'll be my first shifter install, but the video they have on youtube is very detailed, and looks pretty straight forward. They also include some do's and Don't in that video, so i recommend watching it. I'm so ready to get rid of the sloppy stock shifter.


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For anything prior to 05 it's literally a 15 minute install. Don't overcomplicate it. Unscrew the shift knob, pull out shifter bezel, 4 small bolts for the rubber boot, 4 bolts for shifter, that's it. Re install in reverse order using rtv to seal. Set stops if you have a t5 or t45.

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First time it took me 2 hours with a lunch break. That was the first car part I've ever installed. Now I can do it in 15-20, hardest part is getting the shifter off, lotta muscle needed. And it's usually a knuckle buster into the dash.


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just want to point out that 99-01 t45's do not set the stops . these transmissions are tremec branded. all tremec t45 transmissions have built in internal stops .
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Ya i have a late 2001 mustang lol. I have the tr3650. I had to check on my door panel to see.

But is this shifter like really a big difference from the stock shifter?


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First time it took me 2 hours with a lunch break. That was the first car part I've ever installed. Now I can do it in 15-20, hardest part is getting the shifter off, lotta muscle needed. And it's usually a knuckle buster into the dash.


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Is it really a big difference from the stock shifter? I paid 189$ plus shipping. Also got a knob for it. So almost 300$. I hope its worth it!


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Ya i have a late 2001 mustang lol. I have the tr3650. I had to check on my door panel to see.

But is this shifter like really a big difference from the stock shifter?


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Well does your stock shifter feel like a it just flops around? It's gonna be a major difference in feel, I have yet to hear of anybody regretting their decision to buy on
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It's a huge difference. Night and day. I would not want to drive a stick shift without one. MGW and the Steeda Tri Ax are the two best ones for these model years imo. Tri Ax shifts just as well but is noisier and not so refined.

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It's a huge difference. Night and day. I would not want to drive a stick shift without one. MGW and the Steeda Tri Ax are the two best ones for these model years imo. Tri Ax shifts just as well but is noisier and not so refined.

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I just drove a 04 GT on Sunday with a stock shifter. I can't go back lol. My MGW may be a lot stiffer but it I would rather daily drive an MGW than stock shifter. So much better.


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Yup, night and day difference for even my SR performance short shifter. MGW is one, if not the best of the aftermarket shifters. You'll notice a huge improvement. Give yourself a couple of hours to install. No need to hurry.
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I just drove a 04 GT on Sunday with a stock shifter. I can't go back lol. My MGW may be a lot stiffer but it I would rather daily drive an MGW than stock shifter. So much better.


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One of the cars I test drove in my short (and frantic) time looking at getting back into a stang had an ebay shifter. Guy was all proud of it and was trying to use it as a selling point. He had a HEAVY cue ball knob on it and the thing had no centering spring. I didn't even test drive the car for a few reasons but one was that I was legit afraid I was going to **** up his trans. It was that bad.

The one thing I really like about the Steeda is the BEEFY centering springs they have. I've ran them in every Mustang I've ever had and this current car I have has one as well. Thing basically finds third for you. It is noisy and if you like the quiet stock shifter then definitely go with the MGW but I've never been let down by a Tri-Ax ever. Also if your exhaust is louder or if you have a nice stereo you won't hear the shifter noise from the Tri-Ax.
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One of the cars I test drove in my short (and frantic) time looking at getting back into a stang had an ebay shifter. Guy was all proud of it and was trying to use it as a selling point. He had a HEAVY cue ball knob on it and the thing had no centering spring. I didn't even test drive the car for a few reasons but one was that I was legit afraid I was going to **** up his trans. It was that bad.



The one thing I really like about the Steeda is the BEEFY centering springs they have. I've ran them in every Mustang I've ever had and this current car I have has one as well. Thing basically finds third for you. It is noisy and if you like the quiet stock shifter then definitely go with the MGW but I've never been let down by a Tri-Ax ever. Also if your exhaust is louder or if you have a nice stereo you won't hear the shifter noise from the Tri-Ax.

Same car also had a hydraulic clutch conversion.... Did not like it at all. The feel was ok but had a much longer push range and grabbed when my knee was touching the wheel.


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Well does your stock shifter feel like a it just flops around? It's gonna be a major difference in feel, I have yet to hear of anybody regretting their decision to buy on

Ya, also when i shift sometimes it doesnt go in smooth. And when il do a pull on the free way sometimes il miss gears.


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Ya, also when i shift sometimes it doesnt go in smooth. And when il do a pull on the free way sometimes il miss gears.


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Yeah you'll be amazed at how much better the MGW will be
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Yeah you'll be amazed at how much better the MGW will be

Their new website is weird. I tried ordering the jam/nut and there wasnt an option.

How long did it take for yours to come in



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Their new website is weird. I tried ordering the jam/nut and there wasnt an option.

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I actually had a Tri-ax in my old Gt, I never had an MGW so i can't tell you how long it took. But did install one in a buddies GT
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I ordered monday night, and It was at my door step this afternoon. This thing is a work of art, very stout. The centering spring takes a bit of force to get over, which i like. Going to do the install on tuesday when i have the day off.


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I ordered monday night, and It was at my door step this afternoon. This thing is a work of art, very stout. The centering spring takes a bit of force to get over, which i like. Going to do the install on tuesday when i have the day off.


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I ordered mine on a Tuesday around 4. Said 7-10 days to be here.


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Their new website is weird. I tried ordering the jam/nut and there wasnt an option.

How long did it take for yours to come in

Yeah, their new website sucks. They say all the products they've had in the past are still available, you just have to call them. Terrible idea by somebody over there. I have one of their CNC machined jam nuts and you can't see them anywhere.


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Yeah, their new website sucks. They say all the products they've had in the past are still available, you just have to call them. Terrible idea by somebody over there. I have one of their CNC machined jam nuts and you can't see them anywhere.


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I hope they get my shifter and knob soon. Really gonna be upset if it doesnt come in soon.


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You get used to it real quick. Going back to a stock one feels way too loose for me. I'm used to my MGW.


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Best short throw shifter made. PERIOD
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