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Old 12-11-2015, 09:47 PM   #36
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Great video on the Steeda Tri-Ax!



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Old 12-12-2015, 01:35 PM   #37
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Definitely go with the HURST shifter. I have one in my 2002 GT and its probably the best thing ever. I never miss a shift because the gears click right in and it feels amazing. I would also suggest getting the T Handle with it. I know some people don't like it but its so comfortable in the hand and you can really get to the next gear fast with confidence. spend the extra money, you will love it.
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Definitely go with the HURST shifter. I have one in my 2002 GT and its probably the best thing ever. I never miss a shift because the gears click right in and it feels amazing. I would also suggest getting the T Handle with it. I know some people don't like it but its so comfortable in the hand and you can really get to the next gear fast with confidence. spend the extra money, you will love it.
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Pic of the Steeda shifter handle plate for those who haven't seen it. Needs to be modified a little for the non-hurst or 3550 shifters.



Hey TJ... why do you guys not make this plate with the right sizing for all the other shifters?
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Is this not the same plate?

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/sda-...F1kaAjdF8P8HAQ

I know it says TKO/Hurst, but I figured the bolt pattern was the same.


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For your average driver, most aftermarket shifters will be fine, however I've found the Steeda Tri Ax, MGW and Hurst to be of much better build quality and will hold up better when inducing stress (power shifting, no lifts etc.)

I recently purchased a Tri Ax for my Mach 1, build quality, materials and design are top notch.
I have driven cars with both the Tri Ax and MGW and both are very solid shifters. I am sure you are extremely happy with your MGW as I am with my Tri Ax. Great choice.
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Is this not the same plate?

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/sda-...F1kaAjdF8P8HAQ

I know it says TKO/Hurst, but I figured the bolt pattern was the same.


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The holes are 3/8" diameter on a Hurst/3550 shifter. The "regular" bolts are M10 I think... I forget off the top of my head. You need $1 worth of those nylon spacers and a vise to press them in, then drill them out to the bolt size you need and roll.

I still have zero idea why Steeda makes them for shifters almost nobody uses and not for the regular Tri-Ax/other shifters. Only thing that wouldn't be able to use it is the MGW and honestly I think if this plate was advertised decently and get some illustrations of just how much further back the shifter goes then they might be able to steal some business back from MGW.

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I have the plate for the car in my sig while everything is out. There is also the UPR (roush knockoff) handle that is good for reach issues too but I like my shift knob to be vertical, not 45 degrees toward me.
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With an upgraded shifter, I have a huge desire, maybe obsessed, to get a gear set installed because it's just the right thing for someone to do.
I wish Ford Racing offered a slightly higher ratio than the 4.10 set. I highway commute alot. 4.30 would be perfect for the high revin' 4V motor,
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With an upgraded shifter, I have a huge desire, maybe obsessed, to get a gear set installed because it's just the right thing for someone to do.

I wish Ford Racing offered a slightly higher ratio than the 4.10 set. I highway commute alot. 4.30 would be perfect for the high revin' 4V motor,


FRPP doesn't offer anything between 4.10's and 4.56? Pretty sure I'm gonna go with 4.10's at some point in the next year or so. I just bought a set of 17x10.5 wheels to match my fronts so I still have to buy tires coming up this spring lol.


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FRPP doesn't offer anything between 4.10's and 4.56? Pretty sure I'm gonna go with 4.10's at some point in the next year or so. I just bought a set of 17x10.5 wheels to match my fronts so I still have to buy tires coming up this spring lol.


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Years ago Ford Racing actually made 4.30's and 3.90's but I think they stopped production on them.
Now Motive makes gears for FRPP in all ratios. If the part number has an "M" at the end then they are Motive made. I have heard they are not made quite the same as the original FRPP gears.

I have been happy with my 4.10's (actual FRPP ones), if my shop didn't give me a great deal on the gears/install I would've waited for some old FRPP 4.30's to surface.
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I recently purchased a Tri Ax for my Mach 1, build quality, materials and design are top notch.
I have driven cars with both the Tri Ax and MGW and both are very solid shifters. I am sure you are extremely happy with your MGW as I am with my Tri Ax. Great choice.
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Years ago Ford Racing actually made 4.30's and 3.90's but I think they stopped production on them.
Now Motive makes gears for FRPP in all ratios. If the part number has an "M" at the end then they are Motive made. I have heard they are not made quite the same as the original FRPP gears.

I have been happy with my 4.10's (actual FRPP ones), if my shop didn't give me a great deal on the gears/install I would've waited for some old FRPP 4.30's to surface.

Motive makes them all now. There is no 4.30 FRPP set but there is a 4.30 Motive set so its all the same. I have heard of some issues with the Motives as far as noise or break in but I've never used them myself. Never ever had an issue with the older legit FRPP gears.
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Motive makes them all now. There is no 4.30 FRPP set but there is a 4.30 Motive set so its all the same. I have heard of some issues with the Motives as far as noise or break in but I've never used them myself. Never ever had an issue with the older legit FRPP gears.
Same here. Apparently Motives and Richmonds are known for noise. Some shops claim it's all in the install, but I've almost never heard of the actual FRPP gears making noise or meshing incorrectly when installed correctly. Who knows, either way I'm happy with mine and they don't make a sound.
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Next set of gears that I need done I'm buying the tools and doing it so I'll know the install is right and also not have to pay some shop $600 for something I can do in an afternoon listening to bad early 2000s music and drinking Yuengling.
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My car had this handle with the stock shifter when I bought it and it does make a difference cause I thought I had a short sfifter until I took the boot off and saw it was stock so I m have the mgw and it s awesome

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My car had this handle with the stock shifter when I bought it and it does make a difference cause I thought I had a short sfifter until I took the boot off and saw it was stock so I m have the mgw and it s awesome

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My car had this handle when I bought it and it does make a difference cause I thought I had a short shifter until I took the boot off and saw it was stock so this handle alone will change the whole feeling of a stock shifter.

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I bought the mgw and love it, its so smooth


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