Originally Posted by Mile high JDF
When it comes to banging gears I would rather have a Steeda over an MGW any day.
Preference is why there are so many options and manufacturers. When it comes to Mustangs, Steeda is a force to be reckoned with. Saleen, Roush, and even Shinoda have produced Mustang performance parts that are second to none. The perfect Mustang is likely built with a few parts from everyone.
I do like Steeda. I am seriously considering sending in a resume to the company. However, I cannot overlook the many MGW shifters that are flawless works of art.
I test drove around 100 New Edge Mustangs while shopping for the car I now own. I found the stock shifters to be sloppy with a huge reach. Ford did a horrible job with the stock unit.
I drove at least three cars with a Steeda shifter, and I will admit there was a huge improvement over the factory option.
Being in Augusta (the home of MGW), many of the cars in my area have their shifter. I have driven Camaros, Corvettes, and Mustangs with MGW installed, and have always been impressed.
There is a bit of notchiness, but that tells me the gear is locked in. A quick tug places the trans in second effortlessly. 3rd gear is just a push forward as the centering springs line everything up. The same goes for 4th gear. 5th gear is something you have to be intentional about.
Also with MGW I can adjust the location of the shifter. When my car is in 5th gear it is in the position most cars are at in 1st. The reach on my short throw is effortless.