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Old 01-24-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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I need help deciding on which short throw shifter I should go with for my new t-56 6 speed. The trans is out of an 03 Cobra, and the guy I got it from had it sent to D&D to have the internals cryovac'd (sp) to make it virtually bullet proof. He built it to go behind his twin turbo set up that makes around 1, 079 hp. Our local shop Custom Performance did all the engine work. It makes upwards of 30lbs of boost! Long story short..he never put it in as he decided to go the automatic route for constancy at the track. I'm in the process of getting the D&D fox conversion kit which comes with everything except the clutch and shifter to install in a fox body. I purchased the tranny at damn near the same price as a tremec TKO 500 so it was an easy choice. I have the Steeda Tri ax in my car now (world class t-5 ) and it's very noisy (rattles, vibrates like a MOFO, and lots of trans. whining) it's about 10 years old so it's probably shot anyways.. I've been told to go MGW, but I don't know anything about them or anyone to ask who runs one. Choices are MGW, Pro 5.0 right now. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated and welcome! (good or otherwise)!
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Re: Shifty business....

I can't really help with the situation, but damn that's a nice fox
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I can't really help with the situation, but damn that's a nice fox
Thanks dude! I really appreciate the compliment! It's been a slow process, but it's getting there. It was in piss poor shape when I bought it.
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Re: Shifty business....

Personally I have a MGW and I have driven a pro-50. Honestly...there's not that much difference. The Pro50 was a little springier but the MGW feels more solid going into third.

It's your choice...but I do love my MGW and that's probably what you're going to hear most.
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Personally I have a MGW and I have driven a pro-50. Honestly...there's not that much difference. The Pro50 was a little springier but the MGW feels more solid going into third.

It's your choice...but I do love my MGW and that's probably what you're going to hear most.
Cool! So the shifts are about the same? I really want the shortest shift distance as possible. I'm sure both have adjustments that you can shorten right? How about the noise? Is your shifter pretty quiet? That's another factor I'm weighing.
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I can't really help with the situation, but damn that's a nice fox
Just uploaded my first YouTube video. I made it a few weeks back on the day I got my new exhaust installed. FYI... In case you were thinking bout the parts I'm going to be selling soon. ( ie. Heads, cam, intake)
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Very nice sound. Love the rumble that exhaust has
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Cool! So the shifts are about the same? I really want the shortest shift distance as possible. I'm sure both have adjustments that you can shorten right? How about the noise? Is your shifter pretty quiet? That's another factor I'm weighing.
I have the orange handle. MGW makes three different handles. Blue, Orange, and Red. Blue is the shortest, red is the longest (still not as long as stock). Honestly the orange is the best of both worlds, you don't have to lean forward to reach it comfortably. Shifts are a flick of the wrist.
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Very nice sound. Love the rumble that exhaust has
That's man!
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I have the orange handle. MGW makes three different handles. Blue, Orange, and Red. Blue is the shortest, red is the longest (still not as long as stock). Honestly the orange is the best of both worlds, you don't have to lean forward to reach it comfortably. Shifts are a flick of the wrist.
I think I'm sold!!! The MGW it is. ... With the orange handle. Did you put a special gasket on it when you put it in? Like the ones they claim will quiet it down and prevent dirt and dust from getting down in it? I'll find the site that sells the complete kit and post it so you'll know what I'm talking about in sec. I'll be right back.
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That's man!
Thanks... Stupid auto correct on iPad!!
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I think I'm sold!!! The MGW it is. ... With the orange handle. Did you put a special gasket on it when you put it in? Like the ones they claim will quiet it down and prevent dirt and dust from getting down in it? I'll find the site that sells the complete kit and post it so you'll know what I'm talking about in sec. I'll be right back.
Here is the link. Is this a good price or can I get it cheaper elsewhere? If so where?
http://www.stangmods.com/MGW-Short-S...ts-p/00882.htm
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