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Old 11-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Wondering what aftermarket shifters people are using and if they would recommend. Also I see some with a bracket and some without. Why do some use the bracket and some don't. Maybe a dumb question.
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i would recommend MGW, very high quality shifter, probably the most solid built one on the market, but many seem to just grab a hurst or some crap
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Ask 10 different people there opinions on which shifter to choose & you're like to get a minimum of 5 different answer. Really you can't go wrong with any of the major brands including MGW, Steeda, Roush, or Hurst. Some like B&M and some don't. I personally have a Roush shifter in My 05.
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research how much the item costs, how much R&D went into it, its warranty, noise it can generate, its build quality, and what it includes vs what other kits include and you will figure out which is best for you quick.
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Re: Aftermarket Shifters

Most with the 2011+ have the Barton shifter. And have not found one person yet that doesn't like it. I use it with bracket.

As far as bracket its cause the stock one is flimsy and allows a lot of deflection. While the after market is more solid. Allows for less deflection when shifting.
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For 2011+, most people get the barton shifter with bracket. However, I think MGW recently released a new shifter with great reviews. I haven't gotten one yet, but from what I've heard, you can't go wrong with either brand.
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For 2011+, most people get the barton shifter with bracket. However, I think MGW recently released a new shifter with great reviews. I haven't gotten one yet, but from what I've heard, you can't go wrong with either brand.
Let me know when you buy one, I want to check it out!
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Let me know when you buy one, I want to check it out!
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Most with the 2011+ have the Barton shifter. And have not found one person yet that doesn't like it. I use it with bracket.

As far as bracket its cause the stock one is flimsy and allows a lot of deflection. While the after market is more solid. Allows for less deflection when shifting.
I'v heard the Barton makes a lot of extra noise compared to the stock shifter. I would like to keep it as quite as possibly in the car at least from annoying sounds.

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wnt2gofst do u have much extra noise from your shifter, btw the Barton is the I like the best so far. I l
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I'v heard the Barton makes a lot of extra noise compared to the stock shifter. I would like to keep it as quite as possibly in the car at least from annoying sounds.

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wnt2gofst do u have much extra noise from your shifter, btw the Barton is the I like the best so far. I l
I didn't notice any noise from mine. It has been great so far. The biggest noise I have is from my solid spherical end LCA's. They transmit a lot of noise from the rear of the car. From gear whine to every bump. But a full exhaust helps cover that up.
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I've got a pro 5.0 I love it!
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Did anybody buy and install the MGW shifter yet. Your opinion and if you don't mind me asking what you paid???? Thanks ahead of time.
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i would recommend MGW, very high quality shifter, probably the most solid built one on the market, but many seem to just grab a hurst or some crap
I am offended...lol. How can you mention CRAP and HURST in the same breath??? Hurst is time, heritage, and race proven. Please elaborate before I make a 289 dollar mistake.

Does the premium Brembo package come with a shorter throw than a normal 5.0? The throw on mine is short already.
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Re: Aftermarket Shifters

I have my MGW on the way, ill let ya know what i think. I heard it was the BEST
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I have my MGW on the way, ill let ya know what i think. I heard it was the BEST
Ok can't wait to hear.
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I have my MGW on the way, ill let ya know what i think. I heard it was the BEST
Where did you get it and how much?
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Where did you get it and how much?
Interested as well.Alot have Barton but MGW reviews are good.Wondering which one gives the least amount of noise transfer.
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I am offended...lol. How can you mention CRAP and HURST in the same breath??? Hurst is time, heritage, and race proven. Please elaborate before I make a 289 dollar mistake.

Does the premium Brembo package come with a shorter throw than a normal 5.0? The throw on mine is short already.
The shifter on all the 11+ Mustangs are the same... Even on a Boss, I drove one a few weeks ago... Same throw as my GT... Shelby is completely different tho, has a shorter throw from factory and shift pattern
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I have my MGW on the way, ill let ya know what i think. I heard it was the BEST
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hey 2011CS- purchased a HURST for the classic look and the reviews. professionally installed no issues my friend. its a gamble but again i may have been lucky!!! good luck
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hey 2011CS- purchased a HURST for the classic look and the reviews. professionally installed no issues my friend. its a gamble but again i may have been lucky!!! good luck

How is the fit and finish?
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Hey let us know what difference it really makes. Curious to finding out of its justly purely aesthetically more pleasing or if it makes a difference in shifting
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How is the fit and finish?
shifts great, no noise and fits like it should. better then stock and u can feel the diff
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shifts great, no noise and fits like it should. better then stock and u can feel the diff
Did you have to modify anything to get the thicker handle through the boot?
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Did you have to modify anything to get the thicker handle through the boot?
M3 no sir, i had it pro installed and watched the entire process. Did a great job and no cutting or fab to make it work.
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Cool......... I like the history and look of the Hurst....... probably go that route as well
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Not to bash Steeda, because I they do make some great products, but I really didn't like the Steeda shifter on my 03 Cobra. It was so bad that I pulled it out minutes after the test drive. I went with a Pro 5.0 and it was awesome. I have done a lot of research on this subject for the '11+, and decided on the MGW. It is due to ship on the 15th; just in time for Christmas.
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I went with the MGW shifter, as well. Just have the shifter assembly. Going to use the stock aluminum shift ball. I probably should have gotten the heat shield, though. I'll wait to install it this Spring.
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i was thinking i would get a hurst.
but MGW looks pretty good too
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Ken,

I was seriously looking at the Hurst, but I am not a fan of how the shifter boot fits. Also, a few have mentioned that the 2 to 3 shift is straight up, and I am not sure I like the sound of that.
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I was seriously looking at the Hurst, but I am not a fan of how the shifter boot fits. Also, a few have mentioned that the 2 to 3 shift is straight up, and I am not sure I like the sound of that.
Yeah I wouldn't be too happy with the boot issue too. Mgw it is lol
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I've ordered a MGW should ship late this month...

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