Steeda Shifter Concern
I installed a Steeda Tri-Ax about three months ago, and all was good until yesterday. While driving home, I noticed that the spring was no longer holding the shifter in the up position. Not sure what happened, but none the less, I replaced it with the stock shifter; now onto the good and bad.
It’s amazing how much smoother the shifting is now that I replaced the Steeda with the stocker. I recently changed the stock transmission fluid with Royal Purple, and it made a noticeable difference with the Steeda; it makes an even bigger improvement with the stock shifter. It is important to note that I had changed out the shifter bracket when installing the Tri-Ax. I didn’t notice that much of an improvement when I first installed the Steeda, but I can sure noticed a difference swapping back to the stocker. Best way I can describe it is the stock shifter is sloppy and spongy. The Steeda is firm and the side-to-side throw is a lot less compared to stock.
I wasn’t sure what shifter to choose when looking, and that is why I am writing this today. The Tri-Ax is a great looking shifter, but I cannot endorse their product after what happened to mine. It does make a difference, but after returning to stock, I would say that it is not a precise shifter. The slight grinds and notchy feel are all but eliminated now, and I prefer to deal with slop versus grinding or a notchy feel. I am not here to bad mouth Steeda, as I am sure they would replace the shifter if I were to ask. If I swap it out again, it will be with a Barton or MGW.
2016 Mustang GT