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Old 10-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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When I shift into second I never feel like the clutch and syncro are working properly. I never get what I would consider a smooth shift even going very slowly. Second to third is almost as bad. Third to fourth as well as fourth to fifth seem fine. It feels like I need excessive force and can't get into gear as fast as I would have expected. Gear changes take far to much time to be certain I am not going to miss a gear.

Do I have a transmission problem? Is this a function of the skip-shift? I have also read that many have disconnected this solenoid. Is there a reference for doing this task?

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When I shift into second I never feel like the clutch and syncro are working properly. I never get what I would consider a smooth shift even going very slowly. Second to third is almost as bad. Third to fourth as well as fourth to fifth seem fine. It feels like I need excessive force and can't get into gear as fast as I would have expected. Gear changes take far to much time to be certain I am not going to miss a gear.

Do I have a transmission problem? Is this a function of the skip-shift? I have also read that many have disconnected this solenoid. Is there a reference for doing this task?

David
Skip shift is a pain in the butt. I'd miss gears many times because of this feature. I know you can remove a peice under the car, but if you get it tuned you can have it turned off that way too.

Also part of what your feeling is the stock shifter. It feels extremely flimsy.

Might want to consider a new shifter from MGW, Barton, steeda etc. They will be 20-40% shorter throw and feel more solid.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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No the problem is the stock shifter get the MGW
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What's the MGW? I'm in a toss up between Barton and AM's steeda look a like. Any idea's between them?
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In my experience if Steeda makes it; buy Steeda. They have been doing this stuff longer than anyone else and with there rather unique relationship with Ford you can guarantee that the Steeda part will work 100% and do everything as advertised. I don't work for Steeda in anyway. Just a dude that's been playing with mustangs for 15 years and I have never been disappointed or let down by a Steeda part.
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What's the MGW? I'm in a toss up between Barton and AM's steeda look a like. Any idea's between them?
The MGW seems to be the most solid replacement.

Just look at the thing. It even looks beastly. I've heard mixed reviews on steeda and Barton and nothing but positive on the MGW minus one guy on here who sounds like he had a fluke and instead of letting mgw fix it, spent more money buying another brand. Assuming he was telling the truth. Seemed kinda fishy.
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I hoped the Barton bracket would be the silver bullet. I still have "cold" notchiness. Once warm, it's fine. I'm gonna do fluid next. Replace shifter last... Good luck!
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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The MGW MT-82 shifter is going to be the top of the line replacement. You're going to pay for it but I live by the modding montra of "buy once, cry once."
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So MGW seems to be the way to go? I installed the Hurst shifter and within 3 weeks put the stock back in on my 13 GT. loved the raw feel, but was not a nice shift and always missed first from reverse. Really looked good though, it is up for sale if anybody wants a good deal. PM me. So any how I'm curious about the MGW, how's the shifting compared to stock, stock is really smooth for sure.
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The Mgw is ten times better never miss a shift again it's made to bang and I like to bang
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the mgw is the top of the line under it is the barton but vyou get what you pay for
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:53 AM   #12
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Just found the MGW, looks amazing. Not bad price, considering its only $90 more than the Barton, and includes way more. What's install like?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:32 AM   #13
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Takes about two hrs if your anal like me and there's you tube vids showing every step
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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Yea it's not that bad of a install just take your time I like to remove the drive shaft and the front exhaust gives you a lot more room under there to do everything perfect
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Took me 3 hours on jack stands. Just going step by step on the YouTube videos.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #16
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Redline or BG fluid and a poly bushed bracket is a huge improvement. Or, the full Monty..
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