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Old 01-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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MGW Short Throw

Where can I find a good knob to put on the MGW shifter I just ordered?
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This is where I got mine from...but off of ebay...

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Where can I find a good knob to put on the MGW shifter I just ordered?
They have a pretty good selection on the MGW website.
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I was looking at the satin finish knob on am website.
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I went with the steeda black shifter ball with the alluminum stand. It was like 49 or 59 bucks @ latemodelrestoration.com but they gave me a 10% discount on that.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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I just ordered one from their website with the 5 speed pattern on the top and their logo on both sides of the knob. Looks sweet IMO!
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The wait is killing me! I ordered the shifter assy on the 17th and it still hasn't shipped. I hope it's worth the wait, and $. Here is the knob I got off sick speed on eBay.

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The wait is killing me! I ordered the shifter assy on the 17th and it still hasn't shipped. I hope it's worth the wait, and $. Here is the knob I got off sick speed on eBay.
I waited 5 weeks for mine. Worth every bit.
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Very interested, but also read that the noise was significant when shifting. Any experiences to share? How difficult to do without removing drive shaft...?
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Very interested, but also read that the noise was significant when shifting. Any experiences to share? How difficult to do without removing drive shaft...?
I haven't noticed much noise increase. Normal shifting = same as stock, hard = louder and better sounding IMO. Installed without removing driveshaft and that just made it harder to see the nuts I had to unscrew. Either way it would be pretty easy, just takes a little more time.
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I did mine with out removing the drive shaft as well as far as shifting goes it shifts like a race car now not all sloppy where you miss the shifts now you will not with the Mgw
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Is a mgw worth buying if u already a bbk ripper?
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I had mgw in my top 3 first upgrades but i have gotten so comfortable with the stock shifter that i Never miss a gear anymore when driving it close to red line. Is the base shifter the same as the track pack??
But eventually i will swap it out bc the feel is sooo much better and so close between gears.
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I had mgw in my top 3 first upgrades but i have gotten so comfortable with the stock shifter that i Never miss a gear anymore when driving it close to red line. Is the base shifter the same as the track pack??
But eventually i will swap it out bc the feel is sooo much better and so close between gears.
Pretty sure it is the same shifter. Even tho about 95% of the time I can shift the stock shifter just fine now, there is that 5% of the time it wants to screw me over. Those times are usually when it matters the most.

Plus take your shifter and put it in 3rd and try and move it sideways. The MGW doesn't budge the stock shifter moves everywhere. I don't have the MGW but a local shop was working on a mustang that did and I get to feel how it shifts. Huge change.
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Thanks for your experiences in installing and using MGW. Sounds just right for me
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I had mgw in my top 3 first upgrades but i have gotten so comfortable with the stock shifter that i Never miss a gear anymore when driving it close to red line. Is the base shifter the same as the track pack??
But eventually i will swap it out bc the feel is sooo much better and so close between gears.
They are the exact same shifter. Even if you do not replace the shifter, just get the Barton 2 post shift bracket, you'll love it and its such a big improvement over stock
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They are the exact same shifter. Even if you do not replace the shifter, just get the Barton 2 post shift bracket, you'll love it and its such a big improvement over stock
Thanks i hear they have a new bracket now. Will give it a try.
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Got a surprise in the mail today, shifter finally arrived.
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They are the exact same shifter. Even if you do not replace the shifter, just get the Barton 2 post shift bracket, you'll love it and its such a big improvement over stock
Does the bracket eliminate the 2-3 lock out. I feel the stock shifter is perfect other than that.
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Does the bracket eliminate the 2-3 lock out. I feel the stock shifter is perfect other than that.
No. The lock-out feature has nothing to do with the shifter and/or bracket. A way to get rid of that feature is with a tuner(Ford Racing's Pro-Cal, SCT, Diablosport, etc.).

Stock shifter is pretty good, IMHO, but I do have the MGW Short Throw Shifter/Classic White Shift Ball with Jam Nut/Heat Shield/Street-Race Bracket. With the newly designed Street-Race Bracket(50 durometer bushing), it is smooth and quiet as stock... shifting is much, much more precise than stock!
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No. The lock-out feature has nothing to do with the shifter and/or bracket. A way to get rid of that feature is with a tuner(Ford Racing's Pro-Cal, SCT, Diablosport, etc.).

Stock shifter is pretty good, IMHO, but I do have the MGW Short Throw Shifter/Classic White Shift Ball with Jam Nut/Heat Shield/Street-Race Bracket. With the newly designed Street-Race Bracket(50 durometer bushing), it is smooth and quiet as stock... shifting is much, much more precise than stock!
Think you miss understood him. Your talking about skip shift with 1st - 4th he is talking about how sloppy the stock shifter is from 2nd to 3rd.
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Think you miss understood him. Your talking about skip shift with 1st - 4th he is talking about how sloppy the stock shifter is from 2nd to 3rd.
I guess I did because of his choice of word(lock-out). My mistake.
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I guess I did because of his choice of word(lock-out). My mistake.
No biggie mate
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