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Old 06-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #1
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Missing a gear

Hey there Guys new to the forum but anyway, does any of you guys have a problem power shifting from 2-3 with the stock shifter?
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You will get use to it. Go straight up and pop it a little to the left. Try this slowly for a while before you go jamming it in there.
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Quick question if I bolt on the Barton 2 post bracket with the stock shifter will that fix the problem or do I need the shifter as well?
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For "spirited" driving the stock set up just doesn't cut it. A big part of the problem is with the (soft) stock rear bushing that the 2 post bracket replaces. I personally went with the MGW shifter & give it an A+. That being said, a lot of folks on here, have said that the Barton 2 post bracket by itself makes a BIG difference. Anything you do is an improvement over stock.
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Quick question if I bolt on the Barton 2 post bracket with the stock shifter will that fix the problem or do I need the shifter as well?
Help mine DRASTICALLY. I had that problem alot, and put on the 2-post bracket. Best $100 ive spent on my car so far. Its maybe done it once or twice in over 2 months since putting the barton on.

I decided to just do the bracket for now, and wait on the shifter since my car only has 6k miles on it. I didnt want to run into any warranty problems if the trans needed any work.
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My suggestion is this trans isn't an old toploader, where you just summon maximum thrust and ram it in there. It takes a smooth, steady hand and then it doesn't miss. Pretty much anything you replace the stock bush with is a huge improvement alone. I used Steeda.
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My suggestion is this trans isn't an old toploader, where you just summon maximum thrust and ram it in there. It takes a smooth, steady hand and then it doesn't miss. Pretty much anything you replace the stock bush with is a huge improvement alone. I used Steeda.
I have the mgw and after 3 20 minute runs at homestead, it took forever to get It to shift gear. I'm thinking I should just save up for a nice tremec at this point.
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I can only speak to the high pressure shifting situation in drag racing. I've fumbled the ball a couple times but it's my fault not the shifter. I have a classic 8 ball knob and the Steeda trans mount. It works pretty well considering.

Might try the whiteline trans mount when it hits production.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Honestly, I have no problem with the 2-3 shifts. I like the stock shifter personally.
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Same, it just feels a little nicer with the bracket and a better knob than the plastic prosthetic thumb that came with my 400a car.

It's the best shifter ever put in a factory Mustang GT. Only other decent factory one close was the factory Hurst in the 84-6 SVOs.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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Powershifting Guys I just want to Make sure were on the same page the 2-3 shift is power shifting.. not speed shifting
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Powershifting Guys I just want to Make sure were on the same page the 2-3 shift is power shifting.. not speed shifting
Yes, Im talking power shifting. I dont miss that 2-3 shift. I have a 401a car, and my brother thinks it is smoother than his 400a car, he misses that 2-3 shift when power shifting, the only problem I have is that I will shift 1-2 too fast. But the 2-3 is just fine with me.
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Powershifting Guys I just want to Make sure were on the same page the 2-3 shift is power shifting.. not speed shifting
Power shifting is where you keep the gas to the floor while depressing the clutch and shifting. All without lifting on the gas pedal.
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Is it easier to powershift with an aftermarket shifter, cause I occasionally do miss 2-3 shift lol
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Is it easier to powershift with an aftermarket shifter, cause I occasionally do miss 2-3 shift lol
You miss occasionally with the after market shifter?
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You miss occasionally with the after market shifter?
Sorry I was so vague, I have a stock shifter right now. I just asked because I'm thinking about getting an after market shifter
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I just ordered the the MGW shifter looking forward to the install. With the stock shifter I just find that when I shift most gears not just 2/3 up shift that I have to do a deliberate click, click slow shift and wait for it to want to go into gear. If i push on the shifter at all before its ready to drop into hear I can feel the gear grind a little.

I am not sure if the shifter is going to improve that but I sure hope so. I do not see how i can drive this car aggressively if i have to shift so dam slow.
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I just ordered the the MGW shifter looking forward to the install. With the stock shifter I just find that when I shift most gears not just 2/3 up shift that I have to do a deliberate click, click slow shift and wait for it to want to go into gear. If i push on the shifter at all before its ready to drop into hear I can feel the gear grind a little.

I am not sure if the shifter is going to improve that but I sure hope so. I do not see how i can drive this car aggressively if i have to shift so dam slow.
Great choice!! I just had mine installed on Sat. I was experiencing the same thing and the MGW has eliminated all my complaints so far. Hated having to look for the right spot to get it into gear instead of just guiding the shifter. Best way to describe the MGW is precise. You'll love it.
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When I first got the car I was wondering why I couldn't get it into 3rd under hard shifting, even missed 4th sometimes! Just did a couple pulls on the bypass, started with slower shifts then just got faster and faster. Went to the track, didn't miss a single gear. Practice practice practice.
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I just installed my mgw shifter and it eliminates all the problems with shifting...end of stary...very nice
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