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Old 08-09-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Just ordered me new shifter MGW short throw

Want to hear feedback on how much you love or maybe even hate your MGW shifter ...thanks guys
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It's great!! Feels smooth like a stock unit should!!! It's also piece of mind knowing how solid its built... This is only 5 mins worth of testing it out tho... As I just installed it last night :-p
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So it's smooth from the beginning ....I've read about having to break them in and being a PITA to put in first
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So it's smooth from the beginning ....I've read about having to break them in and being a PITA to put in first
No way!! Feels stock.... Well I had the Barton right before, that one u have to muscle it a bit, Barton is a great shifter as well, I got used to the shorter throw reduction from it. But the MGW is very well built and a bargain for what it is... Just be the redesigned rear bushing that makes it smooth, but still feels positive, I have to drive it a bit more, so far so good... O and the NVH is not there either, nice and quiet, which is the reason I had to get rid of the Barton
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Does it come set to the 30% reduction or did you adjust yours , can you even adjust the throw ???

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Off topic what kind of rims do u have they are too sick....
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Love it

Check out the huge mgw thread
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Barton VS MGW

Has anyone out there used the barton short throw shifter and then switched to the MGW? And if you did was it on the same car, If so which is better and why? I have the barton for my 11' and I heard that the MGW is the best, but how much better than the barton could it be?
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You'll love it. Don't think about it just get it lol
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Does it come set to the 30% reduction or did you adjust yours , can you even adjust the throw ???

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Off topic what kind of rims do u have they are too sick....
U can't adjust the throw, the only thing that's adjustable is the neutral side to side spring... The wheels are Foose Speed Machined finish staggered 20x8.5 front 20x10 rear
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It's one thing to see them on the screen but on the car they really come to life ....I was thinking about painting the track pack rims that I have black
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It's one thing to see them on the screen but on the car they really come to life ....I was thinking about painting the track pack rims that I have black
Lol, I think you got the wrong thread.
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Lol, I think you got the wrong thread.
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Talking about rims kinda went off topic...do you have a MGW shifter in your Mustang ?? Just ordered mine and I can't wait for UPs to deliver
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Talking about rims kinda went off topic...do you have a MGW shifter in your Mustang ?? Just ordered mine and I can't wait for UPs to deliver
I finally broke down and ordered one, mine ships next week. I was hesitant because my stock shifter has only locked me out of 3rd once, and I really didn't want a shorter throw.
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I finally broke down and ordered one, mine ships next week. I was hesitant because my stock shifter has only locked me out of 3rd once, and I really didn't want a shorter throw.
Shifting from second to fifth and third to sixth was starting to irritate me...happened several times
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OK just as a disclaimer I'm a HUGE MGW fanboy The MGW is by far the best shifter I've ever had in my hands. There is already a very large thread dedicated to this amazing shifter and the great ppl that produce and ship it. I personally drove to MGW and had George (MGW owner) install it in my 3.7. When I traded the car for my boss, I had the shifter taken out. I called George and asked him how much he would charge me to install it in my boss and he told me to drive up to his shop and he would install it for free, AGAIN. He installs these for free as long as you drive to him and he offered to install it once again for free. Even if the shifter was sub par (which it isn't), I would still promote MGW for being a great locally owned business making American made products. They are just great ppl.
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OK just as a disclaimer I'm a HUGE MGW fanboy The MGW is by far the best shifter I've ever had in my hands. There is already a very large thread dedicated to this amazing shifter and the great ppl that produce and ship it. I personally drove to MGW and had George (MGW owner) install it in my 3.7. When I traded the car for my boss, I had the shifter taken out. I called George and asked him how much he would charge me to install it in my boss and he told me to drive up to his shop and he would install it for free, AGAIN. He installs these for free as long as you drive to him and he offered to install it once again for free. Even if the shifter was sub par (which it isn't), I would still promote MGW for being a great locally owned business making American made products. They are just great ppl.
Would love to have George install for me however I live in Cali , but I did find a shop close to my house whose willing to install , my dealer is clueless and I don't want to eff it up myself
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Would love to have George install for me however I live in Cali , but I did find a shop close to my house whose willing to install , my dealer is clueless and I don't want to eff it up myself
The stealership wanted $200 to remove the shifter, then another $200 to install it in the boss. And that was a discount from the "normal" $300 that they usually charge BC I traded my car to them. I ended up having a local mechanic change them both out for $100 total.

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Hell I could buy a new one for what they wanted lol
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The stealership wanted $200 to remove the shifter, then another $200 to install it in the boss. And that was a discount from the "normal" $300 that they usually charge BC I traded my car to them. I ended up having a local mechanic change them both out for $100 total.

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Hell I could buy a new one for what they wanted lol
When I called my dealership the advisor told me they could do it if I send instructions but It may take a couple of hours and they charge 150 an hour I laughed ..so I called around ..I was quoted 125 by a guy who didn't sound too sure and 15o by a guy who knew exactly what I had ....
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Yea I was referred by my tint guy. I don't know if you know the story but everyone that works at the tint shop owns a mustang (7 in the lot) He said go to ...... Automotive and ask for Bob (lol not me ) and tell him I sent you. Apparently they grew up together and oh yea there were three stangs in this guys lot he said $100 and I can do it right now. Gotta love fellow stang owners
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On our 13 boss we first had a Barton.... huge mistake. Without the adjustable reverse lockout pin I had a very hard time getting into 1st and 2nd. I tend to slam my gears, especially on the road course, couldn't do that with the Barton. Picked up the MGW during Mustang week and noticed I had to make a huge adjustment to the reverse lockout pin in order to shift smoothly into first and second, made about an 1/8 inch adjustment. I love the unit, I need to adjust the throws a little more though.
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OK just as a disclaimer I'm a HUGE MGW fanboy The MGW is by far the best shifter I've ever had in my hands. There is already a very large thread dedicated to this amazing shifter and the great ppl that produce and ship it. I personally drove to MGW and had George (MGW owner) install it in my 3.7. When I traded the car for my boss, I had the shifter taken out. I called George and asked him how much he would charge me to install it in my boss and he told me to drive up to his shop and he would install it for free, AGAIN. He installs these for free as long as you drive to him and he offered to install it once again for free. Even if the shifter was sub par (which it isn't), I would still promote MGW for being a great locally owned business making American made products. They are just great ppl.
Now that's customer service. Being American made makes it all the better.
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Even though everyone else has already repeatedly testified of the greatness that is MGW, I too am going to offer my $.02:

It's by far the best shifter you will ever own. Granted, I've got a 2013 GT/CS, but I'm sure the earlier models function equally as well. It's just an all around solid piece of machinery. One thing I didn't see much on the forum and was super please with was how shallow the reverse lockout was. You don't have to jam the damn thing down like you do with stock, IMHO. I do recommend the deluxe jam nut. Looks swell.
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^ well said and I love mine too

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Installed one on my wife's 2013 GT premium. Love it. I placed an order for an MGW the day I ordered my 2014 GT premium. Installed it the day after I picked up the car. Just got back from a 6,000 mile "road trip" with my 2014. Shifter worked flawlessly. As I had mentioned in another post, I did need to adjust the 1-2 gate on both shifters (out one full turn). You will NOT regret spending the $$$ on this upgrade.
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I ordered mine too work with my Roush knob ....those pics look good guys
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What does the deluxe jam nut and washer do?
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What does the deluxe jam nut and washer do?
My understanding is its cosmetic, it exposes the handle for a better look. IMO
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What does the deluxe jam nut and washer do?
It's for use with ball type shift knobs
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What does the deluxe jam nut and washer do?
As tc x 4 said, it's purely cosmetic. I think it's ugly without it.
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^ well said and I love mine too
Love the stripes! I've been debating on getting the rally style knob.

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*purely cosmetic WITH ball type shift knobs
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I knew I wasn't going crazy when I got "locked out if a gear" at first I thought I just wasn't shifting properly. I was going to look it up but figured I was just going to look dumb for asking. Then I seem this thread and I wondered if someone would say something about it. So it is true. Definitely going to look into one of these.
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Anyone know who can install MGW in Vegas?
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Anyone know who can install MGW in Vegas?
Does Shelby not do installs out there?
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Ya but its 300. Think ill just do it.
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