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Old 11-12-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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MGW Short Throw Install

Installed my MGW ST a few hours ago on my 14 GT and WOW it's like night and day.Sounds great feels great and it's machined very nicely! Install was as easy as the video from the website. 2nd to 3rd is nothing now! Any questions feel free to ask. Would 110% recommend to anyone wanting one!
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It's by far my favorite mod on my car.
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Same here OP. Got mine in yesterday as well. Unbelievable the difference a quality made piece makes compared to that cheap stock shifter/shifter bracket. Mgw should be a factory option. Smoother. More precision. No more nvh than stock.

I'm curious as to how many mt82 owners have switched to mgw or upgraded the shifter and or shifter bracket.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
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I'm so jealous. Mine has been home in its box for like 2 months now... Still waiting for my bro in law to make some time to help me install it I should of gone to school for mechanic!
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I'm so jealous. Mine has been home in its box for like 2 months now... Still waiting for my bro in law to make some time to help me install it I should of gone to school for mechanic!
It's really not that difficult. Take your time and follow the video posted on mgws website.
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It's really not that difficult. Take your time and follow the video posted on mgws website.
what this guy said!
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It's really not that difficult. Take your time and follow the video posted on mgws website.
I'm just not really confident.. I want to say I'm mechanically inclined because I work in HVAC, but I still think I'm a dumb azz half of the time I will try to do most of the shifter install myself because I want to "bond" with my car and modding it yourself is a big part of that but I really want my bro in law to be there to supervise and help if I need it.. and yes we'll definitely be guided by the MGW video.
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I'm just not really confident.. I want to say I'm mechanically inclined because I work in HVAC, but I still think I'm a dumb azz half of the time I will try to do most of the shifter install myself because I want to "bond" with my car and modding it yourself is a big part of that but I really want my bro in law to be there to supervise and help if I need it.. and yes we'll definitely be guided by the MGW video.
I would say go for it and you'll realize it's not too bad. Give yourself a 3 hour window so you can go at a comfortable pace, watch the video and take breaks if need be. If you run into a small snag get on the forum and one of us will be more than glad to help ya.
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Pullin the trigger on this too. This reuses the factory boot, right? Just need to buy the jam nut and collar?
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Pullin the trigger on this too. This reuses the factory boot, right? Just need to buy the jam nut and collar?
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Yes, it reuses the boot. The jamb nut exposes more of the handle, it's strictly cosmetic.
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Mine arrives Monday. Can't wait
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I posted on this before but like I said if you are going to do any mod to your Stang the most important is getting the mgw shifter
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Easily one of the best mods. Great piece of equipment that performs as advertised.
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Just ordered! Adding it to my growing pile!
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Easily one of the best mods. Great piece of equipment that performs as advertised.
I'm pretty sure they manufacture gun parts also. In definitely shows in the quality of craftsmanship. Good to see a mom&pop shop still in business these day's.
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MGW shifters MAKE you smile when you work them...........

Car is loosing grip in 3rd
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Just finished installing mine. Night and day difference! Can't understand why anyone who has installed one would say it's too notchy or loud. Different for sure, but such an improvement over stock.

My wife asked me, "Can't you ever leave well-enough alone?"

"Honey, if they built it right the first time...yes."
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This is going to be a Christmas present to myself. At least I am hoping to make that happen. I am not sure I can install it myself mainly because I don't have ramps or jackstands and I think the car needs to be in the air for the install unless I watched the wrong video.

Anyway wanted to say thanks to everyone that has posted feedback as this has really helped me make my decision.

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On the list for next year
Shifter - decided MGW
Suspension - deciding between steeda ultralights and eibach pro
Wheels - 19inch Motegi MR126 (maybe gonna stagger them)
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I think the car needs to be in the air for the install unless I watched the wrong video
We did ours on jack stands. You def need jack stands or ramps though.
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This is going to be a Christmas present to myself. At least I am hoping to make that happen. I am not sure I can install it myself mainly because I don't have ramps or jackstands and I think the car needs to be in the air for the install unless I watched the wrong video.

Anyway wanted to say thanks to everyone that has posted feedback as this has really helped me make my decision.

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Shifter - decided MGW
Suspension - deciding between steeda ultralights and eibach pro
Wheels - 19inch Motegi MR126 (maybe gonna stagger them)
Expect to pay 2hrs of labor. They need to watch the video, some parts are reused.
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By far my favorite mod! Love it.
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Expect to pay 2hrs of labor. They need to watch the video, some parts are reused.
Thanks for TC. I need to find a friend here in so cal that has a garage or just drive it to my brothers in az and make it a family visit / upgrade my shifter visit
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A question for those of you who have had both the Hurst shifter and the MGW shifter. I had the Hurst shifters in my '06 GT and my '08 Shelby GT and they are positive feeling shifters, never miss a shift, but firm. How does the MGW compare to the feel of the Hurst shifter. Just bought a '14 GT and am looking at this for a first mod.. thanks for the responses...
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A question for those of you who have had both the Hurst shifter and the MGW shifter. I had the Hurst shifters in my '06 GT and my '08 Shelby GT and they are positive feeling shifters, never miss a shift, but firm. How does the MGW compare to the feel of the Hurst shifter. Just bought a '14 GT and am looking at this for a first mod.. thanks for the responses...
If u do a search, Barton and MGW and the top 2 shifters for the MT82 manual trans. It's a totally different trans with a remote linkage, and that is the weak point of the trans which is the biggest problem. To answer your question of MGW vs Hurst, is like comparing Kia to Cadillac. Do yourself a favor and do it right

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A question for those of you who have had both the Hurst shifter and the MGW shifter. I had the Hurst shifters in my '06 GT and my '08 Shelby GT and they are positive feeling shifters, never miss a shift, but firm. How does the MGW compare to the feel of the Hurst shifter. Just bought a '14 GT and am looking at this for a first mod.. thanks for the responses...
Buy the MGW if you have the cash to do it. Happy with my $80 hurst but if I find a used MGW then it will be replaced immediately.
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