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Old 03-19-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Just got my 2012 GT

Been thinking about getting back into a Mustang for a while now and finally pulled the trigger on a low mileage 2012 GT Premium with the Brembo package and 3.73 gears.



Probably going to take it slow with upgrades but have already started doing some research. I don't like the feel with the stock shifter, seems a lot of people complain about it, so a short throw is in the future. Then I would like to lower it just a bit.

So far I love the car! The power from the new 5.0 is amazing.
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So far I love the car! The power from the new 5.0 is amazing.
Yea, I also pulled trigger and traded in for a very low 4k miles 2013 GT premium Monday. Yea you cant beat the gobs of torque. The 6 speed shiftier sometimes doesn't find the spot you want. Is it really true a short throw will solve that?

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It's a six speed so, narrow gates are required. A shift bracket does wonders, as does a better knob if you have the 400a thumb.
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Great choice. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:31 PM   #5
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The shifters are..

The shifters are set up the reg. person who drives. They are set up soft and mushy so that drivers dont feel the road. So it really goes against what we really want. Fast crip shifts and to feel the car.

I love the MGW shifter!!!
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Go with the MGW. You will not regret it.
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Yea, I also pulled trigger and traded in for a very low 4k miles 2013 GT premium Monday. Yea you cant beat the gobs of torque. The 6 speed shiftier sometimes doesn't find the spot you want. Is it really true a short throw will solve that?

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That is exactly how mine feels. For a while I thought maybe it had just been so long since I had driven a manual that it was me. Don't believe that is the case. From everything I have read the aftermarket shifters help a lot, crisper shifts, with a solid feel and a lot less missed shifts. There is a lot of discussion about the stock bracket being poorly constructed. Like a lot of folks have chimed in here, seems the aftermarket shifters make a night and day difference.
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Definitely do something. The bracket alone will probably help. I went with the Barton Short Shifter and bracket and it made a HHUUGGEE difference. Congrats!
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Thanks for the welcome and all the info!
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Nice buy man. Your gonna love it!
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:18 PM   #12
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Shifter is definitely a weak spot on these cars, MGW is the way to go since it's the only shifter that replaces the lower shift box. That's where the problem lies, since there's rubber bushings in there around the remote shift arm. Basically it gives that arm the best leverage during high speed shifting
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+1 MGW
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