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Old 04-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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So ive had mine for 2 days and the shifting is really different from a normal gt- i cant really describe it but its harder to shift gears..am i just adjusting to it or what...
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Is it hard getting it into gears, or are you just having trouble smoothly shifting?

I have the same problem when i drive some other cars. Throws my groove out of whack. It takes bit to get used to the new setup.

I always play with the seat, i don't know why but it seems like the farther i am away from the pedals the more control i have of the clutch.

I don't know much about that specific model but i know on most some mustangs you can do a quick clutch adjustment by pulling back on the pedal. Might want to look into that.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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Kinda hard getting into gears
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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Kinda hard getting into gears
Mine is the same way and I've always wondered why. I have a v6 but was told it was a gt tranny. I don't have the answer why sorry, maybe someone can chime in and help both us out
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Kinda hard getting into gears
Anything specific? Can you try and describe the experience a little more in depth?..

How many miles are on the car? Does it slide into gears easier after you drive it for 10-15 min? Are u fully compressin the clutch in? Is it giving you resistance going into gears?

Sometimes you just gotta warm up those synchros
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Like when im at a light- i try to go from nuetral to 2nd to first- and it wont go all the way in 2nd- and when im shifting normally it just feels harder to get into gears than the gt did

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But i also had a tri axe short shift too
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Shouldn't really matter. You should be able to shift into each gear without resistance.

How many miles on that car? I'm thinking you need a clutch adjustment or your synchros are going..
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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Brand new 2012 gt 500- less than 300 miles
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Brand new 2012 gt 500- less than 300 miles
O wow, Yeah man. It should be shifting like butter. Prob just need a quick clutch adjustment.

Also, maybe there is some sort of break in period needed. That thing i brand new! Dang... U must be pissed. I hate that feeling.

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Looks like the 07-09s had a common clutch problem.

Don't know about that year. I'd bet almost anything it's your clutch.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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Take it in to the dealer. Better b safe
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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Re: Shifting

That's a similar problem that many people have been talking about and criticizing the MT82 for. Many people have reported that as long as you replace the tranny fluid with amsoil MTG or something good that most of your problems will go away. I have been having the exact same issues for 29k miles. and I'm about to change the fluid. Many TSB's have been put out by Ford. sounds pretty normal to me unless you have some sort of whining noise.

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There are many times if I shift from neutral to second it feels like my gear won't fully engage, almost as if the syncros are going. but going from first to second you do not experience the same problem, correct?
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Take it in to the dealer. Better b safe
I Agree!

But knowing ford they'll say nothing is wrong with it and charge you the 120 bucks or whatever it is. Haha
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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At 300 miles, you shouldn't even b considering new fluids. At 300 miles the dealer shouldn't charge a thing. Is this your fist stang? Remember, that tranny is built like a tank to handle all those ponies, so it's not gonna shift like a Civic- although, the new Shelby's do seem to be silky smooth....like butter. Every stang I have ever owned resists going back into 1st at least a little bit, but never enough to cause concern.
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Like I said its a TSB, they aren't required to do anything at the dealer
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #15
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Its a tremec 6 speed- and i had it looked at today byford and its me- the shifting is fine- just not used to it
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I doubt there's anything wrong man. It's prob cause your not use to the gear box. It was tricky at first when I bout my Termi and adjusting from a 5 speed gear box. Give it a little longer and see what happens
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Its a tremec 6 speed- and i had it looked at today byford and its me- the shifting is fine- just not used to it
Wow... I'm an idiot. I didn't even look to see that you had a Shelby... I just thought about the GT and MT 82.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #18
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Got ride of the gt/cs and upgraded lol
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #19
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The tremec transmissions do feel stiffer than the new trans. They are a better trans. You will get use to it. I recommend an aftermarket shifter. It will also get quicker as you break the new stock shifter in. run through the gears really quickly a few times while your stopped. Improves muscle memory.
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Cool thx man
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #21
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I have a 12 GT500 and when shifting, your best bet is to take your time putting it into gear. It doesn't shift like a Bimmer or Benz, put when you shift properly, you can feel the gears engage. The key is - what I found out - to shift into gear slowly when driving normal, and when you are driving more aggressive, it will allow you to throw it in each gear easily. I have 4000 miles on mine and I'm still trying to perfect my shifts.
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I found my gt500 to be way different than my gt. I'm installing the short shifter thursday.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #23
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I had installed a FRPP short throw shifter and felt like it made a big difference in ease of shifts.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #24
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I just installed the FRPP short throw shifter and I'm in love. Much easier to drive. On to the next mod
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I just installed the FRPP short throw shifter and I'm in love. Much easier to drive. On to the next mod
How was the install? I installed a Hurst in my 98 GT years ago, but the shifter in the Shelbys looks a little different.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #26
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Not too bad, I already installed one in my coupe last year. You have to install from under the car so it's a little different on the install.
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