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Old 02-12-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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Shifting in 2015 Mustang GT with performance package

I have a 2015 mustang GT with the performance package 3.73 slip differential. I think the car is kinda jerky for the first 2 gear. This is a mustang that I have ever owned and it there any tricks and advice driving with this clutch? I have driven VW GTI and the clutch is very easy to use and I don't have problem driving it smoothly at all. Is there anything I need to pay attention when I'm driving a manual in the mustang in general?
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Have exactly the same question here!


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I have a 2015 mustang GT with the performance package 3.71 slip differential. I think the car is kinda jerky for the first 2 gear. This is a mustang that I have ever owned and it there any tricks and advice driving with this clutch? I have driven VW GTI and the clutch is very easy to use and I don't have problem driving it smoothly at all. Is there anything I need to pay attention when I'm driving a manual in the mustang in general?

I also have the Same problem . The way I am dealing with it is that I wait for a second to release the clutch when I go into 2nd gear


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I also have the Same problem . The way I am dealing with it is that I wait for a second to release the clutch when I go into 2nd gear


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What RPM do you normally shift at?
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Another thing to consider is that on mustangs the shifter is bolted to the transmission where as on the VW the transmission is in the front of the car and it is linked to the transmission by a cable. Due to that its going to have a lot different feel to the way it shifts.


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What RPM do you normally shift at?
2500-3000 how about u?

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2500-3000 how about u?

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I think that's a good RPM because at that range it is smoother. If I shift at lower RPM, I have to let go the clutch even slower.
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I think that's a good RPM because at that range it is smoother. If I shift at lower RPM, I have to let go the clutch even slower.
Well, it still get jerky from 1st to 2nd sometimes. Just have to practice i guess?

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On the 2014, it get notchy. I'm actually surprised they didn't fix that in the 2015.
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On the 2014, it get notchy. I'm actually surprised they didn't fix that in the 2015.
Would changing to a short shifter help?

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I have a 2015 mustang GT with the performance package 3.73 slip differential. I think the car is kinda jerky for the first 2 gear. This is a mustang that I have ever owned and it there any tricks and advice driving with this clutch? I have driven VW GTI and the clutch is very easy to use and I don't have problem driving it smoothly at all. Is there anything I need to pay attention when I'm driving a manual in the mustang in general?
Hey Jackie,

As everyone has stated, this is a pretty normal occurrence for the MT-82 and stock shifter.

I have seen the Whiteline Transmission Mount Bushing help some people out with this issue and for the price you can't beat it!

I would definitely give it a shot!

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!

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I think you just need to get used to this clutch, shifter, and the position you are sitting in compared to your other ride. When I test drove a '15, I about put the clutch pedal through the floor because it was so much more lighter than mine. The shifter sits up real high compared to mine as well. It would take me some time to get used to it if it was me anyways.
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I do this trick every few weeks in my '14 and it helps me.
Turn the key to ON and wait til all the normal lights in the dash go out, then slowly press the gas pedal until it is floored and release. Turn key off, wait about 6 seconds and then start your car.
It may not help you but it helped me, after a few weeks it's really bad and sometimes will even stall but after I do this little reset, it's as smooth as butter. Just give it a try, if it doesn't work then no harm no foul.
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AMWill, would that help with the 1-2 lockout? or should I look at the Barton shifter for that?
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I would say any after market shifter is better then stock. MGW best I have shifted no lock out or missing 3rd. MUST adjust it on install to ones own feel.
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This trick worked for my '14. It came from someone else on this site.
"Turn the key to ON and wait til all the normal lights in the dash go out, then slowly press the gas pedal until it is floored and release. Turn key off, wait about 6 seconds and then start your car."
If it works then cool and if it doesn't you've lost nothing.
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Try this tip from stangtv.com. I really like the feel of my pedal after removal. The stock shift does take some time...practice makes perfect.

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Try this tip from stangtv.com. I really like the feel of my pedal after removal. The stock shift does take some time...practice makes perfect.

http://www.stangtv.com/project-5-lit...n-two-minutes/


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Well, it still get jerky from 1st to 2nd sometimes. Just have to practice i guess?

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The 4th gear in my 2015 GT manual was defective/damaged/shifting incorrectly by 244 miles on the odometer. It's ready for a rebuild. At least you're doing better than me!
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The 4th gear in my 2015 GT manual was defective/damaged/shifting incorrectly by 244 miles on the odometer. It's ready for a rebuild. At least you're doing better than me!
Wow! Why? Is the warranty cover it?

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The 4th gear in my 2015 GT manual was defective/damaged/shifting incorrectly by 244 miles on the odometer. It's ready for a rebuild. At least you're doing better than me!
Did you push your car too hard before 1000 mile break in period?

I stalled my car so many times when I first start driving it and I hope my car it's fine too
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I like the feel of the stock clutch. Does removing the spring make it much harder to press in?
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Did you push your car too hard before 1000 mile break in period?

I stalled my car so many times when I first start driving it and I hope my car it's fine too
How is driving hard? I went up to 3500-4000 a few times, would it hurt the engine?

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Did you push your car too hard before 1000 mile break in period?

I stalled my car so many times when I first start driving it and I hope my car it's fine too
Nope, actually I made the mistake of leaving my 2015 Mustang GT with a local dealership for paint repair, Bozard Ford, and when they returned it to me the transmission wouldn't shift correctly. Somehow the shift quality became very poor and the transmission got damaged when I left the keys with them.

Moral of the story, don't leave your car keys without a dash-cam in your car!!

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What kind of bootleg dealership are they...my 6 year old nephew could do a better job
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I felt the same thing with my 2015 GT, I got the Bama tune from American Muscle and it smoothed the shifting out perfectly!! Hope this helps,

http://www.americanmuscle.com/x4-cus...er-2015gt.html


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I felt the same thing with my 2015 GT, I got the Bama tune from American Muscle and it smoothed the shifting out perfectly!! Hope this helps,

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I have a manual transmission, the tune cleaned up the shifting from first into second. I had the exact same issue everyone is referring to and the tune took care of the issue. I have put on about 200+ miles since the Bama performance tune was installed, and It cleaned it up 100%


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I have a manual transmission, the tune cleaned up the shifting from first into second. I had the exact same issue everyone is referring to and the tune took care of the issue. I have put on about 200+ miles since the Bama performance tune was installed, and It cleaned it up 100%


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The car is designed to hit early gears hard. If you notice, each ascending gear is smoother and smoother off the clutch. I typically shift in 2 at 3200. That seems about as smooth as I can get it, but I drive it pretty hard most of the time... only averaging 16 mpg from my leadfoot. Lol. Going from a VW to a pony car is gonna take some time to get used to. Youll get it.

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Skip it?

Honestly, unless I am trying to jump off the line, I have started just going from first to third for normal around the town driving. Second jumps hard and is almost impossible to get a smooth transition unless you are flooring it or giving it all of your concentration to go slow.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:31 AM   #33
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Get the Steeda 35 lb clutch spring. It helps you feel the engagement point a little better.

It's less vague of a feeling in the middle.

I've driven manuals forever, and the PP Mustang was a bit harder to do well b/c of that slushiness in the middle... until I swapped springs.
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