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Trying to decide between the 2. Anyone have any suggestions or have either one of these shifters with any pros and cons?? Anything would be appreciated, thanks guys.
 

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McQueen said:
Did some research awhile back and MGW is the best 100%.
Do you have the MGW? What was the reasoning behind it being the best?

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Anyone have any experience with the Streeda Tri Ax shifter as well? I'm just looking for the smoothest working shifter that still utilizes the factory reverse lock out system.
 

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The Barton and MGW are both extreme high quality shifters. pick either one you will be happy. No need in wasting time comparing them
 

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MGW replaces the rear bracket. This has a huge impact, prevents the whole assembly from twisting under high RPMs. I never realized it did that until after installing the MGW. Can't speak for Barton to compare. MGW is extremely precise, especially at break-in. Took a while to get used to with a few missed shifts at the beginning.
 

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OneSick07 said:
My mgw broke the first weekend at the track swapped to Barton and never gonna look to mgw ever again
Did you contact mgw to see what they would do for you?
 

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Nope but I also wasn't impressed I have a Barton on my 13 v6 and I love it that's why I went with Barton when my mgw broke
 

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MGW all the way...I love mine and have had it for almost a year....It rocks!!!
 

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My mgw broke the first weekend at the track swapped to Barton and never gonna look to mgw ever again
my only real question, since you have had both, is road noise. Which was worse? That honestly is the only complaint I have ever seen on the barton, and I don't see it often, that it has a lot of road noise.
 

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My mgw broke the first weekend at the track swapped to Barton and never gonna look to mgw ever again
Based on their reputation, my experience and their history (competition handguns require incredibly precise engineering) I gotta say this was a fluke. Makes sense that u stick with the brand that works for your but I did a lot of research and this is the first I have ever heard of something like this.
 

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Based on their reputation, my experience and their history (competition handguns require incredibly precise engineering) I gotta say this was a fluke. Makes sense that u stick with the brand that works for your but I did a lot of research and this is the first I have ever heard of something like this.
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I went with MGW for the quality. The shift improvement is impressive. The installation was simple and quick.
So the shifts were a lot crisper than stock? Any missed shifts at all? Does it still have a strong spring so it naturally slips in the 3rd from 2nd when you just push up like it does on the stock shifter?

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Where is the best place to buy the MGW? America muscle doesn't carry it and I haven't really looked around elsewhere for it yet. Also, will by 401 interior package shift knob work with the MGW? Love the shift know so I'd like to be able to keep using it
 

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So the shifts were a lot crisper than stock? Any missed shifts at all? Does it still have a strong spring so it naturally slips in the 3rd from 2nd when you just push up like it does on the stock shifter?

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Where is the best place to buy the MGW? America muscle doesn't carry it and I haven't really looked around elsewhere for it yet. Also, will by 401 interior package shift knob work with the MGW? Love the shift know so I'd like to be able to keep using it
Yes. Very crisp shifts. No missed shifts. The spring is definitely stiff for positive 2-3 shifts...It took me a day to get used to it. The instructional videos on their site discuss the spring stiffness. As far as stock shift ball, I used mine. I have a California Special.

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Based on their reputation, my experience and their history (competition handguns require incredibly precise engineering) I gotta say this was a fluke. Makes sense that u stick with the brand that works for your but I did a lot of research and this is the first I have ever heard of something like this.
Its funny you mention the competition handguns. I never put the name to my site staking tools until last weekend when I was installing sites for a friend. I was then like holy crap....I have an MGW site tool! lol.
 

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SolidRRaxle said:
Based on their reputation, my experience and their history (competition handguns require incredibly precise engineering) I gotta say this was a fluke. Makes sense that u stick with the brand that works for your but I did a lot of research and this is the first I have ever heard of something like this.
+1. It would have been good to know what MGW had to say if you'd returned it. I love mine and have done just a few power shifts and haven't missed a gear yet, unlike stock where missed 3rd and ended up in 5th. Only complaint is it is hard to get into reverse. Just have to let it center, press down hard and over. Just getting used to it.
 

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nosympathy said:
my only real question, since you have had both, is road noise. Which was worse? That honestly is the only complaint I have ever seen on the barton, and I don't see it often, that it has a lot of road noise.
I also noticed road noise... Drove me crazy!! I dynamatted the flat are around the rubber boot and also went to Home Depot and bought a $5 roll of insulation and put some in most of the area, even under the cup holders and under center console it made a significant difference... Only time I notice noise now is when I'm shifting holding onto 2nd like pulling back on it for example during revving
 
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