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  1. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    Got my mgw shifter today from the brown truck. Its been a long 2 week wait but I'm eager to install it tomorrow night after work.

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  2. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    You'll love it.
     
  3. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    I'm half tempted to take off work just to install it
     
  4. Nuar

    Nuar Active Member Established Member

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    Its an awesome shifter!
    Long instalations as far as shifters go but its well worth the money and effort.
     
  5. AFGuy0127

    AFGuy0127 Member Established Member

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    This shifter is absolutely on my list.
     
  6. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    You can probably knock it out in an evening.
     
  7. clean92lx

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    Do it! LOL

    I took my time with the install to make sure I did it right and it took about 4 hours. The hardest part is getting the boot to sit right.
     
  8. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    I dont think it will take me to long to do but deffinatly taking my time
     
  9. Gpcalero

    Gpcalero Cuz Racecar Established Member

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    I got mine on the same day, we've must've been in the same batch. ;)

    They don't come with instructions anymore, you'll have to refer to the 1 hr long video they posted on their website
     
  10. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    I had the video trying to go in the garage but I got tired or waiting on them so I just did the install on my own. Its a night and day difference though well worth the money.
     
  11. 13BlackGT

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    I got mine on Friday also. It was ordered on 10/5. I was in the middle of the install and got called out for work for 6 hours. The boot was a pain to get in without any wrinkles underneath. The test drive after the install is the fun part!!
     
  12. clean92lx

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    Good for you guys that just got your shifter installed! Thanks to the factory garbage shifter, It takes a few miles to fully trust the MGW shifter before you can really slam the 2-3 shift, at least for me it did...
     
  13. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    I had more issues with the 1-2 shift then I did with the 2-3. But man is it nice to slam every gear now
     
  14. turd burglar

    turd burglar Member Established Member

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    The boot is a bitch to install, but if you leave the rear bracket loose, install the boot and then tighten the bracket it's much easier
     
  15. Joey8

    Joey8 New Member Established Member

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    Did they do away with the red bushings? I just have two white bushings (they seem to be a plastic of some sort) already in the base of the shifter. They are two halves on each side, if that makes any sense
     
  16. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, no more red poly bushings.
     
  17. Joey8

    Joey8 New Member Established Member

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    How come they did away with th poly bushings? Any difference between the red poly bushing and the white ones they manufacture the shifter with now?
     
  18. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The white ones are much stiffer and have natural lubricity. MGW actually machines the new bushings in house, from solid stock.
     
  19. 14ksstang

    14ksstang Member Established Member

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    Mgw definately knocked this one out of the ball park.
     

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