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Discussion in 'Driveline' started by Brad, Sep 14, 2002.

Tri Ax or Pro 5.0

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  1. Brad

    Brad Banned

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    I ordered a tri ax and it was back stocked. I see alot of you guys are getting the 5.0. So the question is, whats better for our cars?
     
  2. toofast4u

    toofast4u Versatilist Established Member

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    jeffhou New Member Established Member

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    From what I have read, the steeda shifter has a self guiding "spring" that they claim eliminates missing 3rd gear. But then I read the 5.0 is better made (steel over aluminum), and is a tougher shifter. I have actually been wondering if either one was any better. So far those are the only real differences I can see. Also I know for a fact that the 5.0 will allow you to keep your stock shift knob, I am not sure about the steeda. I also I was wondering if either one makes any unpreferrable noises or anything?
     
  4. i8u

    i8u New Member Established Member

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    Pro 5.0 $183 shipped to my door!
     
  5. jtfx6552

    jtfx6552 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Pro 5.0 also claims to have some mechanism to keep one from missing third. It is a great shifter, and I love it, but I still have missed third, and second... and fourth... on occasion.

    The big problem on the '03's is the clutch grabbing to close to the floor. I had that happening last night at E-town. I "manually" adjusted it up a tooth on the paw and quadrant before my last run, which was the only run I made last night without a missed gear.

    JT
     
  6. toofast4u

    toofast4u Versatilist Established Member

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    I have the stock knob on my tri-ax and it fits perfectly and is correctly oriented when it is screwed on completely.

    My Tri-ax made some noise at first, but I put the silicon between the handle and shifter itself and now it is completely silent. I would also recommend the silicon mode for the Pro 5.0 also as it really made a difference.

    I hate Steeda for the most part especially since they have screwed me and now one to many times. But I do think this is a great shifter I recommend not to buy any suspension components from them though.

    Also Steeda didn't tell me this and I am piss'd about it, but SVTOA members which we all are get a 10% discount on Steeda brand parts so it is 179+shipping.
    http://www.svtoa.com/sponsors.asp
     
  7. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    yeah, what they said!
     
  8. lifter213

    lifter213 Active Member Established Member

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    Well i got the Steeda Tri Ax for the Cobra. I have the Pro 5.0 in my 2000 GT and it is ok but i ended up getting a Steeda handle for it so i could reach it better. So I figured since i'd be swapping the handle if i got the 5.0 it makes more sense just to get the Tri Ax.

    Just need the Cobra to put it on now ;-)
     
  9. TPOC

    TPOC New Member Established Member

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    What's shorter? A 5.0 or a Tri-Ax? Or are they the same?

    Thanks,
     
  10. toofast4u

    toofast4u Versatilist Established Member

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    By the measurements postban and I had the Tri-ax is shorter. Postban has a Pro-5.0 and the shifts were 1/4" shorter then stock and I measured in the same fashion and the Tri-Ax is 3/4" shorter.

    To have it further explained what we did check this out specifically Postban and my first posts.
    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18093&highlight=pro+5.0
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  12. bassin247

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    I have a tri-ax and I like it.

    If you do buy one, call steeda directly and mention you are a svtoa member and you will recieve 10% off.
     
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    Hammer New Member Established Member

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    Other shifters may be good (no flame intended) but Pro 5.0 is the REAL DEAL for all Mustangs. EVERYTHING else is a mere copy of the orthodox and original and still hands-down best.
     
  15. EasyMoney

    EasyMoney New Member Established Member

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    Love my tri-ax
     
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    I've used both in a '93 and in my '97; I prefer the Tri-Ax. But, really, it comes down to what You are accustomed to. I have friends who wouldn't have anything but a Pro. If you have never worked the gears using an aftermarket performance shifter, I would recommend sitting down in a buddy's car and test the "feel". If you already have experience with one, keep using it, unless you are are not happy with it.
     
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    jumpinjackflash New Member Established Member

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    Very happy with my Pro 5.0

    It makes a little noise, but I like that!
     
  18. 03DOHC

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    I had a Pro 5.0 on my '97 Cobra and liked it. Driven a few cars w/the Steeda and I think they're both nice. They both transmit noise. I'm going to stick w/the Pro 5.0. I'm going to wait a few miles before I start any mods though. I don't want to play the warranty game w/the dealer yet, IF something comes up.
     
  19. Brad

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    40% tri ax 59% 5.0 this is not the land slide I was looking for.. I might have to go with the tri ax here seeing I love it so much on my 01:-D
     
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    I have the pro50 in my car right now and tommorrow it is coming out,i had no problem shifting with the stock shifter and since i put the pro50 in i have not been comfortable with it,granted the throws are quicker with just a click but for some reason i just cannot find 4th gear at WOT:shrug: and my stops are set just fine.I am going to try the MGW handle on stock shifter or try the triax shifter after that.
     

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