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Discussion in 'SN-95 and New Edge Mustangs' started by Makobra, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Makobra

    Makobra Active Member Established Member

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    Does anybody else feel like the shifters are just a little bit too far forward? i'm 6'2", not a t-rex, and I just wish I didn't have to move at all to grab the shifter. My last mustang was a 99 V6 but this cobra came with a T45 Triax that I've yet to experience since I got the car with the drivetrain on the outside. Does the triax solve this issue or does anybody else feel this way even after installing a short shifter?

    Here's the current state of the cobra, I'm thinking of making a provision for a remote shifter a few inches back with a custom console.

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  2. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    I had @MGW do a single bend shift lever for me. The cup holder is useless in 2nd and 3rd gear, but I don't have to lean to shift.

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    xblitzkriegx Active Member Established Member

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    i still use the stock shifter and have no problems with it in terms of reach or throw. i have a 97 so the james bond hide-a-way cup holder doesnt get in the way.

    if anything, i wish the seat went further back. im 6'1" and it could go back another inch or two. i know you can drill the seat bracket out but i just havent cause im lazy i guess.
     
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    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    I wish there was a way to lower the seat a couple inches.

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  5. Makobra

    Makobra Active Member Established Member

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    where there is welding there is always a way! I'm doing through the floor SFC's though so I think my options might be limited :D
     
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    9397SVTs Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Are you referring to the factory or aftermarket shifters?

    I reuse the factory handle on all of my aftermarket shifters for the reason you mention.
     
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    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    Unfortunately I do not own a welder anymore.

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  8. lilcoop03

    lilcoop03 Active Member Established Member

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    Always thought the shifter was too far up in these cars. I would always bring my seat forward about 2 inches if I planned on banging serious gears lol

    Perfect shifter placement is where GM put them in the C6Z.
     
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    Transmission sits too high in the tunnel to do a remote mount under the car with levers.

    You'd have to set it in the car, and at that point you'd be losing the center console/cup holders. No way thats happening with the big gulp drinking american population
     
  10. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I've had the MGW in two cars. I basically reach for 5th. I have the seat kind of close for 3rd. I want to try the comfort handle to see how it compares.
     
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    SecondhandSnake Member Established Member

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    That's why I went to the rock crusher shift handle. It put it into a much better position.
     
  13. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    It's great. You can turn the shifter mount, and angle the shifter toward you. I have several different handles. I have a bad habit of giving them away. I will have to see if I have a comfort left.

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    tistan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Exactly, when I had my sn95, I used a pro 5.0 base with a stock upper. I welded the stock upper holes then re-drilled it to sit lower and angle further back. It was a good feeling setup.
     
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  16. 98 svt

    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Same here.

    I'm 6' and my oldknees just about hit the underside of the dash.

    I used to run a Pro 5.0 shifter, and I could reach the knob fine from my seating position.
    I have a MGW waiting to go in with the standard length handle (for now). My car is currently in the shop so I cant vouch for the MGW just yet. I'm hoping to be able to go with the short handle, but only time will tell.
     
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    I have a pro 5.0 with the Hurst 6" slant back handle. Perfect for this issue. It also fits my Bullitt look perfectly

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