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The Official MGW Shifter Thread.

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by HISSMAN, Jan 16, 2005.

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  1. ReCoil

    ReCoil Let it eat! Established Member

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    I put mine on this weekend along with a CobraBob's gasket and 4 quarts of Synchromesh fluid! This thing is night and day better, I can't believe I didn't do it sooner!! Absolutely the best money I've spent on my car, I would have bought it at twice the price!
     
  2. Monte79

    Monte79 New Member Established Member

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    Hello,
    I just installed the MGW shifter also with CobraBobĀ“s gasket. No problem, it was fun to do and shifting now is really great!
    But one problem I have: I installed the shift knob and because the shift lever is shorter than the original the leather boot is more squeezed than before. So when I am shifting now the whole plastic console moves a little bit towards and back because the leather boot is so stiff. Should I use another leather boot?
    Does anybody have the same problem:??:

    Thilo
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  3. SVT03Chris

    SVT03Chris NASM Personal Trainer Established Member

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    I had the Tri Ax and it was good and now I have the MGW Orange and like it also.

    If I had to rate them, this is what I would rate them as:

    MGW Orange - 9.5

    Steeda Tri Ax - 8.5

    This is out of 10.
     
  4. Root1022

    Root1022 100 Shot, 1 Kill Established Member

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    +1 I for sure dont regret switching to the MGW, but I never thouht the Tri-Ax was TERRIBLE! Just not quite as smooth!
     
  5. strong_j

    strong_j Member Established Member

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    Installed mine today and it feels great, but question i have.
    I notice everybody's handle is at a slant.
    is it suppose to be striaght or is it suppose to be at a slant?? if so how much of a slant??
     
  6. Spoolx

    Spoolx Active Member Established Member

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    I put mine on today, what an amazing feel.. the quality is the best I have ever seen in a shifter
     
  7. saleencobra

    saleencobra Active Member Established Member

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    will the stock shifter ball work with the orange MGW? or is there ball the only option
     
  8. Rooster1969

    Rooster1969 New Member Established Member

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    Just curious,.... Recently purchased an 04 Cobra, I can`t stand the factory shifter. Prior to this, the last manual trans car I had was a 96 Miata (12 years ago), amazing shifter. Could a comparison be made between the two as far as feel, ease, and smoothness?
     
  9. nooner

    nooner New Member Established Member

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    While the MGW shifter seems to be the most popular shifter for these cars you may be able to feel some improvement with the anti-venom shift mod...
    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/terminator-talk-229/686622-want-smoother-shifts-try.html
     
  10. Rooster1969

    Rooster1969 New Member Established Member

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    Ordered mine today. Should arrive before all of the ice melts off of my car. So, for now,......It sit`s,.......It waits.
     
  11. z28Eater

    z28Eater Hemi's Worst Nightmare Established Member

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    about to order mine, well maybe. i am like 6'6 or so and need something where the handle comes back more, in my 99 i had one of those upr rock crawler handles and loved it, anyone have an idea about how much further back the orange comes towards you?
     
  12. Alscobra

    Alscobra Member Established Member

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    I would like to thank SVTP. Just switched from a Tri-Ax to MGW. Big and much better difference. Had a slight problem with the MGW when it came in but fantastic customer service over there and problem resolved easily. MGW is a superior shifter for sure.
     
  13. obZidian

    obZidian New Member Established Member

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    Anyone have pics with the shifter in the different gear position? How far back does it go compared to the stock shifter?

    Also, did this shifter help anyone not miss 3rd anymore? It's a bear of a gear to find!
     
  14. ericsnow25

    ericsnow25 New Member Established Member

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    Just ordered this with the Silver handle (I have long monkey arms, so reach is no problem). Look forward to shifting faster than the long throw/tall stock POS.
     
  15. ColorMatched

    ColorMatched grayongrayongrayongray Established Member

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    Anyone have any issue with it being really easy to pop out of 3rd gear if you're just coasting? I notice that if I barely even have my hand on the shifter once it hits the sweet spot in RPMs it comes out of 3rd really easy. Don't know if this is a quirk of the MGW or just the T56, or if I should just not be a bitch about it???
     
  16. Competition

    Competition Hood Rich Established Member

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    Put a PRO 5.0 in my Cobra last week and hate that piece of shit. Just bought an MGW and can't wait to install it. If it's anything like the MGW in my 01 Cobra, I'll love it.
     
  17. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Lance, why did you install the Pro 5.0 rather than the MGW to begin with? Especially after having one in your '01 since you have been very happy with it. Shame on you! LOL!
     
  18. miztigerszou52

    miztigerszou52 New Member Established Member

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    Just wanted to say this shifter is definately a great improvement over stock especially in the NVH category as I used MGW's inner boot plus a Cobrabob gasket. Good writeup as well.
     
  19. EATONU

    EATONU gitsome Established Member

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    I've had my cobra for about a year... and have done nothing but complain about the garbage shifter in it... after reading all 8 pages of writeups i think ive actually just got a stock shifter with the original mgw handle on it... explains why i complained about third gear ALL THE TIME ahha... Cant wait. Shifter, gaskets, and my dignity on order :)


    quick question, anyone seen the Org. Handle ever come in silver? worse yet i must have a knock off mgw handle lol
     
  20. Excessv

    Excessv New Member Established Member

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    The wife just ordered mine today! Now that was a shock :)
    She even ordered the extra blue Handel that is adjustable:)
     
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