Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com

Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/index.php)
-   Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=67)
-   -   MGW Shifter Install (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63061)

SSRSLY 01-28-2010 04:18 PM

MGW Shifter Install
 
Just want to make sure I cover the bases here! This install article can also be used for other shifter installs as well, they just won't be as involved or complicated.

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/133

1 RD JEWL 01-28-2010 05:08 PM

Great link.

herkman 01-28-2010 09:49 PM

MGW's web site has a full installation video also that is pretty good.

SSRSLY 01-28-2010 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herkman (Post 1427478)
MGW's web site has their own full installation video.

We realize that, and we did use it, as mentioned and recommended in our article, but 1) not everyone has a computer in their garage, and 2) some parts in the video were hard to see, so MGW asked us to get good, clear pictures of our install, which we tried our best to do :thumbsup:

herkman 01-29-2010 05:33 PM

Well you didn't say that in your post and if you don't have a computer in your garage, then your video won't help much either. The MGW video is still a better installation guide!

SSE 4 2SS 01-29-2010 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSRSLY (Post 1426243)
Just want to make sure I cover the bases here! This install article can also be used for other shifter installs as well, they just won't be as involved or complicated.

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/133

Thanks SSRSLY, I wish I had the photo's available when I installed mine.... It would have made it easier...

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSRSLY (Post 1427567)
We realize that, and we did use it, as mentioned and recommended in our article, but 1) not everyone has a computer in their garage, and 2) some parts in the video were hard to see, so MGW asked us to get good, clear pictures of our install, which we tried our best to do :thumbsup:

George did ask for that as well...!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by herkman (Post 1429815)
Well you didn't say that in your post and if you don't have a computer in your garage, then your video won't help much either. The MGW video is still a better installation guide!

Does it matter if he said it in his first post...$%&$^@$%&$&... Some people have laptops... some people have printers, and one video is professionally done, so what, the guy put extra effort into his install and it provides additional reference material for those of us doing this ourselves...Herkman [sic]

Thank You SSRSLY, for your effort and time... hope you enjoy the MGW as much as I do...

herkman 01-29-2010 10:49 PM

Quote:

Does it matter if he said it in his first post...$%&$^@$%&$&... Some people have laptops... some people have printers, and one video is professionally done, so what, the guy put extra effort into his install and it provides additional reference material for those of us doing this ourselves...Herkman [sic]
If you look at SSRSLY's response to me, He's the one that was "smart" about most people don't have a computer in their garage!

I installed my MGW and their video was very complete and informative. By not knowing that MGW supposedly asked him to do that, I was just being a helpful member by stating that MGW had an installation VIDEO. Now go play with your fish.

:readthethread:

will69camaro 01-29-2010 11:15 PM

SSRSLY isn't a he, SHE was asked for the installation tips. If you had the video you know as well as I do not every step has clear video of what he's doing. WE tried to portray the installation with clear pictures and steps to help people that dont want to resort to the video. Please be a "helpful member" in another thread, you're simply stirring the pot.

herkman 01-29-2010 11:52 PM

PHP Code:

MGWs web site has their own full installation video

:readthethread:

That is all I said before you guys started the stirring. Get over it and move on. The MGW video was clear to me....but then again, I am mechanically inclined.


You all are making a mountain out of a mole hill

will69camaro 01-30-2010 12:05 AM

You're right, neither of us (myself or SSRSLY) are mechanically inclined. Just been working on cars most of our lives and both mechanical engineers...

I've read the thread. I also fully read the installation article she posted (even the part where it SAYS
Quote:

MGW includes a CD containing very detailed installation videos for each step, and we strongly recommend watching all of them before heading out to work on the car
Maybe take a little of your own advice and read before posting?

herkman 01-30-2010 12:38 AM

PHP Code:

Youre rightneither of us (myself or SSRSLYare mechanically inclined 

I didn't think so. That answers everthing. Post over

will69camaro 01-30-2010 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herkman (Post 1431008)
PHP Code:

Maybe take a little of your own advice and read before posting

That answers everthing. Post over

Cool :)

bballr4567 01-30-2010 12:56 AM

How does it feel compared to the stock shifter? I love my MGW on my Formula. :D:D

will69camaro 01-30-2010 02:01 AM

Have to let SSRSLY answer for that as she's been driving it more lately. I drove it a little while before I went offshore. Installed it the first day we had this car. LOVE it over the stock one (had 6500 miles on the stock shifter in our first camaro). I found myself shifting a LOT more than I normally would because it was just more "fun."

It is a little stiff but we're told it will ease up with age. He sets the springs STIFF so when they break in they're "perfect."

Maybe Kat can contribute to this as she's put several hundred miles on it daily driving it :)

For the money and what you get, there is no rival IMO.

William

SSE 4 2SS 01-30-2010 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by will69camaro (Post 1431134)
Have to let SSRSLY answer for that as she's been driving it more lately. I drove it a little while before I went offshore. Installed it the first day we had this car. LOVE it over the stock one (had 6500 miles on the stock shifter in our first camaro). I found myself shifting a LOT more than I normally would because it was just more "fun."

It is a little stiff but we're told it will ease up with age. He sets the springs STIFF so when they break in they're "perfect."

Maybe Kat can contribute to this as she's put several hundred miles on it daily driving it :)

For the money and what you get, there is no rival IMO.

William

I have a question and comment to another post on here,

But First, SSRSLY, I apologize for the male female fo-paux...[sic]

Question, for you will69, you mentioned offshore.... What do you do offshore. If you look at my avatar pic, you can easily determine I work offshore. I am a Sub-Sea Engineer for Diamond Offshore... No mechanical inclination here either... :bellyroll: Are you in the oilfield or something else... My guess is that we are of the same occupation more or less...

Comment, I love my MGW, and yes it was stiff at first. George said it would be... I now have 1700+ miles on the car and over 1500 on the shifter... It has loosened up and feels really good. I figure it will loosen a little bit more this next time home and be just about perfect... For the poster that asked, it is worth every penny spent... The feel is crisp, and I know exactly where the shifter is going... It feels solid and sure. It gave me a lot more confidence in my shifts. My cars shifter was better than the car I test drove, but the MGW is on another plane...I will not comment on the other brands out there even though I drove a car with one of them... but I would not buy anything but an MGW if I decided to buy another car...Z-28, Vette,etc...

Thanks George... for a quality product....

Again, Thanks SSRSLY and Will69 for the DIY.. BTW, I am not too far from you folks, may run into ya'll someday...I'm over Houston way a lot...

SSRSLY 02-01-2010 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herkman (Post 1430889)
PHP Code:

MGWs web site has their own full installation video

:readthethread:

That is all I said before you guys started the stirring. Get over it and move on. The MGW video was clear to me....but then again, I am mechanically inclined.


You all are making a mountain out of a mole hill

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're the one that came into this thread making out like my hard work was just a waste of time. Yes there is a VERY GOOD video on MGW's website, that is also included in their kit, but since when is it a bad thing to have "too much" good info? I won't go into your how-to threads telling you it was a waste of your time, so don't come into mine doing the same, it's just rude.

Quote:

Originally Posted by herkman (Post 1431008)
PHP Code:

Youre rightneither of us (myself or SSRSLYare mechanically inclined 

I didn't think so. That answers everthing. Post over

2001-2003 Crew Chief for Joe Lynch, 10 sec 1999 Cobra
January-August 2002 Engine Builder - Robert's Machine and Supply
Summer 2004 Interiors Engineering intern - Peterbilt Motor Co.
Summer 2005 Powertrain Engineering intern - Peterbilt Motor Co.
2005-2010 Owner/Builder/Driver road race prepped 2000 Mustang GT
January - August 2006 Manufacturing Engineering Intern, Paint dept. - Toyota Motor Mfg.
January - August 2008 Research Assistant, Texas A&M University Turbo Lab
BS- Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M 2008
2008-Present Applications/Design Engineer, FMC Technologies

Nope, no mechanical inclination here. :iono:

Quote:

Originally Posted by bballr4567 (Post 1431043)
How does it feel compared to the stock shifter? I love my MGW on my Formula. :D:D

Amazing! Now that it's broken in (and yes folks, there is a 2-3 week break-in period with normal, daily driving; weekend drivers will have to deal with this a bit longer) the shifts are smooth, crisp, and easy, while still maintaining the spring-to-center sharpness you'd want from an aftermarket shifter. I had a Steeda Triax in my Mustang, and now I wish I'd gone with the MGW in that as well after suffering through that for 4 years!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.