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Old 10-20-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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MGW Installed

Net time about 2 hours... figured out a few better ways to do things then the instructions, notably the locking pins and the bushings... so it went pretty quick.


This thing is sturdy, and VERY nice. Feel is 200% improved over stock, and the shorter throw is perfect. Big fan
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:45 AM   #2
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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+1 on MGW. Great product.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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Couldn't imagine driving the car without it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:32 AM   #6
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Couldn't imagine driving the car without it.
Hey cubjag,

Were you able to install the MGW shifter yourself or did you get it installed outside? I want to go with the MGW but the install might be beyond my capabilities. I see you're from Jax. Me too!
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:03 AM   #7
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I'm curious to hear your method for swapping the bushings. I still have nightmares about that part of the install!
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:18 AM   #8
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:54 AM   #9
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I'm curious to hear your method for swapping the bushings. I still have nightmares about that part of the install!
Its not hard at all. I just pushed mine out! The entire install is doable by a novice mechanic. Just go for it! Watch the videos and you'll see.

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:09 AM   #10
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I already did it a few months ago. I found the bushings to be an absolute PITA! My thumbs hurt for a week!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
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I'm curious to hear your method for swapping the bushings. I still have nightmares about that part of the install!
Bench vise covered with microfiber tower + grease = 2 minute bushing swap (for both)

Basically once the vise starts to push the bushing into the rod arm, you just rotate the rod arm to seat the bushing as you slowly crank the vise in. Easy as pie.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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Mine goes in Friday!!! Excited!!! Can't wait, tired of the stock one!
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #13
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Bench vise covered with microfiber tower + grease = 2 minute bushing swap (for both)

Basically once the vise starts to push the :bangdesk:bushing into the rod arm, you just rotate the rod arm to seat the bushing as you slowly crank the vise in. Easy as pie.
why didn't I think of that....oh well.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #15
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Sorry just now saw this, I was able to install it myself with the help of a friend. It really isn't that hard if you follow the instructions. If I remember correctly getting the pin out is the hardest part.

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Were you able to install the MGW shifter yourself or did you get it installed outside? I want to go with the MGW but the install might be beyond my capabilities. I see you're from Jax. Me too!
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:14 PM   #16
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Most purdy shifter I've seen and I'm leaning toward it!

Pics' please
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:18 AM   #17
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I'll snap one tomorrow. There isnt much to look at with the boot in place but the new shift knob
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:21 AM   #18
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #19
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Bench vise covered with microfiber tower + grease = 2 minute bushing swap (for both)

Basically once the vise starts to push the bushing into the rod arm, you just rotate the rod arm to seat the bushing as you slowly crank the vise in. Easy as pie.
Great idea! Too bad I don't get a do-over...
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:39 AM   #20
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#1 upgrade for this car IMO
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:12 AM   #21
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I'll snap one tomorrow. There isnt much to look at with the boot in place but the new shift knob
I was hoping for more of a product picture, however, I'll take whatever you're willing to share
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:31 PM   #22
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I will be doing mine this weekend if it arrives tomorrow as scheduled. I will post some pics when I am done,
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I will be doing mine this weekend if it arrives tomorrow as scheduled. I will post some pics when I am done,
Please - if possible, post some product pics', too before the install
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #25
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Please - if possible, post some product pics', too before the install
Their website is www.mgwltd.com. George is the one to talk to, if you have any questions. You should be able to see the shifter, and the accessories. Just follow the Camaro links to see the shifter.
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