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Old 10-30-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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Talking MGW Shifter Installed "Pics" 2012 LFX V6

So year i ordered a MGW shifter after a long battle between which shifter to get hurst or other brands, i went for MGW because its the whole assembly, 6 - 7 HRs and cut up hands later i got it on, and took it for a spin, BIG Difference! only problem its hard to get it into reverse i dont know why.. i installed it correct with everything, just very hard to get into reverse , need to pull alot of wrist strength into it, kind of annoying, but other than that its great!


































This is my 2012 2LT/RS LFX V6, The stock shifter was a bit different than the 2010 - 2011 camaro models.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:02 AM   #3
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What is different about the 2012 stock shifter compared to the 2010 and 11?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Nice job, how hard was the modification. Was it as hard or easy as you thought?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:41 AM   #5
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What is different about the 2012 stock shifter compared to the 2010 and 11?

look at the picture with stock shifter removed , it has springs in it which prevent the shifter from coming out, so i had to undo the entire assembly at top and remove the boot which kinda struggled with because it was some what glued in mine onto metal piece, and then bend the wire springs what ever you call em and push the shifter down.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:43 AM   #6
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Nice job, how hard was the modification. Was it as hard or easy as you thought?

It was, Easy/Medium/Hard

Starts off easy, gets semi difficult need 2 people, then hard removing 2 damn clips and i cut up my fingers so many times on the head shield >.< and had sore shoulders back, and right arm, Also like i posted above the shifter is tough to get into reverse gear for some odd reason, but i hope it will wear in and start being easy to use, also i hear a small wistle high tone when i drive almost like a high pitch drone, not sure whats causing it. But will check for leaks or something this week.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:39 AM   #7
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look at the picture with stock shifter removed , it has springs in it which prevent the shifter from coming out, so i had to undo the entire assembly at top and remove the boot which kinda struggled with because it was some what glued in mine onto metal piece, and then bend the wire springs what ever you call em and push the shifter down.
Those are the centering springs. Everything looks the same as my 2011...

Looks good!
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Figured the 2011 didnt have those either.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:35 PM   #9
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V6's have them, V8's do not.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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Figured the 2011 didnt have those either.
Yep the LLT's all have them. It was a pita getting around those springs when I put my Barton shifter in!
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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What are they for and why dont the V8's have em and also i got the LFX not the LLT
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:26 AM   #12
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What are they for and why dont the V8's have em and also i got the LFX not the LLT
LFX and LLT have the same tranny setup! Only real big update was the motor in the 2012's!
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LFX and LLT have the same tranny setup! Only real big update was the motor in the 2012's!

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:31 AM   #15
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:26 AM   #16
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Hey guys, sorry to dig up an old thread.

Would like to mention I'm from Australia and own a MY12 Holden VE SV6 with the LFX motor and a 6 spd man.

Can anyone help me get in contact with MGW? Would like to know if it'll fit into my car. I believe my car and your shares the same gearbox as yours, the AY6. Just need to confirm it before I order one. Would ask MGW themselves but their email doesnt work and overseas calls are costly.

Your help will me much appreciated.

By the way for anyone who is interested. MACE Engineering Group have released the cams for the LLT but will also be releasing them for the LFX. I'll be the first to have a cammed LFX in Australia. Most people are getting 210-230rkw with cams, full exhaust, intake and tune.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #19
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thanks, thats a post ressurection.
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i ended up going with the hurst shifter. Had a similar issue with the centering springs but found that it was easier to use and extension and a hex bit to undo the bolts holding the springs.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #21
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i ended up going with the hurst shifter. Had a similar issue with the centering springs but found that it was easier to use and extension and a hex bit to undo the bolts holding the springs.

i been driving my car now at 7400 miles, with mgw and drives great. i replaced the que ball with a gripper ball from mgw.
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Did going into reverse get easier as you drove the car? I'm only a couple weeks away from pulling the trigger and excited to get a short throw but not 100% sure if I should go with MGW or Barton.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #23
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I drove to their shop and had mine installed. George is an awesome guy!! Anyway, the reverse gate is pretty hard, and when you shorten the throw, it just makes it even harder to push through. Not the shifters fault at all. I just do a two handed reverse shift and save the wrists
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I just installed my MGW over the weekend. From on the ground to drivin down the road only took about 2 maybe 2 1/2 hours. The only bad part was the instructions didn't say anything about the springs in the factory shifter. But once i figured it out about 15 min later factory shifter out. I love the feel of the shifter as it gets into the gears and the throw feels just right. I have to say though the tension into reverse felt the same as factory in mine. But just as the OP stated i also hear a high pitched whine that i can seem to figure out where its coming from. OP did it ever go away? But that aside great shifter love it ill take it whine and all.
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I just installed my MGW over the weekend. From on the ground to drivin down the road only took about 2 maybe 2 1/2 hours. The only bad part was the instructions didn't say anything about the springs in the factory shifter. But once i figured it out about 15 min later factory shifter out. I love the feel of the shifter as it gets into the gears and the throw feels just right. I have to say though the tension into reverse felt the same as factory in mine. But just as the OP stated i also hear a high pitched whine that i can seem to figure out where its coming from. OP did it ever go away? But that aside great shifter love it ill take it whine and all.

Nope i got used to it. Or just have music loud. Its the tranny spinning the drive shaft. thats why they give u all that padding and crap to try and block it, but one little hole and u will have nightmares lol.
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