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Old 10-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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MGW short throw shifter

Just installed MGW's short throw shifter and it is amazing! definitely recommend it although the install was more complicated than I anticipated but I did it alone which could've been why. Had a couple questions about the install and called MGW twice and they answered immediately and gave me the info I needed, they were very helpful
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Is that a pair of air force in the back?? Looks sick dude, how long did it take you?
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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some air max's lol think it took around 3 hours but I currently have the flu so I wasnt working at full potential, this one step took majority of the time since I didnt have any help
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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This is next up on my list. Looks good and I appreciate you posting how much you like it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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some air max's lol think it took around 3 hours but I currently have the flu so I wasnt working at full potential, this one step took majority of the time since I didnt have any help
Oh that's right air max haha. Nice job man. Did you have to do any work under the car?
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Oh that's right air max haha. Nice job man. Did you have to do any work under the car?
95% of the install was me being under the car on my back, wouldn't say the install was hard but just that reaching everything you needed under the car was difficult
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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95% of the install was me being under the car on my back, wouldn't say the install was hard but just that reaching everything you needed under the car was difficult
I want to try, but it sounds scary
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
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The best choice for these cars so far. Got one in my 2010 and it definately gives you a much more connected feel. Problem im having now is i want one for my 13 zl1 but i cant get a answer from them whether it will work with factory shift knob.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #9
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I mean I'm sure I could do an oil change on my car but I'm not the most mechanically inclined and oil changes aren't that expensive and I don't want to risk messing that up but as long as you follow the directions for this you'll be able to do it
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Just installed MGW's short throw shifter and it is amazing! definitely recommend it although the install was more complicated than I anticipated but I did it alone which could've been why. Had a couple questions about the install and called MGW twice and they answered immediately and gave me the info I needed, they were very helpful
Yea I put mine in 2 weeks ago and its like driving a different car and if you put the race knob on its even better
But you are correct it is a bit of work my hands are to big
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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Looks awesome! I have one going in next week. Can't wait!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #12
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next mod as well....is there a DIY on this shifter yet? How were the instructions?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #13
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next mod as well....is there a DIY on this shifter yet? How were the instructions?
MGW provides 2 install videos right on their site. I already watched them through and am planning on using a lift (hopefully) when I install mine. I am sure jack stands would work too.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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The best choice for these cars so far. Got one in my 2010 and it definately gives you a much more connected feel. Problem im having now is i want one for my 13 zl1 but i cant get a answer from them whether it will work with factory shift knob.
I just talk to mgw and they said the 2013 knob will fit they have the shaft that fits just have make sure you right 2013 on the order form even though it says 2010 the shifter assembly all the same except the shaft that has a set screw I try to sell my zl1 short throw to get a mgw
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #17
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Ive had mine 3 yrs now since 2000 miles..... simply flawless... little hint .... get some extra dyna matt and place it around the console and shifter assembly.... makes it even quieter

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #18
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3 years, 2000 miles? Epstein, I hope you have a note from your Mother for that!

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #19
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3 years, 2000 miles? Epstein, I hope you have a note from your Mother for that!

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Sounds like he installed it when the car had 2k miles on it.

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Old 10-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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Got my MGW just waiting for some lift time on my friend's lift. I wish I could just throw it in but based on everything I am reading and knowing in the next few weeks I will have access to a lift, I am just gonna have to wait it out.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #22
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Just put mine in last weekend and let me tell you it was the best thing I have done! It makes the shifting so much tighter. Second to third is like butter now. I got the new version of it that they designed. I did not know this till I put it in but they now come with new front forks that need no leveling. Bolt it in and go. Also they now give a very generous piece of dyna mat to put in under the foams. Also now comes with a new Billitt piece to help hold the front of the shifter boot to the tunnel. The last one I installed did not have all of these "new" items and was a bit more difficult but this new set is the bomb! You will never look back after this install.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #23
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I have chimed in numerous times on this subject. I have done a whole bunch of mods/upgrades to my car the the MGW is by far the best move I have made to date. Build quality and performance and customer service from MGW is unmatched...Simply a huge MGW fanboy!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #24
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I went from stock to a Hurst, then the MGW. It is a fantastic shifter! It really makes it a joy to row through the gears. The install wasn't bad, but if you have access to a lift, it will make it easier.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #25
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Just put mine in last weekend and let me tell you it was the best thing I have done! It makes the shifting so much tighter. Second to third is like butter now. I got the new version of it that they designed. I did not know this till I put it in but they now come with new front forks that need no leveling. Bolt it in and go. Also they now give a very generous piece of dyna mat to put in under the foams. Also now comes with a new Billitt piece to help hold the front of the shifter boot to the tunnel. The last one I installed did not have all of these "new" items and was a bit more difficult but this new set is the bomb! You will never look back after this install.
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rjames is spot on, I went through my shifter box and MGW has made some minor upgrades & have changed the install process. While they include the old video on disc, they also include updated instructions. Incremental improvements are a sign of a company that cares. The new forks and new metal piece to hold in the front of the boot being the most significant. The new piece of metal bolts up into the front holes of the tunnel that were previously left blank where the small piece of dynamat was originally used. For me this is a good improvement as leaving those holes unused was bothersome. They also include a suggested use of dynamat that is left over for the ebrake. Based on what they say, the ebrake could rattle when in the down position as there could be metal on metal rubbing. A little piece of dynamat on the main metal & no more rattle. Again, this is a sign of a company that cares, not just in it for profit. The ebrake has very little to do with the shifter, except for proximity & an aftermarket shifter could pronounce this, so it is MGW helping us out. Good stuff and probably helpful to others that may run into rattling with their emergency brake. EDIT: after reading through some old posts from 2011, I see these upgrades were made a while ago, that does not change my thoughts expressed above.

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