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Old 08-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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My review of MTI Racing's six shooter

I had this little beauty installed on Fri and even though it's been in my car for only a couple days, I've put it through it's paces.

Since MTI installed it, I've put nearly 500 miles on the car including 2 sessions on the Talladega Gran Prix Raceway.

First of all the shaft is stainless steel and it's a shame it has to live hidden under the shift boot. It is a visually impressive piece.

I don't want to start in with the "technical specs" of the shifter, just my opinion of what the driver will feel. I'm sure MTI can provide any technical details.

First of all, just sitting in the car and moving through the gears it feels very very solid, like you could hang a tractor trailer off of it, this thing is built.

Unlike a lot of aftermarket shifters, the force required to shift the Six Shooter is very close to stock. I tend to shift with my fingertips and palm and because of much, much less play in the shifter it's actually easier to shift in this manner than the stock stick.

Also common to other aftermarket shifters, is the "notchy" feeling. Not here, it's easy to find the gear you want and it goes in silky smooth.

Now, this is gonna sound kinda weird, but to me it actually makes the car feel smaller. I know....hear me out. Maybe it has to do with the 25% shorter throws and tighter feeling pattern, but I feel more connected with my car now. Before it felt more like a "shift by wire" system, but now I feel like I have a direct connection to the machine.

Lastly, I noticed no new sounds or increased noise, my previous experience with another aftermarket shifter in my GTO had me a bit worried about noise.

I kept my stock knob, since it compliments my shifting style. MTI also has other knobs that will work with the shifter.

I love it, and very glad it was the first mod done to the car. I haven't missed a shift yet

If anyone has any questions about the Six Shooter, feel free to ask. I'll be glad to answer.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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price of install?
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Lastly, I noticed no new sounds or increased noise, my previous experience with another aftermarket shifter in my GTO had me a bit worried about noise.
This was my main concern with getting this...I have a Pro 5.0 I took off my 4th gen because of all the noise it was making. Crap...now there's more money I'm gonna end up spending...

THANKS for the review!
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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This was my main concern with getting this...I have a Pro 5.0 I took off my 4th gen because of all the noise it was making. Crap...now there's more money I'm gonna end up spending...

THANKS for the review!
Actually, I was wrong. There are new sounds, but it is from me giggling like a school girl when running through the gears

I have even more excuses to drive the car now.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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pics of it installed please
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Badkarma for coming out and having fun with us at the track Sunday.
Glad to hear that you are enjoying the new shifter.
Look forward to seeing you at more track days.

To answer the other members questions on install and price.
The shifter kit is $374 and install takes around 2 hrs or more.
Price for install is $250.

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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how hard is the install? also, do you have to drop the tranny??
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #8
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pics of it installed please
Looks just like stock, maybe a little shorter:
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #9
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I had one installed last week and I just love it so far.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:46 AM   #10
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I had one installed at Lingenfelter while my car was there.
LPE liked it so much, they are now reselling the MTI shifter.
Most of the folks in the Lingenfelter thread on Camaro5 now have them.

It is a great mod. Anyone considering a shifter upgrade needs this item.
No missed shifts, quiet, great feel. Worth every penny spent.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:42 AM   #11
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I had one installed last week and I just love it so far.
Would love to see & feel this shifter in person. I just got my car on Friday and the stock throw is annoying me. I may make trip to Marietta to see one.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #12
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I got one a while back love it. No more missing gears. Good job guys can't wait to Road atlanta track event in two weeks see yall there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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After purchasing a one and installing the unit for a client, we also have now seen and felt the differences first hand. We also like LPE now stock this shifter because after every ride we give clients in out car, they notice the benefits, and want one immediately. We typically also charge 1.5-2 hours to install, less if we are doing exhaust work at the same time.

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
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Would love to see & feel this shifter in person. I just got my car on Friday and the stock throw is annoying me. I may make trip to Marietta to see one.

Just buy it.. The MTI shifter works great!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:48 PM   #15
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Thumbs up I concur

Got mine MTI Six shooter installed Yesterday.
The shifts are smooth, precise, substantially shorter throw, with a solid positive feel.
no side to side movement while in gear.
And just as the OP stated it makes the car feel smaller some how I don't know why either but it just does.
really gives it that sport car feeling .
Highly recommended.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #16
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Autobot,
That is awesome, and thank you for the feedback!

For those who are in the Orlando area, we are currently at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show until Saturday. Swing by our booth and say hello!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:33 AM   #17
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Another vote for the MTI shifter. Very pleased with mine. Ed M.
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