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View Poll Results: Hurst or MGW!
Hurst 99 45.21%
MGW 120 54.79%
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:22 AM   #4
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Hurst man come on.
You obviously have never experienced MGW.
The MGW is the WHOLE shift assembly and not just a shift rod. Just look at what you get fot the $.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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what exactly is this "poll " based on?. a complete unit?., quality of components used?., throw reduction?., ease of install?., price points?, amount of units that will be sold?..there are so many variables here a poll doesn't really serve anyone a solid purpose
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:51 AM   #6
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I think the poll is personal preference, nothing scientific about it.

I voted for the MGW, but prefer the 'looks' of the classic Hurst.
When I drop my money on the table, it'll more than likely be for
the MGW though.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:06 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:24 AM   #8
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Hard to say, I've got the Hurst installed and I like it but have not seen or tried the MGW so unless you have driven both theres no point in voting. Probably a lot like the CAI comparison they both will have plus and minus attributes. Really boils down to personal preference
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #10
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having used both, albeit not in this car. MGW FTW
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #12
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what exactly is this "poll " based on?. a complete unit?., quality of components used?., throw reduction?., ease of install?., price points?, amount of units that will be sold?..there are so many variables here a poll doesn't really serve anyone a solid purpose



I bought an MGW (getting installed today) but to make this poll worth the time it takes to read the results the only votes that should matter would be from people who have used them both. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #13
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I love Hurst, always have, always will... MGW is what I will be buying this time. I like the fact that it is a whole assembly.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #14
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I bought an MGW (getting installed today) but to make this poll worth the time it takes to read the results the only votes that should matter would be from people who have used them both. Just my opinion.
Hey Doc, Can you do a review of it when you get it installed? I would like to hear about it. And some pictures


As for what I know, its true that I have never tried MGW. But I have met up with the people who work at hurst and they are all great people. I have also met with one of the Engineering that helped build the hurst shifter and he is very good and knows a lot! He told me that it was not necessary to have whole assembly. They made their part work with what GM has and made it better. After playing with it for a while, I got to say, hurst is great!
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:54 PM   #15
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its all personal preference here.
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its all personal preference here.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #17
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nope its not just personal preference. MGW is a relatively new company in the past 10 years... Hurst is a very old and respectable name in the hot rod community.

I have owned hurst shifters in the past and found them to be of less quality than the newer competition out there. I am speaking in terms of fox body mustang shifters. Back then Pro 5.0 was the business, no one could touch them for their prices and quality. Then MGW came out with a great product, great price and truly amazing customer service!

I just ordered my shifter this morning from George at MGW, I've had their shifters in a couple mustangs in the past as well as their billet interior accessories... their quality is amazing and their customer service is second to none in my book! You cant go wrong with MGW!

All you die hard Hurst fans should give MGW a second look, going on brand recognition only is a mistake... if you like Hurst's product and prices better... then by all means, go for it. But I think if everyone in the shifter market were to look at the two side by side, there's only one clear decision... MGW!
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #18
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I don;t think anyone will disagree that MGW makes a nice product, they do!. But to imply simply because HURST is an old company who's been around forever and may use an "inferior" quality material is just rediculous. They are still around for some reason & its definately not only brand recognition ?.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:18 PM   #19
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I'll be installing my MGW shifter this weekend. George is one hell of guy and customer service is what he's all about. He gives out his cell # if you need to ask a question.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #20
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I have a MGW on it's way to me now. I am one of the first 25 to get one. Dealing with George was a pleasure. The MGW certianly looks like a top shelve piece and Stang and Vette owners certianly seem to be happy with them. Soon as I install it and pull some gears I will let you all know how it works. Wait for the MGW, good things come to those who wait. We know how long we waited to just get the Camaro!
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I don;t think anyone will disagree that MGW makes a nice product, they do!. But to imply simply because HURST is an old company who's been around forever and may use an "inferior" quality material is just rediculous. They are still around for some reason & its definately not only brand recognition ?.
I didnt use the term "inferior" so I dont know who you're quoting.

Im talking about my own personal experience with Hurst shifters versus Pro 5.0 and MGW.

Are you sure about that? They've been bought out twice in the past 10 years or so... Seems like if they were making so much money they wouldnt be getting sold left and right... oh wait... maybe it's because anyone that's owned a V8 in the past 25 years knows the name Hurst!
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I have the hurst and a friend of mine has the MGW. I have driven both as well as him. We both have come the the same conclusion. The hurst is more positive feeling. Shifts are quicker at WOT and 2 to 3 shift is just a slam and your there. MGW is smoother, less positive feeling, less noisy, longer shifts, never misses a shift but takes longer to make. WE both feel that the hurst makes for a better shifter for drag racing ( fast hard quick shifts) and the MGW is a better daily driver (smooth quiet and still shifts much better than stock). I am sure everyone has they brand preference but this is from driving both back to back to back. Oh yeah ( my hurst looks better...LOL)
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I have the hurst and a friend of mine has the MGW. I have driven both as well as him. We both have come the the same conclusion. The hurst is more positive feeling. Shifts are quicker at WOT and 2 to 3 shift is just a slam and your there. MGW is smoother, less positive feeling, less noisy, longer shifts, never misses a shift but takes longer to make. WE both feel that the hurst makes for a better shifter for drag racing ( fast hard quick shifts) and the MGW is a better daily driver (smooth quiet and still shifts much better than stock). I am sure everyone has they brand preference but this is from driving both back to back to back. Oh yeah ( my hurst looks better...LOL)
Wow! Thanks for the feedback! It got a little better picture of both now
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:06 AM   #24
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I'm looking at both of these shifters. I've never heard of MGW so I've got some research to do. Right now, if I buy one they are near the top of the list.

I've had 2 'new' Hurst and both fell apart due to cheaper parts/plastic parts being used in wear areas. I'm on the fence about the camaro piece due to it not being as many parts. Maybe it will last.
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I have the hurst and a friend of mine has the MGW. I have driven both as well as him. We both have come the the same conclusion. The hurst is more positive feeling. Shifts are quicker at WOT and 2 to 3 shift is just a slam and your there. MGW is smoother, less positive feeling, less noisy, longer shifts, never misses a shift but takes longer to make. WE both feel that the hurst makes for a better shifter for drag racing ( fast hard quick shifts) and the MGW is a better daily driver (smooth quiet and still shifts much better than stock). I am sure everyone has they brand preference but this is from driving both back to back to back. Oh yeah ( my hurst looks better...LOL)
i would like to know who has the MGW you tried. i wouldl ike to hear htis feedback also... i cannot see how the 2-3 shift is less postive on this shifter as we have additional return springs built into our shifter and is HAS to feel more solid. i am worried he may have installed it incorrectly...

also as far as throw tell him to call me if he wants the throw shorter our shifter has an adjustable throw feature built into it!!

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