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Old 01-28-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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MGW Shifter Install

Just want to make sure I cover the bases here! This install article can also be used for other shifter installs as well, they just won't be as involved or complicated.

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/133
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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MGW's web site has a full installation video also that is pretty good.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #4
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MGW's web site has their own full installation video.
We realize that, and we did use it, as mentioned and recommended in our article, but 1) not everyone has a computer in their garage, and 2) some parts in the video were hard to see, so MGW asked us to get good, clear pictures of our install, which we tried our best to do
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:33 PM   #5
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Well you didn't say that in your post and if you don't have a computer in your garage, then your video won't help much either. The MGW video is still a better installation guide!
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Just want to make sure I cover the bases here! This install article can also be used for other shifter installs as well, they just won't be as involved or complicated.

http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To..._Camaro_SS/133
Thanks SSRSLY, I wish I had the photo's available when I installed mine.... It would have made it easier...

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We realize that, and we did use it, as mentioned and recommended in our article, but 1) not everyone has a computer in their garage, and 2) some parts in the video were hard to see, so MGW asked us to get good, clear pictures of our install, which we tried our best to do
George did ask for that as well...!!!

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Well you didn't say that in your post and if you don't have a computer in your garage, then your video won't help much either. The MGW video is still a better installation guide!
Does it matter if he said it in his first post...$%&$^@$%&$&... Some people have laptops... some people have printers, and one video is professionally done, so what, the guy put extra effort into his install and it provides additional reference material for those of us doing this ourselves...Herkman [sic]

Thank You SSRSLY, for your effort and time... hope you enjoy the MGW as much as I do...
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:49 PM   #7
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Does it matter if he said it in his first post...$%&$^@$%&$&... Some people have laptops... some people have printers, and one video is professionally done, so what, the guy put extra effort into his install and it provides additional reference material for those of us doing this ourselves...Herkman [sic]
If you look at SSRSLY's response to me, He's the one that was "smart" about most people don't have a computer in their garage!

I installed my MGW and their video was very complete and informative. By not knowing that MGW supposedly asked him to do that, I was just being a helpful member by stating that MGW had an installation VIDEO. Now go play with your fish.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:15 PM   #8
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SSRSLY isn't a he, SHE was asked for the installation tips. If you had the video you know as well as I do not every step has clear video of what he's doing. WE tried to portray the installation with clear pictures and steps to help people that dont want to resort to the video. Please be a "helpful member" in another thread, you're simply stirring the pot.
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That is all I said before you guys started the stirring. Get over it and move on. The MGW video was clear to me....but then again, I am mechanically inclined.


You all are making a mountain out of a mole hill
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You're right, neither of us (myself or SSRSLY) are mechanically inclined. Just been working on cars most of our lives and both mechanical engineers...

I've read the thread. I also fully read the installation article she posted (even the part where it SAYS
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:38 AM   #11
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I didn't think so. That answers everthing. Post over
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:56 AM   #13
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How does it feel compared to the stock shifter? I love my MGW on my Formula.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:01 AM   #14
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Have to let SSRSLY answer for that as she's been driving it more lately. I drove it a little while before I went offshore. Installed it the first day we had this car. LOVE it over the stock one (had 6500 miles on the stock shifter in our first camaro). I found myself shifting a LOT more than I normally would because it was just more "fun."

It is a little stiff but we're told it will ease up with age. He sets the springs STIFF so when they break in they're "perfect."

Maybe Kat can contribute to this as she's put several hundred miles on it daily driving it

For the money and what you get, there is no rival IMO.

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Have to let SSRSLY answer for that as she's been driving it more lately. I drove it a little while before I went offshore. Installed it the first day we had this car. LOVE it over the stock one (had 6500 miles on the stock shifter in our first camaro). I found myself shifting a LOT more than I normally would because it was just more "fun."

It is a little stiff but we're told it will ease up with age. He sets the springs STIFF so when they break in they're "perfect."

Maybe Kat can contribute to this as she's put several hundred miles on it daily driving it

For the money and what you get, there is no rival IMO.

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I have a question and comment to another post on here,

But First, SSRSLY, I apologize for the male female fo-paux...[sic]

Question, for you will69, you mentioned offshore.... What do you do offshore. If you look at my avatar pic, you can easily determine I work offshore. I am a Sub-Sea Engineer for Diamond Offshore... No mechanical inclination here either... Are you in the oilfield or something else... My guess is that we are of the same occupation more or less...

Comment, I love my MGW, and yes it was stiff at first. George said it would be... I now have 1700+ miles on the car and over 1500 on the shifter... It has loosened up and feels really good. I figure it will loosen a little bit more this next time home and be just about perfect... For the poster that asked, it is worth every penny spent... The feel is crisp, and I know exactly where the shifter is going... It feels solid and sure. It gave me a lot more confidence in my shifts. My cars shifter was better than the car I test drove, but the MGW is on another plane...I will not comment on the other brands out there even though I drove a car with one of them... but I would not buy anything but an MGW if I decided to buy another car...Z-28, Vette,etc...

Thanks George... for a quality product....

Again, Thanks SSRSLY and Will69 for the DIY.. BTW, I am not too far from you folks, may run into ya'll someday...I'm over Houston way a lot...
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That is all I said before you guys started the stirring. Get over it and move on. The MGW video was clear to me....but then again, I am mechanically inclined.


You all are making a mountain out of a mole hill
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're the one that came into this thread making out like my hard work was just a waste of time. Yes there is a VERY GOOD video on MGW's website, that is also included in their kit, but since when is it a bad thing to have "too much" good info? I won't go into your how-to threads telling you it was a waste of your time, so don't come into mine doing the same, it's just rude.

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How does it feel compared to the stock shifter? I love my MGW on my Formula.
Amazing! Now that it's broken in (and yes folks, there is a 2-3 week break-in period with normal, daily driving; weekend drivers will have to deal with this a bit longer) the shifts are smooth, crisp, and easy, while still maintaining the spring-to-center sharpness you'd want from an aftermarket shifter. I had a Steeda Triax in my Mustang, and now I wish I'd gone with the MGW in that as well after suffering through that for 4 years!
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