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Old 07-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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MGW short throw shifter ordered!

For my new MGW short throw shifter that is. Can't wait to try it out at the drag strip!
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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Just had my MGW installed 2 days ago and I absolutely love it. Has to be a top 3 upgrade for all Camaro M6. The stock shifter just sux once you use this.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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Yah, I was so excited that I forgot to add a shift ball to the order. Had to go back and place another order and pay another 10 bucks for shipping :(
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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It's on my "to order" list that's for sure. I watched a few videos on YouTube of the kit and love the way it operates.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:38 AM   #6
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Has to be a top 3 upgrade for all Camaro M6. The stock shifter just sux once you use this.
MGW....freakin' ROCKS! I've had it for over 3 mths now. LOVE IT!

Top 3????? I don't know....it's a close tie for the first mod along side getting rid of the factory mufflers. That's a tuff one.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #7
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I have had my MGW Shifter installed for about 6 months and wouldn't trade it for anything.. It Rocks !!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:24 PM   #8
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Mine should be in any day now, hope it is like what you guys claim
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:30 PM   #9
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I've had mine for several months and am very happy with it. Just to let you guys know, the MGW shifter does have a "break-in" period. When you first install it, it's gonna be a little stiff and notchy. It keeps getting better the more you use it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:14 PM   #10
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I've had mine for about 10 months. I installed it when my car only had 200 miles on it. It is by far the best shifter I have ever owned. You won't be disappointed. It definitely gets smoother after a short break in period.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #11
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I've had mine for several months and am very happy with it. Just to let you guys know, the MGW shifter does have a "break-in" period. When you first install it, it's gonna be a little stiff and notchy. It keeps getting better the more you use it.
Yes it does and after that period it rocks. I loved the look of the retro ball but found the shaft too tall so I called MGW and they sent me a really short shaft and it is awesome. I love the shifter even more after getting the new shaft and knob. I can't say enough about this product.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:48 PM   #12
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Yes it does and after that period it rocks. I loved the look of the retro ball but found the shaft too tall so I called MGW and they sent me a really short shaft and it is awesome. I love the shifter even more after getting the new shaft and knob. I can't say enough about this product.
If you have a chance, can you post a pic of the short shaft? I like the gripper height and the retro ball SS.

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Old 07-20-2010, 12:04 AM   #13
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For my new MGW short throw shifter that is. Can't wait to try it out at the drag strip!

I have a MGW. Simply the best. It's a whole new car. 12.35 @113.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #14
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Yes it does and after that period it rocks. I loved the look of the retro ball but found the shaft too tall so I called MGW and they sent me a really short shaft and it is awesome. I love the shifter even more after getting the new shaft and knob. I can't say enough about this product.
How much shorter is the replacement?
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:09 PM   #15
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If you have a chance, can you post a pic of the short shaft? I like the gripper height and the retro ball SS.

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How much shorter is the replacement?

I would say the short stick is atleast half the size if not shorter. I have my shidt boot zip tied all the way to where the ball meets the shaft. I was warned by MGW that this shaft will make the shifter really notchy, and it does. This shaft should only be used if you want to utilize all the performance of the shifter and are willing to give up some smoothness of the gear engagement. I wouldn't suggest this for anyone who uses their car as a weekend cruiser or show car. People have told me they have never heard a manual car shift so fast, that's why I want the shortest throw possible with as much positive feed back. This setup from MGW has been above and beyond my expectations.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:11 PM   #16
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This shifter is reallllllly nice... i went with Hurst though purely for the classic look and feel... thinking about getting this to swap with the Hurst once in a while for a different driving feel.

Aggreed the stock shifter sucks... but honestly for some weird reason i kinda miss it? lol...
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:58 PM   #17
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Thanks for the pics Showstopper. I'll check my shifter out when I get home. In the first pic it looks like the top of the knob is about even with the bottom of the fan controls. The shift boot seems to be bunched more than mine also. I have the race knob so that may make it higher than the ball.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:27 AM   #18
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Showstopper, I checked my shifter out last night. Looks to be a couple inches higher. I'm wondering if the race knob fits on the shorter shaft.
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No, it doesn't. We have the gripper knob on the yellow shop car and I'm guessing the race knob has the same mounting. They push onto the shaft like the stock knob and the retro ball is a 12mm threaded ball.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:56 AM   #20
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No, it doesn't. We have the gripper knob on the yellow shop car and I'm guessing the race knob has the same mounting. They push onto the shaft like the stock knob and the retro ball is a 12mm threaded ball.
Thanks. You're right about the race knob. It mounts the same way as stock.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:22 PM   #21
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BTW, I've got the shifter installed now and could not be happier with it. MGW FTW!
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #22
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It's only gonna get better as it loosens up.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #23
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those who are looking to buy the hurst shifter at a good price go to www.gmpartsdirect.com it list for $365.00 they have it for $302.79

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:40 AM   #24
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Where is the best place to buy the MGW shifter? What should I be planning on paying for it with a shift ball?
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:07 PM   #25
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Where is the best place to buy the MGW shifter? What should I be planning on paying for it with a shift ball?
You buy them directly from MGW. You can go to their website www.mgwltd.com or call them on the phone. I think they run about $350 plus what ever knob you choose.
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