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Old 10-19-2015, 11:24 AM   #61
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I drove my car back and forth to work today, which is about 17 miles of backroads each way and it was a great drive. I've become more comfortable with the shifter and it's quite fun at this point.

The shifts are much shorter, so I'm able to do no lift shifts at 4000-5000rpm at 70-80% throttle seamlessly that it sounds quicker than an automatic.

My only regret is that I didn't have this shifter sooner.

Thanks guys.
Great feedback man. I appreciate you continuing to post about your experiences with the product and I'm glad it's exceeding your expectations. Glad we could help you get that monster through the gears faster.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:18 PM   #62
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This may be going on my Christmas list! Even if it's one of those to myself gifts.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:36 AM   #63
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This may be going on my Christmas list! Even if it's one of those to myself gifts.
At least with the "to yourself gifts" you know it fits and its exactly what you wanted.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:34 AM   #64
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Just how much shorter of a throw difference between this shifter and a MGW?
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Can you elaborate on the fact there are no centring springs ?

What actually does control shift movement from say 2-3 ?

And if there is some mech that actively encourages this movement....how does it then handle 2-1 shifts ?
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Just how much shorter of a throw difference between this shifter and a MGW?
It's a good bit shorter. I don't remember the figure in inches, but may I suggest comparing videos on the web to get a better perspective. Another thing to consider is the overall width between gears. We are much narrower here as well.

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Can you elaborate on the fact there are no centring springs ?

What actually does control shift movement from say 2-3 ?

And if there is some mech that actively encourages this movement....how does it then handle 2-1 shifts ?
We use a floating stub design that is preloaded. The perfected preload s what allows the shifter to do the work for you so to speak.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:39 PM   #67
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nice more options. gunna have to consider this. debate between long tubes and this now. i have factory hurst and short stick which i like. but shorter is better!! well atleast in this case. haha.
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Picture of these "narrower gates" you keep referring to?
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Picture of these "narrower gates" you keep referring to?
It's not something you can really take a picture of. It's the left to right movement, and there really isn't any way to compare it to stock unless you experience it for yourself.
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After 7 years with a Pro 5.0 I switched to an MGW this past year. Couldn't be much happier. Definitely will keep this in mind if I get bored again, or I feel like the MGW "wears" out.
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^^I currently have a Pro 5.0 (in the car for the last 14 years).

I am going to skip right over the MGW and go to the Hinson when I change it out (that 'offset' handle mount in the MGW bothers me for a road racing app).
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:00 AM   #72
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Trying to determine how your shifter overrides the internal detent guide plate and front offset lever, which directly controls/defines fork movement.
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^^^ fulcrum height / pivot point of the stick
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The movement from left to right as you mention is shorter...... do this raise a risk of missing third gear ?
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Have any of you guys got a chance to video some shifting action in an Fbody ? I would be nice to get that perspective
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:27 PM   #76
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i just installed this shifter and have used it for about a week. Shifter works well but sits pretty far to the right and forward. I have nothing else to compare it to since this is my first aftermarket shifter. Is there any way to get an offset handle to center the shifter?
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I have an MGW and I love it. I apparently now do not have the best short throw... RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE. In for some more reviews.
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The movement from left to right as you mention is shorter...... do this raise a risk of missing third gear ?
Not at all. The only way you will miss third is if you try to override what the shifter is designed to do. The shifter is designed to find the next gear. There are several threads and comments on here from customers that can back this up.

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Have any of you guys got a chance to video some shifting action in an Fbody ? I would be nice to get that perspective
Hopefully we will have some video in weeks to come of Ray Bulachs 8 second Camaro making some passes with it.

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i just installed this shifter and have used it for about a week. Shifter works well but sits pretty far to the right and forward. I have nothing else to compare it to since this is my first aftermarket shifter. Is there any way to get an offset handle to center the shifter?
Swap the handle to the side closest to the drive.
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I will try to setup the GoPro and take some videos this weekend guys.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:24 PM   #80
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^^^^^ The handle is already on the drivers side of the shifter.
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