With all due respect, your "proper technique" shows your lack of understanding concerning the M82 shifter. The "Chinese" shifter that the 2011-2014 Mustang utilizes is a remote linked shifter that creates severe shifter gate misalignment during high rpm acceleration. Additionally, the M82 shifter bushing utilizes an actual plastic zip tie....complete garbage. The MGW shifter is tied to the transmission and simulates a top loader, thus eliminating shifter gate misalignment.
Since installing my MGW shifter, I can now shift at any rpm level and not worry about missing the 2nd to 3rd shift. In fact, this MGW shifter has enabled me to fully enjoy driving my Mustang. I'm 55 years old and on my 15th Mustang, many of which have been manuals. The manual shifter or the M82 is pure junk, and advising the poster that his shifting issues are due to a lack of skill is irresponsible on your part. I still know guys my age that hold on to their belief that a Boss 429 will out run my 14 GT/CS....the good old days are still some old timers reality!
The MGW shifter upgrade is one of the FIRST things on anyone's upgrade list.
The "Force" is with MGW!
Yes I have driven them, and I doubt you remember what it took to shift a top-loader with worn out plastic bushings.......and this shifter has been around for a while.......
The comments posted by the OP, clearly shows they have not been taught the proper techniques ...and just thinking you can down-shift a trans
into gear without stepping on the gas, well, they don't even recommend you do that with an auto...it's right in the owners manual! "Direct Quote"
Having been raised in the Los Angeles area and lived in the Mountains & deserts, and raced SCCA in the 70's with the pony cars (very successfully) and pit crewed for a TR8 (that became a TR7 with TR8 guts), there are real techniques such as when driving in heavy traffic, learning to "slip the trans
into neutral as you come to a stop", not resting at a stop with clutch depressed (as this heats the TO bearing) and the proper way to up-shift for speed using the muroc technique (as you exit the gear/depressing the clutch in) will make the car literally jump 5 mph without using a drop of fuel to do it!
Yes, the shifter could use an enhancement but it is no different in feel or issues than any of the other oe mfg's have....you should hear the kids talk about the BMW with the same tranny......oh how they need to spend $ for a new shifter as well.......a OE M mechanic/engineer was there at this track day listening to all this.....he took the first gent out and let him show him the issues....then he got behind the wheel and showed him just how to adapt to it......he ended up taking 6+ people out in there cars showing them proper technique.......each was surpirised at how this could be true! of course a wekk later it was all back to the same rhetoric......
and that's ok.......besides, the fix as I have seen it is pretty easy...easily fabbed at any home garage in a few hours........of course spending $'s and paying someone else to install it is even easier!