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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019 Thread Starter
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I know this has already been discussed many times but i highly recommend the MGW race spec if you have the MT82 trans.

I was getting a lot of notchy shifting, lock out, and sometimes it would grind going into gear. Sometimes it would be so hard to put into gear it feels like im not pressing the clutch.


All these problems went away with the MGW. The only hiccup was this morning it was a little notchy when cold but as soon as it warmed up it was like a hot knife through butter.

I had the ford racing shifter but it was shifting like crap so i tried the race spec and its way better.

Now the bad news is the price. Coming from the foxbody world im not used to shifters being this expensive but its worth the price considering it made all my problems go away.

The install was a pita it took me about 3 or 4 hours. Also much different from the foxbody world. If you have good tools (flex head ratcheting wrenches, flex head ratchets, and a lift) your life will be much easier

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I know this has already been discussed many times but i highly recommend the MGW race spec if you have the MT82 trans.

I was getting a lot of notchy shifting, lock out, and sometimes it would grind going into gear. Sometimes it would be so hard to put into gear it feels like im not pressing the clutch.


All these problems went away with the MGW. The only hiccup was this morning it was a little notchy when cold but as soon as it warmed up it was like a hot knife through butter.

I had the ford racing shifter but it was shifting like crap so i tried the race spec and its way better.

Now the bad news is the price. Coming from the foxbody world im not used to shifters being this expensive but its worth the price considering it made all my problems go away.

The install was a pita it took me about 3 or 4 hours. Also much different from the foxbody world. If you have good tools (flex head ratcheting wrenches, flex head ratchets, and a lift) your life will be much easier

I love my MGW Race Spec shifter! I got mine RIGHT before they released the x-spec where you could get a much shorter throw if you wanted to (literally, I ordered, it was halfway to my house, they unveiled the x-spec, damn box showed up at my door.)


Expensive? Hell yeah! Worth it? Hell yeah! Just make sure you set the reverse lockout pin JUST like they say to in the instructions! My stock shifter you had to "aim" for the next gear, with the race spec theres no guess work.. let the shifter do its job and youll never miss a gear


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Yep, it's expensive. But it is a damn fine piece of kit! The amount of enjoyment I feel driving my car now is ridiculous compared to how much I dreaded shifting.

As for the installation time...

...how did it take you that long to install it!?!?!? George, the owner of MGW, installed mine in 40 minutes, and he spent 50% of that time shooting the breeze with me!

LOL I'm kidding. He did my car on a lift at MGW and I'm pretty sure he could do the install in his sleep.


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Yep, it's expensive. But it is a damn fine piece of kit! The amount of enjoyment I feel driving my car now is ridiculous compared to how much I dreaded shifting.

As for the installation time...

...how did it take you that long to install it!?!?!? George, the owner of MGW, installed mine in 40 minutes, and he spent 50% of that time shooting the breeze with me!

LOL I'm kidding. He did my car on a lift at MGW and I'm pretty sure he could do the install in his sleep.
I was watching the install video on my phone and going step by step being sure not to mess it up. And i had to keep reloading the video if my phone lost connection. And there was a bolt that a big pain in the ass the one you have to pull down on the drive shaft.

I was going really slow i never took off a transmission crossmember that part was kind of scary

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I was watching the install video on my phone and going step by step being sure not to mess it up. And i had to keep reloading the video if my phone lost connection. And there was a bolt that a big pain in the ass the one you have to pull down on the drive shaft.

I was going really slow i never took off a transmission crossmember that part was kind of scary
I'm sure it would take me as long as you did! I was actually kind of amazed at how little time it took George to install mine. Like I said though, he's installed a bunch of these!


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Change your fluid with Red Line DCTF and the cold notchiness will go away too!!
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