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MGW Race Spec Shifter

I was checking out the MGW web site and I see they have a revised shifter for the MT-82 with some 'upgrades' from what I saw on there about 6 months ago. It looks solid, but solid appears to come with a price. Is this a buy once cry once shifter that is worth the extra coin, or would it be better to give a closer look at the Barton or SR Performance?

If it is worth the coin I'd just as soon spend it once.

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I've had the MGW race spec shifter in for about a month now, and I love it. The shift throws are shorter and much more confidence inspiring. Haven't had a missed shift under cornering load yet. I think that it pays to do it right the first time, rather than putting in a shifter, then later deciding that you need a blowfish bracket or some other bracing.


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So what exactly are all the parts you should replace? Do they come as a package? Included with shifter?
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Race-Spec MT-82 SHORT THROW SHIFTER

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The only other part I used related to the shifting was the Whiteline transmission mount insert:

Whiteline Suspension Parts - Part Number KDT928 - Positive Shift Kit - 5.0 and 5.4L Engines

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The only other part I used related to the shifting was the Whiteline transmission mount insert:

Whiteline Suspension Parts - Part Number KDT928 - Positive Shift Kit - 5.0 and 5.4L Engines
Good info R T. I appreciate it. I had not seen Whiteline transmission mount insert before... I will be looking in to that.

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I was checking out the MGW web site and I see they have a revised shifter for the MT-82 with some 'upgrades' from what I saw on there about 6 months ago. It looks solid, but solid appears to come with a price. Is this a buy once cry once shifter that is worth the extra coin, or would it be better to give a closer look at the Barton or SR Performance?

If it is worth the coin I'd just as soon spend it once.

Thanks for any input!
Hey midwest,

Although I have heard nothing but good feedback about the MGW setup, I personally run the Barton Industries Short Shifter and Two-Post Bracket setup myself and absolutely love it!

It completely transformed my driving experience and I have yet to be locked out of any gear or had any trouble getting into gear, it's like butter!

I do not think you will be disappointed with either setup but if cost is your concern, I would go with Barton.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!

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Of course you would, Will. It's a good shifter... and you guys don't sell MGW.

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I've driven cars with both the Barton and MGW. Mine has the MGW if that says anything.
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Of course you would, Will. It's a good shifter... and you guys don't sell MGW.
Hey Tn,

You are correct as MGW only sells direct!

I have driven cars with both shifters and they are both great! You cannot go wrong either way.

I went with Barton on my car and have not been disappointed.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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I have the first generation Race Spec, the one introduced in December, and it is simply amazing, my mt82 is having issues so I havent been able to fully enjoy the Race Spec, but it is simply amazing and a work of art.

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Thank you all for the input. I ordered the MGW and the Whiteline bushing. Should be here in a couple weeks.

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I have the whiteline bushing in my tranny mount and you get a little more vibration, noticed a minor change in shifting up high in the RPM band but nothing too drastic.

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Once you de-couple the shifter from the body with the MGW race spec or any other shifter, including the Gen 1 MGW, with a BlowFish bracket, I'm not sure the Whitline bushing is doing anything for you other than increasing NVH.

With a body mounted shifter I can see where that bushing would help reduce drivetrain movement and misalignment.

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Ditto on the Whiteline transmission mount, I'll have to check into that too.


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