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Stiff Shifter with MT-82

I'm really hoping someone has encountered this before cause I'm stumped. I recently replaced my steeda shifter with a stock one and a blowfish bracket and am having issues. When I'm driving and get up to 5th or 6th, I noticed when I slow back down and need to get into 2nd or 1st, the shifter is VERY stiff when you try to push it over to the left side of the gate. I generally have to wobble it around a handful of times and then it loosens up and acts like normal. I also think I found a shortcut yesterday, which is that if I pop the shifter down (as you do when you're going into reverse) and let go, it loosens up right away.

Anyone have experience with this?


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Very strange. Just out of curiosity, why did you go from Steeda to a stock? I would think the other way around. I am hearing a lot of good things about the MGW shifter, as I am getting my installed next week. Maybe consider that? Just my .02.


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Good question, while I liked the short throw of the steeda, I was still encountering gear lockout (mostly going to 5th) under load, which was driving me nuts. If I can't get this issue fixed with the stock shifter+blowfish combo, MGW will be my next step.

2011 Mustang GT, 577 rwhp 475 ft-lbs
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, 6spd mannual, Brembos, 3.73s, HID, security pack, 401A interior, GT500 spoiler and California Special/BOSS 302 front fascia.

Roush Phase II supercharger kit with CAI, Steeda custom dyno tune, STEEDA TRI-AX short shifter, Eibach pro kit springs, KONI STR.T shocks and struts, BMR panhard bar and camber bolts, JLT oil separator, Mickey Thompson street comp performance radials (255/285 19s), Velgen VMB5 gun metal wheels, and Borla S-Type axle back exhaust.
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It sounds like an adjustment issue, I had to move the upper bracket slots around the lower slots on the blowfish slightly twice to get it where it was shifting properly and quietly when I did mine last year.
No issues or missed shifts since.

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Awesome, I'd love if it was just a simple adjustment issue. I'll take it in and have them look at it

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, 6spd mannual, Brembos, 3.73s, HID, security pack, 401A interior, GT500 spoiler and California Special/BOSS 302 front fascia.

Roush Phase II supercharger kit with CAI, Steeda custom dyno tune, STEEDA TRI-AX short shifter, Eibach pro kit springs, KONI STR.T shocks and struts, BMR panhard bar and camber bolts, JLT oil separator, Mickey Thompson street comp performance radials (255/285 19s), Velgen VMB5 gun metal wheels, and Borla S-Type axle back exhaust.
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Could be just a bad install. Always a risk. Good luck.
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