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Get a friend to help hand you tools and um, beverages... and save your money. Put the money saved towards ordering a shift ball if you only have the standard leather covered 'thumb' knob. Did mine on jack stands. Watch the vids and take your time.

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my driveway has a pretty insane slope to it so it'd have to be done in the garage
lol my garage has a ton of fish tanks in there for my business but i guess i could move one out of the way if you guys really think a 300lb 6' fat guy could slip underneathe without getting crushed to death,lol
yea might be worth the trouble to save 200.00 being that money doesnt grow on trees these days..


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Ordered one this morning. Didn't have too many issues with the stock one, but figured I'd give the MGW a try.

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my driveway has a pretty insane slope to it so it'd have to be done in the garage
lol my garage has a ton of fish tanks in there for my business but i guess i could move one out of the way if you guys really think a 300lb 6' fat guy could slip underneathe without getting crushed to death,lol
yea might be worth the trouble to save 200.00 being that money doesnt grow on trees these days..
Big gut aside (har har) you can do it. It's worth it to move junk out of the way to perform the install on a safe, level surface. Btw, it's totally worth it to have 4 jack stands to raise up the whole car, not just the front so you have plenty of clearance. ANYONE with middle of the road mechanical skills can do this job by themselves with basic tools and enough time and patience.

On the other hand, 220$ is a fair estimate for 2-2.5 hrs of labor for a qualified mechanic that will stand behind their work if you are uncomfortable performing it yourself. There are plenty of youtube vids out there, have a look and do what is best for you.
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Ordered one this morning. Didn't have too many issues with the stock one, but figured I'd give the MGW a try.
I'm a bona-fide MGW koolaid drinker. Worth every penny, and you'll be revving your engine a bit higher to row through the gears afterwards. It will be VERY stiff the first 500 or so miles, but gets way better over time. When I first installed mine, I would row through all the gears many times while warming up the car, and even put it into reverse every 3 iterations.

Do NOT succumb to the temptation to leave out one of the metal inserts in one of the centering springs (assuming the design is still the same as last year - I know they have updated it). I took the advice that came with the instructions and am very glad that I did. I'm taking a mulligan if the updated design modification makes this advice obsolete/meaningless.

Let it break in and then see if it's just too stiff that you are willing to take it apart and modify it.
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Its is still recommended to use the top and bottom inserts. I believe the spring you are refering to is the reverse return spring. And yes it is a little stiff right now but like you said, I am sure it will get better with time.

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Yeah, that's it, couldn't remember what it was called. One of the few mods you can do that just gets better with age.
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