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these 11's have soft clutches and hard shifts..give it some break in time to loosen up

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I don't believe it is recommended to shift into 1st gear until you are very close to a complete stop. I know my 08 Bullitt will resist any premature down shifting to protect both the engine and tranny.

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No real reason to shift into 1st and hold in clutch if coming to a stop. Just put into neutral and then when stopped, into 1st. Depending what gear you are in, it will slip out into neutral without using the clutch, potentially saving wear on the clutch (and old knees like mine!)

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I don't do this shifting into 1st. I wait for a complete stop before going to first. I'm just trying to explain what the shifting would feel like from my experiences with the much older trannies that I had.
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I don't do this shifting into 1st. I wait for a complete stop before going to first. I'm just trying to explain what the shifting would feel like from my experiences with the much older trannies that I had.
I get that sensation if I try to force 2nd gear when it wants 4th, and only at lower speeds - otherwise it shifts smoothly into 2nd. That is the only occasion I get that. All other gear shift smoothly.

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Another crappy Mustang shifter? Geez why would it be any different than the last 40 years? Get an aftermarket unit as soon as you can.
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Are they not using the same short shifter with carbon fiber clutch plate from the GT500s that came on last years track pack?

I had read they were.

The difference between my regular base mustang (truck shifter) and the Shelby GT500 short throw set up was like going from a truck to an RX8.

I miss 3rd once in a while when downsifting for an extremely aggressive pass around 70mph on the highway ..but ..if i pause a second i can hit it....

I am surprised to hear anyone is having trouble with the 11 shifters.

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