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The wife's 97 has an MGW and IMO it's terrible to shift. Part of that is my own muscle memory, but the ridiculous offset of the thing makes for bogus leverage and makes me have to move my shoulder too far back. Clocking it forward makes me hit my hand on the console.. IMO it's full of fail, most overrated shifter on the planet LOL.
I bought my MGW, and I've owned a Triax and a Pro 5.0. I have to admit when I first bought it, it was a little stiff and mechanical. But once it was broken in, OMGosh! There is no better shifter that I have ever owned. The Triax, while a good shifter, is garbage compared to a broken in MGW. I'm sure with the praises being sung my all MGW owners (minus you), they must be doing something right. But I guess that's why we have so many makers of shifters, you can't please everyone all the time.


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I bought my MGW, and I've owned a Triax and a Pro 5.0. I have to admit when I first bought it, it was a little stiff and mechanical. But once it was broken in, OMGosh! There is no better shifter that I have ever owned. The Triax, while a good shifter, is garbage compared to a broken in MGW. I'm sure with the praises being sung my all MGW owners (minus you), they must be doing something right. But I guess that's why we have so many makers of shifters, you can't please everyone all the time.
I really like my Tri-ax. It shifts 10x better than even my previous SVT Contour with a hurst shifter. And that shifter was butter for the time.


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Got a scratch proof version of one of these...

TWMPerformance.com/Shift-Knobs

Looks as good as the day I got it.
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I recently went to a MGW Gripper knob (with my new MGW shifter), that is supposed to be good in hot weather...there are several different inserts available, and a stainless nut/collar or anodized collar. I have the anodized, but the stainless insert and nut weighs a little more, which might help with the shifter vibration you describe. It is 6.25 inches in circumference on my tape.

I had a Hurst T grip years ago that was a good handle as well.

Maybe a local machine shop could make one large enough for your hand if nothing else seems large enough?

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