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Was just wondering if they are worth the money investing in? Car is just a daily driver, not used for racing or anything. thx

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absolutely, best $179 you'll ever spend...get a Pro 5.0

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they do make driving the car pretty fun.. but if its just a daily driver.. i would try to find a cheaper one.

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or, if you go with a short throw shifter from UPR Products, it'll be just as good as the Pro 5.0, but it'll be the best $135 you ever spent!

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i went with the MGW for mine. works amazing and makes a world of difference

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awesome thx for the info!!
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I love having the short throw, it makes driving so much more fun!

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Well remember the shifter is the one thing you have the most interface with, it should be the best you can get...really, you'll be stunned at how much better it can get, almost like you want to slap a ford engineer and ask them how the stock one could be so bad
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Well remember the shifter is the one thing you have the most interface with, it should be the best you can get...really, you'll be stunned at how much better it can get, almost like you want to slap a ford engineer and ask them how the stock one could be so bad

lol because of this right here I feel I have to get one now, thanks guys
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Are they easy to install by yourself? Or is it better to get a pro to do it?
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Easy to install. Even tho you do not race it you probably get on it once in a while, its a stang. The stock aluminum shift forks are weak (to say the least), and your new short thro shifter with the positive stops will help minumize the stress put on your forks by over shifting with your stock shifter.

I have a 5.0, but never used any other, so i cant say what is the best. I do like mine.

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Instead of the '03 I'm now getting an '05, any suggestions as to a good short shifter for that year?
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Instead of the '03 I'm now getting an '05, any suggestions as to a good short shifter for that year?
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Ford Mustang TR3650 TR-3650 Short Throw Billet Competition Blu Thunder Shifter at UPR Products - Lifetime Warranty!

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i have the UPR blue thunder shifter and i must say, it was 135 bucks WELL spent. its very adjustable and extremely smooth.

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i have the UPR blue thunder shifter and i must say, it was 135 bucks WELL spent. its very adjustable and extremely smooth.
Thanks. I agree! (and I've had our shifters on most of my own cars, from Foxes to New Edge, and S197 Mustangs)



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