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That's just an add on piece. You still have the sloppy bushing that makes it feel like a wishee washee shifter.
Get youself a good shifter.
 

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Before I upgraded to my MGW shifter, I paid about $40.00 for the short shifter block a couple of years ago and for the money it was worth the upgrade from stock. But for $90.00 I'm saying save for a true short throw.
 

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Well, I will disagree with most. I currently have the Saleen short throw adapter...and since I paid like $29 for it, it was a well spent $29. I grant, it is not as good as a true short throw shifter, but it does improve the shifting considerably. I have not yet gotton a true short throw sifter due to me being cheap and I am always leary when I have to tear something apat on my car.
 

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I have the saleen kit installed and don't really have much of an issue. Granted, I haven't driven a MGW or other shift kit.

Now that I have my custom shift knob, I think I'm stuck with kits that use stock threading.
 

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Well, I will disagree with most. I currently have the Saleen short throw adapter...and since I paid like $29 for it, it was a well spent $29. I grant, it is not as good as a true short throw shifter, but it does improve the shifting considerably. I have not yet gotton a true short throw sifter due to me being cheap and I am always leary when I have to tear something apat on my car.
I am not really dis-satisfied with the stock shifter on my car. It is far better than the stock shifters that I have driven on some of the older mustangs. I got a decent deal on ebay ($35 including shipping), so I think I will give it a try. I like to drive kinda hard some, but I am not a racer and dont powershift.
 

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Well, I will disagree with most. I currently have the Saleen short throw adapter...and since I paid like $29 for it, it was a well spent $29. I grant, it is not as good as a true short throw shifter, but it does improve the shifting considerably. I have not yet gotton a true short throw sifter due to me being cheap and I am always leary when I have to tear something apat on my car.
Yes, yes, you are very undermodded :so

I too had the Saleen and was pretty happy with it. It cost me $29 (NEW!) and is made out of about $4 in aluminum, to give you an idea of how much Saleen is shafting you.

Saleen's shipping and customer service were unbelievably awful. Words practically fail me in my desire to describe how terrible Saleen is. I will never even consider using them again for any purchase.

Also when you trade up to a one piece aluminum drive shaft, you will have to remove the adapter and go with a real shifter anyway. The adapter moves the shifter down about an inch and will rub against the shaft.

Get any other short shifter and you will be happy. For $89, I would definitely pass.
 

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+1 on getting the shaft from Saleen ($29 for $4 worth of aluminum), but what about $200+ for $20 worth of aluminum from the other guys? This seems like the industry standard, especially for the 05 and up Mustang. I simply cannot see why EVERYTHING for this car costs so much more than the same mods for earlier years of the Mustang!!! As if paying $30 grand for a car that was $13 grand 15 years ago was not enough... Dont get me wrong, I love my car and am Mustang to the bone, but with so many Stangers on the road and modding, it seems like things would be a little more affordable :headscratch:. For example, $6,000 for a supercharger that was $3000 for the 302. I know they are different motors, but is the blower principle and material used in manufacturing not similar? :hijacked: Wait... this is MY thread.... I can hijack my own thread, cant I? :gringreen Sorry, I am in a bad mood and tired. I just wanted to vent about something and modding economics just happened to be my topic of choice.
 

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LOL!

I encourage you to get a different shifter.

My experiences with mine were positive but just thinking of the name "Saleen" makes me want to punch babies. I can't believe that company can find enough new buyers to stay in business. They can't have many repeat buyers.

Install, of the part, was fairly straightforward except the instructions have pics and directions backward, making it slightly more difficult. It shortened the shift so that if it is in first gear and you could draw a circle around the shift knob, when you shift to second and draw another circle around the knob, the two circles would be touching. It was like a toggle switch. Very nice.
 

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I will most likely upgrade in the future, like when money isnt so tight or if I find a killer deal. I just havent done anything to the car lately, and found an inexpensive project to play with (the shifter block). Thanks for the input!
 

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can't say I've got any experience with a true short throw. as has been stated, install was pretty simple...reaching around tranny was the most fun. I'm happy with the shorter throw than factory. Think I got mine for under $30 off ebay as well.
 
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