Posting up what I put on SVT
Last night I went to the shop, help move some stuff around and help finish off Prelude stuck on the lift...(parts) and got Roxy up and ready for her upgrade.
Now a couple of things happened earlier that prompted me to move forward. I had a escalation in with Ford customer service about the 1~2 shift issue. Now mind you, I have not had it happen a lot, just at the track a few times.....But hey might as well get a fix if one is there for it. I met with the Ford rep, and a engineer from Ford(surprised) and we spoke about the issue in debt.
What I found is that my car/build actually had the newer parts they are replacing in some models about the shift issue. (He had a list and it matched up with several list people have shown on the nets) Long story short he basically said its the shifter, and in not so many words he was like use a nice aftermarket if you do not want to wait for Ford to retro fit the new 13 to the 11~12's. Even people with the new tranny parts could experience the issue from 1~2 or even 4~5 at high speeds because of the shifter. (I have actually had the 4~5 thing happen once).
So after some more talk about 13's and me trying to get info on the new 15....(No success) I went away feeling ok....well lets see what happens next. The install by the by was NOT as pain free as the video made it out to be....I had to take my drive-shaft down for more room.....I am not a small guy, and my hand were contorted in all kind of weird shapes getting up in there. In the end I got her done.
Now....for the goods. With my MGW set to 5 turns, I went and tested on a few back streets by the college.....I tried and tried to get it to grind...NO GRIND. The shifter feels ROCK SOLID. In gear the stick does not shake like the OEM one....I was hammering the hell out of it and swore I heard it giiggle with *What are you trying to do you girly man ?...* I truly know when I hit a gear under *spirited driving* as the Ford guy put it.....I am hitting that gear !
So there it is. I'll be hitting the track again soon, so we'll see how that goes, but as for now, yeah the MGW shifter is truly a mod worth getting. Yeah it may be $350, but the quality and build of it is far superior than what I seen out of another Shifter(Stee.....) that I help put in my buds 2010GT500. No re-use this, or take this out and put it in this...nope. All new quality stuff.
But heh, I am not saying anything that people with this shifter already do not know.
Edited by Ninjak, 18 August 2012 - 10:39 AM.
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