Finally a no-compromises short throw shifter that can not only handle the toughest rigors of competition racing, but also posses excellent street manners for your daily driver. Starting with a clean sheet, the RACE SPEC shifter from MGW now solid mounts to the transmission via billet strut arms and features a solid linkage rod connecting the shifter to the transmission giving a true "top loader" feel in every shift!
Updated Design for 2016 — we've listened and heard your feedback on our MT-82's, and so we've made several design changes to satisfy the most performance-hungry enthusiast. The new design is more compact and will fit inside the car's oval cutout, fully assembled; no more bashing your knuckles trying to get the the unit installed. This shaves at least 30 minutes off the install time and is great whether you're doing it at home or having it done at a performance shop. The shifter may be more compact, but it's still got every bit of performance you've come to expect from our high-quality race spec shifters!
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We've gotten many requests to build a shifter with an even MORE drastic throw reduction, and we've listened! If you need the shortest throw possible, then choose the X-SPEC model, with up to a 25% reduction in shift length possible over the stock shifter. We've also added a Low Profile handle option, which can be used with either the Standard or X-SPEC model shifter for even greater throw reduction.
The difference in performance & feel between the stock shifter & this one is night & day. There is no mistaking gear positions when shifting with the MGW shifter. It snaps firmly into each gear & takes very little effort to pull it from a gear to allow it to fall into the neutral position. The springs do this very well. You do get more vibration through the shifter compared to a stock one, but you are also more in tune with what is going on. The Extreme Dynmat material does help lessen this vibration & is well worth installing as recommended. The shorter throw is also noticeable, so you know it is taking less time to move gear-to-gear. The installation can be a little tricky if you have to drop the transmission cross member, but not a big problem. I would definitely recommend dropping the driveshaft loose from the transmission. This will give a little more room to work when installing the shifter & if you have larger hands, will make the job far less tedious by working in a tight space around the shaft. Even with the minor issues, I still give it 5 stars.Jeffrey A Brigman
10th Mar 2017