Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


2005 - 2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by Latemodel Restoration


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-04-2014, 01:36 AM   #1
Phil1098
 
Phil1098's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13
Default Installed MGW shifter tonight

I'm new to this whole Mustang world, I recently purchased a 2006 GT with 2,900 miles on it. I call it my new old car.

I guess the thread title says most of the story. I have read nothing but great things about a MGW shifter. I ordered one from MGW and from the Ford parts bin, a 2008 Bullitt shift **** and required boot. Tonight it all went in the car. One tip if there is anyone left besides me that is still buying an MGW shifter for a 2005-2009 car, put the big stock rubber boot onto the MGW before you put the shifter into the car. It was a pain on the bench, and I have no idea how you could do it once it's in the car.

MGW also has changed part of the install and it isn't in the video on their site or on the disk that comes with the shifter. Now you put a heavy coat of supplied black RTV onto the rear mount ears before raising it up into position. I would guess this is some form of vibration isolation.

The video also says you need to lower the transmission a bit to get the front mount bolt out. Not on an 06, doesn't have the sound insulation blanket. Turns out, you still need to lower the transmission to get the bolt back in because of the size of the MGW front mount. Oh well, didn't add 5 minutes to the job.

A report from the old man: The MGW shifter exceeded all my expectations in all ways, from build quality to shift quality. There is zero NVH and you feel every gear change through the ****, very positive and very precise. This is one of biggest improvements I could have made to the car. The Bullitt parts are nice too, improved the looks of the inside and now I have a proper shift ball too.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
Phil1098 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
Goldenpony
5th Gear Member
 
Goldenpony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 2,799
Default

I can't believe anyone would buy anything other than an MGW shifter. I have one in my '06 GT as well as my '85 GT. Love them both.
__________________
2006 Premium GT Convertible
Screaming Yellow, Black Top
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
18" "Fanblade Wheels"
CORSA Performance exhaust
Brenspeed 87 octane performance tune
MGW Shifter
Goldenpony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 03:09 AM   #3
drewsky
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 06 GT Legend Lime and 1967 CP
Location: Arizona
Posts: 756
Default

Have heard 50 plus times this is the shifter for these cars. The first mod on the first week I owned my 06 gt 4 years ago I got the hurst. I love it honestly but have debated countless times changing out for the mgw.
drewsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 03:10 AM   #4
drewsky
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 06 GT Legend Lime and 1967 CP
Location: Arizona
Posts: 756
Default

Also, how did you find an 06 with less than 3k miles on it? Good find !!
drewsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
Phil1098
 
Phil1098's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewsky View Post
Also, how did you find an 06 with less than 3k miles on it? Good find !!

That's what's odd, it was in my own back yard. When I look for cars my search is the USA. I went to Del Rio Texas to buy a brand new 1983 Hurst Olds, Hartford Connecticut for a 8k mile 6 year old Passat (for my wife, long story), West Virginia for a C55 AMG Mercedes. I am looking all over for the right car and as I'm driving in to my work I pass the local Ford dealer. I thought "well there's an 05-09 Mustang, yet I haven't seen it on "cars" or Autotrader, that's odd". So I go to their web site and here is a white 06 with red leather and 2,900 miles. A local customer who had bought all his cars there ordered this car and became ill and passed away. I don't know how long it sat in the garage, but his widow just couldn't let the car go. After so long she thought it was time to move on and traded it in to the dealership.

They were asking the moon for it, and I was full of logic. (I sold new cars for 12 years and was a manager for 7) I just told the guy that I know why they are asking what they were for the car, but for the price I am willing to pay I can get a three year newer CS with only 7k more miles on it. Deep down I didn't care so much about the year as I really wanted a white car with red leather and here it was. He said "I can't argue a bit with the logic, I see if they will take your offer"................they did. I don't think the car has even been in the rain, it is brand new inside(still smells new), out, and underneath. It really is like a brand new car.

Of course it being in the year range where Fords better idea with spark plugs occurred, I pulled them and screwed in 8 new plugs with the 2600 degree anti-seize on them and now I'm good to go.

Put on Redline hood struts last night too. I painted the fender brackets to match the car and removed the big stickers on the struts. Now it looks like it came with struts from the factory. Damn prop rods, might as well use a broom stick.
Phil1098 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 02:58 PM   #6
Goldenpony
5th Gear Member
 
Goldenpony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 2,799
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil1098 View Post
That's what's odd, it was in my own back yard. When I look for cars my search is the USA. I went to Del Rio Texas to buy a brand new 1983 Hurst Olds, Hartford Connecticut for a 8k mile 6 year old Passat (for my wife, long story), West Virginia for a C55 AMG Mercedes. I am looking all over for the right car and as I'm driving in to my work I pass the local Ford dealer. I thought "well there's an 05-09 Mustang, yet I haven't seen it on "cars" or Autotrader, that's odd". So I go to their web site and here is a white 06 with red leather and 2,900 miles. A local customer who had bought all his cars there ordered this car and became ill and passed away. I don't know how long it sat in the garage, but his widow just couldn't let the car go. After so long she thought it was time to move on and traded it in to the dealership.

They were asking the moon for it, and I was full of logic. (I sold new cars for 12 years and was a manager for 7) I just told the guy that I know why they are asking what they were for the car, but for the price I am willing to pay I can get a three year newer CS with only 7k more miles on it. Deep down I didn't care so much about the year as I really wanted a white car with red leather and here it was. He said "I can't argue a bit with the logic, I see if they will take your offer"................they did. I don't think the car has even been in the rain, it is brand new inside(still smells new), out, and underneath. It really is like a brand new car.

Of course it being in the year range where Fords better idea with spark plugs occurred, I pulled them and screwed in 8 new plugs with the 2600 degree anti-seize on them and now I'm good to go.

Put on Redline hood struts last night too. I painted the fender brackets to match the car and removed the big stickers on the struts. Now it looks like it came with struts from the factory. Damn prop rods, might as well use a broom stick.

Love the Redline hood lifts. I have put them on a bunch of cars. Can't beat them.
I currently have them on my '06 GT 'vert & wifey's '08 Mazda Miata GT. I have a kit to install on my '85 GT soon.
__________________
2006 Premium GT Convertible
Screaming Yellow, Black Top
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
18" "Fanblade Wheels"
CORSA Performance exhaust
Brenspeed 87 octane performance tune
MGW Shifter
Goldenpony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #7
mygt500
Multi-Tasking Moderator!
 
mygt500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
Location: Detroit Rock City!
Posts: 15,613
Default

FTW....MGW and Redline hood struts!
__________________

2006 Mustang GT with Cervinis Kit
Whipple Crew member
H.O. S/C 465 RWHP and 440RWTQ



link to Michigan regional chapter

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3342086

www.mocsem.com
mygt500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #8
charliebrown266
4th Gear Member
 
charliebrown266's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: toronto,canada
Posts: 1,176
Default

MGW shifter was the first mod i did when i bought my car in 08 and still love it!
__________________
charliebrown266 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 09:44 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup