Originally Posted by VNVET
Looks like a bad copy of an MGW shifter
HaHa, OK. Nice 1st Post. I will play along.
Shifters are designed to fit a particular car, and because of that they will have to share similar properties that will in the end cause all shifters to look a like. We use a black anodize and that may be why you think it looks like a copy. We chose black because of how often our anodize house sets up black. If we choose a different color the turn around time would be a lot slower. Also the engraving properties of black helps set off the logo and any wording on the shifter.
Why you say it looks like a "bad copy", I'm not sure. Are you a mechanical engineer, a machinist, have you even held the product in your hand to make this assessment?. If this was just a "bad copy of an MGW" it wouldn't have spent over a year in development. I could have just reversed engineered the shifter and had it out in two weeks. It would have saved a lot of time and energy, but then It wouldn't have been better.
I could give you a list of about 25 people who had the MGW and are now using our shifter because they couldn't power shift 2nd and now they can. I think they will all tell you its different.
We have sold thousands of shifters, and from what I have heard from every vendor/dealer that we use, our shifter for the 2011+ is the #1 selling shifter on the market. Our quality is what has made us an over night success. Two years ago when we first started making shifters, nobody in this industry knew who we were, and now our shifters are even used by Shelby on the Shelby GT350 cars.
I just realized you are in Georgia, any where near MGW?.....
I'm going to be in Commerce, Ga Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We are sponsoring the NMRA/NMCA event. So if your up for it why don't you come by our booth and see it in person? I would be more than happy to go over the whole shifter with you and what we do different.
Happy Easter MF, and let us not forget the true meaning of this special day. John 3-16