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Yeah i've seen those before, they let you shift up gears more precisely with an automatic. I mean you can shift up gears already with an automatic but this prevents you from overshifting into the next gear accidentally. I have heard it's faster than shifting manually with an automatic but I dont have one. I know a couple people on here do and hopefully they will chime in and tell you more about it.
Well have you ever tried "manually" shifting with the auto? It feels sluggish and you can miss gears and all that. This shifter prevents that, and looks really cool too. I believe you can get it for like 350 bucks if you shop around though.
Does it make the shifts quicker though? I know more precise, but I never found out if it actually makes the gear changes quicker...
The tune helped with that a little for me, but there is a lot of room for improvement with the manual shift. During performance driving I almost always have to still leave it in auto shift for the car to be most effective... Makes me a sad person lol.
Yeah it would be a good investment if you manually shift the auto a lot (which isn't a great idea). But otherwise you're not going to shift faster than the trans if you have a tune, and if not put the $$ towards one, not the shifter.
But on the other hand, I think it looks a ton better than the OEM shifter and is more solid. My OEM shifter is starting to show it's age, so if I come upon some extra $$ I might consider one of these.
Is the faux satin stuff starting to scratch/peel? Because mine was in pristine condition when I bought the car, then about 8-10 months later I looked down at it one day and it seems my coat buttons or finger nails scratched it to kingdom come! I ended up painting it flat black and it practically looks identical to the black OEM one that some mustangs come with... Very pleased.
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