U.Only.Get.1.Shot.@.Life Posted July 2, 2013 Report Share Posted July 2, 2013 All, I recently joined the Shelby community by purchasing a 2011 Black Shelby GT500! I also own a Roush Mustang that I bought new in 2000 -- so Mustangs are in my blood. I look forward to interacting with everyone in the forum. Background: Two weeks after buying the Shelby, I decided to run it at the track with a couple buddies from work. I have driven a manual transmission as a daily driver for 10 plus years -- but I wanted to get a couple runs on the track to perfect shifting the Shelby. Needless to say, I encountered the 1-2 shift issue every time I exceeded 5k RPM's -- no matter how far I engaged the clutch or the direction pulled back the shifter. I was beyond frustrated and even embarrassed to show up to the track with undoubtably the best looking car, packing 550 horsepower, and carrying the highest of expectations. I understand that a shifter will not solve every bit of this issue, but it has to help with unnecessary notch in second and the slop present when in gear. A buddy that came out to the track with me that night has a Tri-Ax shifter in a 2006 Mustang GT. After a couple missed 1-2 shifts, he sat in my car and was the first to point out the terrible shifter. He quickly said, "Come sit in my '06 and engage the Tri-Ax." I can't imagine a better shifter then the one in his car. Absolutely perfect! It had: zero slop, hardly could call it a throw, and it was SO pure between gears. This leads me to my question: Which shifter is better? Steed Tri-Ax vs. MGW My issue: Reading this forum, all I hear about is the MGW so it seems like that is the direction everyone else follows. Did MGW hit the GT500 market before the Tri-Ax so it is what majority of people have and thus recommend. I never read about anyone with the Tri-Ax in their Shelby and wonder why? Maybe the Steeda Tri-Ax is not half the shifter it used to be, but I would like to understand why one is better than the other -- NOT just that the MGW can be adjusted to fit the driver. Although cool, I am more concerned about the purity of the shifter. Sorry for the novel! Ryan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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