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I have mentioned this before. We have a Pro 5.0 in and 89 5.0 Mustang. I do not care for it. Unless they made a drastic change to it I would think this one would be exactly the same. You know how most shifters lean toward the driver? Not this one. They are centered more in the console and in 3rd, 4th, and 5th the passenger would have a closer reach.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: 01GTB on 2001-09-17 14:15 ]</font>
 

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It all depends on what you cut your teeth on. I have a Tri-Ax in my Bullitt now. My prior Stangs had Pro 5.0 shifters. I am going back to Pro 5.0 because that's what I learned on. Don't get me wrong. The Steeda is a fine shifter. So is the Pro 5.0. It's like a Mac Computer vs a Windows PC. What you learn first is what you usually stick with.

PS: I plan to also purchase a MGW handle for it.

John



<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: TrueBlueBullitt on 2001-09-17 14:28 ]</font>
 

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hey if you go back to the pro 50 would you be interested in selling the triax? if so i am definatly interested.
 

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I guess I'm kinda "out of the ordinary", but I really like the stock Bullitt shifter. Much better mechanism than the stock unit was in my 98 Cobra. I don't plan on changing.

BTW...the Cobra has a pro 5.0 on top of the 6 speed. I later added a MGW angled shift handle with a MGW 6 speed pattern race knob. They look great and the shifter position is much improved over the Pro 5.0 supplied handle.
 

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So far I have to say that I'm happy with my stock shifter as well. I never miss third, unless I'm all excited when racing a ricer! :grin: The only problem that I've heard is bending the shifter going into second and third when racing, but that seemed to happen mostly in GTs. Once mine was broken in, over 3,000 miles, it actually shifts pretty smooth. Anyone bend their shifter yet?
 

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The primary reason to upgrade is the reduced chance of bending a shift fork in the transmission. Over extending is a sure way to do that. An aftermarket shifter will have stops to help prevent it.
 
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