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I recently purchased the MGW shift knob with my build number, very cool looking. I also purchased the shift handle as well but have not installed it yet. My question is does the handle really give the feel of a short throw shifter? I was thinking of purchasing a Steeda Tri-Ax but don't know if it is necessary. I'd appreciate any feed back.
 

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I got the Tri-ax and the MGW shifter and installed them together. Since the MGW handle is almost infinitely adjutable you could probably get a short throw "Feel" but you would still have the problem of the factor shifter being a sloppy piece.
If for no other reason, you should get the tri-ax because it has positive stops built into it to keep you from bending shift forks in the tranny, a known flaw with our transmissions. Plus you'll only have to pull your console apart once to install both items.

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2001 DHG Bullitt #171
100mm Densecharger
Steeda Tri-Ax w/MGW handle
Interior by MGW.

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Blak, what's the difference between the Tri-ax handle and George's handle?
i just used the handle that came with my Tri-ax
 

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If you're happy wiht the stock Tri-Ax handle then stick with it. All our bodies are different though, and I found myself reaching for 3rd and 5th. Because the MGW handle can be angled more toward the driver I've happily found that all gears fall into my hand easily now. It's a very well made piece (like all MGW stuff) that's easily adjustable for different preferences.
 

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thanks Dennis...good explanation.
i'd like to see the difference but as you said if i'm happy and the Tri-ax is working.......
 

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The nice thing about the MGW handle is that it is completely adjustable. It's also a MUCH heavier unit than the stock Tri-ax. Not to say the tri-ax isn't good, it's just that the MGW is better. It has a couple set srews that allow you to adjust distance to driver, tilt toward or away from you, telescoping adjustment, etc.
I have mine in the all the way down position and angled toward the driver. It makes a HUGE difference in shifter placement, and as to how radical it is from the stock or stock tri-ax? The shift pattern on my shifter is pointing almost horizontally compared to pointing straight up when it was stock. I reach for nothing now and I still actually have use of the front cupholder.
 
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