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Old 07-17-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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I should be receiving my MGW shifter by the end of this week. Just wondering how easy is it to install? Never done this before.

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Took me 25minutes in a parking lot with a basic ratchet set. Only tough part is breaking the old shifter off once its unbolted. Really gotta pull HARD. I had to bolt up the old handle and kick it. Make sure you use the bolts MGW gives you - do not re use the stock bolts.
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very easy.

read the MGW directions it will be piece of cake. just take your time. i did in half an hour in my garage. directions are very clear!
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Thank you. I have read a lot of comments and seems like this is the one to get.
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Took me 25minutes in a parking lot with a basic ratchet set. Only tough part is breaking the old shifter off once its unbolted. Really gotta pull HARD. I had to bolt up the old handle and kick it. Make sure you use the bolts MGW gives you - do not re use the stock bolts.
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This is a easy DIY, follow instructions and take your time
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Took me 25minutes in a parking lot with a basic ratchet set. Only tough part is breaking the old shifter off once its unbolted. Really gotta pull HARD. I had to bolt up the old handle and kick it. Make sure you use the bolts MGW gives you - do not re use the stock bolts.
Hit it right on the nose with this post! It is easy with the exception of getting the old one off.
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Avoid getting any of the old sealant in the trans. Take your time cleaning off any sealant so you get a good fresh mating surface. As mentioned, it's a simple install.

I had to pull mine on and off half a dozen times due to a problem with the spring on the 1st gear side. The people at MGW were very good at customer service. They sent me replacement springs which didn't help and then a new shifter which resoved the problem. I'd highly recommend both the shifter and MGW.
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PS The CobraBob gasket makes it painless for the new seal...
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To get the old shifter off, grab the top of the base with a pair of vice-grips then pry it. It will pop right off E-Z, no problemo..
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its ez like everyone said, just follow directions
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Well, I installed it today. No problem. So far, it feels great. I love it!!!

Thank you all for the input!
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