Which T5, T5z shifter - feedback, Pro 5.0, Tri-Ax, MGW, UPR in VM's? - Vintage Mustang Forums
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Which T5, T5z shifter - feedback, Pro 5.0, Tri-Ax, MGW, UPR in VM's?

Which shifter do you guys currently like for our vintage mustangs with T5 trannys or T5z's?

Just looking for some current feedback, ideas, or new ones out there? Do you have a Pro 5.0, Tri-Ax, MGW or UPR in your VM?



Yes I've done searches, I've read the surveys on Stangnet, but those newer mustangs have totally different shift setups, setback linkage, than ours, right? They also don't have 10" laid back shifters either.

Not to mention it's over 10 yr old info - someone's gotta built a better mousetrap, maybe? Tell me about the feel, some people say their shifters almost 'click' or 'snick' into the next gear, and I wan't to feel that man! How about the sound? I find it annoying to hear gear whine transmitted thru the shifter, but some people like it? This feedback is what I'm looking for. Right now my jury is leaning towards the Steeda Tri-ax, but I'd like to hear back from guys that have put a few miles on the MGW or UPR's too.
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I have the steeda in my 65 with a 94 cobra T5 with stock style swap shifter handle. It does engage rather nicely and love the feel, but I do get some minor sound transmitted through the handle.


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I've used the B&M along with the MGW. The MGW was definitely my favorite.
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By my estimation, theyíre all very similar, which is to say, very good.

Iím currently running a Pro 5.0 which I like a lot. Before that I had the Steeda on a different car and loved it. As long as itís got positive stops, you should be good to go.
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I used a MGW in my '94 Cobra and again in my '05 GT. It would be my first pick if I were to switch over my toploader tot a tremec. But, it probably is the most expensive one listed. You definitely get what you pay for with MGW.
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When I had a '93 5.0, I had a Pro 5.0. I like it. On my '03 Cobra, I ran a Steeda Tri-Ax on the T56. Although different transmissions, between those two, I prefer the Tri-Ax. It seemed to be less notchy. Both were good overall tho. I currently have a White Lightning Shifter on my T56 Magnum. I would say it's just as good As the Tri-Ax EXCEPT that it leaks due to a design flaw.

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I've used the upr shifters in my fox cars and in my 66, no complaints
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I think I've tried every T5 shifter in various cars. Pro-5.0, Steeda, Hurst, etc. For the 67, I rolled the dice and bought a ~$30.00 shifter on ebay - SR Performance. Surprisingly well made, fit perfectly, positive stops, ~.5" thick base, etc. I added a Hurst shifter lever to it, feels great. Car not alive yet so I can't talk about NVH, but reviews are very positive and I'll spend the savings on other parts I need.
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Positive stops? Adjustable...?

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By my estimation, theyíre all very similar, which is to say, very good.

Iím currently running a Pro 5.0 which I like a lot. Before that I had the Steeda on a different car and loved it. As long as itís got positive stops, you should be good to go.
Positive stops Blake? Does that mean adjustable? I almost bought this 1" back shifter from Modern Driveline but didn't because it did not appear to have any adjustable stops. I also didn't know if I even need 1" back, but that's a diff story. I'll stick the trans up there and find out once I drop my C4.

How was the noise transmission, gear whine, of either of those while I got you here...??
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$30 shifter??

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I think I've tried every T5 shifter in various cars. Pro-5.0, Steeda, Hurst, etc. For the 67, I rolled the dice and bought a ~$30.00 shifter on ebay - SR Performance. Surprisingly well made, fit perfectly, positive stops, ~.5" thick base, etc. I added a Hurst shifter lever to it, feels great. Car not alive yet so I can't talk about NVH, but reviews are very positive and I'll spend the savings on other parts I need.
$30 shifter?! Wow, you are a dice roller, Lol! I'd do that too if it were easy to rip that shifter out and toss it from up top, w/o dropping the tranny...
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UPR shifter whine?

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I've used the upr shifters in my fox cars and in my 66, no complaints
How was the gear noise, whine, on your upr? How nice did it do it's 2-3 shifts? UPR is kinda a steeda copy right?
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MGW was favorite

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I've used the B&M along with the MGW. The MGW was definitely my favorite.
Tell me, Happy, how was the gear whine, or noise transmission on that MGW? Was it 'worth the price' better or just a little better?

I plan on running my resto-mod handle, which looks like this and acts like the shifter is right under your hand, no reaching:



But I'll have to get crafty to bolt that to an MGW...
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I have a Pro 5.0 shifter in my car. I bought it used but it performs perfectly. I drive my coupe with it almost daily. Having positive/adjustable shift stops is a huge plus with a T5.
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Tell me, Happy, how was the gear whine, or noise transmission on that MGW? Was it 'worth the price' better or just a little better?

I plan on running my resto-mod handle, which looks like this and acts like the shifter is right under your hand, no reaching:



But I'll have to get crafty to bolt that to an MGW...
I didn't notice any.
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I have one of these with a homemade lever adapted from an original 4 speed
https://lmr.com/item/LRS-7210RS/1983...-Throw-Shifter


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