Installing and testingÂ MGWâ€™s new shifter for the Shelby GT350
The anticipation levels have been rather high for some time. After months of design and development, anyone looking for precision and refinement in a shifter can now cross it off the bucket list. You are no longer beholden to the Camaro-inspired factory compromise that sits atop the TR-3160 six-speed manual transmission in every Shelby GT350 Mustang. Thanks to George Ciamillo, the man behind the magic at MGW Shifters, you can now control every ounce of Voodoo performance with a flick of the wrist.
The idea from the beginning was simpleâ€”to start over with a clean-sheet design that incorporated Georgeâ€™s single-axis design and completely eliminated the factory pendulum design. The TR-3160 posed some unique challenges beyond what the MT-82 or TR-6060 did in GT, Boss and GT500 models.
For one, the rotation of the actuation rod is in the opposite direction of the MT-82. George and I spoke at length about this as soon as he had a Tremec TR-3160 in his possession. There was no way he was going to give up and just create a redone version of the factory shifter (which is exactly what you’ll see from everyone else down the roadâ€”unless they copy this bad boy).
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