2018 MT82 Second gear Lockout

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    Hey guys! Two years ago I had the 16 pp1 and sold it, but now I just picked up the 18 GT pp1. When I launch I’m noticing I get locked out on the 2nd gear at high RPM. Which is really bugging me. I know others are experiencing this too. Anyone find a remedy? I been thinking about upgrading the clutch cable to braided steel. What is your guys opinion?
     
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    MGW Shifter and BG Syncro 2 Fluid.... problem fixed!
     
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    For a lower cost you can get a Steeda or Whiteline Transmission bushing insert, wont necessarily eliminate it entirely but it should improve.
     
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    X2 on the MGW. Best shifter I ever put in a car when I was running manuals. Spend the coin and you'll question why you ever spent money on anything else cheaper.
     
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    I been thinking of trying MGW this time. I had steeda on my last one and I liked it a lot actually. I used a dynamat and led sheets with multiple layers to remove the vibrations and noises coming in. It sounded quieter than stock. Do you have experience with any other shifter to compare the mgw to?

    Thanks!
     
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    I ran a Hurst on my 2005. looked cool but sucked with regard to shifting even compared to stock. There's no compare. If you see an MGW for sale used on line its only because the person is doing an auto swap or traded for an auto. The service is awesome. I bought mine used from the tuner at AED for my 13. Jeez I wish I had not waited so long. The issue you have on occasion trying to find 2nd on a spirited shift? Gone. No need to change fluids or anything. Was running stock Motorcraft fluid that came in the trans case. Even if you buy used like I did and have questions they will help you. For years they never sold any way but direct. Now they have a limited distributor network I have noticed. Every time I see their stuff it makes me want to go back to a manual again. After you see the craftsmanship on these units you will laugh at a Steeda. Nothing personal against Steeda but its like comparing glass to a diamond. MGW is the cadillac of shifters hands down and well worth the money and the wait to save up for one if that is what it takes.
     
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    i appreciate the feedback. I think I will go with MGW this go around. I believe there is a TSB for the 1-2 and 3-4 synchros and forks to get replaced? I will get those replaced first and then throw the shifter, BG OIL (I had the BG oil and it definitely helped) and also do the steel braided clutch cable. I remember when I put that on last time the shifts were butter at all ranges of RPM.
     
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    no prob. I had my MGW on the car with the stock setup and then also with an Exedy setup and the braided line from JPC on the 13. Shifted like butter with both clutch combos. Shifted great N/A shifted great with 568RWHP on FI under it. The only thing more fun than an MGW is a pair of 36C's or larger.
     
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