Well I just got my MGW in the mail. I ordered a flat stick race spec but they sent me a flat stick x-spec. Not too thrilled. Gonna call them tomorrow and see what the deal is.
Ah ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I did end up installing it last night and it feels great. Install took about 2 hours if you include the test drive. Definitely a night and day difference! The hype is real.Due to the height of the flat stick ALL of them are mated with the x-spec base so that you get the comparable throw of the regular one like you asked for. This is by design not by mistake.
( owner MGW)
Ah ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I did end up installing it last night and it feels great. Install took about 2 hours if you include the test drive. Definitely a night and day difference! The hype is real.
My only concern is that I could have sworn I read somewhere on this forum that the x-spec was harder on your transmission than the race spec. I daily the car so if that is the case, I wish I would have known that the flat stick shipped with the x-spec before ordering :shrug:
Ah, thanks for clarifying that George. Well, despite the confusion, I love the shifter so far! Good work!You have to understand the physics of the shifter and arc throw...
two things will affect the distance of the throw....the pivot position and the height of the knob. So if you do NOT move the pivot but simply lower the knob height you can still shorten the throw. ( Boomba does this )
You can also move the fulcrum up to shorten the throw and thirdly you can do a combination of fulcrum positioning AND knob height.
The X-spec with standard and low profile handles will be a SHORTER throw than the regular race spec but when you put the flat stick on an X-Spec , you raise the height of the knob up above the standard level for cosmetic reasons , therefor, the throw actually gets INCREASED closer to the regular race spec.
So basically you are NOT putting anymore stress on the trans than with the standard race spec.
There is nothing about the MGW that would exacerbate wear or damage anything in the transmission. If anything it's better for that, being trans mounted vs. body mounted, providing a consistent and properly-constrained linkage to the transmission. Don't let that be what discourages you.The only reason I'm holding out is because I don't want any excuses to deny a warranty claim. I'm only at 2,500 miles so I have a while to go. I do have the BG fluid kit ready to put in though when I get time.