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Old 07-02-2006, 10:50 PM   #15
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Originally posted by COSDEVSVT
Mine has been off for over 20K miles of PW development with no issues - and I drive it harder than anyone.

Our other SVT has probably 15K miles well with no issues.

We have early SVT customers already approaching 10K miles and nobody has mentioned anything.

The weight is there for shift effort 'feel' ... not actual shift effort. I've seen lots of automotive band aids in my career, but a weight to assist effort to keep parts working isn't one of them.
20k miles is nothing! Come on. I have almost 55k on my car now. I think the weight was put there for a reason, and I think the feel is much worse without it, I am putting mine back on. This is a real grass is greener scenario. What if the car was released without it and some company came up with a shifter weight...
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