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Old 07-01-2006, 08:28 PM   #11
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i was at a car show last weekend and i was talking with this mustang guy and told him about the weight. he thought maybe the weight was there for the feel as people transfer from other manuals so the feel would still feel the same because of the linkages.
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:54 PM   #12
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I think it's there for more of a feel reason as well. I don't see how that weight could be helping wear and tear on any of the cables. I could be wrong though.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:36 PM   #13
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been runnen it for a while now and no strains or binds on the cable
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:50 PM   #14
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Nickoullette, how long/many miles have you had the counterweight off?
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:50 PM   #15
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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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Old 07-03-2006, 01:01 AM   #16
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What if the car was released without it and some company came up with a shifter weight...
Why would you want to add weight to a car? That completely goes again the ideals of performance.

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I'm certainly curious to see how this pans out.
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i'm of the sound mind that its there for a reason, don't know if its' a major reason or not!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:25 AM   #19
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ok i havent been on here in a while..............what are the benefits of taking it off?
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Basically it lightens up the shift feel. A lot of people love it, a small number think it makes the shifter too notchy. Personally, I like the way my car is shifting now, so I won't mess with success (and I have an STS coming before the end of the month).

There is also a huge threat started by WD40 very recently.
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