This is everything you get...
This is everything you get when you order the shifter kit from MGW. The T-handle Allen wrench is a nice touch.
While the stock C6 shifter is functional, it's not what you could call stellar when it comes to being a real performance shifter. The best aftermarket shifter I've come across for manual-transmission C6s is the one made by MGW Ltd., and it's a real precision piece of equipment (the company's excellent C5 performance shifter is similar in design and function, too). Installation isn't difficult and, even if you've never done this type of work before, you should be able to complete the whole project in less than two hours.
| DIFFICULTY INDEX ::: NN ||ANYONE'S PROJECT | no tools required || N |
|BEGINNER | basic tools || NN |
|EXPERIENCED | special tools || NNN |
|ACCOMPLISHED | special tools and outside help || NNNN |
|PROFESSIONALS ONLY | send this work out || NNNNN |
Small flat-blade screwdriver
No. 15 Torx driver
7mm and 10mm nut drivers or sockets/ratchet
Loc Tite Red thread locker (optional)
Time required: 1 1/2-2 hours
Park the vehicle on a flat...
Park the vehicle on a flat surface, set the parking brake, and chock the wheels. Open the center console cover and remove the four No. 15 Torx screws that secure the console lid. Remove the lid.
Gently pry the rear of the...
Gently pry the rear of the F-55 console cover up from the bottom and lift it off. Note: '08-up models without selective ride control do not have this cover; on these cars, you must remove the two securing bolts that are hidden beneath the black plastic plugs.
Unplug the selective ride...
Unplug the selective ride control connector from the cover, if so equipped, and put the cover aside.
Remove the two 7mm hex-head...
Remove the two 7mm hex-head screws at the rear of the shifting console.
The parking-brake boot is...
The parking-brake boot is held in place with clips; unclip it, and raise it to expose the two screws holding the forward side trim plate in place.
Using a socket or nut driver,...
Using a socket or nut driver, remove the two 7mm hex-head screws.