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13 Boss LS MT-82

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#1 Saleenssc62

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:24 PM

I had a 13 Black LS for about two weeks last year(I am a independent auto dealer), and absolutely loved everything about the car except how the MT-82 shifted, it did have a stock shifter which I know was the biggest problems.  Has anyone experienced any problems with the MT-82 trans?  What can be done besides a shifter to improve the MT-82?  I am looking for purchase a black 13 LS to keep and just wants to be up to date on any known issues. Thanks in advance.


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#2 Rich B.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:30 AM

Seems to be the shifter and related linkage more than transmission, it is independent, floats. Bunch of remedies out there ie: stiffening brackets, bushings, new shifters, maybe a few other things too. Never had a problem with mine but I only go to about 5K rpm for shifting.

Edited by Rich B., 11 April 2017 - 04:32 AM.


#3 TMSBOSS

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:14 AM

There are two schools of thought on the cause of shifting issues. One is he shifter it self is the cause and the second is the Clutch.

I have replaced both on. My Boss. If I had to point to the root cause of,shifting lockout.....it's the clutch. Feel and crispness....the shifter.

If the car locks out at higher revs....refuses to go into gear, replace the clutch with a Lighter aftermarket clutch. If you have a vague feeling through the shifter, buy an MGW shifter. Want to throw fixes at it once and be done with it, buy both.

Hydraulic line, trans mount stiffener and motor mounts had limited success, don't go there first.

Enjoy your new ride.

Edited by TMSBOSS, 11 April 2017 - 07:15 AM.

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#4 302 Hi Pro

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

I had a 13 Black LS for about two weeks last year(I am a independent auto dealer), and absolutely loved everything about the car except how the MT-82 shifted, it did have a stock shifter which I know was the biggest problems.  Has anyone experienced any problems with the MT-82 trans?  What can be done besides a shifter to improve the MT-82?  I am looking for purchase a black 13 LS to keep and just wants to be up to date on any known issues. Thanks in advance.


You ask: "What can be done besides the shifter?" Like you suspected, it's the clutch assy. Lots of clutch options for you depending how you drive and intended use. When my time comes, I'll look at the Spec Stage 3+ with the full face sprung hub disc. Or the Exedy 6000 series units. If I go with a dual, it will be from ACE, (Shelby Store), as these units are more suited to competition use.

Next: Our friend, Ben Calmer in Pittsburgh, PA offers 2 levels of comp rebuilds for the MT82 and he is first class. But fortunately, my MT82 is trouble free in the shifting department.

Transmission oil makes a difference, see Ford's TSB for trans fluid. My Ford Dealer did this for me N/C and it made a nice difference, but I had low miles so it helped to midagate shift problems, IMO.

The MGW Race Spec shifter is a dream to shift and I can't seem to shift it fast enough to even miss a gear, it's that good. In fact the 2-3 shift is an open palm shift and I just shove the shift ball towards the general direction of the dash, and never missed a 2-3 shift.

I did replace the plastic clutch line, but I used the pre-formed SS tube to flex line from Ford Racing. I didn't want to have the plastic line expand when hot. It was developed for the Boss 302R endurance car as the plastic line didn't hold up to the heat of endurance racing riggers. Not that I'll ever need it for that, right? Just Head-Sh~¥. (You might know how that goes.)

Keep us posted on your decision.
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