Hurst B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter - Automatic (87-93 V8)

Hurst B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter - Automatic (87-93 V8)
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Hey Im Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of the B&M hammer console ratchet shifter, fitting all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. Hot rodders have been looking to B&M for well over 50 years, for all of their performance shifting needs, and their presence is still just as strong in todays muscle car world. Alright, we know the stock shifter can handle the daily driver duties just fine, but when you start getting serious about your street and strip performance, that stock shifter can quickly become a liability. You can miss shifts, get hung up between gears, and in some very rare, very extreme cases, even shift into neutral or reverse which obviously is never a good thing. When installed the B&M allows you to manually shift the forward gears of your Mustang, by either ratcheting up or down on the lever, or on the other hand you can just leave the shifter in drive and cruise around like you would using the factory shifter, its the best of both worlds. Thanks to the reverse lockout feature, you can easily bang those gears without having to worry about accidentally shifting into reverse. Taking a closer look at everything you receive from B&M, you can see this is a total package, of course they include the shifter mechanism itself but they also include a factory like shifter bezel, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot, and a B&M T handle shift knob. This shifter is both NHRA and IHRA certified, making it an excellent choice for any street or strip Mustang. The hammer is a no modification needed bolt on for the AOD trans found in all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. You will need to do some work both inside and underneath the car, so make sure you have your jack stands or ramps ready before you get started. In addition you will need to wire in the overdrive button and LED illumination into your factory wiring, so just make sure you have a soldering iron ready. When its all said and done, you should be wrapped up in about 2 hours from start to finish. Perhaps one of the best features about this shifter that you wont find in the product description, is that a majority of our customer reviews say the B&M ratchet shifter just makes the car more fun to drive, well theres really only one way to find out, so with the shifter installed lets grab our GT and put it to the test. Alright so were out in the 2000 GT, weve got the B&M ratchet shifter installed, and my first impression looks wise is it looks killer I mean it adds a little bit of that race car flavor to the interior, but we want to see how this thing performs. Right now we have it in drive, and were just kind of cruising around like you would in a normal automatic car, but whats a ratchet shifter without actually shifting, so with that said, were coming up to a stop sign here, well ratchet it on down into first. Alright, now weve got the car in first, well pull out here from a stop and see if this thing shifts as it should. Hammer on, second, third, there you go, I mean it does kind of make driving an automatic fun in a way, I mean youre shifting the car, again its not exactly like a manual car, youre obviously not working the clutch but for the most part, it gives you something to do. Overall, total package, it looks great, performs as it should, and its a great value, so be sure to check out the B&M ratchet shifter for your 94-04 Mustang, right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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B&M products are designed right here in the USA by in-house engineers using only the finest materials available. Assembly of B&M products are held to the highest tolerances. B&M's philosophy has always been to build the best parts available, at any cost, and the racing world has responded by making B&M the #1 performance transmission company in the world!
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Item # 24308
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Product Features

  • Perfect for street and strip
  • Full ratchet action
  • Lighted gear indicator
  • Reverse lockout
  • NHRA and IHRA Legal
  • No modifications required
  • Fits 1987-1993 Automatic V8 Mustangs
Full Ratchet Action. The stock factory shifter is fine for daily driving, but it has some serious drawbacks when it comes to street/strip performance. The Mustang B&M Hammer Ratchet Shifter has a full ratchet action mechanism for solid positive shifts, so there is no fear of hanging up between gears or missing a gear all together.

Reverse Lockout. To prevent you from accidentally shifting into reverse while your banging through the gears the B&M Ratchet Shifter features a reverse lockout mechanism. To shift into neutral, reverse or park positions, just lift the trigger and ratchet the shifter forward for each position.

Direct Fit Installation. The B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter was designed to fit the 1987-1993 Mustang's center console with no modifications required to the factory AOD transmission. And to further simplify the installation this ratchet shifter includes the neutral safety switch, backup light switch, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot and polished aluminum T-Handle.

Application. This B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter is designed to fit the 1987 to 1993 GT and LX 5.0 Mustang's equipped with an AOD Automatic Transmission and meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.

Installation Time:

(approx) 2 Hours

Difficulty Level:

Advanced mechanical skills required.

What's in the box?

  • (1) Shifter
  • (1) Shift knob
  • (1) Shift boot
  • Installation hardware

What's in the box?

  • (1) Shifter
  • (1) Shift knob
  • (1) Shift boot
  • Installation hardware
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Fitment:
  • Foxbody 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93

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