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B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter - Automatic (94-04 GT, V6)

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  • Perfect for Street and Strip
  • Full Ratchet Action
  • Lighted Gear Indicator
  • Reverse Lockout
  • NHRA and IHRA Legal
  • No Modifications Required
  • Fits 1994-2004 Automatic GT and V6 Mustangs
Full Ratchet Action. The stock 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 the 1994-2004 Mustang's center console with no modifications required to the factory AODE 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 1994 to 2004 V6 and GT Mustang's equipped with an AODE Automatic Transmission and meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.

Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Ratchet Shifter Assembly
  • (1) Shift Knob
  • (1) Shift Boot
  • (1) Shifter Bezel
  • (1) Gear Indicator
  • Installation Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

I really like this product

The fit was god. I had no trouble with the installation. I am pleased with the performace of the product. I would recommend it to others.

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Definatly makes driving a lot more fun

This is a great product I'm happy with what I paid for. It was a pretty easy install did it with a jack in my driveway. Definatly recommend this shifter if you drive an automatic.

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with, 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 today’s 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, it’s 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 it’s 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 won’t 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 there’s really only one way to find out, so with the shifter installed let’s grab our GT and put it to the test. Alright so we’re out in the 2000 GT, we’ve 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 we’re just kind of cruising around like you would in a normal automatic car, but what’s a ratchet shifter without actually shifting, so with that said, we’re coming up to a stop sign here, we’ll ratchet it on down into first. Alright, now we’ve got the car in first, we’ll 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 you’re shifting the car, again it’s not exactly like a manual car, you’re 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 it’s a great value, so be sure to check out the B&M ratchet shifter for your 94-04 Mustang, right here at

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Will shifting with this hurt the tranny? Im very interested in purchasing this shifter theres just a few things i need to know. 1. Will it hurt the transmission shifitng like this? 2. How would i shift into 4th gear. 3. Do i have to let off the gas when shifting.? 4. Can you downshift while driving? And finally is there any preformance gain in this? Thank you for whoever answers. I drive an automatic stang and i want to make it so i have the option to shift safely! Is this the right product. And if not. What is?


  • this is a direct replacement for your factory shifter. It will not damage your transmission. 4th gear is controlled by the over drive switch just like your factory do not have to let off gas to shift ether up or down . this shifter will allow you to shift manualy one gear at a time when in you want or just place in drive for for normal operation. as far as performance no but sure can make it fun to drive .


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Can the knob be swapped? Is the shaft threaded to accept other shift knobs? If so, what is the thread size? Thanks!


  • Yes, although I do not have the thread size. It is just threaded on and only functions as the handle. There is a little metal plate under the handle that lifts the hammer for shifting, this cannot be swapped.


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Is a ratchet shifter, gears and a tuner a good combo? I have a v6 daily driver. I was already wanted to swap the stock gears with 3.73 gears and using a tuner. I came across this ratchet (his & her type) shifter on here. Would this work well with the tuner & gears to give me that weekend joy ride feel?


  • Yes, yes, and yes to all 3.


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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2014

    Definatly makes driving a lot more fun

    This is a great product I'm happy with what I paid for. It was a pretty easy install did it with a jack in my driveway. Definatly recommend this shifter if you drive an automatic.


    Year: 2002 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Lincoln Park MI

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 09, 2013

    I really like this product

    The fit was god. I had no trouble with the installation. I am pleased with the performace of the product. I would recommend it to others.


    Year: 1995 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Odessa, Texas

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 19, 2012

    B&M Hammer Shifter

    I bought this product to test and experiment just what needed to be done to get this shifter matted to an 01+ 4r70w automatic. B&M was good enough to supply some extra hardware to ease the installation including a foam gasket, 2 lever pins, and of course the necessary hardware. The fit wasn't like a glove but as long as you're not in a rush it won't take too much time to seat the shifter properly. Getting the cable adjusted wasn't as sore either as I thought it would be. The only problem you'll need to pay attention to is the wiring and adjusting the shift cable and MLPS (Manual Lever Posit. Sensor) If it's not aligned with the shifter, you'll have the O/D light flash. What it all comes down to is the quality of the parts. They appear to be strong and mechanically attractive. It works well for what it does. Don't be afraid to buy this shifter if you own an 01-04 Mustang.


    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 11, 2012

    Works great.

    The insatll for this shifter was a pain, tons of adjusments needed to be made before all the gears would work, but in the end it was well worth it, reliable solid shifts. Its more about looks than the performance gain really, but its gonna be great at the track im sure.


    Year: 1999 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 16, 2012

    Looks and Works Good

    I recently purchased this for my 04 V6. The product came well packaged and protected. Installation was easy and took less than an hour, or it would have but they did not include the screws for the shifter cable. I had to run out to get the ones in the manual they specify came with it but they did not fit. I then had to scrounge up some bolts and lock nuts to finish the job. Another problem I ran into was the old screws did not go back in good and stripped out while I was installing so I had to replace those. Mine also goes into park and shifts through all the gears fine but it won't push the cable far enough in to engage park properly and so the car does not start in park but only in neutral even after about 5 times of adjusting it but I kinda like this better. Other than that it delivers. Yon won't get much out of it as far as shifting goes if you have a tuner but it is very good for shifting from 3rd or 4th down to second. Overall it performs the way I expected it to and it looks way better than stock.


    Year: 2004 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Olive Branch MS

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 09, 2011

    Great for racing

    My buddy has this on his 97 Gt so I thought why not? So I put it in my 99 GT and love it great tire chirping shifts, one this is the base of the unit does get extremely hot with the tranny


    Year: 1999 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Torrance, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 30, 2012

    nice product

    instructions were bad could really screw up someone that does not know a lot about cars .after I worked out the bugs with the instuctions every thing worked out .


    Year: 2004 Model: Mach 1 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ mass

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 25, 2011

    better than stock for sure!

    great product! so much better than the old regular shifter. I bought this due to the fact when i purchased the car there was no indicator and wanted something more eye catching. So worth it. Installation was a little tight but expected. Still overall worth the buy!


    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 New Jersey

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 09, 2014

    A MUST have for your auto stang!!!

    This shifter is one badass add on to your mustang! This is exactly what I was looking for my auto 04 GT mustang! This shifter does make you automatic mustang more FUN to drive and as well makes your mustang interior stand out from the rest! I wanted the shifter to be put correctly so I took it to a shop and they took about 2 and a half. When they where done I couldn't believe how good it looked! This shifter may not give you hp but just the look it gives your mustang makes up for it! Overall the main feature you'll get from this badass shifter will be a good looking interior and you cant go wrong with having that! Some of my friends where jealous of it and for now Ill keep this my little secret!


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Brownsville, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 02, 2013

    B&M shifters

    well i love the shifter fit was good still trying to get it working right just got my new cable so i got to see if that works but got to love the way it looks in my 2004 gt so well worth the time and monie


    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Dundee, OR 97115, USA

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