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Hurst Chrome Billet Plus Shifter T-5/T-45 (83 - Early 01 GT, 94-04 V6 & 96-99 Cobra)

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  • MPN# 3915033

  • Market Price $338.96
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  • Classic "Hurst" Styling and Performance
  • Shorter, Faster Shifts
  • Lightweight Billet Aluminum Construction
  • Includes Chrome Shifter Handle and White Knob
  • Fits 83 - Early 01 GT, 94-04 V6 & 96-99 Cobra T5/T45 Transmissions
Improves Shifts. Get rid of that clumsy feeling that many factory Mustang shifters have with a Hurst Billet Plus Shifter. The Hurst shifter features a high ratio pivot mechanism for quicker, shorter throws and a polymide pivot cup to reduce jarring vibrations.

Hurst Quality. The Hurst shifter base and stop collar is CNC machined from billet aluminum for it's strength and lightweight. The included shifter handle is triple chrome plated for a brilliant show car appearance.

Application. This Hurst Billet Plus Shifter is designed for use with Mustangs equipped with the T-5/T-45 manual transmission, including the 1983 - Early 2001 GT, 1994-2004 V6 & 1996-1999 Cobra models. The Hurst Shifter includes a chrome shifter handle and a white shift knob with 5 speed logo.

Fitment: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shifter base
  • (1) Shift handle
  • (1) Shift Knob
  • (1) Gasket
  • (4) Bolts
  • (4) Washers
  • (1) Bushing
  • (1) Zip tie
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99
  • Foxbody - 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

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Great Product, Easy Install

Awesome upgrade from the stock shifter. The shorter shifts are great from a driving perspective but the shift knob doesn't get very hot while its in the parking lot like my old one, which is another plus. ...

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The installation is pretty easy you just have to take your time with it and it will go smoothly. Also the gasket has a top and bottom to it, the bolts wont go in through the base of the shifter if it's ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Does this come with a shift boot? Will a replacement leather shift boot come with the kit? If so, is it high quality leather or the stock pleather? If not, can you reuse your stock boot on this shift kit? Or is it standard to simply have the rubber shift boot instead of a leather one, when the Hurst kit is installed?


  • reuse stock boot as this does not come with one. What you see in the stock picture is what you get.


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2004 Stang Why isn't there this style of shifter for the later years of mustangs?


  • Different transmission uses a different shifter


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How long is the shifter handle? How much longer is it than a stock handle?


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will this fit on my 2000 gt?


  • It appears from the description, this unit will only fit up to 2001 GT models and then only the early 2001's. I didn't do a search, but I am certain AM carries this same type that will work on your 04 model. They are a pretty shifter and they don't make you feel like you have to lean over to change gears.


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I am swapping out my stock shifter in my 97 cobra and replacing it with a hurst short throw shifter , which comes with an extra metal gasket . Do I need gasket material between each flat surface of the gasket to shifter and gasket to trans surfaces to seal ?


  • You can use gasket glue between the different surfaces. I suggest only using very little so that you do not have any issues if you need to take the shifter off in the future. Be careful not to get it near the bolt holes. This can cause torquing issues and it will be difficult to take off in the future.


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What's the difference between a 1999 and a 2001 Cobra for this? Could it still fit?


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.833333 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.766667 4.8
  • Throw Reduction 4.413793 4.4

  • 5/5

    August 08, 2016

    Great Product, Easy Install

    Awesome upgrade from the stock shifter. The shorter shifts are great from a driving perspective but the shift knob doesn't get very hot while its in the parking lot like my old one, which is another plus. You also get to actually use the front cup holder now which is good too. Install was simple, quick, and easy. The instructions are clear and it took about 45 minutes including going to get the sealant you need for the new gasket. But save yourself a little hassle and get a bigger zip tie because the one included is very hard to get on. But overall I love it and I highly recommend this product.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 04, 2011

    hurst shifter

    The installation is pretty easy you just have to take your time with it and it will go smoothly. Also the gasket has a top and bottom to it, the bolts wont go in through the base of the shifter if it's on upside down. And make sure the stopping screws are in the right spots, I thought mine were but when I went for a test drive it wouldn't go into first so I had to adjust them again. Overall i'm very satisfied with the shifter it gives a very clean feeling when you're flying threw the gears unlike the slopping stock feeling.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    March 15, 2011

    Hurst Chrome Billet Plus Shifter T-5/T-45 (82-Early 01 V8; 93-99 Cobra; 94-04 V6)

    I just put one in my 97 Cobra. The install was very easy with the provided instructions. The shifter is very well built and gives a clean and solid shift. A white shift ball is included, but i replaced it with a black one to match my cars interior. It has a very classic muscle car look. My only problem with it is that it is a bit tall for a Mustang. If the stick was about 3 inches shorter i would given it 5 stars.

    Ryan DeRocco

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    March 02, 2012

    Excellent shifter upgrade at a good price

    I have found this upgrade to be an excellent decision on my daily driver. It looks and works great. Even though I had it installed as a part of a clutch replacement, I feel I could have easily done this myself. While waiting for its delivery, I checked both Hurst, and another Mustang after-market dealer, and found I saved about $50 when you consider the free shipping and better price. Really anxious to show it off. An Old Schooler with over 40 years of memories of the original 60s Hurst products.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Upstate NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    July 11, 2013

    Welcome Back to the Good Old Days

    Wow! I had a Hurst floor shift in my first car, so this is almost a spiritual experience. This install is far easier with only 4 bolts on top of the T-5 tranny. I took the opportunity to drain the tranny and replace the fluid with Royal Purple SyncroMax fed slowly from the top. The rubber gasket upgrade that a few people have complained about worked without problems. The siliconized rubber stuck tightly to the smoothly machined bottom of the billet shifter, and a slow tightening up to the proper torque finished it off. The Hurst boot is required to protect the mechanism, so the new lower floor boot needs to be trimmed to fit tightly around the Hurst boot while reaching the floor on the shifter tunnel. I used the original interior boot by incorporating a black rubber grommet inside the top of the boot, so most of the beautiful chrome shifter will stand out without the boot "riding up" toward the shifter ball. When looking at the attached photo, the small rotary switch to the right of the shifter is an SCT 4 Bank Tuner switch. A great project to be enjoyed on the open road.


    Year: 1992 Submodel: GT Sykesville, Maryland

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  • 5/5

    June 07, 2011

    Hurst Shifter

    I bought the shifter for my 1996 mustang gt, because I got sick of the stock shifter. Very easy to put in your car, didnt take me long at all. The shifter shifts amazing Ive taken my car out a few times this year and I love how it shifts. I love the style with the white ball. You wont regret the extra money to upgrade to this one.

    Daniel Eskew

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 17, 2011

    Hurst Chrome Billet Plus Shifter w/T45 in 98 SVT Mustang Cobra

    In my opinion, you can't go wrong with shifter. It does all they claim it will do PLUS some. One of the Plus items is that 1st/2nd is now a bit further to the right vs the standard shifter and the handle is a bit longer. This is good in my opinion because I can now put a tall glass of water in that first Cup Holder that's located the closest to the shifter and I no longer run into it. It does have a bit shorter throw feeling to it and I like that self-centering feature. You are about to come to a stop I just barely have to touch it and it goes into neutral. You want to leave the car out of gear while sitting at a stop light because it will save the life of your clutch. The shift from 2nd to 3rd is improved as well. I can't think of anything else but that it's a great shifter. My SVT Cobra is thanking me for taking good care of it by getting it a new shifter for Christmas. I did note what the paper work said about the warranty and that it gave me the impression that it be professionally installed. I did that because I have a really good guy over my way that has very very fair prices and does a great job. Chris at Automotive Specialties is a great man ! I'm not adding a photo because there's already photos on this site that look similar to my console.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    April 02, 2011

    My '96 GT with Hurst Shifter

    I am not a very skilled or experienced at mechanical work but I'll have to say that installing the Hurst shifter in my 1996 Mustang GT was a very easy job. I would recommend it to anyone. The quality of the shifter is top shelf. The shifter feels great and is very tight and solid feel. I'm so glad I changed it out. It made the GT feel like a new car when shifting.

    Doug Estes

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 19, 2012

    Great Shifter

    Really easy install. Used stock shift boot. Looks great and feels great. First time installing a shifter about 45 minutes. Love it takes the stock eye sore away.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Johnston City, IL, USA

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  • 4/5

    November 03, 2011

    love it

    great shifter i wish it came with a leather boot for the price, my knuckles dont hit the dash when i put it in 1st gear and i dont get a straw rash on my arm from any drinks the are in the cup holders lol shift times are much quicker, recommend using lock tight


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Barrie ON, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2013

    Awesome shifter!

    I just installed this today and all I can say is wow.. It looks great, shifts great and the extra height looks good and is very comfortable. I have owned a Steeda Tri Ax and this Hurst is wayyyy better.You do not need the shifter base gasket of any other add ons to install it as the purchase page suggests. Worth the money, buy it now.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Coquitlam, BC, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 21, 2016

    great pony car shifter with a old school look and fell hurst is a classic

    This shifter has a nice throw back to the old school while getting rid of that long school bus shifter throw you have.from Stock it's a short throw shifter with being able to have the comfort of your arm being on the arm rest


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Vancouver, WA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 08, 2013

    Retro Shifter at its best!

    I grew up with Hurst shifters and frankly I was tired of the ultra-short throw unit in my modified 94 GT. The car has been totally restored with and the 5.0 modified with a 331 stroker. The Hurst shifter and its beautiful chrome stick and iconic white shift ball just sets the car off perfectly. AND it shifts pefectly with a good feel to it for a change. I couldn't be happier.


    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT St. Pete, FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 17, 2012

    short shift, great look

    No more drinks in the cup holder in your way. This shifter is taller than stock and shifts are crisp and short. Definitely easy to install and great bang for your buck.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Charleston, SC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 18, 2012

    hurst shifter

    love this shifter to death. love the way it looks, feels, and works. i have an orange mustang with black interior and the white shifter knob makes it look really cool. as for installation it was not hard but there was two tricky parts. first getting the stock shifter off was tricky and using a large screw driver to pry it off. the second part was getting the set screws in the right spot. im not sure if i have them perfectly in place but if you dont use thread lock the vibration will tighten them to the point where you cant engage any gear. once completely installed it was defiantly worth it. cant wait to buy my next upgrade.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Lexington, KY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 13, 2012

    great shift great look

    love the way this feels great shift every time worth every doller for your 94 to 98 mustang


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 17, 2016

    Awesome classic shifter!

    This thing is freakin awesome nice smooth throws. Love it better than the short throw shifter I had previously. Easy to install and it looks BITCHIN!


    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 08, 2016

    Hurst shifter

    Great look ! Great feel and the shifts are short, crisp , and smooth ! Friends comment "Cool" ! Money well spent ! Jim H. IL


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 20, 2015

    Hurst shifter

    Wow...amazing...Ford should have used this in the first place...Taller, smoother, quicker, and precise...makes shifting gears so much better


    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6 St.louis, Mo.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 11, 2015

    great product old school look

    Dad thinks I'm crazy to fix up a 98 mustang gt. Helped me install then he sat in the car pretend shifting and even he thought it was awesome. Make sure you test drive b4 putting the console back together. If the screws are not set right it will easily slip out of gear to neutral.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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