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Shift Boot Retainer (05-14 All, Excluding 11-14 GT500)

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Features & Details

  • Shift Boot Retainer
  • Black Anodized Finish
  • Billet Aluminum Construction
  • 12mm X 1.25 Thread Pattern
  • Fits Manual Mustangs with 12mm X 1.25 Shifter Handle
Shift Boot Retainer. Securely retain your manual Mustang's shifter boot in place with this Shift Boot Retainer from AmericanMuscle. It also allows you to use a wider variety of aftermarket shift knobs.

Quality Materials. This Shift Boot Retainer is a made from solid billet aluminum and is completed in a black anodized finish for good looks and durability.

Application. This Shift Boot Retainer is designed to fit the 2005 to 2014 manual Mustangs or Mustangs equipped with a 12mm x 1.25 thread pattern shift handle. Excludes 2011+ Shelby GT500s.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shift Boot Retainer
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10

Does not fit 2011+ Shelby GT500 or Shelby GT's equipped with the 10mm Hurst shifter handle

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Must have for aftermarket shift knobs!!!

I purchased the Retro Style 6-Speed Shift Knob in Satin, only to find the boot retainer that came with the product did not fit completely, as it would not slide down past the threads. So for a few weeks ...

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Helpful (14)

5/5
works great

Fits good, looks like its not there (thats good), and imo a must if you are going to add an aftermarket shift knob. Installation is like changing a light bulb. Even I could do it.

Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Will this work with Item #389086 ? I ask since it was not offered as an option like other items on AM products. Thank you in advance.

simmy

  • The Shift Boot Retainer (05-14 All, Excluding 11-14 GT500) will work with the Rally Stripe 6-Speed Shift Knob- Black/Red (11-14 GT, V6) item number 389086.

    Ricky36

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Question Resolved

Will this fit a hurst short shifter? I drive a 08 GT

frank147

  • Hi,This Shift Boot Retainer will not work with the Hurst shifters because of the handle shape this retainer is good with a stock handle or a aftermarket handle that is cylinder shaped not flat like the hurst shifters.

    Chris J

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Will this work with Mustangs that have the Interior Upgrade package from the factory?

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.803279 4.8
  • Appearance 4.819672 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.491803 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 17, 2012

    Must have for aftermarket shift knobs!!!

    I purchased the Retro Style 6-Speed Shift Knob in Satin, only to find the boot retainer that came with the product did not fit completely, as it would not slide down past the threads. So for a few weeks I have had the shift knob installed with no retainer and a bolt to keep it in place. Needless to say, this was very disappointing and bothered me somewhat. Even more so because I had seen this product when I purchased the shift knob and I was very tempted to buy it at the same time. I didn't because the description of the shift knob shows that it came with a retainer already. I rated this product a 3/5 for "bang for your buck", only because at the time I was "thinking" about buying this product with the shift knob, it was only $12.95... When I found that I really did need to buy it, the price went up to $19.99... adding to my disappointment, That aside, this product is a perfect fit. It is threaded (but not all the way down the shaft, as the shaft opens up a little at the bottom for perfect fitment.) The threaded shaft allows you to delete the bolt that comes with some shift knobs for a very clean and comfortable look. I am very glad I got this product and I would recommend it to anybody that purchases an aftermarket shift knob.

    IanR

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Miami

    Helpful (14) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 23, 2012

    works great

    Fits good, looks like its not there (thats good), and imo a must if you are going to add an aftermarket shift knob. Installation is like changing a light bulb. Even I could do it.

    jtomp

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Denton, Texas

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 20, 2012

    Shift knob Spacer ~ A MUST

    Finally they came out with a simple part that is a must if you have an after market shift knob. Last year I bought the black retro shift knob from AM (which I love) but the problem was the 1" gap between the boot and bottom of the knob. The large nut was exposed which I painted black just for disguise, but I never was really pleased with the slack on the shaft. I was constantly pulling the boot up to hide the treads on the shaft. But now, in a 5 minute install, that problem is fixed and it looks great. Best $12.95 I've spent in a long time. Get one if you have a cool shift knob and you'll see what I mean. AM is #1.

    Rodman

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 North Georgia

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 21, 2016

    Great Piece

    Perfect fit. It's a little expensive, but is necessary to complete the overall look.

    gbrex

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 19, 2015

    Needed with the Hurst handle

    A perfect fit. If you are installing the Hurst handle you will need to purchase this part separately.

    1Bad69Stang

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Gulf Shores, AL

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 04, 2012

    A necessary piece for retro shift knobs

    I recently bought a white retro knob through AM and thought I would cheap out and just use the the plastic retainer that comes with it. Well, 2 weeks later and I ordered this upgraded retainer and couldn't be happier. The included plastic retainer just doesn't do the job. This metal piece works great and is much better looking as well. This retainer should come with the retro knobs AM sells at a discounted combo price.

    v6666

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Port St Lucie

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2012

    a retainer that fits

    This retainer is just what I needed on my 2010 GT. In the past, the retainers that came with the shifter knobs either did not fit or did not look good. This one screws down easy, sits right on top of the boot. It takes a little bit of tightening, but eventually the knob shift pattern aligns up straight. Great product.

    MOUSE

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Salinas, CA

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 04, 2014

    NOT FOR 401A

    I had called up and asked if this would work with the 401A interior, color accents, and was told it would. I asked again making sure the gentleman knew the shift boot was smaller he again assured me it would fit. It arrived today, and what do you know, it wont fit. I would have to grind down the material to even come close. Thankfully I have a friend who needed one and I got my money back on this. Do not use if you have a 401A interior.

    Fry86

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Midland, TX, USA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 26, 2012

    Great Product!

    I purchased a white shift knob from AM and the retainer included did not even work on my 2012 gtcs. This got rid of the ugly nut and completed the whole look. The fit and finish on this is superb. You can't beat the price, I would've paid $50!!

    BobA

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT South Jersey

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 02, 2012

    Looks great!!!

    It fit perfectly took me less than 5 mins to install and went great with my new carbon fiber knob.

    Killar34

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Cordell, OK

    Helpful (1) (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 26, 2016

    Good for aftermarket shift knobs

    I have an Ebay weighted metal shift knob, and this shift boot retainer fills the gap between the leather boot and the knob. Perfect fitment.

    Warren

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    September 26, 2016

    Complete the look

    This shift boot retainer is a type of mod that really brings any aftermarket shift knob and shift boot together in order to get the complete look that is fluid and goes well together

    jpuck

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    September 18, 2016

    What you need if you got a new shift knob

    It gets the job done, and it helps showcase my shift knob...what more do you want?

    WillTheKing

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 2/5

    September 13, 2016

    Can't recommend

    The retainer does not screw onto the stock shifter of my 2007 GT500, despite being told that it would fit. I ended up cutting off the threaded part so the retainer would slide freely on the shifter shaft. I then used a shaft retainer under the retainer. I actually like the final project better.

    Andy

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    September 07, 2016

    Worth the money

    Great replacement for the one I destroyed. Fits as good as the original. Good quality product

    JimmyCrackCorn

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 09, 2016

    Gives a clean appearance

    Bought an aftermarket shift knob from AM for my 06 GT. It was annoying how my shifter boot kept coming up under the knob, constantly getting in the way of my hand, this separates the knob from the boot, it keeps the boot out of the way and creates a very clean appearance, looks really good!

    zincsvt

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 01, 2016

    Looks way better!!

    Put hurst pistol shift knob left the gap and this made look a whole lot better!

    Rook

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 3/5

    July 15, 2016

    For a simple part.

    Not bad. Does what it's supposed to do. Wish it was aluminum rather than plastic. Also wish there were either color options or engraving options. But for a simple part. Not bad.

    Emrys

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 1/5

    July 14, 2016

    Boot retainer 2013 GT

    I ordered the shift knob retainer to go with a new knob I purchased. Unfortunately; the retainer didn't seat properly, and did not allow my knob to be threaded on. I called customer service and a new one is in the way to see if fits meant is correct. I'll post a follow up to let everyone know how the replacement works.

    Meter

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 07, 2016

    New shift knob

    The retainer was a bit difficult to replace. It was hard to slit it over the retainer ring. However, once completed, it looks SUPER.

    Mike

    Year: 2009 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0) (0)

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