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Short Throw Shifter (11-14 GT, V6)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Short Throw Shifter (11-14 GT, V6). Please check out 2010-2014 Mustang Shifters for an updated selection.

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  • 25-30% shorter throw
  • Shorter, Faster Shifts
  • Retains reverse lock-out
  • Solid construction
  • Reuses stock shift knob
  • Fits 2011-2014 manual V6 and GT Mustangs
25-30% Shorter Throw. Get rid of that sloppy feeling that many factory Mustang shifters have with a brand new short shifter from AmericanMuscle. This short shifter is specifically designed to reduce the throw by 25-30%, all while preserving the factory shifter ergonomics for a comfortable ride.

Retains Reverse Lock-out. This MT-82 Short Shifter was specifically designed to retain the Reverse Lock-out safety feature of the 2011-2014 manual Mustangs to prevent accidentally shifting into reverse.

Application. This short shifter is designed for the 2011 to 2014 V6 and GT Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual 6 speed transmission. The shift handle reuses the stock shift knob or an aftermarket knob with a 12mm x 1.25 thread pattern.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shifter base
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Tech Specs
Short Shifters Specifications
Transmission: MT-82 Adjustable: No
Year/Model: 2011-2014+ V6 & GT Material: Aluminum and Steel
Shift Knob Included: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

Most Helpful Reviews

Great shifter at a great price

Right up front, I will say that this doesn't reduce the throw a ton. But, I would say that it reduces it just as much as my buddy's '11 with the Steeda for about $100 less. That said, the change in shifting ...

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A very good investment

Taking home a new mustang (as anyone knows) was a cool as it gets. After the newness faded i noticed that shifting was mushy and almost forced me to be aware when rowing gears. Installing this shfter made ...

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars


Hi I’m Justin with, and this is my breakdown of the short throw shifter fitting the MT-82 transmission found in all 2011 and newer 6-speed Mustangs. Before we really start getting into this shifter, I’m going to take our 2013 GT for a quick spin, so I can get a feel for the stock shifter and later compare that to the feeling of this shifter. Alright, so we’re out in our 2013 here, before we get our short shifter installed, and I’ve really been a big fan of this shifter from day 1 with the 2013, it’s got a good feel to it and for a stock car, it’s got relatively short throws, nice and firm, but when you really hammer on it sometimes, throws can get a little sloppy, I mean the actions real crunchy sometimes and I’ve actually missed a gear more times than I’d like to admit. So if the unit can make the throws a little shorter, maybe take some of that sloppiness out of it, then I’d definitely be a big fan. So with that said, let’s get our car back to the shop, get a little bit more in depth about that shifter, then get it installed. Taking a closer look at the short shifter, it’s constructed from a combination of both aluminum and steel, feels very solid overall in terms of weight. It does retain the reverse lockout function, which is a nice little safety feature, and you can reuse the stock shift knob with the shifter as well, or any aftermarket shift knob which uses a 12 by 1 ¼ thread pinch. As you can see, the general design of the shifter is very similar to other shifters on the market, but at a fraction of the price. As for your throws, you can expect to see a 25 to 30 % reduction in your throws which again isn’t quite as much as some of the other short shifters on the market today, however it’s definitely enough to notice a difference from your stock shifter. The big difference however between this shifter versus your stock shifter is the accuracy of each shift. This shifter will not only speed up each shift, but it’s also more accurate as well so you can eliminate those annoying mis-shifts. You will need to get the car a little bit up in the air just to finish this install so a set of ramps or jack-stands will suffice just fine. After getting the car in the air getting the shifter installed should only take you about an hour or less. Now that we have the shifter in place on our 2013, we’re going to get it out of the shop one more time to see if we’ve improved on our overall shifting experience. So we’re out in our 2013 GT with the shifter installed, and we’re just rolling through the gears right now, feels great, getting into the car I noticed the shifter sat about an inch or so lower than the factory shifter, not a big deal. The car is a lot easier to get into reverse, which I enjoy, because before with the stock shifter you really have to fight it to get it into reverse, not so much anymore, it just kind of goes up there without issue. It has cleaned up the experience a little bit, it’s taken some of the side to side movement out of neutral, and also while you’re in gear, but we’ll get to the biggest plus right now, the second to third mis-shift so let’s go into third right now. There you go, first through fourth, hammering on each gear, and I nailed every gear without problems whereas before, you would kind of get it into third and then you’d have to look for it a little it didn’t want to go, that is totally gone, this thing just slides into gear every time now, and that’s the biggest key with this shifter, it really does a good job, and overall, I think it’s great value. So that wraps up the shifter, be sure to check it out right here at

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does the shift throw improve from 25-30% with the addition of the sr shifter bracket bracket?


  • This shifter itself will reduce the throw by 25-30%. The shifter bracket won't reduce throw, but will help to give smoother, firmer shifts. Hope this helps!


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Will this shifter retain the backup camera feature? I have the factory backup camera option on my mustang, will it still work automatically after installing this shifter?


  • The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter only changes the shifter itself. You will transfer parts from your factory shifter like the link bushing at the base of the shaft and the shifter knob. The reverse camera works off of the reverse switch that runs you back-up lights. It is an easy and straight forward replacement.


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Overall Rating 4.4

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 27, 2011

    Great shifter at a great price

    Right up front, I will say that this doesn't reduce the throw a ton. But, I would say that it reduces it just as much as my buddy's '11 with the Steeda for about $100 less. That said, the change in shifting is HUGE. I never miss gears anymore. Each shift is positive and not notchy at all. I am very happy with my purchase. And, I want to thank American Muscle for the quick shipping.


    San Diego, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 02, 2012

    Gets the job done!

    I bought this with the expectations of it just reducing my throw.But I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shifter. Every shift has a postive feel with a little "snick snick" sound in between gears. I'm no longer guessing what gear I'm in, especially reverse....because that puppy is stiff at first. It took about 500 miles for the reverse spring to soften up, but that wasn't really an issue. If it bothers you they include a softer spring to swap out which I never used. Pair this shifter with the Steeda or Barton shifter bracket and more missing 3rd!! One thing you have to realize though, the gates on the MT82 are super close. You have to pull straight down and push straight up for your 1-2-3-4 shifts. Your car is not a 1987 pick up truck that requires you to pull it towards each gear like your rowing a boat. Doing that is what gives you the most resistance. Give it a little pull or push and let the spring do the rest. I can shift easily between gears now with 1 finger. When installing the shifter you will have to remove the shift boot. Take a piece of tap and mark off where the boot came out so you know where to put it back. Not aligning the boot correctly may cause issues shifting into reverse. Also, you will never get this shifter installed smoothly with the car on the ground. The shifter bracket has to be loosened or removed from under the car to loosen up the shifter base to allow the last bolt to be removed. I put the car onto some ramps and slid under, but this may not work so well for the larger guys. This shifter is by far the best bang for your buck! You can wait weeks on the other shifters and spend $300+, but I felt my money was best spent on other mods. Thanks again AM for exceeding my expectations!



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 02, 2011

    A very good investment

    Taking home a new mustang (as anyone knows) was a cool as it gets. After the newness faded i noticed that shifting was mushy and almost forced me to be aware when rowing gears. Installing this shfter made a HUGE difference. The stock throw wasn't bad and the throw on this shifter isn't much different but... Shifting is more precise, I'm not looking or wondering if I'm hitting the right gear before I release the clutch. I read the reviews and did my research on the higher dollar shifters, I can say, this was the biggest bang for my dollars, added the retro shifter knob was the perfect finishing touch. "Get One"



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2011

    Great bang for your buck product just as good as steeda

    First of all I help my buddy install his steeda and this shifter looks alot like the steeda shifter very similar on the outside. Very easy to install took round 40 minutes to install. Once installed made big difference in feel notchiness is gone shifts shorter but not to short really feel a good positive difference



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 01, 2012

    sr shifter

    if u r on a budget this is and excellent part i dont know how much the other shifters reduce the throw but this for the price and the quality is excellent u fell feel the reduction between gears, highly recommend. excellent customer service from am and quick shipping



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 01, 2011

    Great quick mod for the price

    Install took about an hour and it was very straight forward. Once installed the throw amount is perfect. I tried a friend's Barton (40% reduction in throw) and it just didn't feel right. This one is great and I couldn't be happier. It makes shifting a little more "mechanical" but you know when you're in gear and it literally cuts the shifting time in half.


    SFV, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 20, 2012


    The SR shifter is great. It is much more stiff and less wobbly then the stock shifter and has a lot less play. The throw is definitely a noticeable reduction and the shifter feels much better and a little bit more solid and smoother when putting it in gear. I have it equipped with the steed shifter bracket. Overall a lot better than stock and more enjoyable to drive. installation was easy just the bottom right bolt is very difficult to get to because of the placement of the shifter. Not the companies fault, its just where ford has it located. Great shifter and extremely cheap. Definitely a bang for your buck!


    E.B. NJ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 11, 2012

    Outstanding quality at a great price

    I was very impressed with the quality and performance of this shifter, especially at the price point. The shifts don't feel a lot shorter, but they are much more precise and solid. I installed it along with the Steeda Shifter Base bracket which I also highly recommend. You'll be amazed at how much more solid both the shifter and bracket are compared to the stock pieces. If you enjoy shifting you'll love the improvement!


    Albuquerque, NM

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 30, 2012

    A Noticeable Improvement Over Stock

    I am very pleased with this shifter. The thick aluminum base plate increases the rigidity of the unit resulting in a much more "solid" feel to shifting and a confidence boosting "click-click" sound and feel as you move through the gears. The reduction in shift throw is not huge, but enough to be a noticeable improvement compared to stock. Installation was a little tricky as I had to put the front end up on jack stands to reach underneath (I have no lift), and you will have to pull off the tail housing bushing and drop the shifter down to remove/install the right rear screw on the base plate as there is no room to reach it otherwise with a straight screwdriver. Take special care to put the rubber boot back on correctly - it was a little bit of a challenge for me due to having some arthritis in my hands as it took a certain amount of gripping and pulling strength in a confined area. Getting the rubber boot back on correctly took as much time for me as everything else. Even so, it was about two hours total. Not difficult at all using basic hand tools. This shifter is a worthwhile modification. In subsequent weeks I also installed the Steeda urethane bushing and a ball-shaped shifter knob. The combination of the three mods together is a huge improvement in shifting feel and driving satisfaction. See my review of the bushing for more.


    Vinton, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 05, 2012

    No more notchiness and half the cost of the big brand names!

    I have been researching shifters for a while for my 11 GT. Since day one I have had a notchy shift from first to second gear, primarily when it was colder and have had it at the dealership 3 times since. First they told me to give it break-in time and it would get better, then they told me it was something they all did and nothing could be done and to give it more time, then they told me they could not reproduce the issue themselves. Now I have a good dealership and after reading the forums and researching the other shifters I knew it was something I wanted to try myself. I watched the installs on YouTube and there appears to be two basically different kinds of shifters available. I had all but decided to go with the Barton or Steeda when American Muscle brought out their own for a lot less than half cost. I figured I had nothing to lose with American Muscle's customer service the way it is. Took about 30 minutes with the front end on Jack Stands, very straightforward and easy install. They include a 2nd spring and 3 little spacers for the reverse lockout. I tried it with the one that came with first and found it very heavy and more difficult to engage than the factory shifter so I did the swap, all of 3 minutes. Much better and about the same as factory. The shifter is very high quality and sturdier than the factory one. Shift throw is not that much reduced in fore and aft movement, but it is a lot closer in the right to left gates. It is a very secure, mechanical, snick-snick shifter now. No more 2nd gear grinding either. I am very pleased with everything. There were truly no negatives with this and since it retains the factory knob nobody even knows it is there. I LOVE American Muscle, they make great products and back them with free shipping and the best technical service around.


    Kernersville, NC

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