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Steeda Shifter Base Bushing - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6)

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$79.95

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  • MPN# 555-7090

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Features
  • Improves shifter feel
  • CNC machined aerospace grade aluminum
  • Includes two polyurethane bushing
  • Works with stock or aftermarket shifters
  • Fits 2011-2014 GT and V6 manual Mustangs
Description
Smoother, Firmer Shifts. Eliminate that sloppy stock shifter feeling and enjoy smoother, firmer shifts when you're banging through the gears with a Steeda Shifter Bracket and Bushing. This bracket/bushing replaces the wimpy factory bracket that allows deflection during spirited driving and power shifting, causing slow or even missed shifts.

Superior Quality. Milled from aerospace grade aluminum for lightweight and high-strength, the Steeda shifter bushing comes with two different durometer polyurethane bushings; one low durometer for no increase in shifter NVH, and a high durometer for minimum compliance.

Easy Install. This Steeda shifter bushing is easy to install and does not require any permanent modifications to your Mustang.

Application. The Steeda Shifter Base Bushing is designed for 2011-2014 Mustang GTs and V6s and will work with both stock shifters and any aftermarket shifter that reuses the factory shifter housing.

Technical Notes. Will not fit Shelby GT500.

Mustang Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shifter Bracket
  • (2) Bushings
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
A Vast Improvement In Feel and Confidence

I would install this bushing even if I did not replace the shifter. I already installed the SR short throw shifter, but this modification actually had more overall impact on driveability. I installed the

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5/5

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AWESOME

This bracket is a must have for your mustang. The stock shifter is tough to get into gear and very sloppy especially under power. this really changes that. I installed it by myself. took about a half hour.

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    April 30, 2012

    A Vast Improvement In Feel and Confidence

    I would install this bushing even if I did not replace the shifter. I already installed the SR short throw shifter, but this modification actually had more overall impact on driveability. I installed the high durometer bushing (the black one). The result is a very solid shifting motion with greatly enhanced feedback from the transmission and the gears. The "click-click" sound as you move through the gears is quite noticeable, especially at lower speeds - but I like the knowledge and confidence of hearing/feeling exactly what is going on in the MT-82 as I run through the gears. The sound does take a little getting used to if you have been driving with the stock setup for a while. Now, that vague, mushy feeling from the shifter is gone and no more missed shifts. I do not notice any appreciable increase in noise being transmitted throught the shifter once you are through the gears and cruising - only while actually shifting do you hear the increased sound/noise. I am not experiencing any noticeable increase in general vibration through the shifter from the firm bushing as some have said. My car is a daily driver. Installation is straightforward, although be forewarned that if using the black, high durometer bushing, you have to slip it over the tail housing first (it has a slit in it to open it up) and then slip/force the bracket over the bushing. The black bushing is too hard to slip over the tail housing already assembled with the bracket. Getting the bracket over the bushing will take some twisting and coaxing. I used a very long, wide screwdriver, with the bushing/bracket twisted a bit to one side, and then pushed first one side, then the other until the bracket slid up some onto the bushing before I could get the holes over the studs, then I turned the nuts a litle at a time on each side to get the bracket fully slid over the bushing and seated. I used the grease provided, but it is very heavy/sticky. Lighter grease might help. Don't over tighten the nuts as you will break out the studs. Bottom line is that the instructions could be more helpful by giving additional detail and tips. Total time was about an hour including putting the front end up on two jack stands. My complete shifter upgrade is the SR Short Throw, the Steeda Black Urethane Bushing and Bracket, and a Black Ball Shifter Knob. The combination of the three together has made a huge improvement in driving feel and overall enjoyment of the MT-82. Even though the bushing/bracket cost 2/3 of the price of the shifter, so I think the price is a bit high, the overall effect of the three mods together was worth it to me.

    MustangMike2

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Vinton, VA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 09, 2012

    AWESOME

    This bracket is a must have for your mustang. The stock shifter is tough to get into gear and very sloppy especially under power. this really changes that. I installed it by myself. took about a half hour. make sure you have an extension for your ratchet. simple install and i really enjoy the new shifts especially under power. I paired this with the satin shift knob which seems to be weighted so over all a much better feel of shifting for me now. And you definitely can't beat the price. A+

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    Philitup

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 E.B. NJ

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    April 01, 2013

    It Does What It Says It'll Do

    Just installed it this past weekend and now know why so many folks say this should be standard equipment from Ford! I used the harder black bushing and yes, there is a bit more NVH, but in a very visceral and satisfying way. It now feels like the shifter and transmission are part of the car and not a distant, disconnected hum. The best part is the mushiness has been vanquished! I read another review suggesting backing out the bolts from the transmission cradle about 1/2" to get more clearance between the drive shaft and floor pan - It worked and made it so much easier getting the bracket lined up over the bushing. Thanks for the tip! Well made and highly recommended!!

    Hinkdaddy

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Columbus, OH, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 26, 2012

    What an improvent!

    Just installad this on '13 V6. I wanted to try this before buying a new shifter, and did it ever work. No more sloppy shifts. Made a huge difference going into 5th and 6th gears. I went with the red bushing. While I wouldnt consider this inexpensive, it was cheaper and easier to install than a shifter. It took me longer to put the car on jackstands than it did to change the part!

    Boll58

    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Galloway, NJ, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    February 05, 2012

    GREAT BUY!

    Stock shifter....black steeda bushing bracket! Quite possibly the best product for the car I have done! No more hitting the neutral gate when shifting under load....makes the shift feel a lot smoother! slight increase in vibration at first, but after my 20min drive it was not noticeable! After this mod it moved the "Short THrow Shifter" down on my to do list!

    UIN2IT

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    November 25, 2011

    Crisp Shifts

    I always prefer rifle bolt style shifts and this bushing goes a long way towards rectifying the rubbery OEM shifter. It was a 2 person job to install on my Boss because it was a pig to get around the driveshaft but with another set of hands no problem. I used the stiffer black insert - I have no idea why people could possibly complain about a NVH increase because it's not something I've noticed at all.

    BosBoss

    Year: 2012 Model: Boss Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Boston

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 02, 2012

    Should have come from the factory like this....

    Installation was simple enough if you drop the driveshaft at the U joint in the center, 2 13 mm bolts and there is enough clearance to wedge the billet housing onto the bushing. This bushing makes the shifting feel spot on everytime, totally different than the stock feel. I installed the black bushing (race) and haven't had any regrets. Worth every penny spent and then some.

    SlinkC

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Bryan, TX, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    March 13, 2015

    This is a "Must" part for 2011-2014 manual shift Mustangs

    I installed the black "race" bushing and it took out the stock sloppy shifter feeling and shifting from second to third is not a problem anymore. The biggest problem I had was the limited space between the driveshaft and the body so with the front end on ramps and the rear tires on the ground I jacked up the body more which gave enough clearance to install. I didn't hear any additional noise using the black bushing. This is a great product and it's much more fun driving my 5.0 now.

    Dakota7250

    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Fairburn, GA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    November 06, 2014

    Great upgrade

    This bracket with the high durometer bushing and a White Line transmission mount insert, provides a very solid shifting experience. I highly recommend this set up. I no longer have that mushy feel which leads to miss shifts and a lack of confidence on gear placement. Vibration on my car is negligible. This is a great up grade and for the price it can't be beat.

    Dryforkjoe

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Ledger, MT 59425, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    October 03, 2014

    Easy, inexpensive, and extremely effective!

    Install took about 45 minutes in my garage on jack stands. I installed the red bushing which has very tight tolerances so I used some petroleum jelly to lube it and put it on the shifter. When installing the bracket I also recommend some lube on the inside so that it will more easily slide over the bushing. I did not drop the driveshaft as some have, but overall the extra effort was less than if I had done the disconnect. Driving is so much more enjoyable now because I don't have to worry about hitting the wall that seems to come up during hard driving from first to second and then again from second to third. Very firm reassuring feel to the shifter now. Overall, I would say that this is the best mod that I have done to any mustang yet. For $79, you would be crazy to put off this purchase for another single day.

    RobertJay

    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 4 Anchorage, AK, USA

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