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Short Throw Sport Shifter for T-5/T-45 (82-Early 01 V8; 93-99 Cobra; 94-04 V6)

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Features & Details

  • Shorter, Quicker Shifts
  • Billet Aluminum Construction
  • Reuses Stock Shift Knob
  • Fits 83-01 V8 T-5/T-45 & 94-04 V6 T-5/T-45
Improves Shifts. Get quick, crisp, shorter throws with a Mustang Short Throw Sport Shifter and get rid of that loose sloppy feeling of your factory shifter.

Adjustable. Two sets of centering return springs and adjustable shift stops allow you to adjust the shift handle firmness to your own personal preference. And the included handle allows for multiple positions for further adjust-ability.

Superior Construction. The upper collar of the Mustang t5/t45 Sport Shifter is constructed out of pure billet aluminum for strength and weight reduction, while the base is cast aluminum to provide a sturdy platform for those heavy handed shifters.

Application. This Short Throw 5-Speed Shifter is designed to fit the 1983 to early 2001 V8 and 1994 to 2004 V6 Mustangs with the T-5/T-45 Transmission. Reuse factory Shift knob.

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
Hardware included:
  • (1) Shifter Base
  • (1) Shifter Arm Upper
  • (1) Shifter Arm Lower
  • (2) Springs
  • (2) Stoppers
  • (4) Washers
  • (4) Handle Bolts
  • (4) Mounting Bolts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Short Shifters Specifications
Transmission: T5/T-45 Adjustable: Yes
Year/Model: 1983-early 2001 V8,
and 94-04 V6
Material: Billett Aluminum
Shift Knob Included: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

Fits 1983-1995 5.0L, 1993-1999 Cobra, 1996-2001 GT, 2001 bullitt and 1994-2004 V6 Manual Mustangs with the T-5 or T-45 transmission

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
suprised

I was hesitant with the low price tag but it really is a quality shifter. Real tight, crisp shifting. I perfer the looser of the two springs. It works great in my 01 GT.

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5/5
Sweet!

Great shifter quick delivery and quick and simple install great product americanmuscle!

Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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would this happen to fit on an '04 mach 1? someone i know is selling this exact same one and i just wanted to know if it would fit my mach.

ORNGmach1

  • It should fit, I ordered it for my 97 GT and it went on fine. I am pretty sure the most shifters from 96-04 will interchange aside from the cobra.

    Champ

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smaller boot is there a smaller boot you can get for the short throw so the boot wont look all wrinkled up?

Evan

  • Yes, there is. But you may have to search online for them.

    88GTConvertible

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Can I re-use the stock shifter handle? Currently a lot of the black handle is visible, and this thing would not look good exposed. I need to stiffen up the sloppiness - but want to keep the stock look.

MatteoLC

  • You can reuse the stock shifter handle with the Short Throw Sport Shifter for T-5/T-45 (82-Early 01 V8; 93-99 Cobra; 94-04 V6).

    AshleyK

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Is this compatible with a TKO 500 transmission?

Devan12

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Will this work with the Raxiom lcd shift nob?

Mustang116

  • This Short Throw Sport Shifter for T-5/T-45 should be compatible with the Raxiom Digital Shift Knob. You may just need to make some slight modifications for perfect fitment.

    SalC7

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Question Resolved

Shifter Base & Handle Gasket What are the Shifter Base & Handle Gasket in the option? What do they do?

WU302

  • When installing your shifter, you will need to either use a shifter gasket or use silicone. The great thing about the gasket is that it makes the installation very simple and less messy than dealing with silicone or gasket maker. The shifter gasket is used to reduce noise and vibration coming through the transmission. Another bonus to using the gasket is its hassle free removal if you need to service your trans for any reason and it can be reused!

    LisaS

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.646341 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.679012 4.7
  • Throw Reduction 4.390244 4.4



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 14, 2013

    I WISH I BOUGHT THIS A YEAR AGO!!!

    I am 6 feet and 3 inches tall and with the stock shifter I always caught myself reaching for gears because of my long legs. I cant go and chop my legs off so i finally decided to chop down on the throw of the shift. I ordered the short throw shifter on 3/12/13 and showed up at my door the very next night 3/13/13 around 6pm AmericanMuscle's shipping is FAST. Installation was easy took me abit over an hour. I then took the car for a cruise and it's a huge difference! I am very happy I finally made this change. Thanks AM

    NateTheGreat

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT New Jersey

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2012

    great shifter at a great price

    this is a must for any 5 speed. the shifter made a world of difference and until you have one you don't realize how sloppy the stock one is. this should be one of your first upgrades.

    spittincobra97

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra mays landing , nj

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 28, 2011

    Sweet!

    Great shifter quick delivery and quick and simple install great product americanmuscle!

    Mnsstangfriday

    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 Fortworth

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 26, 2009

    very well

    Installed and finished within an hour. Works well, very short throw compared to stock! Completely satisfied, very easy to install!!!

    Mike

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  • 5/5

    May 09, 2009

    suprised

    I was hesitant with the low price tag but it really is a quality shifter. Real tight, crisp shifting. I perfer the looser of the two springs. It works great in my 01 GT.

    Ben

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 2/5

    November 15, 2010

    Thought it was awesome til i compared..

    Bought this shifter about a year ago for my 96 GT with T45 trans. Was very tight on cash and wanted a shifter with shift stops to prevent a bent shift fork. I'll be honest - I thought the shifter was amazing the first few times i shifted it - crisp and firm through the gears compared to the sloppy stocker. But the throw is not reduced by much at all. I still reach for 3rd and 5th. The shifter is slammed down, but that doesnt make for shorter shifts. I thought I made out on a great deal until I felt a friend's GT with a Hurst shifter and I was blown away and embarassed. He asked if I still had the stock shifter in my car. Numerous times have had the bolts back out - even with tons of loctite on all of them. Had trouble popping out of gear until I realized it was the bolts backing out of the shifter base. Overall has been quite the headache over the last few months. I'll be honest - its better than stock, but not even in the same ballpark as a Tri-Ax, Hurst, MGW, or any of the other decent brand name ones. Rated 2 stars because I still have my shift forks I suppose.

    Kyle

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 15, 2010

    great cheap mod

    Great shifter for the price. way better than the rubbery stock one. gives car a much better feel while driving. Just make sure to use loc tite on every nut and bolt during installation or they will be sure to come lose.

    Steve

    Helpful (30) (3)

  • 5/5

    May 13, 2010

    96 GT

    Great shifter, really has a nice solid feel when it goes into gear. Everything went togeather perfect on the install, took about 30 minutes. Thanks for selling such a good quality affordable part..

    Preston

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (29) (5)

  • 5/5

    May 30, 2010

    great product great price

    Recieved my short throw, came crazy fast as usual from american muscle, shifter stops are great feels solid, much shorter throw,currently using the stiffer springs.Be sure to Loctite all bolts so they wont loosen up. Thanks American Muscle!!

    Rob B

    Helpful (14) (1)

  • 5/5

    September 12, 2010

    95 cobra

    I have to say that I am always pleased with the parts that I get from A.M. But this time I was let down, the shifter vibrate and rattles under acceleration. They send you 4 springs 2 of which are supposed to make it a little firmer to shift. But I got 3 of the soft and 1 firm spring. I have taken this thing off and have my stocker back on until I get the money for a Quality shifter.

    Richard Nichols

    Year: 1995

    Helpful (4) (2)

  • 2/5

    August 11, 2010

    cheap parts

    Came very fast, happy with americanmuscle.com just not a fan of this product. The studs strip easily and very cheap parts. I'm currently having issues with it.

    Eric Welch

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2010

    Great shifter!

    before, i had very sloppy shifts, but with this short shifter i am able to shift very fast and smoothly through each gear. thanks AM!

    Robert

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  • 5/5

    July 31, 2010

    Shifter

    I jus got it today. It took me about an hour to put in everything went smooth until I had to get the old shifteroff the tranny. I used a car jack an a screw driver. But shifter feels very nice. Having a lil problem downshifting into second that's jus an adjustment. No need to purschase any other shifter this one does the job.

    232

    Helpful (9) (1)

  • 4/5

    September 03, 2010

    88 GT

    Lightning fast shipping as usual. Thanks AM!! Everything went together great. As some others mentioned, the hardware provided wasnt the greatest...one of the studs stripped before it even came close to being tight, so I used one of the stock bolts in its place. Other than that, shifter feels great, and much more confident feeling that the car is in gear. Only Con I found was this shifter when installed is about an inch or so more to the right than the stock handle...so first gear now feels like the stock 3rd gear position...

    Leslie

    Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (8) (2)

  • 5/5

    July 28, 2010

    Works Great!

    the shortest setting is a little short but i raised it up to the top holes.. works like it should and works without any problems!!! to make things easier i would order the 10$ gasket from here also but RTV silicon gasket maker works just fine :P great product!!!

    Nick

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 10, 2010

    Great value

    Great buy! About a month ago I installed this shifter in a 2003 V6. Installation was smooth. This thing works good! Short solid shifts so far. Coupled with the price and free shipping. You can't go wrong with this product.

    Clay

    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    January 02, 2010

    10,000mi and still awesome

    After logging 10,000 with this shifter, using the weak spring, and having the handle set all the way up here are my thoughts: Very positive shifts Very aggressive, firm gate changes Very good feel Very good value. Is it worth $300.00? Probably not. Is it worth $150.00? Probably Does it cost either? Not even close! With everything on the internet, you have to decide for yourself. After reading reviews, I have to say that the amount of stupidity is shocking. Use your best judgment, and buy this shifter if you want a budget short throw.

    Nick Carinci

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 13, 2011

    87 5.0 stang

    i had the stock shifter on my mustang before . horrible rough shifting and vibrations . wen you throw sport shifter .what a diffference ,gears are rite there and is funner to drive . the improve is amazin .also by putting on Shifter Base & Handle Gasket avoids all tha vibrations thanks A.M you guys really are the deal . fast shipping in exacly 4 days i had my stuff in hands .looking foward to keep odering with you guys 0[^_*]0

    luiz

    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 21, 2015

    Buyers beware

    I had this shifter on my 2000 V6. I loved it. It shortened the throws and felt nice an notchy. I sold the v6 and tried to put it in my 97 Cobra. It did not seat properly because the bottom ball pin is longer than the stock one. I just forced on and It would grind when hard shifting. Also was very stiff when in neutral because it wouldn't go back to the middle position unless I forced it. Very disappointed.

    SS

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Chicago

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 11, 2013

    Great shifter for the price

    I bought this shifter for my 95 GT and I absolutely love it. It has the perfect amount of length reduction along with the proper amount of slop to give it an all around great feel. Combined with the Mach 1 shift knob it feels like a brand new shifter in my aging car. Would recommend to anyone!

    Justin586846

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Michigan

    Helpful (1) (0)

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