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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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  • 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

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

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Shifter Base & Handle Gasket What are the Shifter Base & Handle Gasket in the option? What do they do?


  • 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!


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I have a 200 v6 and will this shifter let me use the front cup holder? Im debating between this one and chrome billet plus shifter, whats your input?


  • Shifter will allow you to use your front cup holder.


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Springs? What are the litlte springs for in the kit? The How-To write up doesn't mention them at all...


  • tension springs for stiffness.


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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 14, 2013


    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


    Year: 1999 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 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.


    Year: 1997 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2 mays landing , nj

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 28, 2011


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


    Year: 2002 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Fortworth

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  • 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!!!


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  • 5/5

    May 09, 2009


    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.


    Year: 2001 Model: GT

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  • 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.


    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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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.


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  • 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..


    Year: 1996 Model: GT

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  • 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

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  • 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 Driving Style: Street / Strip

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