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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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  • Market Price $99.99
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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 stock 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 stock factory Shift knob.

Mustang 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
  • 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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Overall Rating 4.5/5 Write a Review
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

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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

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Q & A (7 Questions, 8 Answers) Ask a Question

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

WU302 Year: 2012 Model: V6

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  • 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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    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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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?

jshaw Year: 2000 Model: V6

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

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    joey2000srs Year: 2000 Model: V6

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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 Year: 2004 Model: Mach 1

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  • 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.

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    Champ Year: 2011 Model: GT

Reviews (100+) Write a Review

  • 5 Stars .64 63%
  • 4 Stars .24 24%
  • 3 Stars .09 9%
  • 2 Stars .03 3%
  • 1 Stars .01 1%

out of 5 stars

100+ Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit: 4.753846 4.8/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.734375 4.7/5
  • Throw Reduction: 4.430769 4.4/5
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  • 2/5

    Thought it was awesome til i compared..

    November 15, 2010

    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

    great cheap mod

    April 15, 2010

    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

    96 GT

    May 13, 2010

    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

    great product great price

    May 30, 2010

    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

    Great shifter!

    August 09, 2010

    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!


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  • 5/5


    July 31, 2010

    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.


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  • 4/5

    88 GT

    September 03, 2010

    Lightning fast shipping as usual. Thanks AM!! Everything went together great. As some others mentioned, the hardware provided wasnt the 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 first gear now feels like the stock 3rd gear position...


    Year: 1988 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    87 5.0 stang

    February 13, 2011

    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


    Year: 1987 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Great value

    July 10, 2010

    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.


    Year: 2003 Model: V6

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  • 5/5

    10,000mi and still awesome

    January 02, 2010

    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

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