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TCI StreetFighter Ratchet Shifter - Automatic (05-09 GT, V6)

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Features, Video & Details

  • “Speed Shift” Your Automatic Transmission
  • Perfect for Street and Strip
  • No Modifications Required
  • Lighted Gear Indicator
  • NHRA Legal
  • Fits 2005-2009 Automatic GT & V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Dave from AmericanMuscle, with me today is the TCI ratchet shifter for the 05-09 automatic GT and V6 Mustang. The idea behind the ratchet shifter is this: put some excitement and some precise control over your gear changes, back into driving your automatic Mustang. The TCI ratchet shift goes directly in place of the factory unit, no drilling or any kind of special modifications required. This part will allow you to manually shift your automatic with precise control and safety in mind. Safety, because you’re not going to miss any shifts and overshift or downshift too soon, with this neat ratcheting design, it allows you to precisely go from park into 1st and everything between. Here we are in our automatic GT, it’s the 05-09 variety so it’s a 5 speed automatic, at this point we’ve got the car in drive, I’m just going to drive round for a couple of minutes, get an idea of how it shifts on its own. Then we’ll throw it back with the stock shifter into 1st and go through all 5 gears, giving an idea of how it shifts when I shift it. The reason being we’re about to take this shifter out and as we mentioned go with the TCI ratchet shifter and come back out and try it again. Okay so we’ve just simulated normal driving, now I’m going to go ahead and throw this shifter down, put it into 1st, and go through the gears like I mentioned before, including using the overdrive button on the side here, I really want to get through all the gears with some quick shifting, manually with my automatic, let’s give it a shot. Very responsive, however definitely a delay between all my shifts. We’re back here after our stock run, we have our stock shifter out of the car and we’re about to install the TCI ratchet shifter. We’ll take it back out, run it through the same paces, see what kind of changes we notice. So we’re back with our TCI ratchet shifter installed on our automatic GT, now we’re going to take it out on the street, let it run normally, just put it in drive as if our stock shifter were still in here and see how it performs, basically to make sure nothing changed. Then we’ll have some fun, going to throw it back into 1st gear and use the ratchet shifter to manually shift our automatic for precise and ideally crisp shifting with our automatic. Now up shift. Little tire chirp. Not bad. Now what I’ve done is go ahead and turned my overdrive off, so I’m working with my bottom 4 gears at all times, keeping the car in the “go gears” as I like to call it. Let’s give it some oomph going up this hill. Very nice. Well we just got back as you saw from driving the car with the TCI ratchet shifter in it, and I’ll be honest with you, it did add a lot of excitement to driving the automatic. I’m a fan of driving manuals, I want that control, and I feel I got that control in the automatic with the TCI ratchet shifter. It’s also really nice to look down and see the illuminated numbers here, I always knew what gear I was in. The leather boot and the brushed material really went well with the interior. So final verdict: good product that works well, and fits in the interior real nice.

Speed Shift. The stock automatic shifter is good for everyday driving, but it has some drawbacks when it comes to serious street/strip performance. TCI's StreetFighter Ratchet Shifter for the GT and V6 provides a positive stop shifting action that allows you to manually “speed shift” your Mustang's transmission without fear of hanging between gears or missing a gear all together.

Race Inspired Appearance. This Ratchet Shifter not only improves your overall driving experience, but it also has an equally impressive race-inspired billet appearance that makes it at home on the track or the street and comes complete with a lighted gear indicator for perfect gear selection.

Direct Fit Installation. The StreetFighter Mustang Ratchet Shifter was designed to fit perfectly into the 2005-2009 GT and V6's center console with no modifications required to the interior or the factory 5R55S transmission. And to further simplify the installation this ratchet shifter reuses the stock shift cable.

Application. This TCI Street Fighter Ratchet Shifter is designed to fit the 2005 to 2009 V6 and GT Mustang's with a 5R55S Automatic Transmission and is NHRA legal for drag race competition.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Ratchet Shifter
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

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This is an awesome product! with the addition of an Autometer shift light, shifting is a blast!!! It works as it should, without any of the problems some listed. We put a custom red ball shift knob with ...

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Easy and fun upgrade for your Pony, but make sure to buy extra linkage clip.

This is a great product that is a lot of fun to use and a head turner at cruise ins. It was easy to install (45 minutes in my case). The hardest part is getting the console out. You can use a lift to get ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Why does my Mustang not shift when I ratchet it from 1st to 2nd


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If I "bang" through the gears and shift it into drive (for fourth gear) do I have to press the overdrive button when I'm ready for 5th gear? Or will the normal Drive auto-shift into 5th? I don't want to be fumbling around looking for a button when I'm trying to speed shift


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  • It should normally shift. All overdrive does is allow your car to roll/move when your foot is off the gas.


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Knowing that there is a small button on the side of the stock shifter to put it into overdrive, how do I engage the overdrive on this shifter. I can't seem to find where it would be on the knob?


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  • There is an overdrive button on the side of the TCI StreetFighter Ratchet Shifter.


Will installing the TCI Streetfighter Ratchet Shifter void my warranty ?


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  • NO, it will not void your warranty...i have one on my gt and i love it.....the tci shifter handle is kinda cheesy looking so i bought a hurst "grip" handle and now it really looks more missed shifts


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Is shifter safe to be used for everyday driving? Also I have a tune with cold air. Will that affect anything?


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  • This shifter is the same as a stock shifter. The difference is this shifter has lockouts to prevent missed shifting like shifting from 1st to 2nd. You will not over shift to 3rd or drive. The stock shifter locks out reverse and park. I noticed that issue the first time I did manual shifting. It has nothing to stop you from going straight to drive. This shifter is must have if do any type of speed shifting.


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Full auto? Does this shifter still allow me to go fully automatic? Like when I put the stock automatic shifter into drive?


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  • Yes, The first setting you come to when you slide the shifter all the way towards you is "D" for drive, which is your standard automatic. After that, each full motion toward you of the shifter is one gear. The point is to be able to choose when you shift without over shifting the car or accidentally throwing it in to N.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.025641 4.0
  • Fit 4.909091 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 23, 2015

    Easy and fun upgrade for your Pony, but make sure to buy extra linkage clip.

    This is a great product that is a lot of fun to use and a head turner at cruise ins. It was easy to install (45 minutes in my case). The hardest part is getting the console out. You can use a lift to get under the car or use 4 jack stands. PLEASE NOTE*** There is a plastic clip that holds the shift cable to the shifter under the car which can easily break. It is recommended that you purchase a new one to avoid getting stranded in your driveway. You can buy it online for about $14 or get it from the Ford dealer. Mine did not break (knock on wood) but its a finicky little piece that I would not trust to re-use.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Los Angeles

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 09, 2012

    Great Addition

    This shifter totally changes the feel of the car. Ofcourse you aren't getting any performance gains but I frequently take my 05 GT to the dragstrip and this makes an incredible difference. Obviously drive is an option but you feel way more confident shifting with this shifter. No missing a gear or overshifting to neutral. First wouldn't go into park though, took forever to get my replacement but the new one is great. Took an hour and a half to install the first time using ramps and I'm pretty mechanically inclined I've built my own engines but its crammed with just ramps and the directions are vague. Second time around I had the shifter installed in a half hour. Easier if you have to people so one person can just stay under the car.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Southern Cali

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    November 10, 2011

    Best Upgrade You Can Do!!!

    This is an awesome product! with the addition of an Autometer shift light, shifting is a blast!!! It works as it should, without any of the problems some listed. We put a custom red ball shift knob with my wife's name on it,(same color as the car too!) and it really confuses the heck out of people at shows and cruises! You will not regret this purchase!!! this and the 4:10's really make this fun to drive again! Just do it!!! All the other upgrades are cool, but this makes you part of the car! As it should be!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Depew, NY

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  • 5/5

    October 06, 2010

    Awesome Shifter

    Very fun shifter for the automatic... Easy install... Took about 45 minutes in the driveway with just a single jack and jack stand... Easy to follow instructions

    John O'Connor

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  • 5/5

    November 01, 2010

    Street Fighter Shifter

    I got my shifter from TCI about 3 and 1/2 years ago before AM was selling them...I paid about $100.00 more. The shifter is a great one! You still have a button to turn on and off overdrive, it looks better than stock and works great. Easy to instal in about an hour useing factory shift cable! You will love this shifter in your auto Mustang and American Muscle has the BEST PRICE with free shipping!


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  • 5/5

    May 29, 2011

    TCI Streetfighter Shifter

    Great looking shifter. Took me less than 1 hr. to install. hardest part is removing retaining clip at front of shifter. clip has 2 tips that snap into frame of shifter. hard to get at and difficult to see under car. actually bought this for the way it looked and ended up using it for what it is designed to do. solid lookup on shift change and no problems so far. great item.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    December 19, 2010

    great piece of equipment

    Installation took a little over an hour. Still had time to go cruise and pick up my twins. Love the way the shifter feels, solid feels good when you shift gears. Props to TCI and AM. Great product guys.


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  • 5/5

    January 16, 2011

    Long time coming

    Ive waited until this product got a little cheaper before purchasing, worth every penny now. half hour install, makes my Mustang way more fun to drive. Shifting back in park seems alittle rough. But over all very satisfied

    Ted J. Williams

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 14, 2013

    A MUST HAVE for every automatic Mustang !

    First off, A HUGE !! hats off to costumer service at AMERICANMUSCLE. I received my package partially opened and the box was beat up (Not A.M's fault but rather U.P.S's), at this point I called AMERICANMUSCLE and let them know what happened. Before I even finished explaining why I felt hesitant installing the shifter ... and I quote "Sir I am very sorry you received an opened package and I will feel much better If I can send you a NEW package right away"... WOW !! A+ and I received the new shifter the next day !!! Now on to the shifter review... The instal wasn't to bad and the shifter is amazing !! (TIP) when installing the shifter wrap it with something so it wont get nicked when tightening bolts or placing the center console back in. The last thing you want is a ding or scrape on your new shifter.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Long Island, New York, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 27, 2012

    Great Shifter, Easy Install, Minor Adjustment needed

    This is a cool upgrade. Makes my automatic a lot more fun, just step on it, and shift. Works great. One adjustment I had to make. The instructions don't tell you this, but when you go through the install and you have the new shifter in and are attaching the cable connector under the car. make sure the connector and the shifter "pin" align. The cable can be easily adjusted at that point. If it is off the shifter will not ratchet correctly. Only try this if you have a problem shifting. you may get lucky on the first try.. Mine was off just enough to have even been related to the placement of the shifter inside the car. But all in all, great product, highly recommended.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Thousand Oaks, CA

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  • 5/5

    June 13, 2011

    TCI Shifter

    Good price and I love the way it looks and feels. Just be really careful concerning the position of the shift cable during installation. Do not let it move while disconnecting it from the stock shifter and hooking it up to the new TCI shifter. If you do, your new shifter will not reflect which gear you are truly in.

    Mike Booher

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    April 23, 2014

    Best of both worlds!

    I bought my car with an automatic transmission because I drive a truck for a living, and I do enough shifting all day long to want to do it in my car too...Until I bought this TCI Ratchet shifter, that is. My car is now more fun to drive and I can "bang" through the gears if I want, or just leave it in's the best of both worlds! Fit and finish is excellent, the guys at TCI really did a great job designing this shifter, and I love the leather boot.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Syracuse, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 25, 2011

    Great Shifter!

    Looks great and shifting is fun again! Husband installed it in less than an hour.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 09, 2011

    F'n A

    Ordered it one day, got it the next day! You need a decent jack to get the car high enough to get to the cable. You "urban males", AKA Holister shoppers, will fit under just fine. Very easy to install! Directions are pretty good, but there are a few utube videos that are better. I purchased this for the appearance and not for the rachet shift capability, but the rachet shifting is very nice!

    Don H Gee

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 17, 2011


    This past Christmas, my beautiful wife purchased this shifter for me. I just got it installed two weeks ago(Bad weather in Ohio)and is it ever bad a__! Have a great time with it.As usual, great product from AM.This shifter is 100% beter than stock as it lets you bang thru the gears without the fear of missing a gear. The Stang is a lot more fun to drive.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 05, 2012

    TCI Ratchet Shifter

    I had this installed in about 30 minutes. Works fine! It definitely looks better than stock. You may notice that I did not show it to have any performance gains. This is not a hit on the product, just a fact. You can't outshift an auto, so performance is the same. But it is an outstanding product. I would definitely recommend this.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT El Paso, TX

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 23, 2011

    Nice Addition

    I had a problem getting the cable clip off of the shifter bracket, and after numerous attempts from different angles, I finally just broke it off, and went to a nearby dealer for a new one (Ford recommends it anyway). Other than that, installation was easy. I like the way the shifter looks. It does not appear cheap. It adds a new dimension to driving my automatic. I don’t know why TCI put the O/D button on the base of the shifter. Why didn’t they put it on the handle? Also, the O/D button does not light up. TCI blew it there. I’m going to try to customize it later, and see if I can move the button. For now, I’m just going to enjoy it, because it is a lot of fun.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT San Diego, CA

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  • 5/5

    May 21, 2011

    Pretty cool mod

    I bought this mainly to replace the stock shifter for the looks of it. Not only does it look way better, the shifting is cool too. Feel like I have a manual again!

    Mike hanna

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 02, 2014




    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Quebec, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 22, 2012


    Awesome shifter and looks great too .It was a easy install but you do need a car lift


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Boston, MA, USA

    Helpful (1)

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