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B&M Hammer Console Automatic Transmission Ratchet Shifter (94-04 GT, V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Perfect for Street and Strip
    • Full Ratchet Action
    • Lighted Gear Indicator
    • Reverse Lockout
    • NHRA and IHRA Legal
    • No Modifications Required
    • Fits 1994-2004 Automatic GT and V6 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of the B&M hammer console ratchet shifter, fitting all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. Hot rodders have been looking to B&M for well over 50 years, for all of their performance shifting needs, and their presence is still just as strong in today’s muscle car world. Alright, we know the stock shifter can handle the daily driver duties just fine, but when you start getting serious about your street and strip performance, that stock shifter can quickly become a liability. You can miss shifts, get hung up between gears, and in some very rare, very extreme cases, even shift into neutral or reverse which obviously is never a good thing. When installed the B&M allows you to manually shift the forward gears of your Mustang, by either ratcheting up or down on the lever, or on the other hand you can just leave the shifter in drive and cruise around like you would using the factory shifter, it’s the best of both worlds. Thanks to the reverse lockout feature, you can easily bang those gears without having to worry about accidentally shifting into reverse. Taking a closer look at everything you receive from B&M, you can see this is a total package, of course they include the shifter mechanism itself but they also include a factory like shifter bezel, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot, and a B&M T handle shift knob. This shifter is both NHRA and IHRA certified, making it an excellent choice for any street or strip Mustang. The hammer is a no modification needed bolt on for the AOD trans found in all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. You will need to do some work both inside and underneath the car, so make sure you have your jack stands or ramps ready before you get started. In addition you will need to wire in the overdrive button and LED illumination into your factory wiring, so just make sure you have a soldering iron ready. When it’s all said and done, you should be wrapped up in about 2 hours from start to finish. Perhaps one of the best features about this shifter that you won’t find in the product description, is that a majority of our customer reviews say the B&M ratchet shifter just makes the car more fun to drive, well there’s really only one way to find out, so with the shifter installed let’s grab our GT and put it to the test. Alright so we’re out in the 2000 GT, we’ve got the B&M ratchet shifter installed, and my first impression looks wise is it looks killer I mean it adds a little bit of that race car flavor to the interior, but we want to see how this thing performs. Right now we have it in drive, and we’re just kind of cruising around like you would in a normal automatic car, but what’s a ratchet shifter without actually shifting, so with that said, we’re coming up to a stop sign here, we’ll ratchet it on down into first. Alright, now we’ve got the car in first, we’ll pull out here from a stop and see if this thing shifts as it should. Hammer on, second, third, there you go, I mean it does kind of make driving an automatic fun in a way, I mean you’re shifting the car, again it’s not exactly like a manual car, you’re obviously not working the clutch but for the most part, it gives you something to do. Overall, total package, it looks great, performs as it should, and it’s a great value, so be sure to check out the B&M ratchet shifter for your 94-04 Mustang, right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Full Ratchet Action. The stock shifter is fine for daily driving, but it has some serious drawbacks when it comes to street/strip performance. The Mustang B&M Hammer Ratchet Shifter has a full ratchet action mechanism for solid positive shifts, so there is no fear of hanging up between gears or missing a gear all together.

    Reverse Lockout. To prevent you from accidentally shifting into reverse while your banging through the gears the B&M Ratchet Shifter features a reverse lockout mechanism. To shift into neutral, reverse or park positions, just lift the trigger and ratchet the shifter forward for each position.

    Direct Fit Installation. The B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter was designed to the 1994-2004 Mustang's center console with no modifications required to the factory AODE transmission. And to further simplify the installation this ratchet shifter includes the neutral safety switch, backup light switch, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot and polished aluminum T-Handle.

    Application. This B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter is designed to fit the 1994 to 2004 V6 and GT Mustang's equipped with an AODE Automatic Transmission and meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 81001

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Ratchet Shifter Assembly
    • (1) Shift Knob
    • (1) Shift Boot
    • (1) Shifter Bezel
    • (1) Gear Indicator
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?

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        Questions & Answers (46)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will shifting with this hurt the tranny? Im very interested in purchasing this shifter theres just a few things i need to know. 1. Will it hurt the transmission shifitng like this? 2. How would i shift into 4th gear. 3. Do i have to let off the gas when shifting.? 4. Can you downshift while driving? And finally is there any preformance gain in this? Thank you for whoever answers. I drive an automatic stang and i want to make it so i have the option to shift safely! Is this the right product. And if not. What is?

        • this is a direct replacement for your factory shifter. It will not damage your transmission. 4th gear is controlled by the over drive switch just like your factory shifter.you do not have to let off gas to shift ether up or down . this shifter will allow you to shift manualy one gear at a time when in you want or just place in drive for for normal operation. as far as performance no but sure can make it fun to drive .

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        Can you screw in a different shift knob? If so, what are the threads?

        • This is specifically designed to work with the shift knob that comes with it, and we would not recommend using another shift knob.

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        I was thinking about buying this but I just had one question. How exactly do you operate this?

        • The B&M Hammer Console Automatic Transmission Ratchet Shifter will have a shift pattern that starts similar to your OEM Shift pattern, but will vary at the end. It will go, Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, and then the manual mode which will allow you to pull back ward to upshift, and push forward to downshift. There is also a good explanation in the video on this page, with visuals. 

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        This might be a stupid queastion but do you have to let off the gas before you shift into gears?

        • Shifting with this shifter is no different than stock as far as the mechanics go.

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        Will this shifter work with a 1996 v6 mustang with a 4r70w transmission? Direct bolt on?

        • Yes, this shifter will work on a 1996 V6 Mustang with an AODE 4R70W transmission.

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        10 More Questions
        Stock AODE Tranny? would this work with a completely STOCK transmission with no manual valve body or anything? and is this OK for the transmission (shifting gears) as a daily driver? thanks ! 3 answers
        Can I down shift while driving ??? And will it hurt the transmission if I do ? Thanks american muscle 1 answer
        Is the red button the over drive ? If not where would the over drive button go ? 1 answer
        I have a 2001 mustang gt that is automatic but I have a 4 speed automatic ford racing transmission with 4.10 gears. Would this work with my transmission? 1 answer
        My mustang was v6 manual know i have swaped 4.6l with automatic trans will this fit the original chassis? to mount the shifter since i cant fit the OEM stick shifter 0 answer
        will this work in a 95 gt with c4 conversion 1 answer
        Will this shifter work with a 4r70w using a manual valvebody? Will it shift 1-4 gears with the ratchet? 0 answer
        Does this shifter come with the cable and bracket for the transmission? Thanks, Jeff 1 answer
        Why does the description say it has serious drawbacks? 1 answer
        Does B M make a console direct fit ratchet shifter for 1997 Cobra with a 4r70w transmission? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (54) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Performance Gain 3.745098 3.7
          • Fit 4.058824 4.1



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 10, 2019

            THE HAMMER

            awesome product cool look and better shifting then stock shifter cant miss a gear

            RICKY

            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 03, 2019

            Great looking shifter

            Haven't got a chance to install it yet but it looks great, definitely better than the stock shifter. Hopefully it works like it should!

            ChristianE

            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            July 09, 2019

            just a little bit more than you bargained for

            Fass install loss of heart had to reorder stuff little complicated

            Max2525

            Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            March 22, 2019

            Missing gasket

            My shifter was missing the gasket that goes between the shift and the floor, also this was the second shifter I received. The first one had no handle. Install was a bit of a pain esp when it comes to adjusting the cable ..... still fine tuning it.

            nicko

            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 31, 2018

            B M shifter

            Shifter works great Had to modify shifter cable mount just a little

            JamesM

            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 29, 2018

            It's Pretty Good

            The only thing that was difficult was adjusting the cable. Other than that it looks pretty neat.

            Ariel

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 05, 2018

            Great just love it

            It took me about 2 and a half hours to install it. The directions was right on point and ratchet shifting the gears will add more fun to driving. Even if you don't want to ratchet shift it still looks awesome way better than the old stock shifter

            Dink

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 21, 2018

            hi speed low drag

            very solid and well built, holes did not line up very well had to do some drilling,overall very pleased with the shifter

            CharlesJ

            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 09, 2018

            Shift away kool

            Arrived on time. Fit right in made me find out i needed a new shift cable. Works great looks great oh its great

            RD

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            March 27, 2018

            Not Bad

            Still working to fit this, my worn out stock cable is not helping. The shifter itself was difficult to install, the holes would not line up! I eventually found that there is a big chunk of rubber on the left hand corner of the base of the shifter that totally impedes you getting this lined up. Now I do not know what this rubber block is for, I am hoping nothing important, with the rubber removed, the shifter fitted first time.

            GordonA

            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            February 02, 2018

            Sweet!

            Had this installed when I got a transmission put in. Shift inputs feel good and the shifter itself looks and feels of good quality. Installation wasn’t difficult but can’t say it was a walk in the park. Worth it though, looks great!

            KevinE

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 28, 2018

            B n console ratchet

            The shifter works like a piece of cake! I absolutely love and recommend it. If you have no absolute idea what your doing then it may be a little difficult to install, alot of in and out work, and you will need additional hardware, 2 size 5 hex bolts with 2 washers per bolt along with 2 nylon washer lock nuts for the linkage adaptor, which I used and would highly recommend. The hardest part i can say about this install was adjusting the linkage, but with some help I got everything done within 2 hours. It's fun to shift and would definitely recommend it, especially for a racing application.

            GabrielP

            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 20, 2018

            Worth the buy

            Really worth it bang for your buck, it wasn't too hard if you know how to work on cars it took me about 4hrs from start to finish.

            KurtS

            Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            December 14, 2017

            2nd One works great.

            I ordered the shifter and had it installed. It was defective. The replacement works great. Thanks AM for making this transaction as smooth as possible.

            Ray43

            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 07, 2017

            Adjustment was a pain

            Fit snug in the old hole. Also the instructions weren’t clear at all. It looks great and a smooth shift tho.

            ST03

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 24, 2017

            Nice product

            Installed with only minor changes. Increases shifting capabilities.

            MichaelM

            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 22, 2017

            Awesome look

            Shifter is pretty cool. Like the way it looks and how it works. Took awhile to get the shifter cable adjusted but other then that awesome

            DizeNB

            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            November 02, 2017

            Sucks

            I wasn’t satisfied at all, at first it barely wanted to work

            JhonyO

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 25, 2017

            Anyone can install this shifter

            This shifter is the quality that you'd expect from BandM. The install wasn't complicated. It looks great and fits perfect.

            Sam

            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 19, 2017

            Works Great, was Missing Button

            Made the '99 GT feel like a fun car, although the shifter was missing the overdrive button and the LEDs didn't work.

            TravisN

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

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