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

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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

    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
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    33 Questions / 48 Answers

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    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?

    eddieguglielmo

    • 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 .

      LloydC

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

    rubyredmustang

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

      JeffAM

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

    bogie

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

      AshleyK

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    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 !

    Singh

    • this works the same as your stock shifter . you have 2 options put in drive and go ,or you can control what gear your in .using the shift up or down it will shift one gear at a time like a stick shift with out missing a shift . really nice

      LloydC

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

    OwenW

    • 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. 

      AMRobD

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    Will this work for a 1995 mercury couger xr7 v8

    AndrewS

    • The B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter is specifically designed for the automatic 94-04 GT and V6 model Mustangs. We cannot guarantee fitment with any other vehicles.

      AshleyK

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    Customer Reviews (47) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 3.844445 3.8
    • Fit 4 4



    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 24, 2017

      Nice product

      Installed with only minor changes. Increases shifting capabilities.

      MichaelM

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 5/5

      May 29, 2017

      Great!

      The shifter is great gives you good up shifts. I'm always shifting it now. The look of it is great too. It took me about three hours to install and I am a complete beginner to mechanics. Couple this shifter with a manual valve body and it will be a perfect combo.

      RickR

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2017

      Love the shifter

      Easy install, still trying to adjust cable right. I do not get my 2nd gear tire chirp any more and sometimes have to give a lite tap to get into overdrive. Any tips would be appreciated.

      TedL

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 04, 2017

      looks nice but too much work

      The box actually says -00 and my Mustang is a 2001. The installation was much more complicated in that adjustments had to be made to ensure a good fit. Hole patterns did not line up and to return from Canada would have held up the remainder of the repairs. Ordered the shift kit with the shifter and its still not installed as bolt holes have to be cut.

      DebraF

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 30, 2017

      B M hammer shifter install

      bought this mainly for looks and to be different.Since theres no performance gain.Had to slot the holes on shifter cable adjuster for it to go fully into park and this solved also to shift perfect in every gear selected.

      JoseS

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 07, 2017

      Rebuilding my 99 GT

      This is probably the most awesome thing I have put in this car to date! Not only did its good looks clean up an ugly spot in my Mustang, but this shifter is awesome to use as well!!! Sure made the inside look classier.

      TruenaR

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 10, 2017

      Hammer shifter

      Good quality of the shifter easy to install and works great

      DJ

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 03, 2016

      B M Shifter

      American muscle is great they definitely know Mustangs and they are fast with shipping. I will continue buying from them and if anyone has a stang I would definitely recommend ordering from American Muscle. My BandM ratchet shifter is awesome it looks wicked and is fun to drive

      KW

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

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