Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Ford Performance six-speed shift knob in black with the Ford Racing logo engraved in the side here, which shall be fitting all 2015 and newer GT, V6, and EcoBoost Mustangs.So in this video, we'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect out of the Ford Performance six-speed shift knob we have here today as well as its materials and construction. I'll be topping off the video with the install, which, of course, speaking of a shift knob, it's gonna get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, with just a few minutes, tops, in the driveway at home.The Ford Performance six-speed shift knob you see here today in black will be for any 2015 or newer GT, V6, or EcoBoost Mustang owner who's looking to stray away from the factory-style shift knob to go with a more classic eight-ball styling with a bit of a customized twist, as you can see with the Ford Racing oval logo engraved right into the side here.Now, it's evident to see that Ford, when designing the S550 Mustangs when they first started, obviously went with a very classic, fastback styling to the appearance. Now, you might be looking to compliment that with your interior. And if so, this shift knob is a very, very good place to start. Now, speaking of which, you might be looking at switching over from the factory-style shift knob to a classic eight-ball styling or cue-ball styling of the shift knob way back from the '60s and '70s.Now, with that said, we've got this one here from Ford Performance with the Ford Racing logo actually engraved into the side here. You got an all-black shift knob with the six-speed pattern and, of course, keeping up with that reverse lockout situation. So all of this is engraved in white on top of a black resin, which I'll talk about in just a second.Now, of course, when you're shopping around for a shift knob for an S550, like I just said, you have to be mindful of the reverse lockout. Now, with that said, Ford Performance has designed this one perfectly to work in conjunction with your factory reverse lockout, so you don't have to replace anything there. That way, it won't leave an ugly gap in between the top of your shift boot and the bottom of your shift knob.As a Mustang owner, you're probably banging through gears every single day in your Mustang, like we all always do. With that said, you wanna have a tough shift knob behind that and, of course, a shifter as well that can take that beating constantly. Now, this one in particular from Ford Racing is a one and three quarters in shift knob that is CNC-machined out of a solid block of black resin with the six-speed embossed logo right on top here and a Ford Racing logo on either side.One thing I wanna point out before moving on to the pricing and install, I said this option from Ford Performance was manufactured to fit the sizing specs of a stock shifter on the S550s. If you're rocking an aftermarket shifter, you wanna make sure it matches the thread pattern on the shift knob, which is gonna be 12 millimeters by one and a quarter inches. Now, if it's not matching that, then, unfortunately, this particular shift knob won't be for you. But if it is, this should be a perfect match.Now, if you are interested in the black option here we have with the white leathering and the white Ford Racing logo, you can pick this one up for just about 60 bucks. If you're not interested in this option, we have a ton of shifters on the market on americanmuscle.com to fit the S550 shifters and, of course, aftermarket shifters as well. But if you are interested, 60 bucks is the price tag. And, of course, you get a very solid shift knob with a flat bottom to fit that reverse lockout, Ford Racing logo on either side with the six-speed pattern in white on top of a black finish. You can also get it in the white finish with the reverse, of course, with black lettering. Of course, there's a bunch of different options available, so you can check that out when you're shopping around.Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, pun intended, this one's really gonna be very simple. It's obviously a shift knob. All you'll have to do is screw off your factory shift knob, set it aside, replace it with the Ford Performance option. It should take you seconds to install. You can even do it at a red light if you feel like swapping it out mid-driving session. With that said, a few seconds on the install, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, so it's gonna be extremely simple for anybody to take care of.Wrapping things up here for this overview and install, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer GT, V6, or EcoBoost Mustang and you're looking for a way to get rid of the factory shift knob to switch it out for a classic eight-ball styling with a very well-known logo on it, you might wanna check out the Ford Performance six-speed shift knob in black with the Ford Racing logo embedded in it, which is available right here at americanmuscle.com.