(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- How to Install a Hurst Billet Competition Plus Shifter - TR-3650 on your 2005-2010 Mustang GT
Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our breakdown of the Hurst Billet competition plus shifter fitting all 2005-2010 Mustang GTs. In a moment, we’re going to take a closer look at this Hurst, but before we do, we’re going to take our 07 GT out and get a feel for the stock shifter now before we install our new shifter, just so I can do a proper comparison. Before we really get into detail about the Hurst shifter, and actually get it installed, we’re out here in our 07 GT now just to get a feel for the stock shifter. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve driven this car a lot over time or maybe it’s just because I’ve gotten used to this shifter, but now that I’m really paying attention to it, it’s pretty awful, I mean very sloppy, even when you’re in gear, there’s a lot of movement in the shifter, and when changing gears you really don’t know sometimes what gear you’re going into. My opinion, Ford really got it right with the 11,12,13 Mustangs, especially the 6 speeds, I mean they just feel awesome to drive, they’re very tight. Now this, our 07 is a far cry from that, I don’t know if that’s a function of it just being a few years older, maybe things just tend to loosen up over time, whatever the reason, it definitely could use a little help. So with that said, let’s get our car back to the shop, talk a little bit more about the Hurst shifter, and get it installed. So as we take a closer look at this shifter, there’s no question it’s a Hurst, we have that iconic name engraved on the shift handle just like it’s been for decades, and we also see that white ball style shift knob also bearing the Hurst logo, as well as that 5 speed shift pattern. The difference between this shifter and the standard competition plus is in the name – billet. The entire base of this Hurst shifter is constructed from 100% T-6 Billet aluminum, and features this I-beam design which pretty much makes this shifter bulletproof. In addition to the quality construction, the Hurst Billet comp plus will also reduce your throws by up to 30%, leading to quicker, more precise shifts. This shifter also features a unique shifter rod design, along with these polyurethane bushings and spherical bearings which overall is going to take all the sloppiness out of this shifter. Getting the Hurst installed will require you to do some work both inside the car and underneath, therefore just leave yourself about 2 hours to get everything bolted up. If you don’t have the luxury of using a lift, just make sure you have your jack stands or ramps ready before you get started. Now that we have our Billet competition plus bolted up, let’s take our GT out for another spin and see how it feels rolling through the gears. So we’re back out on the street in our 07 GT with the Hurst Billet competition plus shifter installed, and my initial reaction is a good one, the shifter feels great, the throws are nice and short, and nice and crisp as well, which I love, I mean some people might call it notchy, I really dig it. Second, it sits a little higher up than the stock shifter used to which I really like, you can leave your arm on the arm rest and literally just shift gears by flicking your wrist. Finally the looks, I mean it looks great it’s a great addition to any interior, it’s got a really cool retro vibe going on, the chrome lever with that iconic white ball, it’s an awesome shifter all around. So that pretty much wraps it up for the Billet competition plus shifter from Hurst for the 05-2010 Mustang which you can find right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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Technical Note. This Hurst shifter includes a shift knob and handle with a unique thread pattern to Hurst. The factory Mustang shift knob (and aftermarket knobs) will not fit this Hurst shifter.
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details
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September 07, 2019
Perfect but don't use the supplied bushings
In love with the feel and look of this shifter but be weary of the polyurethane bushings. Not going to nick a star because I live on the Gulf Coast in extreme heat but the rear bushing was breaking apart after two or so months and about three months later a heavy handed friend finished it with a hard shift into 3rd leaving me with only 1st 3rd and 5th unless I used a wedge to keep the assembly forward to shift backwards. SIMPLE FIX: Just use the OEM bushings instead of the new ones. Perfect fit and it doesn't feel sloppy being rubber vs. a harder bushing like Hurst's.Helpful (1)
May 27, 2019
Very well made product.Very easy install the hardest part is fitting it through the the shifter hole to remove it and put the new one in.Easier with 2 people to fit it through.Helpful (1)
March 20, 2019
Shifts so well
Installation was a little bit of a pain. Had to drop the transmission just slightly so i could fit the shifter into place. But other than that the work was all worth it. I love it compared to the stock shifter!Helpful (1)
September 05, 2018
Easy install with basic tools I used a lift giving me plenty of room.Helpful (5)
July 15, 2018
not a fan, very notchy and vague. A bit to short of a throw in my opinion. I would spend the couple extra bucks and get something adjustable like the MGW. IHelpful (7)
July 03, 2018
No bang for the buck
Notchy, too much play side to side. Overpriced, factory shifter is better.Helpful (7)
May 17, 2018
It needs stock components from the stock shifter to install witch would have been nice to know because I don't have the stock shifter anymore. Also bought the Blowfish V2 Shifter Support Bracket and it does not work with this shifter as well. So I've spent around seven hundred dollars just to buy another shifter!Helpful (8)
May 05, 2018
I have an 08 bullitt. I didn't like how that shifter shifted but I liked the look of the stock shifter so I was apprehensive to purchase this shifter. I'm glad I did tho! I actually Love the white ball with the exposed shifter. It goes along with the classic/modern look of my car. The shifting is really notchy. And you have to use a little muscle to put it into gear. However, the more I drive it the more I like it. It makes my car more fun to drive. And the quality of this shifter over the stock shifter is over the top in my opinion. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 bc I was hoping for a little smoother, but it does have more of a muscle car/race car feel which I ultimately did want for my weekend warrior.Helpful (7)
February 25, 2018
Hurst shifter is a quality product! What a night and day difference. Very happy with my purchase.Helpful (8)
February 04, 2018
I love the new Hurst Billet Shifter. The short throws and look make for a very nice addition for my build not to mention the reduction in ETA. Thanks AM!Helpful (8)
Can I fit any shift knob on this shifter?
The Hurst Billet Competition Plus Short Throw Shifter will not accept all shift knobs due to its unique thread pattern. Unfortunately, hurst does not list the thread pitch as it is entirely specific for them, no other shift knob made (unless custom) would work with this shifter unless it is hurst.
Where do I buy the replacement Hurst knob? Mine is cracked and I cant find where to buy a new one.
Our selection of shift knobs can be found here:https://www.americanmuscle.com/05-07-mustang-shift-knobs.html#shop-by1
Does it fit a 2006 Mustang GT?
This shifter will fit all 05-10 GT models equipped with the TR-3650 transmission.
Does it fit 07 v6
The Hurst Billet Competition Plus Shifter will not fit an 07 V6. It will only fit an 05-10 GT with a TR3650 Transmission.
What's the thread size on the handle?
Unfortunately, hurst does not list the thread pitch as it is entirely specific for them, no other shift knob made (unless custom) would work with this shifter unless it is hurst.
When upgrading to an aftermarket shifter, you can expect a minimal amount of rattling/Vibration but may be a little more than the stock shifter. If it is something that is audible or easily felt by the hand, there could be an installation error or defective component.
We do apologize but we would not carry a Hurst shifter at this time for the MT-82 transmissions. However feel free to check out the other shifters we do carry! http://www.americanmuscle.com/2010-mustang-shifters.html#shop-by1
The Hurst Billet Competition Shifter features a 30% throw reduction with a CNC 6061 T-6 Billet Aluminum Construction. The I-beam design has superior strength over other shifters. The Hurst Competition Plus Shifter - TR-3650 (05-10 GT), item # 24303, (http://www.americanmuscle.com/hurst-shifter-0509gt.html) features a 40% throw reduction with a durable steel construction. Both of these shifter's include a chrome shifter handle and a white knob. The main different between the two are the throw reduction and material they are made from. The Hurst Competition will feel stiffer from the Billet Competition because it has a large throw reduction.
The bushings that come with the Shifter are urethane bushings. It is not necessary to add any grease, but if you feel you need to, make sure it is a moderate amount.
In case you did not find the answer or someone else needs the answer AM has answered it on this page with clear instructions and a picture: http://www.americanmuscle.com/transmission-tag-identifier.html
Trust me, you won't want to use the stock shift handle with this.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Year/Model:||2005-2009 GT||Material:||Billet Aluminum|
|Manufacture:||Hurst||Shift Knob Included:||Yes|