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Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6, BOSS)

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Features, Video & Details

  • 27% Shorter Throw and Improved Ergonomics
  • Shorter, Faster Shifts
  • Legendary Hurst Quality and Styling
  • Utilizes Stock Reverse Back Up Camera
  • Fits 2011-2014 V6, GT and BOSS Manual Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey everybody, Dave here from AmericanMuscle, and today I have the Hurst short throw shifter designed to fit the new GT and V6 manual Mustangs. The name Hurst should remind you of quality and this item is no exception. Hurst used billet aluminum and stainless steel parts to make sure this is not going to break down while you’re using your car. Some of the neat features that come with this Hurst short throw shifter, you have the option of the arm that comes with it and the Hurst shift ball, or the additional black replacement arm that allows you to use different thread pattern shift knobs. The other nice thing Hurst includes is a red LED light, you can wire this in if you like so that you know when you’re in reverse, it’ll illuminate, showing you reverse, and not first gear, seeing as they’re quite close together on these, this is a handy feature to have. First things first though, let’s get a stock run, with the stock parts on the car, and see what that feels like. Well, under normal conditions, honestly it feels like it’s a relatively far throw even compared to other stock shifters, it’s comfortable, that’s the word I would give it, comfortable. After a couple of miles of driving, here’s my honest opinion, it’s a fine shifter, for those who are driving daily through traffic and whatnot. But for me, and for a lot of enthusiasts out there, it lacks that oomph and that quick shift between gears, it takes so long. Alright, so we’re back here after our stock drive with our Hurst short throw shifter ready to go in the car. Before we install it I want to give you a couple of the key features I’ll be looking for when I drive this now. The Hurst short throw shifter does a few things, it reduces the amount of travel by 27% between gears, now that’s huge compared to stock, the other thing I’ll be looking for, second to third gear can sometimes be a little difficult with some of the Mustangs. With this part, it should clean it up so that second to third gear is a clean, crisp quick shift, just like the rest. So let’s go ahead and get this part installed, take it back on the street, and see what we think. So here we are in our 2011 manual 50 with our Hurst short throw shifter. Now, something I noticed right away like some of the others, it’s very low to the console, I like that, it gives it a very sleek look. Something else I’m figuring out really quick, it has a really short throw, I happen to like that, it suits my aggressive driving style, as I drive through the back streets here I don’t really feel any drivability issues, seems like I can find my gears without much issue. This part comes with a red LED light, you’re able to wire it up if you like into your reverse setting, so that when you do put it in reverse, the light pops on, indicating you’re in reverse, and not first gear. Here’s why this is important for this item: the Hurst shifter does not utilize the reverse lock out that the factory has installed, meaning you can easily be in reverse, thinking you’re in first. Well, road test complete, the Hurst short throw shifter was installed on our 2011 Mustang, and here’s what I have to say: it certainly reduces the amount of distance between shifts, and definitely makes your shifting faster, once you get used to it. The Hurst shifter utilizes its own reverse design without a reverse lockout, for example, taking off in a traffic or in a parking lot, just make sure you’re in first gear, third and reverse seem awful close sometimes. Once you get past how to drive with this shift, I think you’ll be happily impressed with the reduction in distance between gears. Once you figure that out, it’s a good product I certainly recommend it, just take your time.

Improves Shifts. Get rid of that sloppy feeling that many stock Mustang shifters have with a Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter. The Hurst shifter features a high ratio pivot mechanism for quicker, shorter throws and a polymide pivot cup to reduce jarring vibrations.

Improves Reverse Lock-out. The Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter not only improves your driving pleasure, but it also features an integrated adjustable reverse lock-out detent that eliminates the clunky OEM push-down style lock-out for easier use. Includes a Red LED light which ensures you are actually in Reverse rather than 1st gear.

Hurst Quality. The Hurst shifter is sturdily constructed from CNC machined 6061 T-6 billet aluminum for strength, to provide more precise and positive feed back when banging through all six gears. Shifter includes a chrome Hurst handle, white Hurst shift knob and shift boot grommet.

Application. This Hurst Billet Plus 2 shifter is designed for the 2011 to 2014 V6, GT and BOSS Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual 6-speed transmission.

Technical Note. This Hurst shifter includes a shift knob and handle with a unique thread pattern to Hurst. The stock Mustang shift knob (and aftermarket knobs) will not fit this Hurst shifter.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shifter base
  • (1) Shift handle
  • (1) Shift Knob
  • (1) Grommet
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Short Shifters Specifications
Transmission: MT-82 Adjustable: Yes
Year/Model: 2011-2014 V6, GT, BOSS  Material: Billet Aluminum and
Billet Steel
Manufacturer: Hurst Shift Knob Included: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Great Shifter

I have the first Hurst shifter for the 2011. They did testing on my car. It is a great shifter and a huge improvement over teh already great stock shifter. I especially like that my palm no longer gets ...

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5/5
Great Shifter

This shifter is a great addtion to the car if you are a serious enthusiast and enjoy shifting gears. It is not for the novice or inexperienced. I did not install the reverse light for the same reason many ...

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Helpful (12)

Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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13 Questions / 9 Answers

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Fit Will this shifter fit the new 2013 Boss 302 Mustang?

Gregor

  • Yes, the Boss also has the MT-82 transmission. No problems.

    MerlinGT

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Will this fit a 2014 GT500?

Steve

  • This shifter would not work in the GT500s as they will have a different transmission then the normal GTs do. Below is a link for you to the two shifters we carry for the GT500s. http://www.americanmuscle.com/2010-mustang-shifters.html#shop-by3

    Ricky36

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Can I use this shifter in a 2012 GT with a stock transmission?

DylanR

  • The Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter will fit the 2011 to 2014 V6, GT and BOSS Mustangs equipped with the stock MT-82 manual 6-speed transmission.

    AMJEFF

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can I use this shifter and the billet shaft with my raxiom indy cator shift know or is it different threads

Ratrodr

  • The Raxiom Digital Shift Knob attaches with set screws and does not thread on. So yes, you could use this Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter with that shift knob.

    pserafi

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I have the Barton bracket already. Is there a way to change this without getting under the car?

Putsjunior

  • Unfortunately, you will need to get under the car to remove two 10mm nuts that are holding the shifter bracket and bushing on.

    AshleyK

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can the reverse lockout feature still be used with this shifter like the stock shifter or is the light the only way of knowing.

mattyice

  • The Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6, BOSS) will actually improve the reverse lock out feature. The shifter will have a integrated adjustable reverse lock-out detent that eliminates the clunky OEM push-down style lock-out for easier use.

    Ricky36

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.764706 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.558824 4.6
  • Throw Reduction 4.661765 4.7



  • 5/5

    June 23, 2011

    Great Shifter

    I have the first Hurst shifter for the 2011. They did testing on my car. It is a great shifter and a huge improvement over teh already great stock shifter. I especially like that my palm no longer gets burnt on hot days or freezes on cold days ;)

    Daniel

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 15, 2011

    Great Shifter

    This shifter is a great addtion to the car if you are a serious enthusiast and enjoy shifting gears. It is not for the novice or inexperienced. I did not install the reverse light for the same reason many others did not...if you don't know where reverse is, you shouldn't be driving a car with a manual transmission. This is a "competition" shifter, so the light may be helpful for track use to make sure you are in first gear and don't go shooting backwards and embarrass yourself on Saturday night! Nice tight shifts, great looks, what more can you ask for? I installed a custom painted Hurst T-Handle on mine for an even better look and feel. Installation is a little tricky and a lift is helpful. But overall its an easy install and mine required no adjustment. Yes, there's a little more noise, but the paperwork included with the shifter even tells you that if you cannot live with a little more noise, you should NOT install the shifter in your vehicle. This is a muscle car, not a luxury car....a little more noise is a GOOD thing...turn off the music and enjoy sound of power! I've had this shifter in my Mustang for 3 months and I love it!

    RedFive0

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Texas

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  • 4/5

    August 09, 2011

    Hurst billet shifter and LED reverse light

    I like the feel of the shifter and how much easier it seems to get into gear. It's def going to take some getting use to tho! Very big difference when it comes to the distance between the gears(like first and third are practically on top of each other) but i like the throw distance, not too much and not too little. Install of the shifter was pretty easy and basic, not too many problems there but install of the light was alittle confusing when it came to which wire to tap into... color they described did not match any wire I had, just had to guess/eliminate. I got it on the second try tho. It calls for the green wire w/ gray stripe and on mine it was a green wire w/ a peach colored stripe. Not a huge difference but confusing all the same. I ended up routing the wire from the trunk up to the under dash area by tucking the wire under the plastic trim and into the center column on the drivers side. used zip ties to keep it from dropping out from under dash area. Overall I am very satisfied with this shifter and would recommend it to anyone looking to improve shifter performance and not dramatically decrease throw.

    Kira

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2012

    Classic Hurst

    This is a great looking piece and is very easy to install. Bang for buck is unmatched. My only complaint is while it makes 2nd to 3rd gear flawless (stock was terrible) it has sacrificed 1st to 2nd a tad. If I really bang it I miss every 20 or so shifts into 2nd. If driven normal it's not an issue. I HIGHLY suggest getting the Roush boot since the stock one gets bunched up around the shifter handle. The Roush boot completes the look by fitting the flat stick PERFECT.

    Nick2013GT

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Indiana, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 30, 2012

    Shifter is just as explained.

    I was a little weary when I recieved the shifter because of the "noise that it may produce". I have driven over 1200 miles already and I havn't heard a peep from it. The throws are much shorter and the gears are closer as well. Takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do, enjoy the ride! Only took me about 1 1/2 hours to install it in my garage with a simple jack and jack stands. Pretty straight forward instructions as well.

    kgarry07

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Colorado

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2011

    2011/12 Hurst Shifter

    I had a 2008 GT with a Hurst, and loved the crisp shifts, so it was a necessity for my 2012. The shifter was not hard at all to install, if you have general mechanical knowledge. The directions were pretty clear, step by step. The only thing I did different was install the new polyurethane bushing on the shifter housing before zip-tying it to the rear bushing bracket. It was a little harder to get the new bushing over the shifter housing installed and zip-tied first in the rear bushing bracket. I did not install the led back-up light on the dash. It is a nice little added extra, but I figure you should buy an automatic if you dont know what gear you are in. Operation of the shifter is a lot crisper than the stock Ford shifter. The factory setting for the reverse lock-out spring isnt too tight or loose and is adjustable. Classic muscle-car look and feel really make you never want a factory shifter again. I did notice that there is no need for the stick isolators. Unlike my 2008 GT, the shifter does not rattle at mid-range RPM. I did not use the isolators in either case.

    Joe

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 09, 2011

    hurst billet plus 2 shifter mt82

    I am still awaiting shipment of the Hurst shifter that has been promised for early July.

    Douglas Alessandra

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    December 29, 2013

    A Must Have!

    Just got my hurst billet plus II shifter installed today. As soon as I opened the door the iconic Hurst Q Ball Shifter screamed old school muscle car! The shifts are quick and solid now, and the throw from 2nd to 3rd is seamless! What a huge improvement over the sloppy stock shifter. This shifter is by far my favorite mod that I have done to my car so far! 1st and reverse are close together so I recommend using the reverse indicator light. Stop thinking about it and buy this now! You won't regret it.

    Gary83

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Muskogee, OK, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 22, 2012

    Great product!

    I purchased this shifter for the '12 because I loved the feel of the Hurst in my '07. The install was a breeze and and the feel and shifts are much better now. I had no increase in NVH so I highly recommend this product. I also did opt to install the red light for reverse gear and feel this is a good feature of the Hurst.

    96bluovl

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Corpus Christi, TX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 09, 2012

    Great retro look to my 2011 GTCS

    Installed shifter (took about 2 hours) and love the feel of the shifter. Did what someone else suggested and increased the reverse tension spring 1/4 turn. Drove around all weekend and must say I really like it. Shifting pattern is much better and as far as worrying about hitting reverse instead of 1st.....Please if you don't know the difference from reverse to 1st you should of bought a automatic!!Only thing I did not like was tie wrapping the boot to the shifter handle ( a little cheesy).

    NCACOACH

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Culpeper Virginia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 03, 2012

    Way to go Hurst!

    My son installed the shifter in 45 minutes! This shifter is worth it just for the way it looks! I put the brushed aluminum T-handle on mine and it looks way better than the factory shifter! Shift pattern is noticeably tighter and quicker. Can't miss on 2nd to 3rd shift. Can't go wrong with Hurst. Style and perfromance! Highly recommend this shifter!

    Bobby25

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Utica, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 19, 2012

    Best bang for your $$$$

    Install took only an hour and 1/2 to install in my 2013 GT, looks great and works even better. I cannot believe Ford would put such a sloppy shifter in a high hp car, really bugged me since day one. I tried out a Barton that a friend had and it felt like it was cheaply made. The Hurst Billet Plus Two is definitely the shifter to put in your new Mustang with firmer, reassured shifts. It will take some time to get use to so don't get cocky.

    madclaydog

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT US

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 13, 2012

    Awesome shifter

    Clean, short, crisp throws allow for everyday driving and even in racing scenarios. Paired it with the Barton two post bracket and it's amazing! Bought the roush shifter boot due to the fact that I didn't like the idea of zip tying the OEM shifter boot and it came out looking great. Awesome shifter for sure!

    JD50

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 13, 2012

    Hurst shifter

    Makes driving your stang more enjoyable very easy to install and for a quicker way take a small price of wire splice it at both ends and go into the fuse box find the corps pounding fuses for the reverse lights and you save yourself about an hour of pointless tinkering. It might take some time finding first and not reverse because the factory push down and to the left gets deleted with the install but it should only take a few mineuts. Hurst provides you with a led light that you can install to alert you of being in reverse, great product amazing feel.

    Jayricco22

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Bordentown, new jersey

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 01, 2012

    old school shifter

    I've been playing with hotrods and racecars for over 35years, and this is one of the easiest bolt ons out there! It took about 45- 50 minutes to install, one thing I found that it was easier to get all 4 bolts on top of the shifter is to take the rear shifter bushing bracket off first, then that unit drops down enough to get all the bolts on top. I also didn't install the reverse LED , come on man really?YOU DON'T NEED IT!!! why drill holes and splice up your harness!! I did how ever put a 1/4 turn stiffer on the gate for reverse. The other great thing about this shifter is it raises the knob up about 1 1/2 inches and my elbow doesn't bang the consol when I shift now . It has a nice crisp feel to each gear. The chrome Hurst handle just screems old school cool in my grabber blue cs/gt !!

    Fullblown1931

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Valparaiso, IN, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2012

    Great upgrade from stock shifter!

    The installation would be quite a bit easier with a lift, however I was able to get it done with just a single jack in about 2 hrs by myself. The directions were pretty straight forward. I did need to go buy an socket extension but other than that basic hand tools required. Provides nice tight shifts and looks a million times better than the stock shifter. I personally don't like the reverse plunger system in the stock shifter which the Hurst eliminates. Also I tightened the reverse adjustment screw a little more than 1/4 turn before installing the shifter to make the tension a little tighter and can definitely tell the difference between reverse and 1rst. In my opinion one of the best upgrades for the money.

    302CI

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 22, 2012

    Cool shifter

    Couldnt wait to get this shifter. Shorter precise throws and just looks and feels cool. I didnt hook up the reverse light because I was lazy, but I dont regret it even though 1st is right on top of reverse. I put an extra 1/4 turn on the adjuster and I got used to the extra tension needed to get it into reverse and havent backed into anything yet. Feels high quality. There is a little more noise in 3rd when there is no load on it, but nothing obnoxious. Should have been my first mod.

    BrianN

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Bay Area, California

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  • 5/5

    August 17, 2011

    Hurst Billet plus 2 shifter

    This shifter is amazing. I am very impressed with how nice it is to shift now. Not only is this shifter feel smoother but it feels crisper. Once I had the stock shifter removed from the vehicle, I could not believe the difference in the weight of the stock piece, compared to the Hurst shifter. The install itself is not very difficult but getting the screw under the vehicle is probably the hardest part. This shifter really makes a big difference in the way you drive and does require a little getting used to from the push down reverse to the push over style. at least for me it was a welcome change. Overall great investment worth every penny and second to put it in.

    Francois Dandeneau

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 15, 2011

    2011 Hurst shifter

    The look, feel, and quality of the shifter really set the car apart! I decided to install the led reverse indicator light as I think it adds another unique touch. I installed the light directly above the traction control button. The placement there is noticeable but not overbearing. Overall, the old school look and feel of this shifter make the car really standout! I love the comments from people just walking by.

    Ryan

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2016

    very happy......but.....

    the end result is fantastic. installing the bushing was not easy from under the jacked up car. took to my guy to put up on the lift, then it was a snap. the adjustment for the reverse lock out was a bit more than the instructions. the factory adjustment was way too easy, I ended up adjusting 3 times, about a 1 1/4 turns total. now it's a bit stiff putting in reverse, but I don't have to worry slapping it in first at a light. very nice and tight, just the way hurst's should be. i'm very happy I did it.

    geno

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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