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Hurst Chrome Billet Plus Short Throw Shifter - T-5/T-45 (83-Early 01 GT; 94-04 V6; 96-99 Cobra)

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      Review & Installation Video

      So the Hurst Chrome Billet Plus that I've got here today is gonna be the cream of the crop of short shifters available for the Mustang, and it's a great option for any Mustang owner who wants a tough and adjustable short throw setup that looks like it's right out of the '60s, that's gonna improve your stock feel and your overall driving experience. Now short shifters for the T5 and the T45 trans make for a simple install that anybody can tackle, so expect an easy one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and about an hour job with basic hand tools. I will have more for you coming up on that soon. So short shifters don't add any horsepower, torque, or throttle response, so why bother, right? Well if you've been in your Mustang for long enough, you probably know that the OE shifter is honestly not that good. You probably know if you're sitting here watching this video that when you drive your car the way it deserves to be driven, that the stock unit just doesn't hold up. And what I mean by that is that when you're hitting that wall, so to speak, in between second and third, which I know we've all done at one point or another. But aside from that, it's just sloppy, mushy, and gear changes kinda feel like a tea party, whereas we want you to be at a metal concert. Now the Hurst fixes all of that, and I bet to say better than any of the other options out there. Now with this, you're drastically shortening those throws, breaking through that second to third wall, and you're getting the adjustability to make this as smooth as you want while looking great at the same time. Now this is as OG or old school as it gets with the straight chrome [inaudible] and the cue ball, and it's right at home in any Mustang. So let's start with the biggest benefit here, and that's the short throw reduction. So expect to shave your shifts down by 30%. That's a huge reduction, and while it's on par with some of the other options out there, there's other reasons why this is a great choice, and that's gonna be the self-centering alignment and tough return springs. So the centering alignment is tight and it's gonna cut down on the chances of you missing second to third like I talked about before. But the adjustable bias springs are a big upgrade, too. And what they'll do is help get the shifter into neutral faster and aiding in gear changes just as much as the reduction in throw. But the best part about all of this is that you get to make your stick tension as tight or forgiving as you want it to be, which is huge in making the perfect driving experience. Now if you wanna do more than just shorten up that throw and make your Mustang feel like a proper Pony, this is definitely the way to go. So how does Hurst make all this stuff work so well? Well, first up, you're getting a billet aluminum base with a nice gold color to it and an upgraded CNC stop collar that's leaps and bounds stronger than the factory components. Now the rotating pivot mechanism here is stainless steel and the adjustable return springs are also beefed up, too, which is where all that improved feel between shifts comes from. So everything's then finished off with that stainless steel stick that's chrome triple plated, and it's gonna provide a classic look and feel. Now the threads on the stick are three-eight by sixteen, so if you wanted to switch out the pool cue for something else, keep those measurements in mind, or for some reason if you wanted to, you could use the original shift knob. And the factory boot will work in conjunction with this setup, but the one that comes along with this is that ribbed rubber and it screams old school, and I honestly think that it just looks that much better. Now a quick tip I do wanna let everybody know about, is that when you're doing the swap, spend the extra 15 bucks and pick up a new shifter base and handle gasket, because it's gonna make the install a little bit easier, along with helping water down some of the vibration and noise. And if you're just interested in reducing the throw, not really after that adjustability and want a perfected experience, make sure to check out some of the other options back on the website. So for all these upgraded goodies, you're looking at spending just shy 300 bucks, and it is one of the more expensive options out there, but remember you're getting a lot more than just a reduction in throw. This is one of the most well-built shifter options we offer from spring to knob, so if you're just abusing your trans or you want the best experience, this is hands down gonna be your best bet. Now to quote a customer back on the product page, "This thing is worth every dollar." Install wise, you're looking at a straight one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter here and about an hour's worth in the garage or driveway with a basic socket set. So you begin by getting your shifter in neutral and then turning your factory shift knob counterclockwise and then removing it. After that, what you're gonna wanna do is take both hands and then place your fingers underneath on each side of the boot, gripping the boot rim where you're then gonna pull that up to remove it. Depending on which model you have, because this does fit multiple generations, you may have to remove some sound deadening. So make sure just to pull that aside and then save it when you're reinstalling this unit. But once that's aside, remove the four screws that hold the factory inner shift boot to the floor tunnel and then remove the boot itself. Use a 13 millimeter socket to remove the 4 hex head bolts that fasten the stock shifter assembly to the trans. Because the kit comes with new bolts, you can then trash those and reinstall your Hurst unit in the opposite order, then you're good to go.So that's gonna wrap up my quick review of Hurst's Chrome Billet Plus shifter for the T5 and T45 trans, fitting the '83 through early '01 GT, the '94 through '04 V6, and the '96 through '99 Cobra, that can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Classic "Hurst" Styling and Performance
      • Shorter, Faster Shifts
      • Lightweight Billet Aluminum Construction
      • Includes Chrome Shifter Handle and White Knob
      • Fits 83 - Early 01 GT, 94-04 V6 & 96-99 Cobra T5/T45 Transmissions

      Description

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

      Hurst Quality. The Hurst shifter base and stop collar is CNC machined from billet aluminum for it's strength and lightweight. The included shifter handle is triple chrome plated for a brilliant show car appearance.

      Application. This Hurst Billet Plus Shifter is designed for use with Mustangs equipped with the T-5/T-45 manual transmission, including the 1983 - Early 2001 GT, 1994-2004 V6 & 1996-1999 Cobra models. The Hurst Shifter includes a chrome shifter handle and a white shift knob with 5 speed logo.

      Fitment: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

      MPN# 3915033

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      4.8

      Customer Reviews (74)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 74 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: 0-$100





      • January 12, 2020

        4 1998 GT - Brady124666 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst shifter

        Really nice feeling when shifting definitely worth it

        Helpful (0)
      • August 24, 2019

        5 1994 GT - RedGT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great shifter easy to install

        Tightened up shifting with solid mechanism. Four-bolt installation.

        Helpful (0)
      • May 27, 2019

        5 2003 V6 - Necrosis18 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Best shifter

        The best I’ve had it took a bit of breaking in but now it shifts like butter

        Helpful (0)
      • April 11, 2019

        5 2001 GT - SteveS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst shifter T5 T45

        Smooth as silk shifts.Install was easy.A little aggravating to get bolts started with spacer on T45.Would highly recommend.

        Helpful (1)
      • March 26, 2019

        5 1999 GT - WayneP Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst Pro Billet Short Throw Shifter

        Great product super solid shifts, looks great in the GT, little bit longer than most short throws but quicker more precise shifts

        Helpful (2)
      • January 31, 2019

        5 2000 V6 - WillieB Installation Time: Shop Install

        Hurst short throw shifter top of the line

        This is a great short throw shifter it's top of the line , the difference between the stock shifter that my 2000 Mustang came with and this Hurst shifter is night and day ! Unbelievable different Driving Experience I thought I had a clutch problem always missing 3rd gear and reverse now with this shifter third gear is no problem reverse is no problem the throws are short it's a whole different Driving Experience ! Well worth the money .

        Helpful (1)
      • January 26, 2019

        5 1995 GT - JamesT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst 95 GT

        VERY smooth and stiff shifter. Easy install and super high quality

        Helpful (1)
      • January 07, 2019

        4 2001 GT - DanielB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst short throw

        Pretty easy install. Looks classic which is great, feels great going through gears. Definitely loctite the 2 bolts that hold the lever sections together otherwise it'll rattle apart very quickly. Unfortunately the shift ball had several dings in it upon arrival. For $300 that was dissapointing. But my mustang has imperfections all over so I guess it matches.

        Helpful (5)
      • November 01, 2018

        5 2000 GT - CharlesZ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Shift

        Get hurst shifter looks great feels like im back in my old classic cars. Glad hurst kept up making them

        Helpful (2)
      • October 10, 2018

        5 2001 GT - MarkB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hurst Shifter

        This shifter is a very good improvement over stock in my 2001 Mustang GT. It is more precise, with shorter throws and less slop. The predetermined spring load on the shifter is not too heavy, and allows for the 2nd to 3rd shift easily. This shifter is a little pricey, however as in most cases, you get what you pay for. In this case, you get a well built shifter that looks to be of high quality materials and gives your interior a nostalgic look. Installation was a breeze with all the hardware you need, you just need a small tube of RTV to complete the job. In summary, this is a very nice shifter to show off and improve your driving experience. Nice job Hurst !

        Helpful (2)

      Questions & Answers (23 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Does this come with a shift boot? Will a replacement leather shift boot come with the kit? If so, is it high quality leather or the stock pleather? If not, can you reuse your stock boot on this shift kit? Or is it standard to simply have the rubber shift boot instead of a leather one, when the Hurst kit is installed?

      • reuse stock boot as this does not come with one. What you see in the stock picture is what you get.

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      Why will this not fit an 02 gt?

      • The late 01-04 GT Mustangs used the TR-3650 transmission. This shifter is designed for the T-45 transmissions which are found in earlier GT models.

      Helpful (1)

      Hey does anyone know if this helps to solve the cup holder issue. I have a 98 GT and pretty much can't use the front cupholder because anytime I shift into 2nd 4th or reverse the shifter hits whatever's in that cupholder. Hoping this will shorten the throw enough to where I can actually use that cupholder finally.

      i swapped my 2002 mustang gt wit a t-45 transmission since i did that would this now fit on my car?

      • That will be compatible with the transmission, but relative to your Mustang you may experience fitment issues still.

      Helpful (0)

      what is the thread pitch on the sifter?

      10 More Questions
      Twice I have posted my question about my early '83 4spd/od and will this shifter fit it! I have yet to receive an answer. Is it because you don't know, or do you think '83s never had 4spds? 1 answer
      Will this work for a 94 Mustang Cobra with the stock transmission? 1 answer
      So I keep looking around online and most of the websites say that the 2001 to 2009 v6s are equipped with a T-5 shifter. But on AM it keeps references them to have TR-3650 but those only equipped on the GTs for the 05 to 09 s197s. If it is the case at that all the 05 to 09 v6s have the T-5 shifter won't this shifter worker? Thanks for your time! 1 answer
      Will this fit 2004 Mach 1? 1 answer
      Can you switch out the shifter handle??? 1 answer
      What's the difference between this and the other hurst competition shifter you guys offer? Also will this fit a 1990 mustang GT and are any accessories or special installation needed? 1 answer
      What's the zip tie for? 1 answer
      Would this shifter fit a 2004 Mustang GT?. 1 answer
      WILL THIS WORK IN A 2004 GT 4.6 1 answer
      Would this fit and work on a 1990 gt? And would I need to add the shifter base and handle gasket? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Shifter base
      • (1) Shift handle
      • (1) Shift Knob
      • (1) Gasket
      • (4) Bolts
      • (4) Washers
      • (1) Bushing
      • (1) Zip tie

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99
      • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01
      • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
      • Other - 83, 84, 85, 86
      • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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