(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey guys, Alex from AmericanMuscle.com and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the SR Performance Short Throw Shifter for the year 2011 through 2014 Mustang GT and V6. So in this video I'm going to talk about who this short shifter is going to appeal to, the construction and materials that went into this, what this is going to do to your wallet and then what it's going to take to get this installed on your Mustang, where I'm gonna be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor and I'll have a little bit more for you on that later. So the SR Performance Short Shifter that I have here today is going to be a good option for any GT or V6 owner out there that's looking to get a shorter throw inside of their Mustang while spending the least amount of money out there but still is going to reduce that throw upwards of 30%. This shifter from SR Performance is going to be for the Mustang owner that's using their car as a daily driver or a weekend warrior in comparison to a car that's going to be seeing regular track day abuse. So while this short shifter will reduce your throws it's not going to be built with the same intentions of some of the other options out there which are gonna come with different mounting points as well as having different brackets, but if you're just looking to firm up your shifts as well as just make your day-to-day driving experience better, this is going to be a great option for you. So if you've owned your GT or V6 for a little while now, at this point you probably know that the MT82 isn't the best transmission built, so while the stock shifter is suitable for daily driving, it does have its fair share of complications, our customers give us a lot of feedback here and the MT82 just has a little bit of a longer throw being in stock form, could be a little bit on the mushier side when you're power shifting and due to the lockout it can definitely be tough when you're jamming it into gear. Last but not least, it's just a little bit on the weaker side. So while a short shifter isn't going to fix or solve the integrity of the transmission itself, the SR Performance Short Shifter that we have here today will reduce your throws upwards of 30% as well as getting rid of that soft feeling. So one of my personal favorite aspects about installing a short shifter on any Mustang is going to be that more rigid or real feeling that's going to give you a little bit more connectivity to your car, which is something that the stock shifter just doesn't provide. So a few small things that I wanna talk about before we get into the construction and materials of the shifter here, is that this part is typically something that has a tendency to be at the bottom of your build list and that's honestly just going to be because it's not a performance part that's gonna give you a gain, it's not going to be something where it's going to increase your sound like an exhaust system, but at the end of the day considering a manual Mustang, you're going to be using this continually all the time, you would honestly be surprised at how much of a change it's going to provide your car. So while these next two parts are not going to be included in this kit, these are gonna be a pair of mods that I would definitely recommend doing at the same time, as it's just gonna make that experience that much better. First and foremost I would really recommend getting into a braided and stainless steel clutch line as that's gonna improve the transfer of fluids to prevent any type of lockout. Now secondly, on a bunch of our '11 through '14 fleet cars, when we've done any type of short shifters before, we've actually removed the clutch spring that's behind the clutch pedal, before it had that put in place to give it a little bit more of a softer feel. By removing that, that's going to improve the release point and give you a little bit more of a direct input. So in ter
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December 09, 2019
Installation was easy but the reverse lockout does not work at all. Every single time you think you're in 1st the car is really in reverse. I tried adjusting the reverse lockout but there is no way. You really get what you pay for. Learn from my mistake and buy a good shifter. Don't pay twice.Helpful (1)
May 22, 2019
Over all Guess ok only difference seen is shifter is lower and more notchyHelpful (0)
April 18, 2019
I put this shifter in a '14 Roush and it was a definite improvement over the stock shifter. That said, I think that upgrading the bushing was almost equal to the shifter upgrade. I definitely wouldn't do one without the other. My only negative to this shifter is that I lost the lockout for reverse. I had to be very careful when shifting into 1st so that I didn't wind up in reverse instead. It was extremely sensitive to any downward pressure on the shifter. All together, a good upgrade for the price. I would buy one again.Helpful (0)
April 02, 2019
Easy to install and a great addition to my MustangHelpful (0)
March 27, 2019
Bad Geometry - but at least it's cheap!
Paid mechanic/shop (twice) to install this shifter in my '13 Mustang. Although it assembles fine, the shift geometry isn't right (problems going into 1st and reverse gears). Tried reinstalling with new/different shifter bushing(s) and it still won't shift properly. Don't know if I can return this, but I've spent more on labor than the cost of the shifter ... please don't repeat my folly.Helpful (1)
March 25, 2019
Stiffer and notchier
I installed this on my 2011 v6. I installed it hoping to get rid of the notchy shifting and lockouts. Pros: No lockouts, so far so good and this is a big plus. Cons: Shifting is nochtier, louder, and stiffer. None of the gears are smooth shifting anymore. I use to only have nochtiniess going into 2nd and reverse. Now its every gear some slight some clunk and I have to put extra force into getting it into gear. Its a lot hard to push down and get into reverse also. At first I thought maybe i over tighten something or something shifted. I took it out and reinstalled, torquing everything to spec again. No difference. I ordered the SR Performance Manual Transmission Shifter Base Gasket in hopes this will help. If not putting the stock shifter back on is a better option to me.Helpful (1)
February 08, 2019
Installed with no problem. Initially I had a hard time getting shifter into 1st and 2nd gear. It has improved some but not as smooth as anticipated.Helpful (0)
January 29, 2019
great shifter really easy to shift, its just a little noisy and you can kind of over shift. but great shifter otherwise.Helpful (0)
January 29, 2019
Drastically improved shifting
No more missed shifts. Tis shifter was just what my Getrag MT-82 needed. Smooth as butter and you can feel the difference in shift length.Helpful (0)
January 16, 2019
This product is exactly what you are looking for. Throw is significantly shorter and shifts feel smoother.Helpful (0)
Will the SR Performance shifter remove the "notchy" feel from the stock shifter? Will it shift quieter than stock?
The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter (11-14 GT, V6) is definitely an improvement in functionality over the stock shifter. However, an inexpensive little gasket can help the feel and even reduce the noise of your shifter even more to your desired level of comfort. You can find the Shifter Base Gasket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6, BOSS) (Item #100636) here: http://www.americanmuscle.com/mt82-shifter-base-gasket.html
i Have Blowfish Bracket Its Great But do you think getting a aftermarket shifter will clean up even more. i feel like i can get more direct precise shifts. the blowfish does help a ton but i feel like its almost there.
I have a 2013 v6 3.7L mustang. I got it with some performance package. The shifter feels pretty short already...how do I know if it’s actually short throw?
We would suggest checking your VIN with your local ford dealership to see if it came with a factory short throw. Checking for an aftermarket short throw may be more difficult to determine and it may be best to have a shop take a look.
Steeda Bracket I already have a steeda shifter bracket, it should still be compatible with this shifter right?
absolutely.i alredy had a barton bracket installed
Shifter Bracket how do you know if you need the shifter bracket when ordering the short throw shifter..will it work with out it..I have a 2012 GT with a 6 speed manual transmission
Get the bracket! The shifter will work with or without the bracket. The bracket just replaces the junk stock bracket. You will laugh when you compare the two.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2011-2014 V6 & GT||Material:||Aluminum and Steel|
|Manufacturer:||SR Performance||Shift Knob Included:||No|