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SR Performance Short Throw Shifter - T-5/T-45 (82-Early 01 V8; 93-99 Cobra; 94-04 V6)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Shorter, Faster Shifts
    • Lightweight Billet Aluminum
    • Innovative Design for Better Feel
    • Reuses Stock Shift Knob
    • Fits 82-04 T5/T45

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the SR Performance short throw shifter, fitting all 1982 to 2004 manual Mustangs. Alright, before we get into all the details pertaining to this very budget friendly short shifter, I think we should take our 98 GT out of the shop with the stock shifter still in place, that way we can do a proper comparison with the SR Performance unit, when we do get it installed. Alright so we’re out in the 98 GT, and we have the stock shifter still installed, and I’m battling with this thing man, it’s pretty horrible, the throws are horribly long, the action is terribly sloppy, granted the car is 15 years old, but it could definitely use some improvement. So with that said let’s get back to the shop, talk a little bit more about that SR Performance shifter, and then get it installed. Taking a closer look at the shifter itself, you get the impression that it’s built very well, this can partially be attributed to the 100% Billet aluminum construction, which should be up to the task of handling some hard shifts, and then some. In addition, this shifter features two sets of centering return springs, so it’s going to have that nice tight feel while in neutral, as opposed to all that sloppiness we felt with the stock shifter. Finally, this shifter does include these two adjustable stops so you can adjust the shift handle firmness to your own personal preference. You can also tweak the position of the shift handle, for more adjustment, so ultimately you can dial in your perfect shifting experience. Speaking of shifting, what good is a short shifter without reduced throws? Well, using the SR Performance unit you can expect a roughly 30% reduction in throws, which I know may not sound like a whole lot but believe me, once you get in the car and roll through the gears a little bit, the difference will be night and day. Since the install should all be inside the car, it really shouldn’t be all that difficult, you will need to slightly disassemble the shifter bezel in order to uncover the bolts necessary to remove the factory shifter and install the new SR Performance unit. While this is all pretty basic stuff, just be sure to leave yourself a couple of hours to get the job done. It is worth point out that the SR Performance shifter does not come with a shift knob, but it does share the same thread pitch as your factory shifter, meaning your factory shift knob should work just fine, or any other shift knob that shares the same thread pitch as OEM. Well, now that the SR Performance shifter is installed, let’s grab our 98 GT one more time, and see what this shifter is all about. Alright, so we’re out in the 98 GT with the SR Performance short shifters installed, and first impressions looks wise is a good one, I mean the thing sits at least 3 to 4 inches shorter than our stock shifter, it’s got rid of that goofy bend and that means we can finally use that front cup holder again. But let’s see how this thing does shifting shall we? Get down into second…third…I mean it’s definitely a night and day difference versus our stock shifter, the throws are real short and the action is really crisp, I mean it’s nice and firm, get a positive feeling every time you go into gear, it’s a great value man, so be sure to check out the SR Performance short shifter right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Improves Shifts. This SR Performance Short Shifter is a must-have mod for your 'Stang whether it sees mostly daily driver duty or serious track time. Using an innovative design that makes the second to third shift faster and easier while eliminating that "loose" feeling your OEM gearbox offers. Enjoy driving your 'Stang more and put down better times with this shifter.

    Adjustable. Two sets of centering return springs and adjustable shift stops allow you to adjust the shift handle firmness to your own personal preference. And the included handle allows for multiple positions for further adjustment.

    Premium Quality. You won't find a better made, lighter shifter than this 100% billet aluminum unit. Made to be as light as possible without sacrificing durability, this SR Performance shifter is designed with pure performance in mind.

    Application. This SR Performance Short Throw 5-Speed Shifter is designed to fit the 1982 to 2004 Mustangs with the T-5/T-45 Transmission. It is compatible with factory shift knobs or knobs with the OEM thread pattern.

    Specifications:
    • Fits early 1982-2004 T5/T45 Transmission
    • Reuses factory shift knob
    • Knob not included

    SR Performance

    Fitment: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 41163

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Shifter Assembly
      Hardware included:
    • (4) Mounting Bolts
      Hardware included:
    • None Required
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Short Shifters Specifications
    Transmission: T5/T-45 Adjustable: Yes
    Year/Model: 1982-early 2001 V8,
    and 94-04 V6
    Material: Billet Aluminum
    Manufacturer: Shift Knob Included: No
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 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 - 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

    Fits 1982-1995 5.0L, 1993-1999 Cobra, 1996-2001 GT, and 1994-2004 V6 Manual Mustangs with the T-5 or T-45 transmission

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        Questions & Answers (15)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will I be able to use the front cupholder now? The stock shifter, when in second gear, hits any type of cup/mug/bottle in the front cupholder. Does this short shifter fix the problem?

        • Yes! Because of the short handle, it shouldn't impede the use of that cup holder anymore. So stop storing change in it and start using it for what it is intended for! *large foam cups (it will differ from different restaurants) may still rub, but 12oz cans, 16oz bottles, and such, you're good to go.

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        What are the major differences between this shifter and the sport version of the short throw offered by SR?

        • The sport short throw shifter uses a 3 piece design rather than the 2 piece design that this shifter uses. This shifter by SR would be a bit strongerin construction than the sport. 

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        What gear should I be in? What gear should I be in when I am removing my stock one? I don't know if the car should be in a gear or in neutral during the time when there is no shifter in place.

        • you are supposed to be in neutral when removing and installing a shifter.

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        What's the difference between the TR-3650 and the T-5/T-45? I have 2001 Bullitt so I'm unsure which one would fit.

        • Early 2001 Mustang Bullits with the Transmission code 6 will have the T45 and the later 2001 Bullits with the transmission code K will have the TR-3650. You may check your door jamb, and there should be a sticker with the VIN, and the sticker should have the manufacture date of your vehicle along with the type of transmission that came with your vehicle. If the manufacture date is no longer visible, we would recommend contacting your dealership with the VIN, and they can provide that information.

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        Hi, I have a Pro-touring 1963 1/2 Falcon Sprint (the mustang's progenitor btw) with a T5 transmission (G-Force internals). Will this shifter work on any T5 transmission? Second, can any shifter handle work on this or do you have to use the stubby one it comes with?

        • The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter will physically bolt to the T5 transmission, however we are unable to confirm how this will fit on your specific vehicle as we have no information on this combo. This will accept most aftermarket shift handles that are compatible with the OEM shifter.

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Fit 4.661157 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.495868 4.5
          • Throw Reduction 4.446281 4.4



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 14, 2019

            Smooth

            Although I’ve only been able to enjoy this shifter for one day i currently see no flaws in it. I Paired this up with the classic shift know and it’s magic. No more issues with knocking or hitting drinks in the front cup holders with this short shifter. High quality feel makes the driving experience 100 better

            Yathiel

            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 11, 2019

            SUPERIOR PRODUCT

            Short throw, better yet easy to find gears almost like a gritted shifter

            RandyE

            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 09, 2019

            good for the money

            really good build quality for the money, easy install, but you will need a longer extension for it to truly be easy.

            slow04

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 02, 2019

            new shift for new toy

            very well built. the shift feels substantial. I would recommend purchase to someone that needs a good quality shift at a moderate price.

            Robin

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 08, 2019

            Awesome!

            Was a nice upgrade! Took a minute to get used to it but is awesome.

            84Mustang

            Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 19, 2019

            Can now use front cupholder!

            So far so good. When I first installed it I adjusted the bolts to far out so i couldnt get into 4th but after slight adjustment it's now working perfectly. Not sure why but i do hear more noise since the install? But overall very happy with it, and got my front cupholder back!!

            JohnB

            Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 18, 2019

            SR short throw shifter

            Was very well made product high quality for the price. I would recommend this shifter to anyone looking to upgrade there shifter. My shifter is very tight now easy shift.

            CoyC

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            February 15, 2019

            smooth

            Nice and tight short shifts no loose play while shifting

            William

            Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 27, 2019

            Shifter

            Much mo bettah, can use the cup holder, shifting isn’t akin to shifting my Kenworth any more.

            B

            Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            December 09, 2018

            Feels like great quality

            I have ordered this and am in the process of putting it in my 1989 5.0 mustang it feels very solid

            BrettW

            Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 24, 2018

            Love it

            Wish I could have done this earlier. It’s still new to me. Got to get use to the new short throw. No more sloppy shifts.

            RandolphW

            Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 18, 2018

            My new SR short shifter

            I love my new short shifter it just what I wanted. Real easy installation took about 45 mins. The only thing,I don’t like is it makes my hand rub on side of radio console.

            KelvemD

            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 10, 2018

            03 gt

            I really liked it sadly I ordered the wrong one but accident but it came fast and came with sticker catalog and super strong construction

            Craig

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 09, 2018

            1994 mustang gt

            Seems to be working great first few weeks. Shifts smooth and has failed me. I definetly notice a difference

            LouisM

            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2018

            Great product

            I installed this on a friends car so I havent had much time using it but the install took me about an hour taking my time. The shifter feels good and sturdy it also has nice solid shifts

            JacobW

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 21, 2018

            Slack free

            Easy install, eliminates slop from original factory shifter.

            Jack

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 16, 2018

            1986 Mustang GT

            Everything about this short throw shifter is excellent!!!!!!!!

            MikeS

            Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 13, 2018

            Gets rid of the loose, sloppy feel

            I put this thing on yesterday on my t-45 and it is a huge difference from the stock shifter, the throws are ALOT shorter and it sits about 2 inches lower, this thing is stiff so you do need some power to move it.

            JeffreyS

            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 24, 2018

            Short throw shifter

            Easy instal. Feels nice and firm. Big improvements over the factory shifter. This does not come with the gasket. Save some mess and buy the gasket.

            MustangBrandyn

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 23, 2018

            Slight problems

            It's a okay product having issues down shifting will go from 5th 4th and3rd very hard to get it back into1st have to hit the shifter sideways for1st how ever does go up threw the gears great I've only put about 50 miles on the car.hopefully with a little more driving it will loosen up some.

            WilliamW

            Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (3)

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