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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, 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

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.

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

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

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
  • Foxbody - 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

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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great product for a great price

it was delivered to my door in 5 business days! installation took 30 min and the performance is awsome! you will never miss 3rd gear again. it uses the factory boot and shift knob, looks original.My car ...

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It feels a lot better then stock shifter, feels a lot better and looks good. It goes straight into all gears, its impossible to miss a gear now. It feels like it should be there. I was looking for a shifter ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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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 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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Will it work in a stock v6 2004 mustang?


  • Yes, the SR Performance Short Throw Shifter will work on a stock 2004 V6.


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Is the shaft adjustable? I noticed in some of the pics that the knob looks pretty close to the radio when in first or third


Can I use the hurst shifter shaft kit with bezel on this shifter or am I limited to this one


  • We have not confirmed the fitment with the Hurst Shifter Shaft Kit and this SR Performance Short Throw Shifter - T-5/T-45. The holes for the hardware may be slightly different, both being offset from each other and the size of the hole in the shifter shaft. With a little diy, they could be altered to fit together, however, we unfortunately would not be able to guarantee the fitment.


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Is there a big difference between this SR performance shifter and the other Steda shifter


  • I doubt there is any difference in the quality overall. I believe the SR brand is American Muscle made items, and I haven't noticed any of their items being lower quality. Normally you won't find much, if any difference in the design between the two, only a big savings in cost. That's not to say a better quality part here or there was used in the Steda, but it's nothing that would affect it's operation.


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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.692307 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.571429 4.6
  • Throw Reduction 4.516483 4.5

  • 5/5

    June 21, 2011

    great product for a great price

    it was delivered to my door in 5 business days! installation took 30 min and the performance is awsome! you will never miss 3rd gear again. it uses the factory boot and shift knob, looks original.My car used to grind when going into reverse, not now just drops right in no problems! this is a great product and service was great

    Mark Lawson

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    February 27, 2011

    short shifter

    It feels a lot better then stock shifter, feels a lot better and looks good. It goes straight into all gears, its impossible to miss a gear now. It feels like it should be there. I was looking for a shifter and looked at a few and bought this one and I'm vary happy with it. Thanks American muscle


    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 27, 2013

    Night and day

    I installed this to replace my '95 gt stock shifter, the throws are much shorter, no slop in neutral, and no vibs. In gear. Very happy with this shifter, also go ahead and get the gasket with it i installed it before the gaskets arrived and noticed a big reduction in gear noise. Installation was easy, the hard part was removing the old bolts and speed clips on the shifter bezel, and prying the base off the tranny. Tip: get underneath the car and tap the overhanging base with a hammer and flathead screwdriver. It should knock the sealant loose. Thanks again american muscle for awesome service and shipping!


    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 17, 2013

    Jacob springer 18

    The front cup holder.... I can use it? This thing looks great in my car and definitely a shorter and quicker trip into those next gears. Installation was fairly easy and quick. I bought my car three years ago and I can tell she really loves not having that stock shifter anymore. Next project is a RAM powergrip clutch to add on with this short shifter. Love u AM


    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 Wisconsin

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 30, 2014

    Bang for buck the first thing to do to a stock car

    Install was easy. Didnt run into any issues. At first it was a little rough shifting but once it was broken in, it became easier and smoother. It is a notchy shifter, so dont expect the smoothness of an MGW. It is somewhere in the realm of a pro 5.0 and a steeda. For the money though, it is a good buy and a solid piece


    Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra Cinnaminson NJ

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 21, 2013

    Good budget option with good results.

    Purchased this shifter on sale as my stock one was very loose and the internal spring was almost completely shot. Installation of this item is quite easy and I did purchase the optional gasket as well. Everything fit together really well and the shifts feel much firmer and more confident. The lower angle of the shifter won't be for everyone as the shift ball on my car (factory 35th Anniversary Limited Edition stainless steel) is very close to the center console in first gear. I've mostly gotten used to it. Not everyone will like the firmness of this shifter as it is quite stiff. I like it but others will find it a bit much. On the subject of the shift knob, the factory knob does not sit nice and square on the shifter. That is to say, the etched writing on the top of the ball is at an angle toward the driver when fully on, instead of directly front to back.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Edmonton, AB, Canada

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 04, 2014

    smooth shifts

    I like this item because when it comes to quick shifts it allows 2nd to3rd gear shifts to be done a lot smoother and faster the only thing I didn't like so much was the way the shiftr bezel sits a little off becuase it sticks out higher than the stock shifter but other than that I recommend this shifter.


    Year: 1992 Submodel: GT Chino, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 04, 2013

    The Good and the Bad

    I really noticed a lot of difference going from 2nd gear to third gear. It used to be very easy to miss, and this short shifter guarantees you will never missed third again. It also makes a huge difference from 4th to 5th. I also used to grind going into reverse no matter what I did, now I don't grind at all as long as I ease it into reverse. This, along with some new tranny fluid and same with the dif with make a huge difference. On this car, I had to flip the handle to the other side of the shifter once I put it in, in order for the shifter to sit in a decent position. There is also no slop in neutral, which is very nice. Overall a good product, for me it took about 2 hours, most of which was figuring out how to take off the inner panels. Hope this helps.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: Other Fallon, NV 89406, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 18, 2012

    This is the BEST product I own!

    I have had my mustang since it was purchased in 2004 brand new. I have spent the last 8 years with a stock shifter and after installing this I can't believe I failed to get this years ago! Every shift is quick and flawless... totally fool proof install! This shifter is amazing, I'm not sure why they put medium on the skill level because I have zero shop experience and was able to complete this myself with the amazing instructions that came with! Thanks AM! I also recommend the T-5/T-45 Gasket cover if you would like vibraton control while you drive.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Ketchikan, AK

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 19, 2011

    Awesome mustang upgrade

    This shifter is amazing. Really makes second to third gear change feel like manual shifting an automatic with is center return feature. I have mine in an 89 gt with 351w with 420 hp and i love it. And its easy to install.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Gastonia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 04, 2017

    SR Performance Short Throw Shifter

    My wife purchased this shifter for my 1999 GT. It was very easy to install. It took about 20 minutes. The fit was perfect. It is a great bolt on for my Stang. It shifts easy and definitely shortened the throw. I do like that I can use the factory knob and boot. The only thing that makes me raise an eyebrow at all is that when in first gear, it is real close to the console\dash. If you are looking for a good shifter, look no further. I highly recommend this one.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 02, 2017

    Fixed my grinding gears.

    For a while my transmission had been grinding going into 4th and would sometimes lock me out of 2nd. But once I installed this shifter, I haven't been locked out of second and haven't heard any grinding going into 4th. I'm amazed because I was afraid I was gonna need a new tranny and it seems like the old shifter was the problem. Great product construction. Only thing I would suggest is sending a shifter dampener(I think that's what it's called).


    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2015


    Love this short throw shifter! honestly think its better than stock


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 16, 2015


    I was tired of my stock shifter. Felt like it was getting tough to switch from 1st to 2nd gear sometimes. Picked out this short shifter based off of all the reviews it had. Shifting from 1st to 2nd is easy again! Make sure you tighten up the 2 sets of screws that adjust the handle firmness! I didn't and by day 2 it started to rattle a little bit. lol


    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 So Cal

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 09, 2015

    Works like a charm!

    This is the first thing i bought for my cobra. It installed easily and quick. The throws are a lot shorter and i can actually use the cup holder now. My only complaint would be that it feels clunky at times. Really is a great bang for your buck and changes the driving style dramatically. Awesome product!


    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Mesa, AZ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2014

    Short Throw shifter

    I have to say the shifter was a snap to install. The old gasket material is the hardest part to remove. I suggest ordering the gasket from AM also. The shifts are crisper and tight. You'll notice the difference immediately. It really takes the sloppiness out of shifting my 5 speed. I am very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to any Mustang owners.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Eureka, CA, USA

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 14, 2014

    Had to grind it to fit

    The ball on the bottom of the new shifter was quite a bit bigger than the stock shifter, not allowing it to fit into the transmission. I had to carefully grind the ball on the new shifter checking every 5 mins if it fits, this took over an hour. After finally getting it installed it overall performance is well, it is stiffer but just takes some getting used to. I am still going to support American muscle because this is the only flawed product I've bought but very disappointed would not recommend


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Regina, SK, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 07, 2014

    Some Info on this

    For those budget minded, get a gasket maker, the 17$ gasket does it's job but it's too expensive in my opinion and doesn't fit the Sn95 perfectly. It will work, however. Also in sn95's (at least non-newedge) when installing the top part of the shifter after you remove the two bolts put the top piece on backwards or the shifter WILL almost hit the center console in first gear making it very uncomfortable. The shifter feels really solid, better shifting all around. Also, whoever said the height and length of this shifter is the same as the stock is blatantly LYING. the shifter is a lot smaller and your arm will stretch out more to reach it. You will definitely notice this just by watching how much the boot wrinkles with the new one. Overall I would recommend though, it is far better than stock


    Year: 1996 Submodel: V6 Abilene, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 11, 2017


    The SR Short throw shifter is like night an day. You can really feel the difference as you are shifting through gears. I’m enjoying it so far an I have to say great investment for my 97 Cobra.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2017

    Bang for your buck

    Great quality! Perfect fit. Should have been my first mod!


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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