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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

    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
    • 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 (14)

    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 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 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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    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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    Will this fit my 2003 mustang gt

    • The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter would not fit the late 2001-2004 GT models due to the different transmissions.

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    9 More Questions
    Will this work for a 1996 ford mustang? Would this model work with the S.R. performance leather shifter boot? 1 answer
    Will it work in a stock v6 2004 mustang? 1 answer
    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 1 answer
    Can I use the hurst shifter shaft kit with bezel on this shifter or am I limited to this one 1 answer
    Is there a big difference between this SR performance shifter and the other Steda shifter 1 answer
    would this fit my 2003 mustang gt? 1 answer
    How can I tell if my 2001 is early or late 2001? 1 answer
    Can I use this shifter with the hurst competition shifter handle? 1 answer
    Thread Pattern What is the thread pattern on this shift handle? 3 answers

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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 4.648649 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.486486 4.5
    • Throw Reduction 4.45045 4.5



    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 07, 2018

      Better than stock

      Easy to install, and gives you a better than stock shift feel.

      Chris

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2018

      Missing first and reverse

      Installed sr performance shifter in my 2000 Gt. I tested it with the car off. It went into every gear smoothly. I took it out on a test drive, put it in reverse all the way, the shifter began to shake violently and slap into neutral. By that time I’m in the street, I put it into first gear it does the same exact thing. I reinstalled it and played with the shifters position and I got reverse back but first is still bad.

      LanceA

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 03, 2018

      SR Performance short throw

      It definitely shortens your throw and it looks great. It takes maybe an hour to install just make sure you get another cup.

      BrianB

      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 19, 2018

      great investment

      Been wanting one of these for a while. Its got a nice weight too it so you know it's not made of junk and the shifts are smooth and fast and have that nice mechanical feel so you know you're in gear. It is about 3 inches shorter so is you were having a hard time with stock you might have trouble with this. I've yet to have that embarrassing moment when you miss third gear while going hard because of the long and sloppy stock shifter. Great qaulity, great investment, and a decent price. Thanks AM

      AnthonyH

      Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 18, 2017

      Terrible

      Stock shifter was working fine but I wanted to improve and i don’t know if I got a bad unit or what but my car didn’t want to go into first or second and if it did go into gear it did not make a pleasant sound. Would not recommend.

      MichaelH

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

      • Response from AmericanMuscle

        We are sorry to hear that this shifter is causing some trouble! Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we may rectify this issue.

        AMJEFF, Customer Service

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 18, 2017

      Sr performance short throw shifter

      Really easy to install and easy to adjust your liking the only bad thing about it is you have to buy your gasket 16 bucks Does not come with the kit

      deal28111111111

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2017

      Not impressed

      Was wanting a short throw shifter to get rid of my school bus shifter but the throws aren’t much shorter at all, and it feels very cheap overall :( every product from SR has always been exceptional, but unfortunately not this one :/ took me 45 mins make sure you have a swivel and some locktite

      Rudy

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 25, 2017

      SR performance short throw shifter

      This shifter feels amazing!!!! I am really enjoying every shift i do!!! I cant be any more happy. Thanks american muscle

      AlanG

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      November 23, 2017

      Quicker shifts

      Fairly impressed. removed much of the factory sloppy shifting. It was relatively easy to install. Had fun working on the car for the better. Took me longer to install than should have because I just enjoyed the moments and the music. Took about 2 hours to install and test.

      RichardB

      Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 23, 2017

      Really good quality

      Works really good, it has a really good build quality, and fits really nice.

      AndersonB

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

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