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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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    5/5
    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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    5/5
    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 ...

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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?

    ChrisPhinn

    • 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.

      Rotendo

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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.

    IanS

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

      Margaritoflrs3

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    Will this work for a 1996 ford mustang? Would this model work with the S.R. performance leather shifter boot?

    Mustangman

    • The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter will work with 1996 GT, V6, or Cobra Mustangs equipped with the T-5/T-45 Transmission and will work in conjunction with the SR Performance Leather Shifter Boot item #12132.

      BWTAM

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    Will it work in a stock v6 2004 mustang?

    ChanceA

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

      VincentV

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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

    adriant

    • The SR Performance Short Throw Shifter comes with two sets of centering return springs and adjustable shift stops which allow you to adjust the shift handle firmness to your own personal preference. Also, the handle allows for multiple positions for further adjustment.

      Ricky36

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

    BrianL

    • 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.

      AMJEFF

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.670103 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.515464 4.5
    • Throw Reduction 4.453608 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

      doug

      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!

      Bradysn95

      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

      Springstar

      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

      PatW

      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.

      Routs

      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.

      mustangman88

      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT Chino, CA, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 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.

      Prelations

      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.

      kbails84

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Ketchikan, AK

      Helpful (3)

    • 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.

      Foxybeast89

      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.

      T

      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).

      Justin

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 22, 2015

      Great!

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

      KaitE

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 16, 2015

      SMOOTH SHIFTING!

      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

      BryanM

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 So Cal

      Helpful (2)

    • 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!

      ProjectCobra

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Mesa, AZ

      Helpful (2)

    • 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.

      tri99gt

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Eureka, CA, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 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

      Rhett

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Regina, SK, Canada

      Helpful (2)

    • 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

      Chuckv192

      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6 Abilene, TX, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 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 (1)

      • 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 (1)

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