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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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      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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


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


      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

      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

      MPN# 41163

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      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • March 16, 2020

        5 1987 LX - Bstang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Solid shifter

        Great product made of solid material Has a very tight feeling with no play when installed, much better quality than cheap ebay shifters Took longer to remove center console than to install the shifter so I will be recommending to all my buddies using t5s

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      • March 04, 2020

        5 1998 Cobra - 98Cobrabruh Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great value

        This was such an easy install and a great starter mod for my 98 Cobra. Highly recommend!

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      • March 01, 2020

        5 1999 Cobra - ChaserO Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        I have this shifter on my 99 Cobra, it's a huge improvement over stock, makes the driving experience much better, if u follow the directions it works perfectly.

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      • February 12, 2020

        5 1988 GT - Billyshawn Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Short trhow shifter

        Great price, easy install, and way better than stock shifter.

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      • January 14, 2020

        4 1997 V6 - JacobCtz Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Big difference

        Easy install and for the price it's real good quality. No issues whatsoever.

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      • September 14, 2019

        5 1999 GT - Yathiel Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        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

        Helpful (0)
      • August 11, 2019

        5 2000 V6 - RandyE


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

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      • August 09, 2019

        4 2004 V6 - slow04 Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

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      • April 02, 2019

        4 2004 V6 - Robin Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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.

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      • March 08, 2019

        5 1984 Other - 84Mustang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


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

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      Questions & Answers (16 answers)

      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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      Will this fit a 1995 gt?

      • Yes, this will fit 1995 GT models.

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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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      10 More Questions
      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? 1 answer
      Will this fit my 2003 mustang gt 1 answer
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Shifter Assembly
        Hardware included:
      • (4) Mounting Bolts
        Hardware included:
      • None Required

      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

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