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How to Install a Steeda Shifter Base Bushing - MT-82 on your 2011-2012 Mustang

Installation Time

30 minutes

Tools Required
  • 10mm deep socket
  • 12-14" extension
  • 1/4" ratchet
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
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Package Contents:

  • Billet aluminum bracket
  • (2) durometer bushings: black for race; red for street
  • Little tube of high pressure silicon grease
  • Instructions

Safety Precautions:

Jack the car up and use jack stands to prevent movement.

Removal of stock bushing:

The tin on the end of the shifter box is what you need to remove. A 10mm deep socket and a 1/4” ratchet and extension make removal of these nuts easy. You can then pry it off the barb on the end of the shift box by hand easily.

Installation Instructions:

1. Choose the bushing you want to install and grease it with the supplied silicone grease; grease is very sticky stuff so be careful. I recommend you start with the race bushing and if it’s too harsh NVH-wise, change it out later.

2. The race is split so it can be easily pushed over the barb. The softer street bushing (red) requires some force to get it over the barb, as it isn’t split.

3. Once you have the bushing on, it looks like this:

4. The bracket now goes on. It is pretty tight up there behind the driveshaft and you may have to employ a little force to get the bracket in place. To make it easier, you could lower the center bearing bolts to give you a little wiggle room. The force involved wasn’t high and it’s not a visible part so I just pushed hard. Make sure you have the Steeda logo on the bracket facing the rear of the car.

5. Zip the nuts on with your ratchet. DO NOT tighten these too much or shear them off the floor pan. That would cause you to have a major problem on your hands.

Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer Ken Christensen 4.2.12

This guide applies to Vehicle years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and Submodels: Boss 302, V6, GT