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Steeda Shifter Base Bushing - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6)

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Features & Details

  • Improves Shifter Feel
  • CNC Machined Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • Includes Low and High Durometer Polyurethane Bushings
  • Simple Installation
  • Designed for use with a MT-82 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Fits 2011-2014 Manual V6 and GT Mustang Models
Smoother, Firmer Shifts. Eliminate that sloppy stock shifter feeling and enjoy smoother, firmer shifts when you're banging through the gears with a Steeda Shifter Bracket and Bushing. This Bracket/Bushing replaces the wimpy factory bracket that allows deflection during spirited driving and power shifting, causing slow or even missed shifts. This Steeda Bracket is a must for all manual Mustangs.

Superior Construction. Manufactured in the USA, this Steeda Shifter Bushing Base is milled from aerospace grade aluminum for lightweight and high-strength. This Shifter Bushing Base includes two different durometer polyurethane bushings; one low durometer for no increase in shifter NVH, and a high durometer for minimum compliance.

Easy Installation. Steeda designed their Shifter Bushing to be easy to install and it does not require any permanent modifications to your Mustang. With just basic hand tools installation can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Application. This Steeda Shifter Base Bushing is designed for use on 2011-2014 GT and V6 Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual 6 speed transmission. This Shifter Bushing will work with both stock and aftermarket shifters that reuses the factory shifter housing.

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Technical Notes. Will not fit Shelby GT500.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Shifter Bracket
  • (2) Bushings
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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A Vast Improvement In Feel and Confidence

I would install this bushing even if I did not replace the shifter. I already installed the SR short throw shifter, but this modification actually had more overall impact on driveability. I installed the ...

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This bracket is a must have for your mustang. The stock shifter is tough to get into gear and very sloppy especially under power. this really changes that. I installed it by myself. took about a half hour. ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 30, 2012

    A Vast Improvement In Feel and Confidence

    I would install this bushing even if I did not replace the shifter. I already installed the SR short throw shifter, but this modification actually had more overall impact on driveability. I installed the high durometer bushing (the black one). The result is a very solid shifting motion with greatly enhanced feedback from the transmission and the gears. The "click-click" sound as you move through the gears is quite noticeable, especially at lower speeds - but I like the knowledge and confidence of hearing/feeling exactly what is going on in the MT-82 as I run through the gears. The sound does take a little getting used to if you have been driving with the stock setup for a while. Now, that vague, mushy feeling from the shifter is gone and no more missed shifts. I do not notice any appreciable increase in noise being transmitted throught the shifter once you are through the gears and cruising - only while actually shifting do you hear the increased sound/noise. I am not experiencing any noticeable increase in general vibration through the shifter from the firm bushing as some have said. My car is a daily driver. Installation is straightforward, although be forewarned that if using the black, high durometer bushing, you have to slip it over the tail housing first (it has a slit in it to open it up) and then slip/force the bracket over the bushing. The black bushing is too hard to slip over the tail housing already assembled with the bracket. Getting the bracket over the bushing will take some twisting and coaxing. I used a very long, wide screwdriver, with the bushing/bracket twisted a bit to one side, and then pushed first one side, then the other until the bracket slid up some onto the bushing before I could get the holes over the studs, then I turned the nuts a litle at a time on each side to get the bracket fully slid over the bushing and seated. I used the grease provided, but it is very heavy/sticky. Lighter grease might help. Don't over tighten the nuts as you will break out the studs. Bottom line is that the instructions could be more helpful by giving additional detail and tips. Total time was about an hour including putting the front end up on two jack stands. My complete shifter upgrade is the SR Short Throw, the Steeda Black Urethane Bushing and Bracket, and a Black Ball Shifter Knob. The combination of the three together has made a huge improvement in driving feel and overall enjoyment of the MT-82. Even though the bushing/bracket cost 2/3 of the price of the shifter, so I think the price is a bit high, the overall effect of the three mods together was worth it to me.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Vinton, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 09, 2012


    This bracket is a must have for your mustang. The stock shifter is tough to get into gear and very sloppy especially under power. this really changes that. I installed it by myself. took about a half hour. make sure you have an extension for your ratchet. simple install and i really enjoy the new shifts especially under power. I paired this with the satin shift knob which seems to be weighted so over all a much better feel of shifting for me now. And you definitely can't beat the price. A+


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 E.B. NJ

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  • 5/5

    October 09, 2016

    WELL worth the money!!!

    The stock shifter for the MT82 leaves a lot to desire especially as miles rack up. My stock shifter was so notchy and sloppy and It seemed like it was getting harder to shift fast and hard...I will eventually get a MGW to solve it all but for $80 this thing is AMAZING! firms up the feeling and really makes it smooth and much easier to shift. If you want to improve the MT82 shifting but don't have the $ for a new shifter this will work wonders! I used he black harder bushing and had to drop the front end of drive shaft to install but it was easy and did it in less than an hour on jack stands...10mm deep well socket is needed.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 02, 2016

    Great, schep mod - tough install

    It took me a good 1.5-2 hrs to install. It was tough to get under the car in my garage, and especially tricky to get the bracket installed above the driveshaft. you just have little space to work with. What ended up working for me was to slip the bushing/polymer on the shaft (I went with the red one), and then angle the bracket to sort of guide itself onto the bushing as you keep pressing it upward. I then ran it without the short throw shifter that I also installed later, to gauge the impact of just the bracket. It definitely was more crisp, almost clunky, for more definitive shifts. And if you see the OEM piece of junk, along with the increased shifting feel, I think this is well worth the money. But man, coupled with the new short throw shifter, what a feel! That shifter-bracket combo knocked it out of the park.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 17, 2016

    Affordable and effective

    I don't think there is much wrong with the stock shifter, as it strikes a good balance between performance and limited NVH characteristics. That being said, I love modding my car and figured that for $80 it would be interesting to see the difference. I have a bad shoulder than sometimes gives me trouble so I went with the softer bushing just in case the harder one stiffened the shift action too much. In fact, the whole reason i went with this part over the Barton options was because it has the 2 different bushings to choose from. With a lift, it took less than a half hour to install. The small amount of shifter slop that is present with the stock bushing has been reduced and the shift action just feels improved overall. With the softer bushing, the difference isn't HUGE but its nice and for the price I'm completely satisfied. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to improve shift feel.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 06, 2014

    Great upgrade

    This bracket with the high durometer bushing and a White Line transmission mount insert, provides a very solid shifting experience. I highly recommend this set up. I no longer have that mushy feel which leads to miss shifts and a lack of confidence on gear placement. Vibration on my car is negligible. This is a great up grade and for the price it can't be beat.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Ledger, MT 59425, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 03, 2014

    Easy, inexpensive, and extremely effective!

    Install took about 45 minutes in my garage on jack stands. I installed the red bushing which has very tight tolerances so I used some petroleum jelly to lube it and put it on the shifter. When installing the bracket I also recommend some lube on the inside so that it will more easily slide over the bushing. I did not drop the driveshaft as some have, but overall the extra effort was less than if I had done the disconnect. Driving is so much more enjoyable now because I don't have to worry about hitting the wall that seems to come up during hard driving from first to second and then again from second to third. Very firm reassuring feel to the shifter now. Overall, I would say that this is the best mod that I have done to any mustang yet. For $79, you would be crazy to put off this purchase for another single day.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Anchorage, AK, USA

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  • 5/5

    June 07, 2014

    Huge Improvement shouldnt have waited to do this

    This produce made all the difference in the world with the shifting on my 2014 GT. Everything is right there and no missed shifts. Solid and well built it is a marked improvement over the stock bushing. Was a little tricky to get on but still was able to do it in under an hour. Still amazed at the difference it makes.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 26, 2014

    Nice product

    I had to remove the complete shifter body for the installation the installation its kind of difficult if you use a jack stand.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Blainville quebec canada

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  • 5/5

    April 23, 2014

    Great product

    I originally replaced the factory shifter bracket with the Barton 2 post bracket. The Barton bracket was great. It offered super-tight shifting and no missed shifts. However, it also transferred a lot of vibration up through the shifter and was pretty noisy in everyday normal driving. It got annoying so I decided to try the Steeda bracket due to the choice between the two bushings. I went with the red bushing and it has been great. It offers much improved shifting over the factory bracket with no increase in noise. I did not try the black bushing so I don't know whether that increases the noise volume. So, in summary, while the Barton 2 post bracket offered a tighter shifting experience, the Steeda bracket was more in line with my taste since it did not increase the noise level.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Arizona, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 03, 2012

    Steeda shifter bracket

    Noticeable improvement in shift quality. I used the red bushing and no increase in noise. Quality piece no complaints.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Livermore, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2012

    What an improvent!

    Just installad this on '13 V6. I wanted to try this before buying a new shifter, and did it ever work. No more sloppy shifts. Made a huge difference going into 5th and 6th gears. I went with the red bushing. While I wouldnt consider this inexpensive, it was cheaper and easier to install than a shifter. It took me longer to put the car on jackstands than it did to change the part!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Galloway, NJ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 25, 2011

    Crisp Shifts

    I always prefer rifle bolt style shifts and this bushing goes a long way towards rectifying the rubbery OEM shifter. It was a 2 person job to install on my Boss because it was a pig to get around the driveshaft but with another set of hands no problem. I used the stiffer black insert - I have no idea why people could possibly complain about a NVH increase because it's not something I've noticed at all.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss Boston

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  • 1/5

    June 25, 2016

    No bueno

    Mustang was missing 2nd gear and sometimes 4th on the drag strip. This product didn't help resolve my issue at all. Shifter still feels notchy even when sitting still. I would not recommend this to a friend as a solution for getting locked out of gears at high rpms.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    June 04, 2016

    A MUST!

    My mustang is a daily driver and Time Attack/autoslalom entry and I can attest to the difficulty some shifts could be on track, with the stock setup. Often times it wouldn't shift into gear, and I'd back-off, so as to not damage the tranny by forcing the issue at high RPMs. Alas, it still happened at times, and the "slop" got worse as the years went on. Until I installed this bracket. This should've come with the car. I installed the black bushing, and it only added the sound of the transmission gears to the cabin, but only lightly. But the shift improvement, especially at high revs, even with the stock shifter, is above expectations.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 13, 2015

    This is a "Must" part for 2011-2014 manual shift Mustangs

    I installed the black "race" bushing and it took out the stock sloppy shifter feeling and shifting from second to third is not a problem anymore. The biggest problem I had was the limited space between the driveshaft and the body so with the front end on ramps and the rear tires on the ground I jacked up the body more which gave enough clearance to install. I didn't hear any additional noise using the black bushing. This is a great product and it's much more fun driving my 5.0 now.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Fairburn, GA

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  • 5/5

    July 06, 2014

    Must have mod

    For those of you who find the stock shifter lacking and hard to work at high RPM this is the mod for you. I wanted improved shifting feel without having to go to a full blown short shifter. After reading about the stock shifting base bracket and rave reviews for the Steeda bushing I decided to pull the trigger. I wasn't disappointed, this base bushing (I am using the red bushing) makes shifting feel precise and miles ahead of what came stock. There is little NVH over stock with the red bushing, haven't tried the black bushing yet.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Collegeville, PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 01, 2013

    It Does What It Says It'll Do

    Just installed it this past weekend and now know why so many folks say this should be standard equipment from Ford! I used the harder black bushing and yes, there is a bit more NVH, but in a very visceral and satisfying way. It now feels like the shifter and transmission are part of the car and not a distant, disconnected hum. The best part is the mushiness has been vanquished! I read another review suggesting backing out the bolts from the transmission cradle about 1/2" to get more clearance between the drive shaft and floor pan - It worked and made it so much easier getting the bracket lined up over the bushing. Thanks for the tip! Well made and highly recommended!!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Columbus, OH, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 05, 2012


    Stock steeda bushing bracket! Quite possibly the best product for the car I have done! No more hitting the neutral gate when shifting under load....makes the shift feel a lot smoother! slight increase in vibration at first, but after my 20min drive it was not noticeable! After this mod it moved the "Short THrow Shifter" down on my to do list!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 11, 2017

    Better bushing

    This is a good remedy for something Ford never should have let past RandD. I used the black, harder, bushing and seems to have fixed 90 of the problem. Naturally there is more sound and harmonics in the shifter. Nothing i can't live with. I also used the tranny bushing from White Line....i think is the name. Another bushing that is way too soft. Took me 30 minutes to do both on a drive on lift.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss

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