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

Item 16235
AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Steeda Shifter Base Bushing - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6). Please check out 2010-2014 Mustang Shifter Accessories for an updated selection.

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.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Technical Notes. Will not fit Shelby GT500.

Fitment: Details

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  • (1) Shifter Bracket
  • (2) Bushings
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        Overall Rating 4.8

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        • 5/5

          August 19, 2019

          Feels amazing with steeda tri-ax short throw

          I installed this bracket with the red bushing paired with the steeda short throw shifter for my 2014 mustang gt. I must say im pleased with the shifting now it feels more direct and stiff compared to the sloppy stock shifter and bracket. Installation wasnt to bad for both. i did take my time so got it done parked on the street with jack and jack stands approx 3 hours for everything, the hardest part was taking off the clip holding the stock bracket to the floot pan, followed by pushing the steeda bracket over the red bushing. Its very little room to work underneath the car on your back. I couldnt put the steeda bracket over the black bushing due to it being so stiff so greased up the red one, and was able to get it on by hand with moderate force. This is literally how the car should feel factory in my opinion. Best $80 ive spent on my car.

          djuane

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          July 04, 2019

          A little difficult to install

          A little difficult to install, however with the help of vaseline I was able to get it eventually, I put the bushing on the shifter base first then hooked the bushing holder into the grooves of the bushing and pushed towards the front of the car and up, took a bit of force but once it slid on it was easy to finish up. I can feel each gear 100 times better which is important because I have the hurst no lockout reverse short shifter.

          VincentM

          Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          December 28, 2018

          Great upgrade

          Made my shifts much firmer. Love the cheap/quick upgrade.

          Aaron

          Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          December 17, 2018

          Great buy

          This is a great addition to a short shifter and trani bushing. It really brings everything together. I definitely recommend the heavier bushing, and it’s muchbeasier to install then the red.

          BrianB

          Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          October 05, 2018

          Just my opinion

          For me changing out the factory shifter bushing isn't even an option,it's a necessity. One look at the factory bushing and I think anyone would agree.l used the black insert and am happy with the results.if there is any nvh I don't here or feel it ( in fairness I have Roush axle backs) i am an older mustang enthusiast so i am no b.s. it either works or it dosnt go on the car.that said there is still room for improvement so a shifter upgrade is next

          ThomasF

          Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 4/5

          October 05, 2018

          Just tap with a hammer into position

          This took a little bit of light hammer tapping to get onto the black plastic and clear the driveshaft... have a friend push the shifter upward during that activity. Result: Significantly more confidence when shifting into 2nd or 3rd when front end is slight lifted or experiencing body torque roll at high RPM. A little more interior noise at high RPM, but I like that.

          RichardD

          Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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        • 3/5

          July 12, 2018

          base bushing

          Part comes with 2 bushings medium and hard. Neither one will go on shifter w/o spliting to slide over mount. Then I had to trim off edge to get aluminum part over it. It didn't help there is no room to work on it. Works better than stock bracket shifts better.

          MichaelS

          Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          April 19, 2018

          Solid part

          Much better than the stock bushing. Little added noise when I get on it, but it is a Muscle Car.

          ScottS

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          March 02, 2018

          Easy Mod, Worth the money

          Don't think that if you get this you will never miss a shift, however; it's easily noticeable and you feel a lot more in control for those high RPM shifts.

          Chris

          Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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        • 5/5

          January 20, 2018

          shifter bushing upgrade

          Just had the bushing kit installed by a good friend of mine who is a very experienced long time Ford tech. On the first test drive the shifting was much more positive, especially on high rpm quick shifts. With the red bushing installed there is some very slight gear whine and NVH increase. But I can easily live with it. 2nd to 3rd shifts and 4th to 3rd downshifts are more positive and confidence inspiring. It took longer for the exhaust to cool down than to install the kit. Very easy install on a lift. Well done, Steeda.

          MichaelN

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (6)

        • 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.

          AustinN

          Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss

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        • 5/5

          August 13, 2017

          Great result for little money

          I wish I had done this sooner. 90 of the annoyance with shifting is now gone. There is no longer a feeling of fumbling into gear - it just goes straight in. The "crunch" into second is almost 100 eliminated. For under $100 and less than an hour of time this is a great mod. On ramps I couldn't get the black insert to close enough that I could get the bracket over it - too hard to reach in there. Oddly, the red insert was easy to install so that's what I did after fighting the black insert for ~20 minutes (the red one isn't split like the black). Very happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone.

          Todd

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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        • 5/5

          June 16, 2017

          Very nice bracket

          It's a quality bracket and the only one I have found with the option of two different bushings. I used the red bushing and it works great. No noise threw shifter at all . The red is softer then the black bushing but 20 x harder then the piece of junk ford put in the car. I bought a Barton shifter but went with the steeda bracket for the bushing option .. couldn't be happier

          EdwardB

          Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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        • 4/5

          April 27, 2017

          Good Overall, Not Perfect

          The Steeda bracket did help to tighten up shifting on my 2012 Boss 302, with stock shift shifter. Used the black harder bushing and got zero NVH, and a bit better shifting which was good. However, it's still not perfect from 1-2 nor 2-3 and the Blowfish might have been the better option overall for me. But the way I currently drive the car, I just didn't want to spend that money now, but maybe later. This was a good upgrade if your not banging gears hard all the time. If you are, go Blowfish Bracket or MGW full replacement shifter. But the money is a significant difference. Your call.

          AdamL

          Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss

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        • 5/5

          April 19, 2017

          Nice improvement.

          I installed this on my '13 GT with a Steeda short throw shifter. I used the red bushing. I highly recommend removing the driveshaft for easier installation. I would not call it a night and day difference but it is a solid and noticeable improvement. Firmer shifts, slightly decreased travel, slightly increased efforts, better confidence in hitting the correct gear. I have not noticed any increased noise. I recommend this product as a solid upgrade, but don't expect that it transforms your driving experience.

          MattK

          Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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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.

          silverfox

          Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (7)

        • 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.

          SAStang

          Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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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.

          2014CaliforniaSpecial

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (6)

        • 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.

          Red5OH

          Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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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.

          ab01gt

          Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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