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Shorter Throw Shifting
Precise Gear Changes
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Machined Billet Aluminum I-Beam
High Strength Steel Stick
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What's in the Box
(1) Billet Plus Shifter Assembly
All Needed Hardware
These new Hurst Billet Plus short throw shifters are now available for the 2005-09 Mustang GT equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. Engineered for more positive and precise gear changes, these shifters reduce knob travel by 40% for a shorter throw, allowing for quicker shifts. They are constructed of precision-machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum and use an I-beam rail design for ultimate strength.
Additional features include:
- Urethane bushings and rear mount to eliminate shifter rail flex
- Designed for direct bolt-in installation, eliminating the need for any modifications
- Adjustable positive gear stops to help prevent internal transmission damage
- Low-friction spherical bearing to reduce stick drag for smoother shifting
It's time to improve your 05-09 S197 Mustang's sloppy stock shifter. Replace that worn out stock shifter with an aftermarket Mustang short throw shifter such as Hurst, Barton Industries, Steeda, Pro 5.0 and more available at LatemodelRestoration.com. Don't forget to add a new trick Mustang shift knob to give your Pony that distinctive look.
Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you how to install a shifter in your 05-09 Mustang. LatemodelRestoration.com carries short throw shifters for the following year model
Ford Mustang - 2005 (05) - 2006 (06) - 2007 (07) - 2008 (08) - 2009 (09). These cover the following models - V6, GT, Bullitt, Shelby GT500 Mustangs!
0:00:01 - 0:00:17 Improving shift feel and reducing shift throw is normally at the top of the list and one of the first mods any manual transmission mustang owner makes. This is especially true for 05-10 s197 mustangs with manual transmissions - particularly Mustang GTs.
0:00:17 - 0:00:45 Today we're going to be installing the Hurst billet plus shifter for S197 Mustang GTs. Which gets its name from its sturdy billet aluminum construction. It is also fitted with good polyurethane bushings to get rid of some of that slop and reduces shift throw. Even though the Tremec 3650 5 speed transmissions that were installed in 05-10 S197 mustangs had internal shift stops, on the billet plus shifter Hurst went a little bit further and added external shift stops for a little bit of extra protection.
0:00:45 - 0:01:10 the Hurst billet plus short throw shifter includes the shift assembly, the signature Hurst white shift knob, a chrome handle and comes with new attaching hardware, neoprene insulators and a new handle grommet and tie strap to hold it into place. Also in the box are detailed set of instructions and a couple of Hurst logo stickers for your tool box, refrigerator, windows or wherever you want to stick them.
0:01:10 - 0:01:31 As always installation of your new parts begins with the removal of the old. Take out the old shift knob by unscrewing it counterclockwise. Pop the shifter boot up out of place. Then remove the boot from the handle. Take out the rubber dust boot from the shift stick by pulling it up and out of the floor pan and sliding it over the shift lever.
0:01:31 - 0:02:13 Lift the Mustang. Grab a thirteen millimeter (13mm) wrench and remove the hex nut that holds the linkage rod to the shifter. Keep this nut handy, you will reuse it. Take the linkage rod off of the stock assembly. Grab a ten millimeter (10mm) wrench and remove the forward bolt that attaches the stock assembly to the side of the transmission. Then grab a ratchet, a long extension and a ten millimeter (10mm) socket. unscrew the two hex nuts that support the rear of the shifter. Remove the metal bracket from the rear rubber isolator. Set it aside because you will reuse it on your new shifter. Lower the shifter down. Move it slightly forward so you can get the back side of the stock shifter up through the hole in the transmission tunnel. Then remove the shifter from the inside of the car.
0:02:13 - 0:02:34 On the workbench, remove the two metal flange sleeves from the front of the stock shifter and install them in your new Hurst assembly. Then remove the two plastic bushings from the bottom of the handle head and install him in the new Hurst assembly. Install the new Hurst assembly from inside the vehicle; sliding on down into position.
0:02:34 - 0:02:55 Crawl underneath and loosely install the front bolt that holds the shifter to transmission case. Slide the metal bracket you removed earlier over the rear bushing. Hold the assembly up into place and install the two ten millimeter (10mm) nuts. Go ahead and tighten those down. Install your linkage rod, the retaining hex nut, and tighten it down. Then go ahead and tighten the forward bolt.
0:02:55 - 0:03:17 Go ahead and crawl back in the car and let’s adjust those shifting stops. Slide the shift lever into fourth (4th) gear and run the shifting stop all the way up to where it touches the lower handle. Back it off slightly. Grab you a three sixteenths (3/16) Allen head a fourteen millimeter (14mm) open end wrench. Then tighten down the lock nut. Slide the shift lever into third (3rd) gear and repeat the same process on the front stop.
0:03:17 - 0:03:50 With your two attaching bolts and star washers, grab your chrome handle. Hurst supplies to neoprene insulator pads to go in between the shifter handle and the base. You can use none, one or both. We elected to use one to help dampen some of the noise coming from transmission. Lower your handle into place and use a seven thirty seconds (7/32) Allen head to tighten the two attaching bolts. Slide your lower rubber shifter boot into place making sure that the wide lower lip goes down underneath the transmission tunnel and seats properly.
0:03:50 - 0:04:26 Grab your new boot rubber insulator. Slide it over their chrome shifter lever. Grab your shifter boot. Snap it down into place and roll the top over the new rubber insulator. Take your knob jam nut screw it all the way down on the lever. Then screw your knob into place. You do not have to tighten your knob down all the way because guess what the shift patterns going to be off. So back it up slightly too where the pattern is exactly where you want it. Then take you and nine sixteenths (9/16) wrench and tighten up the lock nut. This will hold the knob in place in your Mustang.
0:04:26 - 0:04:30.860 Man that feels a whole lot better and the beautiful part is this same general steps apply to most aftermarket shifters. So for more 05+ S197 mustang drivetrain parts and videos check out LatemodelRestoration.com.
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Is there a fix/adjustment to get rid of some of the rattle? It is almost unbearable. Asked by Jeremey R. from Nacogdoches | Comment00
Best Answer: Hurst shifters can rattle if the shifter stops are adjusted too closely to the handle. Verify that your shifter handle is not coming in contact with your stops. The shifter should only contact the stops to prevent over shifting. Answered by scott s.from hewitt | Comment00
This shifter certainly firmed up the shifts, but it does have its drawbacks. Here is my review after about 3mo/800 miles.
First the PROS: Nice feel, firm positive shifts, relatively easy install, major coolness factor with the old-school looks! CONS: Increased noise/rattles, shifter arm bolts keep coming loose.
After trying various configurations with the rubber isolators I have determined that the best "feel" is using only 1 isolator. If you use both of them, it just gives it a "squishy" feeling that I didn't like. The added noise is pretty annoying. There is increased road noise that present at all speeds (which was expected.) 2.) Under moderate/heavy accelleration, especially in 2nd and 3rd gears, there is a rattle that drives you crazy. I have read several forums regarding this and tried some of the resolutions and this is where I landed. Used Teflon Tape thread sealer on the shifter arm mounting screws and on the threads for the shift ball and add some lithium grease around the pivot ball. The noise is still present but the added lubrication and padding from the Teflon tape help reduce some of it. I am also hoping that the Teflon will help keep the arm bolts in place, if not, I'll have to add some Loc-Tite or different lock washers.
All in all, for me, the firmer shifting and the cool looks outweigh the cons of the added noise. Whether or not I'd recommend this, I'm not sure. I would suggest to others to research other shifter brands (for the noise factor) prior to purchasing this one.
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Goodbye sloppy stock shifter!
Scott R. on
This Hurst Billet shifter really tightened up the shift feel in my '05 GT and the throw is considerably shorter. This shifter is a bit notchy but that is to be expected with any aftermarket performance shifter. I added some sound deadening material under the center console when I installed the shifter and it is now quieter than stock, no noise or rattle.
I would definitely recommend this shifter to anyone looking for an upgrade from their vague stock shifter.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Ryan P. on
Just installed this shifter on my 2006 GT a couple of days ago just in time for the drag strip, it was a little more notchy than I had expected but I absolutely love it. Very short crisp shifts and you don't even have to move your arm it can stay on the console and just flick your wrist to shift! Great product highly recommend!
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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ummm..... not to sure
nathan s. on
Bought the Hurst shifter due to price, on the fence about it, the throws are short and precise, but this thing vibrates and makes all sort of noise. Shop around
Hurst shifters are by far known as being one of the most popular and sought after aftermarket mods for Mustangs and Lightings. If you are running a Hurst shifter you know what we are talking about. The precision and quality of a these Mustang shifters is what sets Hurst so far ahead of the competition. Shop LatemodelRestoration.com for your Hurst shifters, shift knobs, shift balls, roll control kits, and other shifter components.
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