1983-00 Ford Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter

Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter (83-00)


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Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter (83-00)
  • Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter (83-00)
  • Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter (83-00)
  • Mustang Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter (83-00)

Check out the new Econoshift T45/T5 shifter for your Mustang! Reduce your shifter distance and get down the track faster at a great price!

Item #LRS-7210RS

Your Price: $69.99

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Benefits

  • Shorter Throw Shifting
  • Precise Gear Changes
  • Prolonged Transmission Life

Features

  • Easy Installation
  • Billet Shifter Design
  • Positive Shift Stops
  • Self Centering Alignment
  • Fits T5/T45 Transmission

What's in the Box

  • (1) Shifter Base
  • (1) Lower Shifter Handle
  • (1) Upper Shifter Handle
  • (2) Shift Stop Studs
  • Installation Hardware

Made in the USA

Product Description

This is the new Econoshift shifter for your Mustang equipped with a T45 or a T5 transmission. This billet shifter helps reduce the travel in between gears to get a quicker and more positive shift. This not only improves your driving experience but it helps keep excessive ware off of your transmissions internal parts. At this price, how could you not want one?!

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3 stars    2
2 stars    2
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5 Stars   Econoshift T-5 Short Throw Shifter!!!!
By on 3/6/2014
I just recently order this shifter with a adjustable clutch cable kit for my son's 94 GT. My first impression of the shifter is VERY good. Seeming very well made unit. The install was relatively easy and straight forward. We did watch a few install videos to eliminate any questions. The instructions were 8/10 but straight forward. I did use loctite "blue" on the bolts to eliminate any loosening.

How it performs: WOW what a difference, the stock unit felt very sloppy and cheap compared to his one. The shift travel is way shorter and more precise. It will take a minute to get used to, but a major improvement none the less!

I highly recommend it! I am curious how much better a more expensive unit would be, but I highly doubt twice the price!!!



Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Pretty Good
By on 8/31/2013
Shifts really well for the price! Mine didn't come with extra springs or washers, unfortunately.

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5 Stars   Great shifter
By on 11/28/2013
Image uploaded by Michael  B. For the price you cant get any better. Your shift throw will be reduced by at least 60% and feels great

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5 Stars   love it
By on 2/17/2014
What are the extra springs for I got 3 of them but it looks n feels better then the stock one
From LatemodelRestoration.com®: The springs are so you can adjust the shifter tension if you desire.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Everything is Perfect!
By on 3/19/2014
Image uploaded by Michael C. I bought this shifter for a 92 Mustang Gt and wow! what a difference, everything fit perfect and the billet casing is high quality for the price! now its really FUN to DRIVE!! I also received the Item in 1 day! very fast! and came with everything it said it would!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great improvement
By on 2/14/2014
I installed this in my 83 Capri , What a great improvement over the stock shifter! Great quality and value! Service and the video very informative !

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Decent shifter for the price
By on 9/13/2014
I bought this to replace my stock mustang shifter. As far as it being a short throw shifter I can't tell any difference from the stock unit, However it does shift better than the stock shifter. The positive stops are great, prevents you from bending the shift forks. If you are looking for a short throw shifter I suggest purchasing one of the more expensive ones. If your looking for a good replacement for your stock shifter this one works great.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Great product
By on 12/15/2014
I previously bought this exact shifter for my 1995 that I lost in a wreck in September and was happy to see go on sale again for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Install took maybe 30 minutes just because I knew what had to be done.

While you can purchase the gasket kit, I found using RVT worked just as fine, especially if you apply to the handle parts, as this really cut down on noise/vibrations. Thread-locker is a must.

Best part about it, is I can now use the front cup holder in my 1998

My only complaint about it was that the shifter ball seemed to be a tad too large as I had trouble setting the shifter in (solved this by lubing it and slipping the dampener bushing cup over it)

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Good value and sturdy
By on 4/14/2014
I watched the video online but decided to install with console in place. The lower shift boot frame is tough to get lined up during reassembly. Also my original T5 shifter was glued on good after 26 years. I loosened the spring set screws to install the new shifter flat onto the transmission. Don't forget to RTV the new one on a cleaned surface and loctite the fasteners of your new shifter. Protect interior and remove radio faceplate if new and have box ready to put the dirty old shifter in. Shifter Feels about 30% shorter throw and firmer engagement. I put the original Ford shifter knob on since my after market threads were too fine.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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3 Stars   Tight fit on the shifter bushing
By on 2/18/2015
The ball on the econoshifter is definitely larger than stock shifter. So much so that I was looking in the box thinking they MUST have included a new and larger one. Then I looked to make sure I bought the right part... I am tempted to remove the bushing completely and run without because I think it may break on me it is so tight. I suppose a little grease and use could wear it in? I have seen a couple posts where people seem to have the same issue but no helpful responses. Any suggestions?

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great value
By on 12/19/2014
I purchased this shifter on Cyber Monday to replace my worn out factory shifter in my 89 gt. The shifter comes with all new hardware needed to install and fits nice. The positive stops are a good addition and are easy to adjust. I do recommend using some locktite on the threads to make sure they hold tight and don't back out. Any questions I had were answered in the instructional video.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Awesome shifter
By on 3/3/2014
For the price this shifter is amazing ! Yeah you can buy a hurst or steeda shifter which are better but compared to the money this thing is awesome! Of course watch the video and make sure to sure to use loctite , because the screws will back out if u don't. But after adding that and reassembling it all works awesome no more missed 3rd gear shifts!!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Great short shifter!
By on 2/12/2014
Image uploaded by Alexander A. Bought this shifter to go with my AOD to T5 swap, and it was a great purchase to finish my swap. An outstanding short shifter for the price, can't beat it!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   works great
By on 5/22/2014
i bought it and had it in two days thanks works great better than thebold sloppy worn out stock i had thanks fellas

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Better than stock
By on 5/19/2014
Image uploaded by Brandon K. A lot better than stock and make sure you use LOCK TIGHT OR THE SHIFTER WILL UN SCREW ITSELF.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Great shift feel!
By on 7/28/2014
Looks great feels great shorter throws for money you couldn't buy a better shifter

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   good
By on 7/21/2014
Image uploaded by Brandon B. Don't waste the money on the exspensive brands. This one does great

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Better than it looks
By on 6/25/2014
I am happy with this product. It's actually better than it looks.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Good
By on 3/22/2014
Installed this on my 89 gt. Very happy with it

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Big value for the dollar...
By on 9/14/2014
Why would anyone pay more for a shifter?

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great shifter
By on 7/1/2014
great price, works awesome

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Sweet
By on 6/30/2014
Can't go wrong ..

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Better than stock
By on 4/3/2015
I purchased this about a month ago as my shifter spring had become floppy and harder to get into gear. I was debating on this one or a MRT but they ran a sale and the price became almost a no brainer. Install was a little more difficult because I opted to not remove the console on my 93 cobra. This added about an hour because of the painfully slow rate of removing the bolts with a open ended wrench. The kit had no instructions so pay attention to the video. Once it was in, my knob was 180 at stop, so it looks weird, so I have a hurst t handle on order to replace the now upside down knob, but the shifting was very much improved from one-two and three to four. First gear and reverse are kind of hard to get in but hey it was $60 so I am willing to allow for that. I have it at low so perhaps I have less leverage for getting it in first. The shifts are nice and positive, much shorter by at least 50%. There is a little gear whine that is transmitted but I kind of like it.
If you are looking for a great shifter for the money, this one is it. I have only had a 5.0 shifter before and this one compares well with it. Finding first was a little better, but its also half the cost, so I am very happy with it.


Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Great shifter for the money!
By on 3/7/2015
I bought this to replace a stock shifter with a Pro 5.0 handle. I was having some first gear popout issues and overall sloppiness. This shifter feels great! Also, the handle puts the shifter a little closer in reach.

The only issue I had was that the base plate bolt holes were a little tight when trying to push the bolts through, and the alignment of the shifter handle bolts seemed a little out of tolerance, but in the end, it bolted up and works great! You get what you pay for, and in the long run I am curious about how it'll hold up. Until then, I'll be bangin' gears!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Love the Econoshift
By on 3/30/2015
What is not to love about this shifter. It is a great value in shifter and much improved over stock. the shifts are more accurate and firm with a shorter throw. installation isn't too bad, you will need to watch the videos as no instructions were included with the product. I had to rewatch the video a couple times due to lack of instructions. the packaging of the product also wasn't the best. aside from those 2 things the product works great and is the best upgrade I've done to my mustang. Buy this shifter you will be happy with it.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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3 Stars   Required modification
By on 3/7/2015
The ball on the end of the shifter is .015 in. larger than the factory shifter and would not fit into the stock bushing. I tested this on my spare transmission with the same result. I ended up using a small flap sander in my drill press to remove about .011 in. from the i.d. of the bushing to make it fit.
Stock shifter = .620 in
Econoshift = .635 in
Bushing id. = .626 in

Shifts are much more positive than with the stock shifter.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   perfect solution for sloppy
By on 2/22/2015
After 43 years in the bays,33 with my ASE masters, I believe this was the quickest,easiest, and most appreciated repair I've done in years.
Picked my customers 84 up and could hardly bring back to the shop.Factory shifter
was so bad, I had to guess what gear was where. After repair, customer was shocked at the difference, and at the cost. He was prepared for a $500.00 tranny
bill,not a $120.00, 1/2 hour shifter replacement.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   must have
By on 3/14/2014
I must say I was a little worried about going for a cheaper shifter. Very glad I did now saved $100 vs other shifter and that's more money for new parts. Willing to bet you couldn't tell the difference between this shifter and a pro 5.0..... I know I can't and my cousin can't ether he says he wished he had saved money and went they route that I went. Love the feel when my car shifts now.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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2 Stars   not easy
By on 3/30/2015
i bought the shifter hoping to get a smooth short throw and now i have a short throw hard shifting monster thats not easy to shift at all, and to make things worse i now have a whining sound that sounds like it coming from the rear end have to take it to the mechanic who put it in and see what is going on ,want to put the old original shifter back into it

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great service
By on 2/18/2014
I ordered a shifter for my mustang and it was exactly as I thought it would be. Fits great and shifts awesome. However, the convertible top cylinders were out of stock so I ended up ordering them from another company. This was not Late Model Restorations fault, just circumstances. Great service and on time delivery.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Way better than stock shifter
By on 12/28/2014
Got this short throw shifter ordered and at my door the next day. No instructions in box but the video on the site was all I needed. Didn't have to remove console either which was a plus. Install took about 30-45 min. Test drove and man this shifter is stout! Feels great going in every gear. A real solid piece.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   What a difference.
By on 12/24/2013
I installed this shifter in my 97 Mustang base model. I just had to remove the shifter boot to access the old shifter. Installation was very easy since I also had the silicon gasket set . The shifts are very solid now with none of the old shifter's soft rubbery feel. Great price and well worth the upgrade.

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2 Stars   never goes into gear
By on 7/20/2014
i bought this shifter and so far, it will never go into second and will never go into reverse, the forks inside the transmission are starting to get messed up and am very frustrated with it, i would actually like to get into gear going down the track, not miss a gear...
From LatemodelRestoration.com®: We apologize that you are having issues with this shifter. It sounds like the adjustable shift stops are not adjusted correctly. Please expect a call from a customer service representative on the issue shortly.
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4 Stars   Impressive Quality
By on 12/15/2014
I have always run Steeda Tri-Ax, but figured for this price how bad could it be? It went in just fine, and I honestly can't feel a difference in the way it shifts compared to the Steeda, or the Hurst I have in my 04. I'd buy this again.

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5 Stars   Best value in the marked
By on 3/24/2015
my last fox i installd a steeda and this is just as good for a quarter of the cost. After reading other reviews i figured the cost was worth the risk. well worth it!!! Buy this one and use the money you save for other go fast parts!!!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   NICE SHIFT
By on 1/20/2015
order the shifter for my 94 mustang it only took 5 business day to arrive the installation like and hour.... really like the shifter now u can't miss any gears.... unfortunately mine was missing a screw I recommend lock tight

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Short shift
By on 9/17/2014
Image uploaded by Brent B. Really do love this shifter! My Mustang feels like a totally different car and now second gear shows up a lot quicker! *note, mine did not come with the shift stop studs but I had some already in my shop and made it work.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Great deal
By on 10/21/2014
Ain't gonna get a shifter like this for the price anywhere....was hesitant .... But then though ok for 69 bucks no big deal.... It's solid and built very well!! Very Happy can't wait to get it in the car.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great shifter
By on 3/20/2015
Image uploaded by Ryan B. i have a 1986 mustang gt and I do all my shopping here for it. I bought this shifter a few months ago and it was super easy to put in and feels great and works awesome it really shortened up the shifts.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Like it but my boot wont fit anymore
By on 3/11/2015
I just got the chance to put my shifter in. Hardware is very cheap. But the shifter itself is nice. Only problem im having is is my factory boot wont go back on because of the shift stop bolts.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great shifter!
By on 12/20/2013
I love the shifter! you can adjust the height of the shifter to were you are more comfortable. shift stops r great could have used this before i bent my shift forks but better late than never

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5 Stars   great fit.
By on 11/29/2014
Very Nice shifter for the money. Fills good shorter shift and stopper bolts work great.Very tight spring fill and works great with stock boot and shift knob. Thanks again lmr.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Awesome!
By on 10/18/2014
Easy to install and adjust and makes a huge difference in the "shift" feel. Great value and solid shifting experience with a much shorter throw than stock.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Easy install
By on 3/12/2015
Purchased this nice shifter, installed it the day I got it makes a big difference from stock deff a must have if you don't want to spend a ton of money.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Works great
By on 3/10/2015
Installed easy and to be honest I cant tell the performance difference between this shifter and the one I put in my last car costing twice as much.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Super easy to install!
By on 10/3/2014
It took longer to get my tools ready than to install this shifter! And if feels and shifts so much better. Not to mention how good the price is!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   Nice shifter,great price
By on 8/13/2014
Bought this for my '64 falcon with a t5 conversion. For my application had to change the stick so it was longer. Nice shifter for the money.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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4 Stars   Nice bargain.
By on 3/25/2015
Nice product, it did require some massaging to get the shift lever over far enough to engage reverse. Still a good bargain and simple fix.

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5 Stars   Great shifter for the price!
By on 3/25/2014
Had an issue with shifter originally but got it fixed. Looks great and works great. And for the price you can't really pass it up!.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great short throw
By on 6/20/2014
I had a pro 5.0 shifter and the springs broke. Bought this one to replace it and its just as good if not better than the pro 5.0

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   great buy
By on 3/13/2015
installed on my foxbody and their is a very noticeable difference in the way the car shifts great for the money

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5 Stars   great product
By on 6/13/2014
this shifter is easy to swap out and is a great buy for the price. very happy and will recomend to anyone!

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4 Stars   good quality for great price
By on 12/28/2014
Very good quality for a great price many of other makes have a ridiculous price for a very simple shifter

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4 Stars   Great Fit
By on 6/30/2014
Great fit in my T5 converted Falcon.nice shifter of the money.Fast free shipping!

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4 Stars   Great for theoney
By on 11/7/2014
Image uploaded by James S. Used the shifter in a t5 conversion,works great. Can't beat it for the money.

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5 Stars   great bang for the buck
By on 11/29/2014
so far so good feels nice and tight can't go wrong for the price

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5 Stars   nice fit
By on 3/4/2014
great shifter for the price install is easy as well.

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5 Stars   awesome
By on 12/15/2014
Image uploaded by Eric H. Great deal. Good shifter. Feels good. Easy install.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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5 Stars   good
By on 3/4/2015
Nice can't wait till i can install it dam snow

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1 Stars   Looks good But........
By on 2/19/2014
Looks and feels good but whoever drilled the holes for the shifter stop did so at A angle.Could only screw them in A couple turns could have sent it back for A replacement. But A 6 day turn around wasnt a option. had to redrill and tap the holes

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