Mustang Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter Install

Posted 1/23/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Watch our installation video for the Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter. Get rid of the sloppy factory shifter in your Mustang!

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Adding a short throw shifter to you Mustang is one of the first mods any enthusiast should make. The factory shifter is sloppy and prone to causing mis-shifts when doing some “spirited” driving – especially at the drag strip. Replacing your shifter is super easy with the help of’s installation video and a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter. Follow along in the video as we show how to install a short throw shifter in your Mustang.

Steeda Tri-Ax shifters are available for 1983+ Mustangs. This installation guide is designed the walk you through replacing one in your Fox Body, SN95 and New Edge Mustang. For these year models they are available for the following transmissions:

  • T5 & T45
  • TR-3650
  • 3550/TKO
  • TKO 500/600
  • T-56

If you are unsure what transmission is your Stang, check out the following tech article: What Transmission Do I Have In My Mustang?

The Steeda Tri-Ax features a CNC billet machined construction that is manufactured here in the USA. So you can show off your American pride with shorter more precise gear changes. The shifter handle works with your stock shifter knob or any of the aftermarket knobs that are designed to fit the factory handle. Every Tri-Ax kit includes all the needed hardware (minus RTV Silicone) and installation instructions to ensure you have a problem free install.