Like the tens of thousands of Tri-Ax shifters that came before it, this Tri-Ax carries over many of the same great features that make the Tri-Ax shifter the best shifter available for your GT500 Mustang.
Short throws, precise action, our unique two-position handle height, and calibrated internal spring tension to assist you in never missing 3rd gear! This last feature is original and exclusive to the GT500 Tri-Ax and not found in any other GT500 shifter!
The factory steel mounting rail is replaced with a substantial billet beam for more positive location; and upgraded rear mounting bushings are supplied to further reduce deflection under hard shifting. The shifter base, handle, and beam are all CNC machined by Steeda from 6061 aluminum.
Often imitated but never truly duplicated, get the original and best line of short throw shifters for your Mustang!
U.S. Utility Patent 7,464,621
- Superior, patented Steeda technology!
- Internal spring tension, not found in ANY other shifter!
- Complete billet design from 6061 aluminum, made in the USA in house at Steeda!
- Never miss 3rd gear again!
- No complicated, unnecessary adjustments unlike competitive designs
Not all Mustang shifters are created equal. Learn more about what makes Steeda stand out from the crowd: http://www.steedablog.com/2010/04/tri-ax-shifter-extreme-engineering/
I am not a performance driver anymore. These days my Mustang is my daily driver and weekend cruiser. So my needs in a short throw shifter are somewhat different than those of most enthusiasts. I wanted a shifter with a somewhat shorter throw than stock but still long enough for my relaxed shifting style. But most of all, the shifter had to be as quiet as stock. I tried one of the very expensive performance shifters and liked the shorter throw but hated the amount of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) that it introduced, so after about a month I went back to the shop and had them reinstall the stock shifter. I found out later that the NVH problem was due to damage caused by an improper installation so I don't know what it would have been like had it been properly installed.
Once back to using the stock shifter, I realized how much I still wanted a shorter throw but without the NVH so I started asking around and came to the conclusion that the Steeda Short Throw Shifter might be my best option. After some conversation with the helpful people at Steeda, I ordered and received their shifter. I had a different shop do the installation this time. Driving away after the installation, I noticed an immediate difference that brought a grin to my face. This shifter was exactly what I was looking for! It has a nice throw that is shorter than stock but not too extreme. It has very precise movement and best of all, it is just as quiet as the stock shifter! There is a slight click as it is pulled into each gear that is more felt than heard and is a reassuring confirmation that you are in the gear. The reverse lockout is positive without requiring too much effort (I had expected I would want to switch to the included lighter spring but decided it wasn't necessary once I tried it).
I can't say how it would do in performance use since that's not my style but if you are looking for a reasonably priced quality shifter with great feel and no added noise then the Steeda shifter is a great choice. I could not be more pleased!