The Steeda Tri-Ax shifter has always led the way in performance. With this latest revision the evolution of this shifter continues, and is the best version yet!
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.
For the ultimate in accuracy and precision, the internal shift lever mechanism now pivots off a high quality spherical bearing that has been throughly tested to insure it withstands our standard of 1.5 million+ shifts without failure. Our 2 position handle height, a Steeda exclusive allows you to taylor the shifter for the best combination of throw length and comfortable reach.
Check out the great reviews for our shifter and place an order for the best shifter on the market today.
U.S. Utility Patent 7,464,621
- Superior, patented Steeda technology!
- Prevent damage to the transmission and linkage under hard usage
- Never miss 3rd gear!
- No complicated, unnecessary adjustments unlike competitive designs
- Proper shorter throw engineered to make shifting easy, unlike other extremely short shifters that end up increasing shift effort making shifting more difficult and uncomfortable
- No rubber used on main shifter shaft to wear out and cover up NVH
- 3 lbs lighter than other (so-called) competing brands (Weight is the enemy of performance.)
- Natural shifting feel, not awkward to shift like other brands
- No nylon bushing used in pivot to wear out like competitors. Tri-Ax was tested to 1.5 million shifts with no measurable wear!
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!