Steeda S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter (15-17 GT)

Steeda S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter (15-17 GT)
555 7317
$439.95
$499.95
$60.00(12%)

Product Install Instructions

Product Benefits

  • 30% throw reduction
  • 20% lighter than the competition
  • Eliminates slop and shifter deflection
  • Shift knob sits 1" lower for ideal 'power shifting' position
  • Top-loaded installation with adjustable springs, in-car assembly
  • Retains factory pull-up reverse lockout, OE thread pitch, and back-up camera functionality
  • Includes Steeda's Shifter Base Bushing Bracket
  • Precision-fit bushings for a direct positive feeling shift
  • Lifetime Steeda warranty
  • Made in the USA

Steeda's S550 Mustang GT MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is a full factory shifter assembly replacement for your 2015-2017 Mustang GT. Our race short throw shifter eliminates all slop and deflection of the factory shifter, and still retains the factory shift knob, pull-up style reverse lockout and backup camera functionality.

With the replacement of your factory shifter assembly with our short throw shifter, you will notice a 30% reduction in throw between gears. Our shifter assembly will also lower the shift knob by 1", putting it in a better 'power' shifting position. Our Steeda S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is quieter than the stock shifter during daily driving, although during race applications you may notice a slight NVH increase.

One of the great benefits to this shifter assembly is that it's completely top-loaded. Our short throw shifter for your 2015-2017 Mustang GT comes with 2 different spring set options for a fully adjustable shifting experience. The kit comes complete with 2 medium-resistance springs and 2 high-resistance springs. The Steeda Tri-Ax has adjustable return springs to fit every drivers' preference on shifter feel. Using an offset spring tension ensures that you hit your 2nd-3rd gear change every time. Since our S550 MT-82 short shifter is top-loaded, once the base plate is mounted, you can change all of your springs, levers and other options all from inside the car without taking out the full shifter assembly!

Our Tri-Ax shifter features rigid mounting in the front and Steeda poly bushing in the rear, virtually eliminating slop and shifter deflection. With less deflection you will feel a much more direct gear change. The assembly is transmission and chassis-mounted so you don't get the 'walking' affect of a fully transmission-mounted assembly, all while still gaining a more rigid shifter feel. Factory shift shaft bushings are replaced with wider, high-quality machine-finished, low-friction bushings. Tolerances are controlled up to a half thousandth of an inch to ensure OE-quality fitment, alignment and shaft actuation. These features alone make our Steeda Tri-Ax one of the most positive feeling shifters on the market today. To top it all off, our Steeda Mustang GT shifter assembly includes Dynamat sound-deadening material to close out your transmission tunnel and ensures your S550 stays as quiet as the stock assembly.

Steeda's S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is manufactured from high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum making it 20% lighter than the competitions' shifter assemblies. The shift lever itself on our Tri-Ax is made from heat-treated and nickel-plated 4140 steel, making it the strongest part out on the market. All hardware is stainless steel for the highest corrosion-resistance possible. Included in our kit is hardware to tighten up the factory shift knob perfectly into a locking position. These parts have been put to the test on the street and the track and are proven not to bind under extreme conditions or temperatures.

Note: If you already have Steeda's shifter base bushing bracket, just let us know and we will be able to offer our Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter at a slightly reduced price without the shifter base bushing bracket (it is required in order to use this shifter).

U.S. Utility Patent 7,464,621

Purchase your Steeda S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter for your 2015-2017 Mustang GT at Steeda Autosports today!

when I want to push the car I know I can trust the shifter
I love my Tri-Ax. The transmission with aftermarket fluid and this shifter feels amazing. Definitely a must buy for anyone with a manual. Everything is so crisp and precise. I went with the stiffest springs and it's still great for a DD. Engagement is easier and when I want to push the car I know I can trust the shifter.
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Reviewed by:  from North Carolina. on 12/31/2016
5/5
You will be smiling for years
Traded my '13 Brembo GT vert with an MGW shifter in on a '16 GT vert with the performance package. I was sad to discover that not only did Ford persist in "designing" the cheap junk MT82 remote shifter linkage into the S550; but to add insult to injury, they ruined the feel of the clutch with a "helper" spring for the pusillanimous that makes the clutch action so soft and vague that you can't predict where it's going to engage from one shift to the next. Far worse than my '13. Ruined the car. Wasn't too disappointed, though. I knew from my research what the fix was, and just booked the first appointment Steeda had available. Had them install the "race" tri-ax shifter, the $10'spring that undoes the damage Ford did to the clutch, and the billet reverse lockout collar that replaces the cheesy "chromed" plastic that Ford cheaped out on. Night and day. I do not work for Steeda, nor an I a groupie. First time I ever bought anything from them, in fact. But believe me -- these parts do correct what makes the GT just about undrivable and leaches the fun and the feeling of quality out of an otherwise excellently executed machine. I spent 4 years with an MGW and this one is at least as good. No slop going through the gears. None. This is now the Mustang that was intended before the bean counters started cutting corners in China. Steeda addresses that fundamental problem, and the shift linkage isn't the only thing they have parts to correct. If you want the Mustang to do what Ford says it will do, free of compromises, call Steeda and spend a small fraction of what you paid for the car to make it right. You will be smiling for years.
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Reviewed by:  from Georgia. on 12/5/2016
5/5
Initial impression... WOW!
Initial impression... WOW! Seriously this is how the factory shifter should be. Shifts are SO precise and crisp, there is absolutely no missing gears! It's like the shifter knows where you want it to go. The throw is amazingly shorter, thus rowing through the gears is night and day faster. It's an absolute must have mod, and I have to thank another forum member Oko3612 for bringing this shifter to my attention. Awesome shifter Steeda!
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Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 11/30/2016
5/5
The height of it is perfect and going into 5th feels really good
My only complaint is I wish I would of installed this earlier, I love this shifter. The shifts are tight and smooth, its not sloppy like the stock shifter. The height of it is Perfect and going into 5th feels really good, I don't have to reach across country for 5th gear anymore. I'm very happy with this shifter. :)
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Reviewed by:  from Georgia. on 10/23/2016
5/5
It really is worth the money
I got to really get a feel for it the 200 or so miles back home and the following day. It really is worth the money. I always felt like I was going to break the stock shifter. But with the tri ax its so solid and really feels like what I'm used to in my other cars. You know when its in gear. The springs help keep me from missing a gear when down shifting quickly, which was a problem for me on the stock shifter. Besides being an inch shorter than stock shifter, it still looks like its oem.
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Reviewed by:  from New York. on 11/5/2016
5/5
I'd DEFINITELY buy one again without hesitation
I recently purchased, and had installed the new Steeda Race Short Throw Shifter for my 2016 Mustang GT PP. First off, I had several questions that were answered by TJ at Steeda in a timely manner, and packaging was good enough to throw the box off a bridge and everything would've been fine. So far, so good. Shifter materials; all the pieces looked very well constructed, you can really see the quality materials used to make this shifter. No junk. Installation; I was told by the mechanic at the Ford dealership (that I'm in good with), that the installation went on without a hitch or any unpleasant surprises. He remarked that he installed several shifters over the years, and that this Steeda Tri Ax looked very well built and all the parts fit perfectly into the car. No dropping the transmission for installation. My driving impressions; The gearshift knob is at a lower height than stock as advertised. To me, it's very comfortable. I can rest my arm on the center console and shift just fine. Deflection; non existant, a substantial improvement over the stock shifter. This was noticeable immediately. Shifting through the gears; throws are VERY short, smoother, but not sloppy. Solid, but not notchy. Didn't notice any "walking" or noise while getting on it. (For what I could driving it at 21degrees). Shifts are effortless, you know what gear you're in, and it's easier to get there. The chances of a "miss shift" are all but eliminated. My comparison is to the stock shifter that came with the car from factory. While I'm not knocking the stock shifter, I can easily say the Tri Ax is far above and beyond better than stock. I would definitely recommend this shifter to anyone looking to upgrade. Knowing what I know now, I'd DEFINITELY buy one again without hesitation.
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Reviewed by:  from Utah. on 11/23/2015
5/5
it is very different, in so many GOOD ways
Just leaving Steeda in Valdosta from an install that filled two pages of paper and took 2 and a half days to setup. I'll have a write up once I re-learn the car - because it is very different, in so many GOOD ways. One of those items was the Tri-Ax. Question to Ford; why didn't the car come with this????? Shifting is not the ambiguous activity it was 3 days ago AT ALL. Props to Steeda and BIG THX to the crew in Valdosta; Chad, Jamie, Scott, and David too for all the quality products and effort you guys do for the 6G crowd.
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Reviewed by:  from Georgia. on 11/29/2015
5/5
I'd seriously consider saving up and going for the race shifter.
Now, I may be in the kind of odd position of having experienced the stock shifter - like everybody - but had the "three part" Steeda short throw installed about two weeks before their race shifter was announced. They are as secretive as Apple. I had a buzzing sound with the "three part" shifter that Steeda attributed to sloppy Ford tolerances/specs and that they are addressing in an update to their short throw shifter arm. I could eliminate the buzz by just pulling up a tad on the reverse lockout sleeve. But once the race shifter was announce I figured why not address that issue this way. Glad I did. First of all, Rod, Dave and the Pompano crew have always been top notch and this time was no different. And Steeda did me ever so RIGHT on the cost to swap out the three part with the race shifter due to the product timing and my "buzz". Race shifter: No noises. While I cannot remember, I'd vouch for Dave's claim that this shifter is quieter than stock. Yeah you can feel some vibration through the nob - so what - no noise. And NO BUZZ.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 12/4/2015
5/5
A million times better than stock!
Went down to Steeda yesterday, their new Tri-ax race shifter is installed now! They did a great job, I've been working a ton of hours and didn't feel like laying on the floor of my garage for a few hours jamming my hand between the trans tunnel and the trans trying to get to some bolts haha. First impression, I got in the car and went to reach for the shifter to make sure I was in neutral and I grabbed air haha. It's a lot shorter than the factory one and I like it a lot. I started the car and did notice the interior had picked up some noise. Not much though, that Dynamat really helps, I'd say it's most noticeable right when you're starting the car, you can actually hear the starter more. Other than that normal driving you hear the trans slightly more but nothing crazy, still extremely easy to hold a conversation inside with my exhaust on the highway. As far as how the shifter performs, absolutely perfect. Took me all of 5 minutes to get used to the short throws and it's incredible. The transition between gears is smooth, there's no feeling of resistance which is how it should be. Closest thing I can compare it to is the Hurst shifter on my T56 for my other car. Direct and smooth. A million times better than stock. Steeda absolutely killed it with this shifter. Huge thanks to David, Matt and Rod for making sure I was taken care of down there. If you think you want this shifter but you're on the fence, buy it.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 1/4/2016
5/5
The throws are bolt action rifle precise
Tri-Ax Shifter - This shifter is a beautiful piece of art. The throws are sooooooo short and so precise. The height of the shifter is perfect. You can just rest your hand on the center console and your palm just rests comfortably on the shifter ball. The throws are bolt action rifle precise. It goes into the gate with minimal effort. I have the soft springs installed. There is a nice weighty feel when shifting. The very first time you feel the shifter after it is installed, your jaw will drop at how different it feels over stock. After 2 days, I am now used to the feeling and it is a glorious thing. You get a bit more noise from the Tri-ax vs. stock shifter but it leads to a more mechanical, visceral experience with the shifter and the car. The downshifts are so much faster now vs. stock. It is almost like we have a DCT in the car, no lie. If you are on the fence about buying a shifter, just do it. You will be happy you spent the money. It really changes the entire feel of the car and driving experience. This is the BEST aftermarket shifter I have had installed in any of my Mustangs since 1991.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 1/10/2016
5/5
Very positive concise feel
Just got mine in and love it. Very positive concise feel. No slop. :)
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Reviewed by:  from California. on 1/27/2016
5/5
Nice short, firm, solid, positive shifts
Shifter is awesome. Nice short, firm, solid, positive shifts. Way better than the stock shifter. Along with the MT-82 bushing its just awesome.
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Reviewed by:  from Georgia. on 2/5/2016
5/5
All I have to say is DAMN what a difference!
Installed ours today...I dropped my exhaust & drive-shaft...makes for a lot easier install IMHO. Anyways, took the car out tonight for a quick spin...all I have to say is DAMN what a difference!! That stock shifter is indeed, a POS. No more guessing when downshifting; the shift gates are so close & precise that the car drives exceptionally well. Just in case, I added Dynamat on the mounting arm, (top & bottom), forward half of the shifter housing, and on the bottom plate. Also put some on the rear mount bracket itself as well. I have some minor harmonics when in first and @ WOT but otherwise, no added NVH. Curious if the gear whine I have from the STEEDA red diff bushings I have installed also quieted down some. I did not hear any tonight. I'll find out more when I get on the freeway tomorrow or Sunday. People have said that using the stock shift linkage is counter-productive. In this case, STEEDA designed this kit to be top notch, can't even tell I'm still using the stock linkage. Not to mention, excellent price-point, quick shipping, and excellent CS...[email protected] well done STEEDA! :)
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Reviewed by:  from California. on 2/19/2016
5/5
Glad I got it and will be happy to recommend it!
Finally got mine installed today. Took me 2.5 hours on the dot and that's with getting almost assembled and realizing I forgot to put the damn bolts in the shifter arm... oh well. So, tips I have: -Put the shift arm on the blue body first before you start the install. -if you don't have someone to pull the transmission down, definitely unbolt the forward driveshaft joint and allow the transmission to drop another inch. Makes getting the front shifter arm bolt out very easy. -push the disassembled stock shifter through the shifter hole. Thoughts: Shifting is great. The soft springs are just a hair stiffer than I want, but I've heard they'll loosen up after a bit. I wasn't sure if the stock shifter body seal was supposed to be reused, so I left it out. Now, with that, I see an opinionated pro or con. The cabin has a nice visceral and guteral growl with the engine. Some may not like that. But I like the growl for now. And I think it'll be even better next weekend when the Whipple goes in! Anyway, I really like it. Glad I got it and will be happy to recommend it!
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 2/27/2016
5/5
This is the best mod iv'e done so far!
Just installed mine today! Perfection! Paired with my GT350 shift knob this is the best mod iv'e done so far! The feel and shifts are solid and precise every time..
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Reviewed by:  from Montana. on 3/1/2016
5/5
WOW the shifts are short and precise. I mean, WOW
I just finished my installation. I'll write a review once I have some seat time behind me and chair time ahead of me, but first a few thoughts: 1) 3-hour installation? Oh hell no. Not without a lift and even then only if you're svelte. I have large arms and no lift and it took me over twice the estimated time because I had to fight some seriously nasty bolts (the 10mm and 13mm that hold the shift shaft on were the two big ones). I did take my time and align everything just so, but still. 2) Removing the driveshaft may have been convenient, but even after removing the three bolts that secure it to the flex coupler I couldn't get it out. I ended up working around the damn thing. 3) I layered the underside of my console with heat-reflective tape; maybe this will make a tiny difference in the heat intrusion in the cabin. I also plasti-dipped the shift bezel and cupholder bezels anthracite/graphite grey. I freaking hate fake chrome; it just looks tacky and cheap and then it reflects sunlight in really annoying ways. 4) My neighbors probably don't care for my sailor's mouth, which came out in force today while I struggled to get my arms and hands into some tiny places. 5) NVH is definitely increased in the cabin. I'm getting a fair bit more exhaust note. I did decouple the exhaust and then when I reattached it I made sure the spring tabs were over their locating nubbins before tightening the nuts with an impact, so I'm fairly confident the exhaust is secure. Has anyone else noticed more exhaust note? I did layer Dynamat around the shift base. 6) WOW the shifts are short and precise. I mean, WOW. It reminds me a lot of my old SMLE with how direct the action is. Reverse takes a bit more effort than I originally imagined to engage but that's no big deal. I used the shorter springs, and I can't imagine needing the longer ones for additional centering power. 7) DAMN the shifts are direct. Many shift. Such throw reduction. Wow.
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Reviewed by:  from New York. on 3/28/2016
5/5
I wish I had done these upgrades sooner
Steeda Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter + Royal Purple Synchromax = Tears of Joy. I wish I had done these upgrades sooner. Car feels completely different, I Love It!!!
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 4/21/2016
5/5
Nice short, firm, solid, positive shifts
Shifter is awesome. Nice short, firm, solid, positive shifts. Way better than the stock shifter. Along with the MT-82 bushing its just awesome.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 6/10/2016
5/5
I would highly recommend this to anyone
Tri-Ax was: ordered Tuesday, arrived Wednesday, and installed Thursday. Upon arrival, I first noticed the shifters quality. I was very impressed with the finish and material. When it came to the installation, everything was very straightforward. All the parts joined nicely without any struggle in getting them together. My initial reaction in using the shifter while driving was noticing the improvement in changing gears. The throw was evidently reduced as I barely put any effort in switching from 2-3 and going from 4-5 as compared to factory. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is on the fence about the Tri-Ax, no regrets.
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Reviewed by:  from Virginia. on 8/17/2016
5/5
Should have been the first thing I did to my car!
Should have been the first thing I did to my car! Makes shifting much more fun!
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Reviewed by:  from Oklahoma. on 8/26/2016
5/5
This is the best mod I've done to date
I used half of the sheet of Dynamat and I don't notice any increased NVH besides hearing transmission at start up. This is the best mod I've done to date, it literally is like a bolt action rifle like everyone said it would be. You're getting way more than what you pay for here. If anyone wants a more in depth video review I can definitely do that.
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Reviewed by:  from Connecticut. on 10/4/2016
5/5
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