Steeda Tri-Ax Mustang Short Throw Shifter (2005-2010)

Steeda Tri-Ax Mustang Short Throw Shifter (2005-2010)
$136.24 (37%)

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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

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!

Product Benefits
  • 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!

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Fitment & Features


Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports
Made in USA: Yes

Installation Information:

Level of Difficulty: Tech Recommended
Install Time: About 1 1/2 Hours
Tools Required: Basic Shop Tools
Print Instructions: 555-7311.pdf

Vehicle Fitment:

Fits Model Year: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Customer Reviews

Money very well spent.
I didn't buy this to go racing, although I went last weekend and it's fantastic! Most of my driving is on curvy country roads, and just dropping down into third for a sweeping bend or second for a sharper corner is a joy. Snick, snick..up, down. It just feels so precise. Money very well spent.
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Reviewed by: Mark B. from Minnesota. on 4/16/2015
Amazing upgrade
Amazing upgrade and allows you to have shorter throws for each gear. They should come like this!
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Reviewed by: Saveon A. from Florida. on 2/26/2015
Cannot recommend this short throw shifter enough! One of my favorite mods!
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Reviewed by: Danny G. from Georgia. on 7/5/2014
Best shifter ever!
I have had the Tri-Ax shifter in all my stangs and have never had any issues what so ever. I did the install with the front jacked up and the drive shaft not removed and whole install didn't take but maybe 3-3 1/2 hours. If you have the ability to do it on a lift I would recomend it. All in all, great shifter for the money.
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Reviewed by: Matt W. from Georgia. on 10/11/2013
The Hard Way
Okay, so I know the instructions said to remove the drive shaft - that it is not recommended to try it with the drive shaft in place - BUT - I had a bit more time available that particular Saturday... Once the transmission link was removed, the factory shifter came out easily. 1. First I installed the arm piece separately. 2. Then shifter body can be worked in from inside the car. 3. Then I bolted in the rear two bolts holding the insulated (red bushings) bar. 4. Connecting the arm to the shifter body was tricky. You have to be good at using "feel" rather than "sight" to do it this way, but it worked! 5. I used a feeler gauge 0.025" per instructions to set my stop for 3rd gear and 2nd/4th stops. My almost impossible & "under-load" 3rd gear is much more manageable. It feels nice and tight - like a new car!
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Reviewed by: Derrick F. from New York. on 4/23/2013
Best Shifter for the S197!
I purchased this shifter in 2006 and have had it on my 2006 Mustang GT since then. It is still running great and I still love it! It really shortened the throw, improved the feeling (it's not mushy like the stock shifter was), and also really helps having that spring-assist for shifts to third. It's just a well-built part and it's all made in the USA to boot! Can't beat it!
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Reviewed by: Ethan B. from California. on 11/13/2012
Built to last
Hello, I have a 2006 Mustang GT. I have owned my Tri-ax for about 4 years and can honestly say I am satisfied with my product. The difference between stock and the Tri-ax are literally night and day. One thing to mention after having it for so long it starts to feel "stock" as in the shorter throw becomes more natural and right feeling and you almost want it to be even shorter. This is to be expected with any product you own. Superchargers will start feeling "not enough" etc, just a natural cause of our being. I did compare this with other brands on the market at the time (MGW was not made then) and I still am confident in my decision. It's sturdy, and seems built to last. For any 05-10 in the market for a shifter, I wouldn't pass this one up. -Kal
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Reviewed by: Kal A. from Florida. on 5/9/2012
Best shifter on the market
I've been putting these in all of my Mustangs and believe they are the best shifters on the market!
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Reviewed by: Kyle B. from Oklahoma. on 3/18/2012
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