Shifter w/ 8550 chrome stick for Mustang : 1996-2001 V8 5 speed (T45)

Shifter w/ 8550 chrome stick for Mustang : 1996-2001 V8 5 speed (T45)

Short throw shifter kit for OE replacement on 5 speed manual trans in:

  • 1996-2000 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1996-1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
  • Early 2001 Ford Mustang GT & SVT Cobra - w/ trans code 6 only
    • Does NOT FIT later production - trans code K = TR3650

Only fits T45 5 speed manual trans specific to these V8 models

  • TR trans code on door tag begins w/ 6
  • Does NOT FIT any V6 or older V8 (= T5), newer V8 (= TR3650), or any other model; NOT for custom use - see swap bases

Kit includes chrome stick #8550, classic knob, base assembly, mounting hardware, and installation instructions. Lower bushing cup not included (reuse existing or buy separately). Comparable to Ford Racing #M-7210-M but with a taller fulcrum for shorter throw, and specifically configured for T45 (no shim needed). Designed for use w/ stock console boot; remove grommet from leather boot to reveal stick. Overall height from base flange to top of knob is ~12". Throw is reduced by ~30%

The base is built by Core Shifters using proven components inside a custom housing:

  • High-strength billet steel gear selector stub
  • Hardened steel cross-pin & stainless steel fulcrum pivot ring
  • Self-centering cross-gate bias springs with heat treated spring seats
  • Glass-reinforced polyamide fulcrum socket with steel wear clips
  • Rubber oil control seal with steel retaining ring
  • Extruded aluminum housing with Spirolox steel support ring
  • Laser-cut steel lid & baseplate

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