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Looking for help and how-to for Hurst shifter install. 2010 Mustang GT

Hey ladies and gents.

In a week or so I'm going to be visiting the broseph and helping him reinstall his recently fixed axle on his 69 Ranger.

In the meantime, I thought it would be cool to do a short-throw shifter on my stang with him.

My brother and I never agreed on much and now that he suddenly got into cars (something I've been doing the better half of my life) has been a great bonding experience.

So I'm thinking of picking up the Ford Racing Short Throw Shifter. I believe it's made by Hurst.
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I'm well aware of the price. As steep as it is, but I'd prefer the nice fitting boot, considering my boot is different from the stock already with me 401a spec interior upgrade. I also like the nostalgic look of the Hurst and the crisp, thin, long shifter arm attached to that beautiful cue-ball top.

I'm also aware of the rattling that is involved with the hurst shifters, and I plan on using red-locktite, some Dynamat, and White Lithium grease in the shifterball, as I have read fixes most issues regarding rattling with the Hurst.

I was wondering though, if it was necessary to purchase a rebuild kit from Ford Ford Racing Performance Parts - [Part Details], or if there is a cheaper kit that worked accordingly.

And lastly, does anyone have any pointers, if they've done this install before? Also I'm trying to find a manual so I can coach myself a bit before I throw my brother in the mix with me as we attempt to install this on my steed.

I really appreciate the help everyone!

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Haven't done it myself but I did happen to notice that American Muscle has some good writeup on other shifter installations, so you could probably learn quite a bit from those.

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motorz.tv/blog/1135/ford-mustang-aluminum-drive-shaft-short-shifter... here is the link that shows you how to install a shifter and one piece driveshaft I did this exact install and it takes about 2-3 hours on jackstands in your garage. check out my photos on my gallery, to replace your shifter on 05-10 mustangs you have to remove your drive shaft because the shifter comes out from the bottom.

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I checked the write-up thanks for pointing that out. Also the video is quite helpful. If only I had a lift haha. I think I'm gonna try it without dropping the drive shaft, though if I have to I might. But I hope I won't seems like others have done this without dropping it I'm reading.

Pics didn't work btw.

Thanks for the help guys. Any word on the necessity of that rebuild set?

Also do the 05-09 shifters fit on the 2010? Has anyone tried to do this? I'd like to toss this Hurst in my 2010 Hurst Billet Short Throw Shifter Mustang GT (05-09) seeing the billet looks like a much more solid design.


Found another nice How-to on a 05-06 though Hurst Short Throw Shifter - 2005 2006 Mustang | FordMuscle Magazine
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