How to Install a Short Throw Shifter

14 Lap 2016
4 463 096 Peržiūros

Short throw shifter. In this video I show you how a short shifter works and how to install one in your car. I also compare the difference between a stock shifter and an aftermarket short throw shifter so you can see the drastic improvement in the DriftStang!
Short Shifter:
Thread Locker:
Feeler Gauge:
RTV Gasket Maker:
Small Torque Wrench:
Plastic Gasket Scraper:
Silicone Gasket:
*This exact procedure works on 1982-2004 Mustangs with a T5 or T45 manual transmission. The process is similar on most other manual cars.
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  • But why is all seems so ez compare to subiess short shifters conversion??

    PakanielPakanielPrieš 23 val
  • Now your just making a formula drift car . No hate though

    dark nfsdark nfsPrieš dieną
  • Can you put a gated shifter in any car?

    Dam4ikhoDam4ikhoPrieš dieną
    • Not on any car, you'd have to see if someone makes a kit for it!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 23 val
  • now all i need is for someone to make a short throw shifter for my 2000 sonoma/s10, having the hardest time finding one

    Styl3Styl3Prieš dieną
  • Honestly is there a series Chris don’t have? This series really is gonna breed a future FD1 champion 😂

    Jon 710Jon 710Prieš 2 dienas
  • Why am I thinking every time “ChrisFix” video is best every video I mean?

    Çinar GavgaciogluÇinar GavgaciogluPrieš 3 dienas
  • Still on my recommendation after almost 5 years.. You should post the drift stang because you haven't posted about it in a while

    djmrexdjmrexPrieš 4 dienas
  • Chris you should be a teacher of Mechanic

    Ricardo GaliciaRicardo GaliciaPrieš 11 dienų
  • Chris, I need your help. I have Kia Pride 1996. My gear lever fell from the floor. Replace the gear lever foundation two times but the problem is still there please help.

    Syed RazaSyed RazaPrieš 14 dienų
    • @ChrisFix Kia Pride and Ford Festiva is the same car.

      Syed RazaSyed RazaPrieš 14 dienų
    • @ChrisFix I replace the Nylon bushings which minimize the play in the shift. And I also change the foundation of the gear lever mounted on the floor. But the gear lever slips from the foundation during driving

      Syed RazaSyed RazaPrieš 14 dienų
    • What exactly do you mean by "fall from the floor"? Are you replacing the nylon bushings as well?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 14 dienų
  • I don’t even own a car nor a license but I’ve almost rewatched every video 😳

    Christain ZambranoChristain ZambranoPrieš 15 dienų
  • Great work thread locker the key i missed that step.and my shifter came loose

    morris fmorris fPrieš 16 dienų
  • Thanks for that video, Chris. My first car, a 35th Anniversary Edition 1999 Mustang was recently totaled by a hit and run driver. That Mustang was an automatic. But with the payout my insurance gave me, I bought a new to me 1999 Cobra. And boy is my shifter terrible. I almost shifted into reverse once while downshifting into 4th gear. It sounded horrible! Definitely very clunky in general. But thanks to your well thought out video, I’m going to upgrade my shifter to the Steeda you just showed (and the bushing too). I’m also replacing my ATF fluid while I’m at it. Any recommendations on what fluid to use? All I see at my local O’Reilly auto shop is Mercon LV. I have the Tremec T-45, 5 speed transmission, I believe. Thanks!

    Joe JacquesJoe JacquesPrieš 16 dienų
  • Hi

    K FoK FoPrieš 18 dienų
  • You Should’ve wiped The Oil Out Of the Bushing Hole, So You Had A Clean starting Point

    Aiden MurphyAiden MurphyPrieš 19 dienų
  • i got an add before the video about RTV gasket makers and it was the same crisfix used it even said about drifting

    Zeke TrimmerZeke TrimmerPrieš 20 dienų
  • Wow something on chrisfix’s channel i think i can actually do

    Hillman7567Hillman7567Prieš 22 dienas
  • i thought the shifter will be manual to automatic shifter conversion 😁

    MalykEmmanuel555MalykEmmanuel555Prieš 25 dienų
  • When im bored i watch ider chrisfix or smile more.for the past 1 year

    Blade RancesBlade RancesPrieš 26 dienų
  • The 94-04 standg were the best. Very owner friendly when labor is to be done, unlike the newer models, the shifter isn't this easy to install.

    Mike PriceMike PricePrieš 26 dienų
  • Chris Fix, great video. I’ve watch CJ Pony, LMR and American Muscle. None of them were as detailed as your video. My observation with this Tri-Ax, with the adjustment bolts, why not grind the letters of the bolt head, for smooth gap fitment? Would Ny-Lock nuts be better on the those stops and as well on the shifter nuts (rather than thread locker) Also great job on putting the torque spec on the 4 bolts to the transmission I’ve bought a 2-1/8” shift ball, frustrating that they only make an 05 up mustang shift ball retainer. Gonna attempt to make one, so I don’t have to use the jam nut and close the gap to the boot. Re 94-04 mustang

    S SS SPrieš 28 dienų
  • *NAMASTE* Are u still reading?

    Udit Singh PathaniaUdit Singh PathaniaPrieš mėn
  • Is 4th gear it the mustang at the top and 3rd at the bottom because all the cars I've ever driven have been the other way around

    Jack LJack LPrieš mėn
  • 7:26 15 pounds if torque

    Tittles 3334Tittles 3334Prieš mėn
  • dude’s still replying to 3 years old comments, how did this man

    Savaiz QureshiSavaiz QureshiPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris what do you want on your sandwich? *medium strength thread locker*

    Frank MyersFrank MyersPrieš mėn
  • top 2 sayings of chrisfix: "medium strength threadlocker" "soapy wooder"

    Rasmus KannaRasmus KannaPrieš mėn
  • Hate to rain on ur party but a mustang is a muscle car

    Adrian Aguilar HernandezAdrian Aguilar HernandezPrieš mėn
  • U need some AMSOIL super shift in that transmission

    Marc D loudlabsMarc D loudlabsPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris, My car is a HYUNDAI I10 1200CC But the gear has a play of play in it and it is hard to get 5th gear and in reverse Pls help me out chris and i am a big fan and i am subscribed for 3 and a half years now aoo pls help me out🙂

    Ishaan BheemuckIshaan BheemuckPrieš mėn
  • i love your vids so mush

    Zeus PruvostZeus PruvostPrieš mėn
  • I think your short thrower is upside down Because the company nams was above and not visible

    JDM BlogsJDM BlogsPrieš mėn
    • Yeah ok .

      JDM BlogsJDM BlogsPrieš mėn
    • That's how the holes get orientated, look closer :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Can i Just add another shifter that is stock again if i watch the video is there a diffrence between adding a stock or a short throw shifter. My car is a bmw e36 1.8is and the problem is that when i shift between gears it feels kinda worn out and loose. Just wanna change it with a stock one.

    Адриан ИвановАдриан ИвановPrieš mėn
    • Of course! Same exact principal if you just wanted to use a stock shifter!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I have a 2003 Mustang GT, and sometimes the shifter slips out of gear when I am rowing through. Its like sometimes it slides into gear really nice and other times it does not. Do you think a short-throw would solve this issue? BTW, I absolutely love sn95 Mustangs, thats why I bought one for my first car.

    Josiah StewartJosiah StewartPrieš mėn
    • Thanks Chris!

      Josiah StewartJosiah StewartPrieš mėn
    • I would replace the shifter bushing first ( and see if that gets it tight, then I would consider doing something like this! And they are awesome cars!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I can’t wait for my permit I’m almost in my sophomore I can’t wait

    Fahmi134Fahmi134Prieš mėn
  • The best part about this is this can be installed just for practicality on the road not just for drifting

    jason Dickersonjason DickersonPrieš mėn
  • It’s very nice video it’s nice I love your mustang and I love all of your vidz pls subscribe to me cuz I just love your vidz

    Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš mėn
  • "*Hey guysssss*" fans like here🤗

    Nirmal KumarNirmal KumarPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Now this is my type of comments all about mustang cars and not others literally everyone i know they dont really like mustangs so these comments are just fine for me lol

    Girdenis ValiūnasGirdenis ValiūnasPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • hi chris, when you install it when the car is not turned on will moving it mess up your transmission I just turned 18 got my first car a cross and im doing it as you speak thanks Bailey

    bailey turner phillipsbailey turner phillipsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks Chris. How to fix a loose shifter on any car?

    Saïd N.Saïd N.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • First modifications I'm doing to my first car, I'm gonna be watching your videos Chris!

    Takahashi KeisukeTakahashi KeisukePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I like how Chris is liking even recent comments. Shows that he really loves us! I enjoy your videos Chris.

    Brian kozBrian kozPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • ya

      Zeke TrimmerZeke TrimmerPrieš 20 dienų
    • I'm glad you enjoy the videos! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Would that shifter work on a foxbody?

    N0T THE FB1N0T THE FB1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • My brother works at LMR

    D'Angelo HorneD'Angelo HornePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I live in California and I want a car that cost 700$ and im only 14 year old and I have 800$ and it's only missing spark plugs and wires and battery what do you recommend guys...

    Roger MarinRoger MarinPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • someone smart please explain to me what thread locker does and why it's useful?

    Alpha on BakkesmodAlpha on BakkesmodPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I am a kid and I watch him all day I showed my dad this and in the vid where you swapped the exhaust my dad said that he had the same exhaust in his old mustang that recently was wrecked by someone that was on their phone

    Dpmaster9 SmhDpmaster9 SmhPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Ghg&f

    ItZz H4ZHYItZz H4ZHYPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • a honest to god dream i have is to go for a ride with you

    Cale RumpfCale RumpfPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Those wheels are sick

    Seán DarcySeán DarcyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Engine about to fall out, no problem use some thread locker. Marriage about to end, seal it with some threadlocker. I don’t mean this as an insult

    Aiden TomsAiden TomsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I binge watched all of your videos

    Mason Dean ewardMason Dean ewardPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Chris is better than all my teachers. But what happened to the soapy wooder? Don't see it anymore! 🤓

    Africa amazes me UgAfrica amazes me UgPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You should see the throw on my truck and you complain

    Michael SuttonMichael SuttonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Do a video how to fix oil leak

    FerrariVersaceFerrariVersacePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • But does it work on a Miata?

    mazdamx2005nzmazdamx2005nzPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • WOW. I was going through my liked videos and found this video. I had no idea you had grown your channel so much. Congradulations on almost 7mil subs chris!!!

    M95antonio0 _M95antonio0 _Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • How to install a quick shifter or how they are called where you just pull or push without the clutch would be even cooler

    Lukas AmannLukas AmannPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I’m not gonna lie, i don’t have a car but i’m just watching this to learn more about short throw shifters so when i do get a car.. but the way you described it with the piece of wood was so genius

    diexgodiexgoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris! I’m a huge fan. I don’t see any videos on diagnosing a car when the gear shift is stuck in park (especially when cold outside) but any advice? -interlock -solenoid -entire assembly -gear shift push pin? Really appreciate it

    Andrew WinfieldAndrew WinfieldPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Can we just take a second to appreciate older cars. Now if you want to do a shifter replacement you have to go under the car and lower the transmission. Back in the day everything could be done in the cabin.

    RexrRexrPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If you have a Renault where reverse is in the same place as first, what is the difference when you want a aftermarket shifter?

    elwe bomioelwe bomioPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Interesting that you leave your hand on the shifter

    SVU CarsSVU CarsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I made another YT channel meaning I can binge watch Crisfix because I technically haven’t watched it yet😂

    Chandette BorgoniaChandette BorgoniaPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Awesome!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
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    Jesse RomeroJesse RomeroPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Every time I see the threadlocker, I sorta compare it to Art Attack's white glue thing. "Yeah, just pour some uh... blue paint lol"

    booklebooklePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I watch this video even if I dont own a car

    CholoRider MotovlogCholoRider MotovlogPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • put a turbo in the mustang

    henry snowhenry snowPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Just got my dads 2002 Mustang and I’m doing most things you’ve done on yours. Two years that I’ve been waiting and saving, now i can complete my goal lol

    Jovany SilvaJovany SilvaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • i cant drive yet this is still cool

    JimboJimboPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • chris fix puts threadlocker on his hot dogs

    blobsblobsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I'll own a 1990 something mustang when I'm 16 so these vids teach me some mods

    Alabama Psycho14Alabama Psycho14Prieš 3 mėnesius
    • I'm glad you're learning before you get one!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I wish my 96 Camaro was manual

    Hayden Van BibberHayden Van BibberPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Yo this video was awesome 👍 I wanna install a shifter tto...when I buy a car.. ofcourse -_-

    Hero Manager YTHero Manager YTPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Got my grandpa's car a short throw shifter, he has a small car but the shifter is like it's from a truck. Now his car is actually nice to ride AND he likes to drive again

    SophiaSophiaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • My Prelude back in the day was even easier than this. Just had to install this little block adapter basically. There were proper short throws available but this literally took 2 minutes to install

    SyCoREAPERSyCoREAPERPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Awsome Videos! Keep it up!!

    i hate fnaf its autsim di hate fnaf its autsim dPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just did this in my 02 V6 mustang following this video and I love it its not GT fast but it still gets up and moves

    Dave ShafferDave ShafferPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Awesome Man!!!

    Adam CoeAdam CoePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • If you ever get a new drift you should get a R34 skyline

    Diego JimenezDiego JimenezPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Is it okay for any car? not for drifting but for everyday driving and some pulls for fun

    Bogdan AvasilcaiBogdan AvasilcaiPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I have subscribed!!

  • Chris Cross

    Ryan WilhelmRyan WilhelmPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nobody: 90% of chrisfix’s car: thread locker

    Buddii_315Buddii_315Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Your videos are really helpful even for someone who is under 18 and already close to getting a DP, thanks Chrisfix, much respect from PHL :)

    Maru PHMaru PHPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Do you know if this would work with the 2005-2009 mustang gt?

    Plazma MastaPlazma MastaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What made you buy a 98 mustang over a new edge?

    cytruscytrusPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I also have a 98, will follow all your steps for my mustang too 🥺

    Mustang BondMustang BondPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Does anyone know any good short throw shifters for a f150

    Fuego GodFuego GodPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Imagine doing all this and then when you start the car it doesn't work

    unreal oneunreal onePrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Why would it not lol?

      cytruscytrusPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Is he also a mechanic because he knows a lot about cats

    Get the dog 2.8 meterysGet the dog 2.8 meterysPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • ChrisFix cars **

      Get the dog 2.8 meterysGet the dog 2.8 meterysPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Some would say that!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Would you recommend this for casual driving? Or is it really for racing/drifting?

    HihelloHihelloPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Depends on your preference

      cytruscytrusPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Didn't look like much of a shorter throw.

    The InfernoThe InfernoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Half the reason I’ve been looking at late 90’s and early 00’s Mustangs are because of you, Chris. I can only hope to be as good with cars as you

    JakeJakePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • im watch this on my school lunch break and i dont even have a car

    David Mejia CabreraDavid Mejia CabreraPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix Well whenever something breaks on your Dad's Maserati , please make a video on how to fix that problem on LTworlds instead of Instagram. because many people worry that of something goes wrong while repairing their 100k $ daily driver , it would cost them a lot of money

      Atarv HegdeAtarv HegdePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix I love how you allways answee questions on old videos

      Eberg ElefsenEberg ElefsenPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • I'm glad you're watching this on your break! Now when you get a car, you'll be way ahead of a lot of people!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 98 mustang GTs are just as old as I am to the day

    Kenshirome 83Kenshirome 83Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Can you do the same thing for a BMW X5 2003

    You can do it!!!!!!You can do it!!!!!!Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • I like your driftstang but if the all the rust was removed your driftstang would look sexy

    GOD GAMERGOD GAMERPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • There is no rust lmao

      cytruscytrusPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • What rust?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • hey chris can you use a short shifter in a miata ?

    Jordan ButlerJordan ButlerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hey Chris, any advice for getting the old shifter to release from the transmission if it just won't let go?

    Brady ABrady APrieš 5 mėnesių