North American Turbocoupe Organization

Shifter options?
t-scene Offline
Junior Member
Im looking for a short shifter for my bird. I was wondering what are you guys using and will any Mustang shifter work?
1988 T/C 5 speed, K&N cone, Gillis at 15 PSI, EGR deleted, Walbro 255 LPH HP, Ranger Roller.

3inch turbo back and FMIC soon!

T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
I think Stinger offers one for $75(?)....
'88 T-Coupe 5 speed/'88 T-Coupe Auto
'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
..... and there was light!

Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
I use the Pro-5.0 shifter and like it a lot. Another nice one I like even better is the MGW Short Throw ; it's shifter arm is wicked adjustable and one of these days I'm getting me one!

Many more available. My understanding is that about any Fox Mustang shifter for a T5 should work.

JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe

Pete D Offline
I have used the MGW handle with both the stock shifter and on a Steeda Tri-Ax.The Tri-Ax is a great shifter, no complaints at all. I definitely want to try the MGW Short Throw that Joe linked above. I like their products. The handle, above, is an improvement on the stock shifter with it's adjustability.
Pete Dunham


turbot79 Offline
The mgw is simply awesome. I almost didn't use the leather boot it looks so nice and you can put the handle anywhere you want it. Well worth the money IMO !
88 tc, hbc, t3t4, 3"throttle body,3" stinger exhaust, msd, 18psi, Tial 50mm bov, Esslinger adjustable round tooth timing kit, rods header on the way and many more to come

Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
The MGW handle is what we have on Katie's car with the stock shifter; we concur about Pete's comment about it and add further that it's a vast improvement on the stock shifter handle.
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe

Huey866 Offline
Posting Freak
Ive got the B&M Ripper Shifter. The only advantage I can see over factory is that its got bumpstops to keep you from damaging syncros.
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73 w/ superior axles, Maximum Motorsports suspension, 03 Cobra Brakes, 93 GT vacuum assist, Griggs Subframe connectors, RR cam, Essy Adj. Cam Gear, Boblog, Bob Elbow, .63 T-3, ARP headstuds, Stinger 3in Exhaust, Magnaflow Muffler, AEM gauges, Tweecer RT, Godspeed Omega 18x9

84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
Senior Member
Pro 5.0 for me, hands down.
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.

Jeff K Offline
I have had a Steeda Triax for years, and have been very happy with it.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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