Blowfish Racing Manual Shifter Support Bracket 2015-2017

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Product Description

Blowfish Racing Manual Shifter Support Bracket for all 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mustangs.

Although Ford has made a few changes to the shifter and the manual transmission when compared to the previous generation, the new 2015-2017 Mustang suffers from the same short comings that its outgoing predecessor suffered from. Blowfish Racing has stepped up once again to transform your 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost, or GT Mustang into a world class performer with help from their all-new manual shifter support bracket!

Features and Benefits:
- Ford Blue Powder-Coated Finish
- Includes all the Necessary Mounting Hardware
- Installs Easily, with Basic Hand Tools
- Will Drastically Improves Shift Accuracy
- Realigns the 1-2 Shift Gates to Prevent Gear Change Grinding
- Prevents Annoying High RPM Lockouts
- Helps Prolong Synchro Life
- Integrated NHRA Legal Driveshaft Safety Loop

*Will work with ALL manual transmission V6, EcoBoost, and GT 2015-2017 Mustangs.
*Include step-by-step instructions and additional brackets for a universal installation.

Please Note: This shifter support bracket will work with any of the aftermarket shifters that do not replace the shifter box which includes Steeda Tri Ax and Ford Racing but won’t work with Barton and MGW due to the replacement of the shifter box.

Blowfish Racing once again designed this support bracket as an easy way to transition the factory manual shifter from being a remote shifter in to a solid mount setup. Essentially, this bracket will allow your stock shifter to function just like a T-56 or T-5. No more grinding gears, high RPM lockouts or missed shifts. You’ll gain the confidence of knowing that your new 2015-2017 Mustang's manual transmission will go into the gear you intended it to, each and every time.

Order Blowfish Racing's Manual Shifter Support Bracket for your 2015, 2016 or 2017 V6, EcoBoost, or GT Mustang from CJ Pony Parts and start enjoying clean, precise shifts without grinding gears today!

Installation Instructions

Mustang Installation

Mustang Applications

This product will fit the following Ford Mustang years:

Product Reviews

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Blowfish Racing Manual Shifter Support Bracket 2015-2017 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13399.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more lockouts The shifts feel much more precise even on the factory shifter, and no more lockouts under hard acceleration (the ecoboost will twist it with ease). I did not get any nvh despite having the shifter mounted directly to the trans but there are plenty of vibrations traveling through the shifter thanks to the 4 banger (more when using ac). It will warm the shifter a little since it sits about an inch above the exhaust, but that might come in handy in winter lol. Word of advice: make sure your transmission is working fine before installing this, as most technicians will ask you to remove it before doing warranty work on the transmission.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precision shifts without the NVH I performed my installation during my cat back install. Doing it while the exhaust was off the car made this job incredibly easy. The shifts in the 2015 Mustang are much shorter than in previous gens but changing out the shift bracket makes them feel less spongy as well; compliments the stock throw perfectly. Best part, there is no NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). This was my main concern and am very pleased with this Blowfish product!
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product with precision shifts! Just did the installation yesterday. It took a little more time than in the video, but it went in without problems. You get a step-by-step installation manual with drawings to show you exactly how to install it. The precision of the shifter after the install is definitely better than the soft rubber stock mount. This is how it should have been from the factory. Nice precision shifts. Note: (European GT model, can't confirm this on US models) The original shift support mount has a clip on one side that stops the shift support mount from falling down off the threaded pins. You'll need use a little extra effort to pull the original shift support piece down. I added two pics to show the original shifter support bracket and the clip.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results Ok so Bill makes everything look pretty darn easy on his well done videos, I don't have a lift just some ramps, it was not easy but totally doable for a generally handy amateur mechaphile. I also removed the clutch return spring with this install, my car now feels MUCH more connected to me and definitely has that race car type feel on the clutch and the quick snick snick shifts. Great product and of quality construction. Thanks a bunch Bill, you are obviously talented and the vids are outstanding.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product. Based on mixed reviews that I read, I was worried that this bracket would add annoying noise and vibration. I just had this installed earlier today and I am pleasantly surprised. There is absolutely NO additional noise, though a bit more vibration can be felt through the shifter during higher RPM driving. Regardless, the additional vibration is not severe or annoying at all. You can't even feel the vibration until you place your hand on the shifter to shift. The shifts themselves seem much tighter and smoother, though I haven't done any spirited driving yet. I expect that I will be fully satisfied once I get a chance to have some fun with it. I recommend this product to anyone who wants to improve shift quality and accuracy without having to install an aftermarket shifter.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gobsmacked! I didn't know what "nibble" meant but after a month of driving my '15 GT I know there were some strange things doing on in my manual transmission. Could literally feel the synchros engaging as if there was a gear tooth or two grinding on 1-2 and 2-3 shifts. But overall - the shifter on the MT-82 was pretty good. Installed the Blowfish bracket yesterday. Holy cow! Shifting is idiot proof. Tight and precise. It is a whole other thing - not at all subtle. Love it!
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Firm This bolt on adds an amazing feeling of confidence while shifting. There is no more wiggle room while in any gear anymore. You can feel more vibration when in gear, but it does not move like it used to. Looking at the factory bracket before I tossed it in the trash, I can see why a Blowfish is required. Super easy install even with jack and jackstands.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would never go back to stock. After the Blowfish Racing Manual Shifter Support Bracket, shifts are now much more direct and confidence inspiring - no more apprehension about missing a gear and grinding during turning or WOT. My initial impression was that although the shifts felt much better I didn't feel that it was quite worth the price. After a couple of days of driving, I realized that the bracket actually changed the entire driving experience. Because the car goes directly into gear, the transitions are much smoother and more enjoyable seeming to eliminate herkey jerkey gear changes that seemed to occur more than it should. The process of changing gears seems much more forgiving now. My impression now is that the bracket is well worth the money because it makes the car much more enjoyable to drive - driving the car is flat out smoother. There is noticeable increase in vibration that can be felt from the shifter when your hand is on it, particularly under hard acceleration but I got used to that after a day or two; now, I actually enjoy it because it makes you feel more connected to the car and it feels like you can feel the car's power coming up through your hand in a good way. The bracket does not eliminate the 1st and 2nd gear thud that you get at a stop or low speeds but it seems that it may have lessened the severity or frequency because I don't notice it as much. Overall, a great purchase and I couldn't imagine going back to not having it.
Date published: 2015-08-25
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Product Questions

I have installed this bracket on my 2016 GT and I still have a grinding feeling from 1st to 2nd when its cold and I am thinking to take it to the dealership, does this unit void the warranty? should I take it off before taking my car there?

Asked by: Ary1363
That grinding may have been a recall with ford on some units. This unit will not void the warranty, but if your dealer is not too friendly to aftermarket parts it would not be a bad idea. If you are concerned with warranty information the magnuson moss warranty act will give you an idea of the legal side of things.
Answered by: tom cjpp
Date published: 2016-05-05

Bill indicated that this works with after market drive shafts, (like the dynotech you guys offer?).  I guess my question is probably obvious but it seems if I'm planning on upgrading my drive shaft it would be better to add this after or during install.

Asked by: Cory1
During will save some time. This is easy to install with the drive shaft out. So doing it all at once with more access for the bracket will make sense. 
Answered by: tom cjpp
Date published: 2016-05-05

would there be any advantage to pairing this item with the Barton short throw shifter? 

Asked by: Badger
This won’t work with Barton due to the placement of the shifter box.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-02-25

Hi, is this bracket necessary if already have a barton or mgw shifter?

Asked by: stutheengineer
It will help even more so.
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-01-13

Will this bracket work with stainless works offroad longtube headers the rear of sensors on these headers looked to be in the way to be able to install this bracket.

Asked by: eric2d3d
its more difficult to install the bracket with sensors in the way. its easier to remove them to assemble, but reinstalling the sensors is tight once the bracket is in place.
Answered by: Steve@Blowfish
Date published: 2016-01-08

Will the bracket be compatible with the RHD GT vehicles?

Asked by: MaxQ
good question. as long as the shifter's tail snout is the same, there should be no issue with fitment. but i can't say with certainty.
Answered by: Steve@Blowfish
Date published: 2015-12-12

Can anyone tell me the details of the two nuts that held the stock bracket in place? I believe they are 10mm hex size but can anyone provide thread pitch or diameter? I need to get some replacements. 

Asked by: Thatonenozz
They have an M6 thread.
Answered by: Steve@Blowfish
Date published: 2015-11-09

Should I buy and install this before or after you get and install a short shifter like barton that you guys carry?

Asked by: Hellas
This shifter support bracket will work with any of the aftermarket shifters that do not replace the shifter box which includes Steeda Tri Ax and Ford Racing but won’t work with Barton and MGW due to the replacement of the shifter box. Therefore, you'll want to get a short throw that is actually compatible with this bracket. It doesn't matter whether you upgrade before or after, though it might be more convenient to do it all at the same time.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-09-09
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Blowfish Racing Manual Shifter Support Bracket 2015-2017 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: Bill: We are here with Steve from Blowfish Racing. If you have an 11 through 14 with a manual transmission, you're probably familiar with the Blowfish bracket, the best product on the market for curing many of the common problems with the MT82 transmission, and now it's also available for the 2015.

Steve: Yep. We have the new bracket that's going to be able to work with the 2015s. It will work with the EcoBoost four, the six, and the V8, and it'll do the same job as the 11 to 14 version did, only we've included some of the changes that we're making in the Rev 2 that will include an isolated mount so to get rid of the vibration issues.

Bill: Yeah. Tell us more about that bracket. That's the first thing you look at. You see that it's way different than the one I'm used to looking at.

Steve: Right. Certain shifters have had issues with noise being generated through this bracket and so what we've done is the clamp that goes around the shifter box is now isolated. That takes that vibration that gets transferred from the transmission through into the shifter and gets rid of it, just knocks it right out.

Bill: Okay, and the installation on this product pretty much similar to the old one if you've done a Blowfish bracket in the past, the 15's kind of similar.

Steve: It's very similar, yep.

Bill: Okay. Let's get one installed and see how it works.

Steve: Let's do it.

Bill: For this installation, you need a lift or a Jack and Jack stands, 3/8 ratchet, 10 millimeter shallow socket, 15 millimeter socket, two 12-inch extensions, a universal swivel, and a 15 millimeter ratcheting wrench.

If you ever worked on an 11 through 14, this is pretty familiar, it looks kind of the same as it did underneath there but the transmission is a little further back, which is why there's a need for a new bracket. What's going to be the first step of the installation?

Steve: First we're going to want to remove the factory rear bracket.

Bill: Okay, the rubber mount installed in the center of it.

Steve: Rubber mount, right.

Bill: Okay.

Steve: While Ford made some notable improvements with their new shifter, it still does lack the precision and feel that you would come to expect from an aftermarket shifting.

Bill: Once you unbolt it, I guess now we can remove it.

Steve: Yep.

Bill: Seriously. Look how soft and flexible that is. Wow.

Steve: We'll start the Blowfish install by putting the upper bracket in. The rubber isolation mounts need to face rearward and it's going to be a tight fit so just worm it around and it will go in.

Bill: Basically put it up from the underside, flip it up over the driveshaft.

Steve: Yep, and try to get the ...

Bill: Shifter bucket out of the way if you can.

Steve:... bracket. Yep

Bill: There you go. There definitely is less room than it was in the 11 through 14.

Steve: Definitely.

Bill: There we go.

Steve: Just get it behind and then let it sit. Next, we're going to loosen up the three bolts just so we do with the older model.

Bill: Quarter inch like before?

Steve: Quarter inch out. Yep.

Bill: Okay.

Steve: Then we're going to take the lower bracket and place it on the bolts.

Bill: Okay. Then just tighten it down.

Steve: Then tighten them back down.

Next, we're going to take the and lift the shifter up and bring the upper bracket over to where it mates up with the lower bracket. Then we're going to start bolting it in.

Bill: Okay. You don't worry about the bracket, the mount for the bucket just yet.

Steve: Just yet, right.

Bill: Okay. You install the bolts from the inside out.

Steve: Yeah. That allows the most clearance for driveshafts.

Bill: Like previous models, no clearance issues with aftermarket driveshafts.

Steve: Nope. They all fit.

This is a preproduction unit. The production units are going to be using carriage bolts to attach the upper and lower brackets. It'll make it a one-tool job, make it a lot easier to fit things in.

We'll leave these bolts loose for now so that we can get the bracket together and set the distance from the floorboard.

Bill: Okay. Now we put the bracket on the back of the transmission. The shifter bucket itself.

Steve: Yep, the lower clamp will go up behind and engage with the grommets.

Bill: Okay.

Steve: We're going to put the lower clamp up against the bottom of the shifter box mount and then engage the grommets that are on the upper bracket.

Bill: Okay. You're basically going to put it on and then slide it forward.

Steve: Yep.

Bill: Okay.

Steve: To make it a little easier to get the lower clamp installed, take a little grease around the pins and that will ease it ...

Bill: Okay, make them slide a little bit easier.

Steve: Yeah. Next, we're going to take the upper clamp half and place it on top and then bolt them together.

Bill: Okay.

Steve: Next, the last step is all we need to do is raise the upper clamp up and tighten it down. The one difference between the 2011 and 14 to the 15 model is that the way the shifter goes into the body, you don't have to lower it back down again. You just push it right up against the top and then cinch them down.

Bill: Okay, so where the 11 through 14, that gap was very important. On here just push it up and tighten it down.

Steve: Yep.

Bill: Easy enough.

Steve: Tada.

Bill: All right. Once we're all tightened down, your installation is finished.

Steve: That's it.

Bill: Go take it for a ride.

Just like in the previous models, before you even move, you can feel a difference. When you put the car in gear, it just has a much more solid feel. The factory shifter in the 15 is definitely improved from 11 through 14. This actually takes it up even a notch over that. Now let's take it for a ride and see how it drives.

There is no noise from the shifter at all. I'm at 3500 to 4 grand where sometimes you might get some resonance. No noise whatsoever. The shifts are nice and tight and it goes into gear just like it should.

We did the video on the other 11 through 14 version of the Blowfish and a lot of people hit me up online and asked me is it really that much of a difference. I said it before and I'll say it again with the 15, it is. It really makes a difference, it gives the car such a much better feel for the transmission. If you have an MT82 in your Mustang, this is a part you should definitely have.

Unfortunately it's cold out and we're on stock Pirellis. Any kind of hardcore power shifting isn't going to happen. We'll give it a couple of quick shifts and see how it does. Yeah, it feels great.

I was a big fan of this bracket on the 11 through 14 and Steve, man, you did it again. On the 15, it works great as well. No noise whatsoever, slight increase in vibration through the shifter but it's a direct mount, that's to be expected. This thing works great, fairly easy to install. Anybody with a 15 with a manual transmission, this is definitely the solution. Thanks again. We appreciate.

Steve: Thanks for having me.

Bill: Have a good day.