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Barton Industries Two-Post Shifter Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6)

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  • Item #27306
  • MPN# 2011BM2PB

  • Market Price $124.99
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  • Improves Shifter Feel
  • Unique Two Post Design
  • CNC Machined Billet Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Includes Polyurethane Bushing
  • Works with Stock or Aftermarket Shifters
  • Fits 2011-2014 GT and V6 Manual Mustangs
Smoother, Faster Shifts. Eliminate that sloppy stock feeling and enjoy smoother, crisper shifts when you're banging through the gears with a Barton Industries Two Post Shifter Bracket. The unique design of two post bracket replaces the weak factory part which is prone to deflection during spirited driving and power shifting, causing slow or even missed shifts.

Premium Quality. The Barton Industries two post shifter bracket is CNC machined from aircraft quality 6061 T6 billet aluminum and 304 Stainless Steel, that is then completed in a black anodized finish for corrosion resistance. This bracket also features a polyurethane bushing for durability and great shifter feel.

Easy Install. This two post shifter bracket installs easily on your Mustang without any permanent modifications.

Application. The Barton Industries Two Post Shifter Bracket is specifically designed for 2011-2014 GTs and V6s equipped with the MT-82 manual transmission and will work with both stock shifters and any aftermarket shifter that reuses the factory shifter housing. Will not fit Shelby GT500 models.

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  • (1) Shifter Bracket
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Barton 2-post is really awesome

Like everyone knows, the mt82 shifter bracket is junk, I replaced it with this Barton two-post braket and it feels so much better!! Sifter housing feel solid and it doesn't move like with the stock rubber ...

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Barton two post bracket and Hurst shifter

I've had my Hurst Shifter installed for about a year now and have just installed the new Barton two post bracket this past week. Big improvement - I can actually get a clean shift 1st to 2nd which was ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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I don't see the poly bushing that is mentioned in the information, am I just missing something?


  • Per Barton, this 2-post shifter bracket does include a polyurethane bushing. Hope this helps!


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Is there any noticable improvement with this one over the original bracket? I bought my Barton Shifter and Bracket in Jun 2011. Is there any noticeable improvement with the new design over the original?


  • This is an awsome product I was always jamming up the gears with the stock shifter when I would powershift. But with this product it is a thing if the past I also did the barton short throw wich I highly recomend they are great products and make a world if difference.


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help!! how tight should tight the two bolts that come with bracket ? he only tight them with his hand !!


  • Use a rachet wrench and make them tight. There are lock washers, they are not coming off. DONT get on them, just wrench tight.


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Am planing on putting a Hurst Short Throw in my 2012 GT I want to know if this bracket will work with the Hurst Short Throw Shifter.


  • Yes, It will work. I have the the hurst short throw shifter with the barton two post bracket installed in my 2012 GT. I picked the hurst shifter because of it's old school good looks, However, I am not a drag racer, so if you are looking for super fast shifts, I would look elsewhere.. Tim


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Will this part work with the AM short throw shifter? (


  • The Barton Industries Two-Post Shifter Bracket will work with both the stock and aftermarket shifters.


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What's the different between the Barton shifter bracket ( the one with polyurethane bushing ) and the two-post shifter bracket ?


  • Well, they both have a Polyurethane bushing. However, the big difference is the fact that the Barton Industries Two-Post Shifter Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6) is just stronger and adds more support. Also, not only is it just more bracket but it's also CNC Machined Billet Aluminum and Stainless Steel, where the Barton Industries Shifter Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6) (Item #27301) is just CNC Machined Billet Aluminum.


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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    May 19, 2016

    Whatever shifter you get - Get This!

    When you take out the factory part, you will LOL. No kidding. It's held in with ZIP TIES. The Barton Bracket makes up for the cheap Ford laid on the MT82. It'll send more noise into the car but it is worth it. Be hardcore.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 13, 2016

    Barton 2-post is really awesome

    Like everyone knows, the mt82 shifter bracket is junk, I replaced it with this Barton two-post braket and it feels so much better!! Sifter housing feel solid and it doesn't move like with the stock rubber thing. Personally I didn't feel I got any more NVH. I read about getting a lot of it by installing this, but not in my case. I love it and highly recommend it. I'm gonna pair it with the short throw in the future.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 20, 2014

    shift *click* shift *click* shift *click*

    ...this is the sound you will hear. The shift clicking is definitely louder than I thought it would be, but by no means a show stopper. The gates now feel precise and planted. A WORD OF WARNING / CAUTION If you have an aftermarket x-pipe and aluminum driveshaft installed you WILL have a difficult time installing this product. I managed to get it installed in my garage on jack stands but it took much longer than anticipated. This is because the increased diameter (compared to stock) of the aluminum driveshaft and x-pipe make it *near* impossible to get the angles you need to tighten/loosen/torque bolts on the barton shifter bracket. I was able to get it installed myself, but it took a lot of patience and tiny turns of the wrench. At one point I contemplated having my wife help since she has tiny hands.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Oklahoma, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 21, 2013

    Barton two post bracket and Hurst shifter

    I've had my Hurst Shifter installed for about a year now and have just installed the new Barton two post bracket this past week. Big improvement - I can actually get a clean shift 1st to 2nd which was my biggest problem before. Every gear shifts better than before. Thanks AM and Barton Industries. A nice bonus is that it makes no noise at all which really surprised me as others say they have experienced increased noise vibration harshness. The bracket part that mounts to the floorboard has a rubber bushing glued to it. Do not remove it as I suspect this bushing prevents this vibration noise. I really like my Hurst Shifter now.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT New Kensington, Pa

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 12, 2012

    Best Investment Ever!

    Install took 20 minutes, partly because I put the main piece on backwards the first time. Easy install just slide the bracket over the studs in the place of the old one, install the bottom support with some locktite. Got in the car afterwords and every shift felt like I was putting it into neutral, it just glides in. There is a noticeable noise increase as the tightness of the shifter box and bracket transmit trans noise through the body. However, I have never been able to shift so easy and to me it's a muscle car I love a little extra noise! haha Long story short my confidence in shifting into third and even second is completely renewed! I felt like I was wrestling it into gear before. Side Note: The play in the transmission with the stock bracket is absurd you can grab the shifter box from underneath the car and shake it around. With this bracket installed properly you can grab the shifter box and it doesn't budge!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Oviedo, FL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    August 14, 2012

    Two Post Shifter Bracket

    Eliminated the slop and missed shifts in my 2013 BOSS 302 MT-82 shifter! This should be a stock piece on the car! It is an excellent choice if you do not want to shell out much more money for a entire aftermarket shifter.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss Seattle, WA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 29, 2013

    Best money I've spent so far

    I installed this product yesterday afternoon, and what a difference it's made! I don't drive my car (2012 V6 Manual) very hard, but the 2nd gear grind and the obnoxious transmission knocking sounds (when turning mid shift or in neutral) were really getting to me. After the installation I took it for a test drive and it feels like a completely different car. All the issues listed above seem to be non-existent now. Great product! This was installed with the stock shifter- no other mods other than this. Worked very well together.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Vista, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 11, 2013

    Two post bracket = thumbs up

    I'm using the factory shifter, with the two post bracket. The bracket does exactly what i expected it to, It reduces the extra slop and play while shifting. It does transmit a little extra noise into the cabin, but its negligible. I think the factory shifter is pretty good, and the two post bracket makes it an ever more enjoyable shifting experience.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT pa

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 24, 2012

    A mod that works as it should

    On a lift at work it took maybe 15 min. changed shifter feel completely, slight transmission noise in big deal, very drastic improvement using stock shifter. No need for shifter replacement great band for the buck on mu 13 GTM


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Arizona

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 08, 2012

    well made and engineered

    I installed the barton 2 post bracket on my 2012 mustang along with a hurst you can really tear through the gears now.It is a huge improvement over the stock shifter.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 13, 2013

    Money well spent

    Stock the MT-82 is unreliable when shifting lots of missed shifts and the need to muscle into gear. After installing the Barton shift bracket I have realized the MT-82 is a fantastic trans better than many other manual trans Ford has offered. Ford's attempt to reduce noise by producing a horrible shifter bracket has held this transmission back. Being able to shift with confidence is well worth a little more noise in my book. This modification is a must


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Michigan, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 07, 2013

    Resolution to many issues

    First to start the i just installed this with barton short throw shifter. Both combined took me little over an hour in my driveway. This bracket corrects the sloppy shifts, missed shifts as well as any play in gear box which you could feel while going over a bump. As a bonus this also corrects the driveline vibration issue which exists on the 2013 & 2014 v6. Before this part my car as well as many other peoples v6s had the driveline vibration while decelerating around 3k rpm. Since I installed this part that issue has dissapeared. This is 1 of the top 5 upgrade parts you should do on your car. Even though it is a little expensive it is worth every cent


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Plainview, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 13, 2013

    Perfect upgrade.

    low cost solution. Makes banging gears much easier and much smoother in all situations. there is hardly any increase in NVH what so ever. I installed in about 30 minutes using jack stands and one arm since a recent surgery. make sure to double review the instructions, it looks very easy to install the base backwards. Thanks again AM!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

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  • 4/5

    September 21, 2015

    Improved shift feel

    The Barton Two Post shifter bracket did a couple of things to improve my Mustang. There is a noticeable improvement in my 1-2 shift...on the stock bracket shifting into second was notchy and getting worse as the miles went on. Another thing I noticed right away was the reduced amount of vibration when coasting at is still there, but nowhere near as bad. Installation was a little tight using jack stands but doable if you're patient...figure 30-45 min total. Once the stock bracket was removed and inspected it became apparent why my 1-2 shift was getting worse as the miles went up...the stock bracket rubber insert was chewed up from the transmissions movement...not good! The only dig I will give to this purchase was the lack of blue Loctite in the is shown in the pictures as included, but I had to run down to the auto parts store so figure an extra 8 bucks or so on the install.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Plainfield, CT

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  • 5/5

    August 01, 2014

    Makes your shifts more predictable

    Having read other reviews, I expected the bracket to all but eliminate the slop associated with the Ford OE shifter and shifter bracket, but this was not the case. This is NOT to say that the Barton bracket isn't top quality, because it is. But be wary of statements made about ONLY replacing the shifter bracket, as this may not give you the feel you're looking for. The Barton bracket, does however, clean up the OE shifter significantly and it is well worth the purchase price! It WILL make your gates 100% predictable and there is no question as to where each gear shift is heading. There will remain some movement/play but that's due to OE shifter itself and not the bracket. Once you're in gear, you can move the shifter slightly left/right but once you bottom out the shifter slop, you can feel the solid stop and support that the Barton bracket provides. Aggressive shifts feel very safe now and I don't have to worry about locking out the shift. Vibration felt through shifter knob is slightly increased, but nothing to really take note of. NO noticeable increase in noise. Install took about an hour with floorjack and jackstands providing adequate space (I'm a fairly big dude and was able to squeeze underneath and get the job done). I highly recommend that you let your vehicle sit at least a few hours after driving to let the transmission and exhaust cool off, as you'll be wrapping your arms around the pipes to get to the hardware. I also recommend heading to Barton's website to watch the install video as the shifter bracket came with no installation instructions. Good product and I plan on buying a Barton short-throw shifter next!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Oklahoma City

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 05, 2013

    Must Have!

    Unless you care nothing about performance, I can't see owning a Mustang without a Barton Short Shifter. If you're already spending the money, definitely spend the extra $40 for the two-post shifter, because it's superior to the single bracket. As for install times plan on two hours from start to finish. I see someone quoted 20 minutes, which is how long it will take just to get your car jacked and on stands, along with reading the directions, and you'll probably struggle another 20 minutes to stretch the boot into place properly.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Stuart, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 09, 2013

    Firm yet smooth

    This is a good upgrade if you are happy with the throw of your stock MT-82 shifter but unhappy with the sloppiness that tends to go along with it. Keep in mind, this bracket WILL NOT reduce throw. That's not its purpose. However, it will make the forward-back motion of your shifter a lot firmer and more solid feeling. However, I will also say that I did not notice much of a difference in the left-right firmness. It still feels kinda spongy which was a little bit of a disappointment. On the bright side, its a pretty easy straight forward install and at $110, you can't really complain! I'm satisfied!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss Chattanooga, TN, USA

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  • 4/5

    September 04, 2016

    Barton Two Post Shifter Bracket

    Couldn't believe Ford "designed" the replaced bracket assembly. The Barton piece is well engineered and machined. Looks like Ford Racing uses it with their shifter too. From the time I opened the garage and carried the ramps out till I rehung them in the garage and took the car "Ruby" out for a spin around the block I had about an hour in the remove and replacement of the bracket. Dropping the driveshaft at the trans would give a lot more clearance and ease torquing of the two bracket bolts but I didn't because the instructions didn't mention it and I wanted to gauge the RandR using the instructions. So, it can be done as per instructions but if you want more working room drop the driveshaft at the trans end. I gave it a four because while it made a dramatic difference it is not an end all. I pull wrenches for a living and can tell that the transmission and engine mounting improvements will help and taking a look inside the transmission to see if some modifications can be done and if so would help. My next "bolt on" is changing the trans fluid to some Royal Purple fluid. I know for a fact that will ease shifting. And even though this car has only 38000 miles on it and is pretty quiet it'll get almost silent. However, even if all you do is drive to work and run groceries and mail, change the bracket or have it changed along with changing the trans fluid to RP. You'll be glad you did. I'm 58 years old and not drag racing anymore and I am glad I did it. Well worth the money.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    Great upgrade

    The factory bracket is a joke. I installed a Barton shifter also. Couldn't be more pleased. Took all the slop out. I didn't notice a increase in noise or vibration.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss

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  • 5/5

    June 21, 2016

    Predictable, A

    The first thing you'll notice is how well constructed this piece is and how you wish it were a mod people could see on the car because yes its a purely functional piece but it looks great right out of the box.. as for performance, the more I drive the car with the bracket the more i like it, that weird spongy feeling and/or the feeling that i had to force the car into gear is gone. Every gear is in the same spot everytime. No B.S. flexing with this bracket. At only 15k miles my stock ford bracket was already rusting... wow!!! Great job barton.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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