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Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6)

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  • MPN #2011BM-1
  • Market Price $369.99
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  • Money saving combo kit
  • Includes Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket
  • Improves shifts
  • 40% reduction in throw
  • Billet aluminum and Stainless Steel construction
  • Fits 2011-2014 manual V6 and GT
Smoother, Firmer Shifts. By combining a Barton Industries MT-82 Short Shifter and shifter bracket you will enjoy smoother, faster shifting while you're flying through the gears. This bracket and short shifter replaces your weak factory setup that can allow deflection during spirited driving and power shifting, causing slow or even missed shifts. 40% Shorter Throw. Using a Dual Pivot Trunnion design the Barton Short Throw Shifter allows for a 40% reduction in throw with only minimal loss of the neutral left to right throw. All while preserving the factory shifter ergonomics for a comfortable ride.

Retains Reverse Lock-out. The Barton Industries Short Throw Shifter was specifically designed to retain the Back Up Camera and the Reverse Lock-out safety feature of the 2011 manual Mustangs to prevent accidentally shifting into reverse.

Superior Construction. Machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum and 304 stainless steel, for solid construction, this short throw shifter and shifter bracket installs easily with NO permanent modifications required to your Mustang.

Application. This Barton Industries shifter and bracket is specifically designed for the 2011-2013+ V6 and GT Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual 6 speed transmission. The shift handle reuses the stock shift knob or an aftermarket knob with a 12mm x 1.25 thread pattern.

Mustang Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Short Shifter
  • (1) Shifter Bracket
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Short Shifters Specifications
Transmission: MT-82 Adjustable: No
Year/Model: 2011-2014+ V6 & GT Material: Billet Aluminum and
Billet Steel
Manufacturer: Barton Industries Shift Knob Included: No
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Overall Rating 4.7/5 Write a Review
Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82

Overall the stock shifter was pretty good. However all too often 1st to 2nd would "stick" and that was turning into as real pain. So after disabling the "skip shift" crap I installed my new Barton. Overall

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The Barton Industry Short throw Shifter and bracket took about 2 hours to install after the install you can feel the difference immediately with the shorter and sturdier shifts. I highly recommend this

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Hey everybody, Dave here from AmericanMuscle.com, and as you can see I have with me the Barton Industries short throw shifter, designed specifically for the manual 2011 and newer Mustangs. Now, a short View Full Transcript

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Will you be able to change the shifter knob? Or will the white one only be available for it?

JonShelby Year: 2013 Model: GT

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  • This shift handle allows you to reuse your stock shift knob or any aftermarket knob with a 12mm x 1.25 thread pattern! Hope this helps!

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    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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What's the purpose and benefit of the bracket?

dsslayer1210 Year: 2011 Model: GT

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  • The Barton bracket by it self on the 2011 mustang gt is a whole lot accurate and less spongey feeling. It gives the shifting a machanical feel. The stock shifting bracket rubber is held in place by 2 zip ties. The Barton bracket is a nice way to improve shifting whithout getting the shifter also. Although the shifter does bring 1st 2nd and 3rd gear close together alowing quicker shifts. Not to mention the spring for reverse is a bit stronger then the stock.

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    Will2IAm Year: 2011 Model: GT

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Is this even needed in Boss 302? I have the 2012 Boss 302. Everything I have read says it is the best shifting Mustang out there. Would this benefit my Boss any?

jbebout Year: 2012 Model: Boss

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  • This product would indeed benefit your boss 302. The 11+ V6, GT and Boss all share the same mt82 transmission and there is room for improvement. The barton short throw will shorten the throw from each shift 40% and the shift bracket allows high rpm deflections to be a thing of the past. If you enjoy the stock length of each shift, you could check out just the shifter bracket as many people only change this and enjoy the results so much they do not get a short throw shifter. It's all a thing of personal preference really! Most of the information I listed is in the product description too. AM also sells short throw shifters from Steeda (20%) and SR (25-30%) if you don't want something as short as the Barton.

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    CMRad Year: 2012 Model: V6

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  • 5 Stars .78 78%
  • 4 Stars .16 16%
  • 3 Stars .06 6%
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68 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit: 4.87931 4.9/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.517241 4.5/5
  • Throw Reduction: 4.896552 4.9/5
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  • 5/5

    Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82

    May 16, 2011

    Overall the stock shifter was pretty good. However all too often 1st to 2nd would "stick" and that was turning into as real pain. So after disabling the "skip shift" crap I installed my new Barton. Overall install was a breeze after reviewing the videos and reading the instructions. The only difficult part is the rubber dust boot. I messed with it about four times before I got it right. The bottom hole has to go around the base of the shifter which is more than twice the size of the whole, so stretch the hell out of it. If it not on right it could interfere with getting into reverse. Also if it is not on right and sealed it will make a lot of noise from air coming in. Also I was getting some slight but very annoying vibrations. I applied some door whether stripping as cushioning on to the console cover that fixed it. The shifter is great. It is not what I would call smooth. It is a more precise mechanical feel when running through the gears, I guess I would say it feels like it has more balls and it defiantly has a lot shorter throws.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Short Shifter

    January 15, 2012

    The Barton Industry Short throw Shifter and bracket took about 2 hours to install after the install you can feel the difference immediately with the shorter and sturdier shifts. I highly recommend this product for you 2011-2012 Mustang (GT, V6)


    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Royal Palm Beach, Florida

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  • 5/5

    A must have for your 6 speed

    May 01, 2011

    This shifter is spot on. Short quick shifts, it clicks from gear to gear, no more missing 3rd, very solid design. Install is super easy for the shifter if you get the bracket also it is tight under there and the allen screws can be a challange. over all one of the best upgrades to start with. beware that this shifter will have a little more noise coming up through the floor.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip

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  • 5/5

    Shifter for reduced throw, bracket for clean shifting

    July 15, 2012

    The "mechanical" feel enhances the driving experience and it's not "annoying". You will hear a significant change in the sound while you shift gears (it pops/clicks with each shift). The reduction in the throw is incredible - it's hard to believe how quickly you reach the gears. It's nearly impossible to miss a gear with this shifter & bracket too. No more missing third. If I had to do it over, I would have bought the bracket only. The bracket is all you will need if missing gears (or question if you're in the gear) is the issue. The stock bracket is shameful. Just google it and you will see for yourself. If you really want to reduce the throw (40% is legit) then this is the shifter for you. The shifter and bracket are quality products and the install is a breeze. Like the other reviews have stated, be sure to take your time with the boot - be sure it is snug and wrapped properly. AND - shifting into reverse is not an issue. Yes, it does take some extra muscle but it's just something to get used to. Great product and is well worth every penny. Pull the trigger and take your driving experience to entirely new level. TheDude


    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 MI

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  • 5/5

    Barton Bad A** Shifter

    March 13, 2012

    After watching videos and reading manual, was able to accomplish install in about an hour. The occasional "misses" I would make from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd are gone, there is no doubt which gear is which with this shifter. A very short throw with a nice mechanical feel is the final result. I do think alot of the misses were from the seemingly flimsy, overly cushioned bracket that comes from the factory. However, there is a slightly higher NVH level that does seem to ride right up the shifter into the cabin now. I will try to rectify this with some additional sound dampening materials soon. Over all excellent product from Barton, manufacturing construction is top notch on this part.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Dayton, OH

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  • 5/5

    Best shifter out there for new mustang

    March 07, 2012

    Easy to install, night & day difference over stock. Shifter feels great with this upgrade. Definitely recommend!!


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 milledgeville, ga

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  • 5/5

    Awesome Shifter

    June 21, 2012

    This shifter is amazing. Not only is the shift a lot shorter but it feels like there is a more positive engagement of the gears. It is a much more solid shift. It actually clicks into gear. The bracket was not too bad to install. The four allen screws on the back side are a little hard to tighten up but that's the hardest part of the install. This shifter is a must.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Vans5Oh

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  • 5/5

    Awesome Product

    April 20, 2012

    What a great product. I installed the Barton shifter in my 2012 GT this afternoon at my local auto hobby shop and it was the easiest thing I've ever installed. Other than the fact that you have to get under the car for parts of the installation, it was a super smooth change out from the stock shifter. When I pulled off of the lift and I was able to get out on the open road I was just amazed at how much the shift length had been reduced. It's very tight and slams easily through the gears. If you're a spirited driver this is a must have (especially paired with the shifter bracket).

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    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Wichita Falls, TX

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  • 4/5

    Much faster more accurate shifts.

    February 11, 2012

    The upper part of the installation is a breeze. Not having access to a lift I put the driver side at the top level of my jack stands. It still wasn`t high enough to use my creeper. I had the card board from a 46 inch flat screen. The box had a finish on it so it made it easy to slide around on. Once under I found the 2,10mm nuts that have to be removed. A deep wall is needed because the studs are very long. Understand your working above and around the 2 exhaust pipes and the drive shaft. Its tight. The stock support was a bit of a wrestle to get out, and installing the Barton was easy enough. I actually closed my eyes and did the install by feel. Once the bracket was assembled it had enough play that if I were to do it again I might assemble it and slide it on in one peice. I could do it in an hour knowing what I no now.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Show 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Nj

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  • 5/5

    Great shifter!

    January 11, 2012

    It took me about 2 hrs to install shifter and bracket in my 2011 V6 Mustang. Was very helpful to watch youtube video of install before starting. After install, took for a drive, WOW what a huge difference. Reverse was harder to push down into, but the short throw is well worth it. Before install, I could feel the flex in the stock bracket with spirited shifting, after its rock solid. Have had to change driving habits a bit because how fast it can shift now. Interior noise from shifting is loud, a pop with each shift. Have only heard gear noise in first gear, stereo drowns out easily. I really like this mod, drove for 16,000 miles with stock shifter, wish I would have done this sooner.


    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Kingston, WA

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