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

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  • Item #27300
  • MPN# 2011BM-1

  • Market Price $309.99
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  • 40% Reduction in Throw
  • Retains Reverse Lock-Out and Back Up Camera
  • Billet Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction
  • Dual Pivot Trunnion
  • Reuses Stock Shift Knob
  • Fits 2011-2014 Manual V6 and GT
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 installs easily with NO permanent modifications required to your Mustang.

Application. This Barton Industries shifter 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.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Short Shifter

I recently wrote a review about the shifter and said it was hard to get into reverse. American Muscle contacted me with the reason. This was not the shifter error but Barton's instructions did not say ...

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Innovative design executed beautifully!!

I have owned all the famous shifters: Hurst, Pro 5.0, Steeda, and MGw, and this is the best so far. The unique dual trunnion design allows for a 20% > throw reduction than has been accomplished before; ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Hey everybody, Dave here from, 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 throw shifters idea is to shorten the amount of time between shifts, this particular product, as we’re going to find out later when we install it, claims to reduce your shift time by 40% over stock, making it a pretty remarkable product if it holds up. Now, this part goes right in place with no major or permanent modifications to your factory shifter. If you ever wanted to go back to stock you certainly could, but with a unit like this, you’re probably not going to want to. We’re going to install this in our 2011 GT today and take it out for a test drive. First things first then, let’s get a stock run with the stock parts on the car to see what that feels like. That second to third gear is just not crisp, it’s a little tricky really, had to hang onto the clutch a little longer than I would have liked to, and third to fourth just flat out feels far and long, not horrible, but not really a fan. We just got back from our stock run with what we felt like a luxury shift that was already installed from the factory, at this point we’re going to go ahead and remove that, we’re going to take our Barton Industries short throw shifter and get this installed in our 2011 GT. We’ll take it back out, get your honest opinion, once again. So we’re taking our 2011 manual 50 back out now with our Barton Industries short throw shifter installed. Something you’ll notice about this shifter right out of the gate is how much shorter it is from the console, I happen to really like that look and get the sporty look back in the interior. I’m also a big fan of how it feels just ripping through the gears real quick pulling out of the parking lot. Really liking what I feel so far going into third gear, not just from second to third but even down shifting from fourth to third, very crisp and it really helps me know that I’m in the gear. Here we go, look at how quick that was, right into fourth gear, no hesitation, no delay, no question. This is a great product, greatly reduces the throw and the distance, greatly reduces my time between shifts and confidence is always there. Very impressed with removing our stock shifter and installing the Barton Industries short throw shift on our 2011 manual 50. Well the verdict is in after our test drive, and the Barton Industries short throw shifter for the 2011 and newer Mustang manuals, big two thumbs up. Not only utilizing that reverse lockout that I never questioned whether I was in first gear, or reverse, but the amount of reduction between first and second, and the aid from second to third that I received from this shifter, was second to none. We gave it a rave review and we think that for your dollar, a Barton Industries short throw shifter, is a great way to go.

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will this work with boss 302 shifter knob?


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shifter knob height with the Barton shifter installed is the shift knob the same height as the stock setup or does the Barton setup sit lower in the car.


  • I installed the same shifter and the height seems to be the same, although I did not measure. You will never again miss 3rd. Enjoy!


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Why during the shifter installation is it necessary to remove the rear shifter bracket nuts? It's not a problem to do that but I am curious.


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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    February 14, 2011

    Short Shifter

    I recently wrote a review about the shifter and said it was hard to get into reverse. American Muscle contacted me with the reason. This was not the shifter error but Barton's instructions did not say this... The shifter dust boot must be wrapped around the base of the shifter after you install the shifter there is a groove at the bottom for the dust boot to fit into. if done properly the reverse is easier to get into than on our stock shifter and shifts feel much smoother. Thanks American Muscle for your assistance. I have bought products from American Muscle and they have by far amazing customer support. Without me asking they provided help and a solution. Thanks American Muscle

    Ryan Waller

    Driving Style: Street / Strip

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  • 5/5

    April 15, 2011

    Innovative design executed beautifully!!

    I have owned all the famous shifters: Hurst, Pro 5.0, Steeda, and MGw, and this is the best so far. The unique dual trunnion design allows for a 20% > throw reduction than has been accomplished before; that's 40% total!! Shifts are crisp and positive, and the Narrow Ford gates are much less likely to results in an error in upshifting (hassle) or downshifting (dangerous). Construction details are outstanding, and there are no funky bolts acting as shift stops either. Reverse takes a bit of muscle compared to a Honda, but this IS a muscle car after all, right? Barton does not offer a jam assy for those with the deluxe trim, but I used a Grabber Pony adaptor with no issues. (Barton should correct this oversight). The instructions could be better written, but if you read and think about each step carefully, you will "git it done"! A winner and one you must try before you buy. BTW, Dave is a delight to work with, and Barton's CS is top-notch. I would re-assemble the baseplate using 1/4-20 3/4" socket head bolts as this makes subsequent R&R much easier. One more thing - Barton makes an optional shifter bracket - it is must have in my book, as the S197's chassis flex makes for imprecise results when accelerating hard out of a turn; with the sturdy Barton bracket installed, this is remedied.

    Glenn Strauss (aka RoadRage)

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Race

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  • 5/5

    May 10, 2011

    Nice addition!!

    Installed in ~ 45 minutes. Leaps and bounds better than the stock shifter. This thing is a work of art. Shifts are very precise. The instructions were spot on and I had no difficulties with the install. I got the eight ball shift handle to match the interior... very nice. Has the shift pattern on top and Barton stamped on each side. I highly recommend and it has made driving much more fun if that is even possible. I do recommend getting the shifter bracket as the stock bracket is junk compared to Barton's. It's extremely well made.


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

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  • 5/5

    January 17, 2011

    Barton Shifter

    never more will I doubt what gear I'm in. Requires more effort to get into reverse which is good for going forward at stoplights. Shifts are much shorter and much more mechanical. More of a heavy duty clicking feeling without effort. so far....I love it.

    Paul Howald

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 15, 2011

    Innovative and highly functional!!

    I have owned Hurst, Steeda, and Pro 5.0, and MGW, and they are all fine units as far as they go. But they are designed along the same lines, and accomplish the same reduction in throw length. The Barton's innovation is the dual trunnion, which doubles the ffective throw reduction. It also is beautifully machined, with no funky shift stops to mess with. I think the optional bearing is a must. The boot is a hassle until you get thje feel for it - I used a dowel with a rounded end to work the boot over the shifter's groove. Barton does not provide a solution for those of us with the deluxe trim, but the jam assy. from a Grabber Pony fits just fine. All told, the effort is worth a small hassle - shifts are positive and reliable, if one remembers to let the centering mechanism set you up for the 3-4 and 4-3 shifts. Reverse takes a bit of - well - muscle to get right, but soon you learn to "hump it" into position, and if that is the only gripe compared to all the pro's, that is OK with me. This IS a muscle car after all, right? A winner overall. GOS. P.S. I suggests installing 1/4-20 3/4"L socket head screws when re-instaloling the base -plate, as this makes for much easier removal/install down the road.

    Glenn (RoadRage)

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Race

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  • 5/5

    January 09, 2011

    Barton shifter

    This is by far the best upgrade for your 2011 Mustang. I can't believe the difference it has made in the driving experience. Shifts are short and crisp with good feedback. The instructions are easy to follow and it took maybe 30 minutes to install. I love this shifter!


    Year: 2011 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 23, 2011

    Barton Shifteer

    Easy install, but putting the dust boot over the shifter was very difficult. I still think it goes into reverse hard. It usually takes 2 times till it goes in. But you couldn't ask for a better shifter for ripping through the gears. A huge difference in shift reduction. I'm sure I'll work out the reverse problem, and after all you don't race in reverse. *Very satisfied.


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 01, 2013

    Barton Short Throw Shifter

    Installed on a 2011 GT. Removal is straightforward. Installation is a bit more challenging as the rubber insulating boot takes some time and patience to secure properly but is necesary to ensure proper clearance between the shifter mechanism and the boot. Suggest using a 1/4 inch drive socket to remove and reinstall the shifter assembly as the smaller diameter 1/4" drive socket and extension provide necessary clearance for tightening all bolts and particularly when removing and reinstalling the lower right mounting bolt. The shifter action is definitely more deliberate than the stock unit but realize that initially it may also feel a bit stiff or notchy when moving through the different gear positions. This will smooth out quickly after only limited use. The throw is definitely reduced although it is not reduced as much as I envisioned...still a nicely noticeable but not profound difference over stock. There is no appreciable increase in noise vibration or harshness (NVH). I also previously installed the Barton shifter bracket which in my assesment is necessary to realize the full potential of the Barton shifter. I would note that if also installing the shifter bracket it is beneficial to not overtighten the bolts which mount the bracket to the underside of the vehicle as overtigthening runs the risk of accidentally pulling the bolts through but as importantly overcompresses the built in damper pad on the top of the bracket (as outlined in the installation instructions) which will increase nvh and also potentially eliminate the small amount of necessary "play" for smooth and precise shifts. Overall a very nice product and though I thought the stock unit was better than many comments I read, the shorter throw and deliberate engagement of the Barton shifter feels just right!


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

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 23, 2012

    Such an Amazing Product!!

    After reading everyone's reviews on here and other forums I decided to go with this short throw shifter and it was the best decision I could have made. I also installed the new Barton 2 Post Bracket and with those two combined, the shifts are superb in every way. The shifts are instant and the reduction in throw time is substantial. No regrets on either the purchase of the shifter or the newest bracket from Barton. Love it!!


    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 17, 2011

    Great shifter

    Good craftsmanship and easy to install. Reverse is a little tight at first, but will settle in with a few days driving. Can really sling it into gears now!


    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 5 Atlanta, ga

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