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Ford Performance Short Throw Shifter and Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6, BOSS)

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  • MPN# M-7210-MGTB

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  • Reduction in Throw; Improves Shifts
  • Two Post Bracket and Classic White Shift Knob Included
  • Billet Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction
  • Retains Reverse Lock-Out
  • Genuine Ford Racing Part
  • Fits 2011-2014 V6, GT and BOSS 302 Manual Mustangs
Smoother, Firmer Shifts. By combining a Ford Racing MT-82 Short Throw Shifter and two post shifter bracket you will enjoy smoother, faster shifting while you're banging through the gears. This Ford Racing two post 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.

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

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

Application. This Ford Racing shifter and bracket is specifically designed for the use on the 2011-2014 V6, GT and BOSS 302 Mustangs equipped with the MT-82 manual 6-speed transmission. Includes shifter, two post bracket and classic white 6-speed shift knob.Technical Note. The included shift ball and adapter only fit Mustangs originally equipped with a leather shift knob. Mustangs originally equipped with an aluminum shift knob will be required to reuse it, or install shifter boot part# BR3Z-7277-A.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Short Shifter
  • (1) Shifter Bracket
  • (1) Shift knob
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Short Shifters Specifications
Transmission: MT-82 Adjustable: No
Year/Model: 2011-2014 GT, V6, BOSS Material: Aluminum and Steel
Manufacture: Ford Racing Shift Knob Included: Yes
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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FRPP shifter and 2-post bracket

This shifter is by and far the best mod I have done to my 2013 5.0 to date. Why this is not a stock part from the factory actually upsets me. Clearly a corporate move to save cost, but come on! Even the ...

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Ford Racing/Barton short throw shifter

Great shifter. Build quality is top notch. Instructions are thorough and Barton has videos on you tube to help out. Shortens the already short throw on the MT-82 by about 1/3. Shifts are solid with no ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Sloppy shift? Does this product get rid of the 2nd to 3rd sloppy feel?


  • I think it gets rid of the sloppiness all together. Very short, solid and for me the most important thing, the gears are divided so you know what gear you are in. If you have the stock shifter and replace it with this one I simply cannot comprehend how you would not come to love your decision and curse yourself for not making the change any sooner.


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Reverse Gear Does anybody know if this will make getting into reverse gear more difficult?


  • It's pretty much exactly the same. I noticed no difference after installing, aside from it being crisper getting into gear, but that applies for all gears. It's definitely not more difficult.


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Will the shifter knob be replacable? I like the look of the shifter knob that show what gear you're in digitally. However, I would like to replace my shifter. Could I change the shifter knob and replace it with a different one


  • Absolutely. It screws on and off like any other shift knob.


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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 29, 2013

    FRPP shifter and 2-post bracket

    This shifter is by and far the best mod I have done to my 2013 5.0 to date. Why this is not a stock part from the factory actually upsets me. Clearly a corporate move to save cost, but come on! Even the BOSS came with the same sub-par shifter. At least have it as a dealer option! I would have gladly paid an extra few hundred $ on the sticker price to have this in it! The fit and finish of the shifter arm and assembly and the 2-post bracket is flawless. The anodized blue is actually really good looking, and I'm a bit upset that it gets covered by the shift boot. Everything fits perfectly, and bolts right in with ease. The 2-post bracket is a bit more challenging to get on, but really not hard at all. The hardest part actually is removing the stock bracket. I wish I could post a pic with this review for those who have not seen it.. This bracket, which is supposed to keep your entire shift housing in place and stable, is nothing more than a big hunk of soft rubber that is literally zip-tied.. PLASTIC ZIP-TIED! .. to a half inch wide strip of metal with a couple bolt holes in it. This is approximately 90% of the reason that many, myself included, experience the lock-out effect under spirited driving, and the notchy feel and the "ghost" missed shifts.. It is because the stock bracket is garbage, and allows the shift housing to flex and torque, which then misaligns the control arm that your shifter controls, thus the problems. Once installed, the shifter will feel quite firm, especially compared to the stock one. This is normal, and desired. The reverse lock-out is retained on this model, which is a feature I prefer. In my opinion, unless you are a really advanced driver, having the reverse located in that spot in the tree on a 6-speed is really tough to work with. The Hurst shifter for the 2011+ 5.0's is a great example of this. It does not have the reverse lock-out, and it is REALLY easy to think you are in 1st but be in R, and the throw from 1-2, unless executed with utmost precision, is going to hit the R-gate, making for sloppy, notchy shifts with lots of clunks. The FRPP model is superior by far. Another issue I would like to address is the increase in Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) that many are reporting. Please keep in mind: the increase is there, but it is slight. Some people make it seem as though once it's put in it starts shouting at you or something.. not true. This piece is made of all-aluminum, and as I said, very solid. The 2-post bracket replaces a hunk of rubber, which deadened a lot of sound, but, remember those awful shifts..? The main difference I have noticed between this and the stocker is the sound of the shift movement. The stock has a sort-of "clunk/thunk" when shifting, where as the FRPP has a very crisp, sharp metallic "snap." To me it is pleasing, and conjures up the felling of a much higher performance race car, and the feeling enhances that even more. If you are wondering about any increase in noise because of any rattling or looseness of components, there is NONE. In fact, this is far more solid than the stock piece, and running through the tree solidifies that. Since the stock insulation and boot are re-used on this installation, there is no additional road noise or anything like that. Another positive point on this shifter is its' fit and compatibility. The 2011, '12, and very few '13 models have a slightly different reverse lock-out gate height, which for any other aftermarket shifter is a problem, because they may not be compatible. The FRPP shifter has that handled. If you have a later model 2013, or 2014, then you simply need to loosen the allen nut on the shift shaft, rotate the plate 180 degrees then re-tighten. Problem solved. Overall I highly recommend this shifter to ANYONE and EVERYONE with a 6spd 2011+ Mustang. I am beyond pleased with the performance of it, and it looks awesome. Everything above said, unless you really want the Ford Racing ball and the anodized blue arm and ford racing logo, both of which get covered up by your shift boot, you can save yourself a little bit of $ by getting the Barton shifter and 2-post package. Ford actually outsources production of this part to Barton, the ONLY difference between the FRPP model and the Barton is the shift ball, and the anodizing. Other than that, same EXACT part. Like I said, I got the FRPP one because I wanted the white Ford Racing ball. It looks just too good. If you can live without the sweet Ford Racing ball, or want to customize yours with a different ball, you have the option to go with the Barton and save some money.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Cincinnati, OH, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 15, 2013

    Ford Racing/Barton short throw shifter

    Great shifter. Build quality is top notch. Instructions are thorough and Barton has videos on you tube to help out. Shortens the already short throw on the MT-82 by about 1/3. Shifts are solid with no deflection under hard acceleration as with the stock shifter. NVH is increased but worth it. Installed dynamat extreme and Dynapad 1/2 inch- helps a little, but not a lot. Included ford racing shift knob looks great.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Illinois, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 14, 2014

    Amazing shifter, not so amazing installation instructions

    Before I get into the performance of the part, I'd like to speak to the instructions. The instructions are for the shifter ONLY and don't mention bracket installation so be aware of that and research it in advance. I could have saved an hour during installation if I had the information ahead of time. The bracket, while quite the PITA to install, makes a very noticeable difference. The gears feel crisp and concise and definitive. There's no guessing or slipping, it just goes in gear with authority. I had actually gotten so used to the stock sloppy/loose bracket that at first I didn't like the FRPP bracket. One round trip commute to/from work cleared that. As far as the shifter goes, the throws are definitely way shorter. I even let a buddy with an 11 GT hop in and toss the shifter around and he was very impressed. Not much else to say about it. Then the piece de resistance, the ford racing shift knob. Personally it made the whole kit (that appears to be EXACTLY the same as the Barton, just in blue instead of black) worth an extra hundred bucks. Love that shift knob and it is such a nice touch to my interior. A drop of white, in a sea of black. Very clean.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Charleston, SC, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 10, 2014

    Love the shifter, so-so on the bracket...

    I initially installed both the shifter and bracket, but later swapped back to the stock bracket. The shifter really does shorten the throws. The distance that used to be 1st to neutral will now put you in 2nd gear (if you have the 3.73 rear gear, this shifter makes the car much more fun to drive). It also narrows the pattern- so the gears are really on top of each other now. You definitely will not be accidentally shifting into reverse anymore, as it takes some effort to get into reverse (the lockout feature is retained, as is the rear view camera). The bracket is tremendously more solid than the stock bracket. However, it is so solid that it transfers tons of transmission noise into the cabin (too much for my taste). So, after initially installing the bracket, I eventually swapped back to the stock unit (I modified the stock bracket by installing a firm strip of weatherstrip rubber- the result is less slop in the shifts but no additional noise to the cabin). Overall, I'm very happy with the shifter (and the new knob will keep me from burning / freezing my hand on the stock aluminum knob).


    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Hickory Creek, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 06, 2013

    So much better than OEM

    I'm probably considered "old" by most on this site and maybe my dexterity is going but I have driven all kinds of stick shifts from 4 spd TransAms, Uhaul trucks, a 3 on a tree Chevy, Ford Rangers, 80's Z28s to BMWs and nothing compares to how completely awful the Stang's 6 spd is directly from Ford. I hated finding myself in R when I thought it was in 1st or slinging it into 4th when I thought I was going into 2nd. Almost enough to make you get rid of it. This wonderful piece from Barton/Ford solved all my problems and does so very smoothly with great looks. I LOVE IT and would recommend it to anyone with Ford's 6 speed. I have not missed a gear, mistakenly put in reverse or regretted this purchase once. More noise?? Maybe?? I haven't noticed, I believe the Roush axle back exhaust and the radio hide any additional noise :) I would highly recommend this to anyone as their first modification. (Yes, the throws are shorter as well but the real story is how much more secure you can be in knowing the car is going to go into whatever gear you want)


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

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 12, 2013

    Short, Crisp, and Loud

    Total TIme: 2 hours Tools: Jack, jack stands, socket wrench, 12" extension, 10mm deep socket, 3/8" socket, 1/2" short wrench I installed the FRPP short throw shifter this afternoon. It took an honest 2 hours while taking my time. Nothing hard about this install, even with just jacking the car up a foot. The most difficult part is tightening the bracket under the car. I used a 1/2" short wrench. Overall the short throw shifter is great. The shifts are short and crisp. There is no more loosey goosey shifts, and that sloppy cheap feeling. My one complaint is the noise, or NVH increase. If I have the windows up and the radio off, I hear the transmission loud and clear in all the gears. You don't hear the transmission if the windows are down or the radio is on. If you want to transform the feel of your car into a race car, this is the mod for you. If you want to cruise around in comfort and enjoy your peace and quiet, don't spend your money.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 14, 2013

    works great but definitely transfers noise

    This was my first mod on my 2014 . Mustang gt. The stock shifter and bracket was unbearable with all the slop and high rpm gear lock outs and notchiness. This product solved 75% of my problem and switching to BG synchroshif 2 solved the other 25% . . Imho. But the downside is now I hear noise coming from the transmission via the shifter. Its quite noticeable but I'm sure my future exhaust mods will overshadow the noise. For those that have said it adds no noise . I say respectfully that you have hearing loss ! Lol. And yes I didn't overly tighten it and I have the boot properly around the base in the groove as well as properly sealed around the boot hole . Great product no regrets .


    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Louisville, KY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 24, 2013

    Ford Racing Short Shifter & Bracket

    I ordered this shifter to improve the shifting of my 2012 V6. During some aggressive driving I found myself embarrassingly missing shifts and after doing some reading determined it wasn't poor driving but rather a sloppy shifter bracket. Needless to say but this bracket had to go. As for the install I have no mechanical background but I did some reading and decided to give it a shot. I took the car to a local shop that rents out bays with a lift. After putting the car on the lift the entire process with me being extremely careful took about an hour. The only difficult part is making sure that the rubber dust boot is seated properly in the groove at the base of the shifter. Like others have mentioned don't rush this step; make the extra few minutes and make sure it's seated properly. The first shift made me forget all about the price of this shifter (pricey compared to some others). The included shifter ball is a lot more comfortable in your hand than the stock knob and you can always tell when you're in gear! This was the best mod I added to this car.


    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Edmonton, AB

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 29, 2013

    awesome shifter

    The hardest part of installing this shifter was getting the rubber boot under the center console reinstalled. The rubber is very elastic but requires quite a bit of force to stretch and there is very little room to work in the center console. That being said it took me less then an hour to install on a lift in my shop and man what a difference. The shifter is very tight, the shifts are very crisp a precise with a very pleasing mechanical feel. If I had one complaint though its that the reverse lockout spring is considerably stiffer to push down and engage reverse. As far as increased noise is concerned, I was driving my car for about a month before I even noticed the slight increase in noise. The increase (for me at least) was only in second gear and only under full throttle and even then if the radio was on (and not even loud) you wouldn't hear it. The Swarr bar and Hotchkis rear links increased drivetrain noise far more then this shifter did. Over all its an absolutely excellent part and I strongly recommend it to anyone with a manual shift mustang.


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

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 24, 2013

    This product is a definite improvement over stock.

    I really like this shifter. It is commanding and precise. I feel very confident accelerating thru the gears. It does provide a bit more mechanical noise which I do not mind. It is the loudest in third gear for my car anyway. The lower end of the boot was challenging to get on correctly. It would have been nice also if one might be able to choose his own ball/knob or even if maybe two were included. But overall I have no regret with this purchase. It is somewhat bewildering to me that the car didn't come with this product. The stock shifter should be recalled and everyone that has purchased a Mustang recently should get a refund of a few hundred bucks.


    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Jerome, Somerset, MI 49249, USA

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