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Barton Hybrid 3 Short Throw Shifter w/ Brushed Pull Up Collar - MT-82 (15-19 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Hybrid 3 Short Shifter
    • Reverse Pull Up Collar in Brushed Aluminum Finish
    • Dual Mounting System
    • Offers 25% Throw Reduction
    • Adjustable Side to Side Spring Pressure
    • 3-Bushing System for Accurate Shifts
    • Little or No Increase in Noise
    • Reuses Stock Factory Shift Knob
    • Fits 2015-2019 Manual 6-Speed GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with an overview of the Barton Hybrid 3 Flat Stick Shifter for 2015 and up GT Mustangs. In this video we're gonna talk about the design of the shifter, how it can benefit you, and we're going to talk about the install. I'll get into more detail later, but the difficulty of the install depends on your car and your current mods. If you don't really have much done, you're looking at a one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter.The Barton Hybrid 3 Flat Stick Shifter is first off gonna be for someone looking for a flat stick style shifter. A flat stick is different than your normal, standard shifter. Secondly, this shifter is gonna be for someone that doesn't wanna be tied into one single design. Barton made this shifter to be for everyone, so they came up with a design that has mounting options. How you mount the shifter goes back to what you like. Lastly, this short throw shifter is gonna be for the S550 owners that want a serious shifter upgrade and are willing to pay for quality.I wanna start with the core of the shifter before we get into any of the mounting features of it. The heart of the shifter is very much like the original Barton Short Throw Shifter. It's a lotta the same upgraded components and it's gonna firm up your shifts. Barton's literally upgraded every single component of the shifter for you so it gives a very solid performance. One of the biggest features of the shifter, besides the mounting location options and all of the upgraded components, which I'll go over in a second, is it has a 25% reduction in throw. Now I wouldn't really consider the throw of the stock shifter long to begin with, so if you think about it, a 25% reduction is pretty big. Barton chose to use a 25% reduction so the shifter wouldn't feel too notchy, but feel smooth and accurate instead. When you start reducing throw too much, the shifts can get notchy, and not everyone likes that.There's a lotta things that make this shifter so great, but one of the most basic is that it is an entire replacement that is self-contained shifter components. We're not just looking at an arm with a linkage to shorten the throw. This is a completely revamped unit, so no taking apart the stock shifter, and no bringing components over. Some of the components that you end up bringing over with other short throw shifter options are actually the parts that cause some of the issues that the stock shifter has. Another thing to consider is that this entire shifter is made from C&C billet aluminum and stainless steel. The housing is also weather-tight and pre-sealed for you, so no RTV is needed. This is a rock solid shifter, and if we compare it to the factory shifter, you're going to see differences right away. One of the other reasons why this shifter has such nice, solid shifts is because of the bushings that Barton uses. You have a solid stainless steel front bushing here. The bushing and rear bracket help to control the normal vibrations that go through the shifter, and they stop nearly all of the deflection, while some is absorbed through the bushing in the rear bracket.Really breaking this down some. This shifter eliminates what I consider two major weak points in the factory shifter components, their traditional pivot cup and the ball socket design. The factory pivot cup is plastic. It allows for a ton of the flexion on the center shaft, and that means play and wiggle. The center shaft now has a pivot block with meaty pivot cups that's aluminum, not plastic, that are held in place by a pin and O-ring. So no more pivot cups and ball sockets, but a much more solid pivot block instead that even has O-rings. This is a tight fit to pick up slack, but it's not so tight to cause any binding. The block then goes into the cartridge and then into the main housing. But this shifter has a different cartridge design that's unique. You can take this cartridge apart and almost customize the shifter if you want. The cartridge does have two sets of very stiff springs in it, and you can easily access the springs that are in the cartridge and remove those if you don't like them since they are very stiff springs. But it's really gonna be up to you as a driver to determine what you want. I just recommend that you at least break in the springs before deciding that you don't like them and you wanna remove them.Of course, this shifter is made for the MT-82 6-speed trans, so it is gonna be reverse lockout compatible. It'll retain both the reverse lockout and the backup camera, so you won't be losing any of those nice stock features if you wanna upgrade to the shifter. The reverse lockout is identical to the factory reverse lockout, has a factory look and feel. Another nice thing is that the shifter doesn't require any permanent modifications to be installed, and it comes with a new shift knob for you. Other than the general overall construction and upgraded components, what really makes this shifter different than the others, even the original Barton Short Throw Shifter, is the mounting options and the three bushing system. So it's called a Hybrid 3 Shifter for three reasons, one, because of the mounting options, two, because of the linkage design, and three, because of the three bushing system.If we look at the mounting options, you can mount this shifter directly to the trans or directly to the body of the car. You have an option here depending on what you like better. If you mount to the trans directly, that means you can run the solid linkage. You have these two arms that run up to the shifter area, and that's where you're applying all the force as you're shifting. Then there's the mounting block that bolts directly to the trans which eliminates the tie to the body of the car. This means that the shifter will move with the trans under load, and everything will be directly in line. The only thing I will say here, is that your shifter will be moving, which is good, but you will feel some vibrations from the trans in your shift knob. If you really don't want that feeling in your shift knob, you can always mount to the body of the car instead. If you mount to the body, you'll use a different bracket. In this case, if the body of the car moves separate from the trans, the shifter will stay with the body while the trans moves. The linkage, which is the second part of the Hybrid 3 name, allows the shifter to do this and still maintain accurate shifts. The linkage allows for both vertical and twisting movement. And the last components is the three bushing design. There are three bushings in the linkage rod, and this is to get rid of the flexion in the linkage rod during shifting. Now throughout this entire shifter, there is no metal to metal contact, which is gonna keep things very smooth. So overall, you're looking at a smooth, precise shift no matter how you have this mounted.As far as price, you're looking at spending between $400 and $500 for this shifter. Like I mentioned earlier, this is gonna be for someone that's willing to pay for an excellent, beefed up, accurate shifter, and for someone that knows the value of something like this. You're paying for quality here, in my opinion. Besides all the different component upgrades, you're getting an entirely new unit that's very easy to install, and you're actually able to customize it and set it up how you'd like it. This is the only shifter that's available right now that does this and gives you different mounting options. If you still have stock components on your car, like stock exhaust and drive shaft, you'll most likely be able to get away with an easy install. It'll take about an hour and be a one outta three wrenches in the scale.I'm gonna glaze over the details here since this install is so involved, but to get the factory shifter out, you're looking at doing the obvious things, removing the factory shift knob and getting your boots out from inside the car. Then after that, you've gotta get the car in the air, drop the exhaust from the mid pipe back, mark and remove the drive shaft, drop the cross member, drop the shifter housing, and pull the shifter assembly from the car. The new shifter is very easy to install since it is all one unit and you don't have to transfer over any parts or disassemble the factory shifter. It literally installs like the factory shifter uninstalled, and this is so well-made that it went together very nicely. Everything fit well. We didn't need to hammer anything into place, but it was snug enough to eliminate the play, and we did decide to mount to the trans here, but how you install yours will be up to you.Wrapping things up here with the Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter. This shifter is a serious, complete shifter upgrade. The entire shifter is made from C&C billet aluminum and stainless steel. It's gonna come with a cartridge that reduces throw 25%. This shifter gives you a new shift knob and it also retains the reverse lockout and backup camera. You have two different mounting options, to the body or to the trans, and the shifter has a new innovated linkage and a three bushing design in the linkage. As always, you can check this shifter out more online. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Built for Accurate Shifts. Featuring an all-new design, the Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter is engineered to deliver 25% throw reduction, allowing you to perform short, effortless shifts in your manual 2015-2019 Ford Mustang GT. Built as a dual mounting shifter that meets your shifting preferences, it features adjustable side-to-side spring pressure for an impeccable 2-3 shift every time. Moreover, the shifter's 3-bushing system is designed to help you achieve optimum shift accuracy, one of the most precise possible in the market today.

    Beautifully Crafted. Delivering a solid upgrade, this Hybrid 3 Short Throw Shifter is crafted from CNC machined billet aluminum and stainless steel. The housing is weather tight and pre-sealed and the solid front bushing and rear bracket will help minimize vibration that go through the shifter and stop most of the deflection.

    Dual Mounting Option. The Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter features a distinctive linkage configuration that can be mounted as a solid linkage with the transmission mount. Otherwise, you can also remove the transmission mount and install the shifter directly to the body as a pivot. This hybrid design is intended to afford you flexibility that meets your individual needs.

    Application. The Barton Hybrid 3 Short Shifter is designed to fit 2015-2019 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: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Short Shifter
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Short Shifters Specifications
    Transmission: MT-82 Adjustable: Yes
    Year/Model: 2015-2017 GT
    Manual
    Material: Billet
    Manufacturer: Barton Industries Shift Knob Included: No
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    What are the differences between body mounted and trans mounted?

    • Mounting the Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter to the transmission will link the shifter with the transmission more soundly, allowing for more accurate, crisper shifting, however being mounted directly to the transmission, this will transmit more noise and vibration to the shifter handle and cabin. Mounting with the body mounts will not provide as smooth and crisp of shifts as trans mounting, but will not significantly increase vehicle noise and vibrations.

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    Will this shifter have the same threat pattern as the stock shifter? I have various aftermarket shift knobs and would like to know if I would be able to use them on this shifter.

    • The Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter will retain the OEM shift knob thread size and pitch.

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    Will this work on my 2019 GT? (Will it work with the Rev Matching Program?)

    • Unfortunately, we have not yet confirmed fitment with the 2019 models at this point in time.

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    Just installed this on my 2018 GT. Keep getting locked out of 2nd gear when I want to shift fast. I adjusted the shifter like In the install video, but still having the issue. What should i do next

    • We would suggest having a local shop take a look into the install to verify that everything was installed properly and that there are no other issues with the vehicle. It would be difficult to diagnose the issues you are having with your vehicle without being physically present to look into this.

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    Would this shifter fit a 2015 roush stage 3

    • The Barton Hybrid 3 Short Throw Shifter will fit a 2015 Roush Stage 3 Mustang.

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    will this product help prevent the shift forks from breaking like I am hearing many are in the 2018 gt mustangs? 1 answer
    Stock photos show a silver billet reverse collar. other photos show a black one. how can I make sure to receive a black reverse collar? 1 answer
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    I noticed someone mounted this to there ecoboost in the reviews. I know it says 15-18 GT, but, will this work for the V6? 1 answer
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    Customer Reviews (41) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.902439 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.853659 4.9
    • Throw Reduction 4.829268 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 20, 2018

      barton hybrid 3

      took about 4 hours to install but well worth it, shifts are nice, had trouble catching 2nd the first few times but once you get used to the shifter position you will love it, make sure you have blue threadlocker for your shifter knob and check your position of your reverse lock out before you use the threadlocker and you will have a easy install, i installed using body mount in my 2017 Roush

      WillardP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 05, 2018

      Feels great

      Firm, tight and no vibration. This shifter feels much shorter and the shifts and very smooth

      MuadK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 02, 2018

      Should have come like this new

      this should have been the factory shifter, sturdy, heavy duty feel (with the springs installed) short-ish shifts. it was a straight forward install, takes a while though with limited tools, took me about 6 hours total. FOR 2018 GTP owners, the stock rubber boot DOES NOT fit on the shifter housing, you will have to cut the bottom lip off of your stock boot to allow it to slide over the barton shifter housing.

      WilliamP

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 10, 2018

      Awesome

      This shifter made the car like night and day different. No more missed third gear like i was experiencing witht he factory one. This is the way the car should have come. So happy i made this purchase.

      DanielK

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 08, 2018

      Improved shifting- Barton Short throw shifter

      The shifter was smooth and made the mustang performance enhanced just as I had hoped. It was well worth the cost.

      ChristianM

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 25, 2018

      Smooth shifting

      Great shifter all round. Quality and construction top notch. Made shifting smooth and effortless. Not worrying about missing 3rd gear anyone. Definitely recommend this shifter to anyone in the market to step up to a short throw.

      GreenGoblin

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 22, 2018

      Barton Hybrid 3

      Installed using jack and jack stands which made the install difficult, but doable with the right swivel sockets, extensions, and ratcheting crescent wrenches. Much more solid than the stock, and just a bit notchy getting into 1st and 2nd gears, but should loosen up once the springs break in.

      Chris

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 14, 2018

      Barton Hybrid Shifter

      Great product. Solidly built. Precise shifts with short throw. Did a chassis mount with Steeda transmission bushing. Less NVH than with stock shifter.

      OliverK

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 10, 2018

      Almost Perfect

      Great upgrade, while 1st gear is slightly off to the right. Transmount option works great, installed with clutch at the same time so it was an easy install. However barton shifter knob was not in the box so beware. Waited too long to open the box to check since clutch took awhile to get the parts from somewhere else no fault to AM. Overall it's a good install. Took out shifter springs as it was too much effort to shift into 5th and 6th gear.

      Kahboom

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      May 30, 2018

      Awesome upgrade!

      Huge difference! My RS2 feels much better! It reduced the throw distance and the transmission is much more responsive now.

      Sergei

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      May 14, 2018

      This is what your drivetrain should feel like

      Got my Barton shifter installed in the Mustang today. It is like the entire drivetrain was replaced. Shifts are solid, no flex in the system, throws are much shorter and faster with positive lock into gear. Had the new shifter transmission mounted instead of body mounted. Incredible difference in the feel of the transmission (GT) The mechanic had to pull the drive shaft, drop half the exhaust then they could lower the transmission to get the new one installed. Glad I had a professional do it. Best upgrade to date. Old junk out, new shifter installed. I have built a few cars, but this is not something I would have wanted to tackle without a car lift. Took them about 3 hours to install. Very tight space, worth every dollar.

      DavidS

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      May 11, 2018

      A nice Must Do upgrade

      This is a really nice shifter, I have it trans mounted with springs in, and it's way better than the stock shifter. The shorter throw makes quite the difference. With the springs in, it is quite stiff, but you get use to it, and they will break in.

      Richard

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 30, 2018

      Best shifter

      This shifter is amazing and with the two mounting options even better I trans mounted and and it’s solid I don’t mind nvh so no complaints from me if you don’t thou just body mount the shifter overall the best hands down

      GabrielC

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 15, 2018

      Love Shifting

      Works 100 Better then stock shifter. Use transmission mount feel much more sturdier than body mount. I recommend this Shifter

      SammyS

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 13, 2018

      Amazing

      Can tell a world of difference. The stock shifter on the S550 is horrible! Mostly first and second gear. This right here eliminates all of that! Worth the money and if you have a lift it’s extremly easy to install.

      StephenK

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 12, 2018

      I don't get the hype

      Really, its ok. Just ok. I don't understand all of the stellar reviews. The shifter still feels clunky, but slightly less so. the throw is a bit shorter. I decided to replace this after I broke one of the retaining clips in the lockout collar while installing the e-brake boot. This is an expensive part for mediocre results.

      DavidBG

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 30, 2018

      Shifter upgrade

      I wish I had made this change sooner. It made a major difference especially at high rpm shifts. Awesome shifter.

      JamesS

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 19, 2018

      WELL SPENT MONEY!

      Body mounted because during the install, I didn't install the screws before bolting things up. Got to lazy to take it apart for trans-mount. However, my baby is my daily driver for roughly 80 miles a day. Body mount gives you that stock feel, no vibration, and like many says 'shifts like butter'. The weights are a must, after a few days (remember, daily for 80 miles) you get used to it and it softens up. Engagement, engagement, engagement! I drive hard in certain areas and I have yet to miss any gears. Added the insert for additional support but this shifter, this beautiful shifter is what the Mustang needs and is well work the price tag! Took off the factory exhaust to install the Magnaflow. Took about 6-8 hours doing it slowly. I have fairly large arms/hands, so be warned very tight squeeze. Would I do it again, heck yes! Would I install this for a friend, you betcha. Will I buy something other than Barton (MGW), for a daily that will see time a strip and track, this bad boy is all you need! Enjoy.

      AnthonyB

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 13, 2018

      Awesome

      Now the car shifts the way it was meant to. Went with the trans mount to make it a bit stiffer and now crushing gears is like cutting warm butter.

      CurtK

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 19, 2018

      Worth the money!

      Its a solid mount shifter, what else is there to say? Install was a 6 hour endeavor with a lift but worth the effort. The CJ pony parts video on YT was very helpful. Didnt have to remove the exhaust or DS for this task. Be careful with the tool to remove the reverse lockout spring retaining pin, i snapped the screw because it wasnt lined up. As far as results, well, its been two weeks after the install and have had no high rpm lockout. Shifts smooth and solid. Added NVH with the solid mount config but i personally enjoy it, feels old school. Cant go wront when your shifter and transmission are in sync. Enjoying the shorter throws as well, considerably less effort shifting. Highly recommend this system from Barton.

      Nick223

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

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