(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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 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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November 10, 2019
Barton short throw
The shifter was an easy install. Did it in my driveway in about 30 minutes (with an extra 15 to run to the hardware store due to a lost bolt) the shifting is a lot smoother and solid. Haven't been locked out of any gears while doing runs so it fixed the big issue I had with the stock one.Helpful (1)
October 05, 2019
The bracket is rather difficult to replace if you dont have a lift. Ford puts a little metal clip on the sock one you have to rip off. The shifter is great and feels confident. Only deducting a star because reverse is a but more nuanced to get in gearHelpful (0)
August 18, 2019
what a difference this shifter makes over the stock one .. a little tight to start until it gets broke in. works great and well worth the purchaseHelpful (0)
August 14, 2019
Barton two post bracket
installed in a couple of hours. i had to use a 10mm combo wrench to tighten up the post bolts on the bracket unit. i really like the shift feel now with the barton short throw versus the factory shifter.Helpful (0)
July 01, 2019
Grear upgrade tricky to install
I'm pleased with this product and managed to do it myself. But be aware of a few things. 2013 and 2014 might have an extra step depending on your vehicle. They don't tell you ahead of time. I have a 2012 gt. The dust boot reseating is going to be the biggest pain for you. I'm still not sure if I did it right but it seems to work fine. Do yourself a favor and jack your car high enough to use a creeper. There is very little room for your hands to install the bracket. I don't know how I got the nuts back on or the lower bracket bolts. But I did. And you need blue lock tight. That being said this is not a 1 wrench job. It's a 2 wrench out of 3 imo. I'm happy but I don't recommend doing this mod. It shifts better though. Just be aware that when in motion, to shift into first push the knob all the way to the left and then forward. The slop is completely gone and it is much harder to put in reverse because the tension spring is very heavy. Install time was 2-3 hours.Helpful (1)
June 26, 2019
I really loved this shifter. Huge reduction in throw and much better than stock. However, just had it snapped in my hand like some of the other posters. Looks like it needs a change in design as it seems to get a lot of stress in this one spot.Helpful (0)
June 20, 2019
This shifter with 2 post bracket is a must have. If you don't want to miss shifts from 2nd to 3rd then this is the one. In second gear just push at a 45 degree angle and it finds the gate and it's in. I feel a very slight vibration in shifter but nothing that is annoying. I much rather feel the gates as I shift with less throw and positive shifts. Was a little stiff at first but broke in within a couple hours.Helpful (0)
May 25, 2019
Great product! The throw is so much shorter its scaryHelpful (0)
May 07, 2019
Should be like this from factory
Do it! You'll love it. Shortens the throw nicely. Not too bad a job to install. Fairly easy to get at the bracket under the car. Though it would be a lot easier on a lift, it can be done on jack stands as well. Took about 3 hours taking my time with a few breaks thrown in since I was working laying on the ground. Shouldn't be much more then a two hour job tops if you wanted a mechanic to do it. Do this! You want regret it. If anything, at least change the stock shifter bracket.Helpful (0)
April 21, 2019
I wanted a shifter that wasn’t so “squishy” feeling. This shifter is the real deal! It’s stiff especially shifting into reverse, but I like the feel. And there is no doubt that your in the gear you’ve selected. Such a positive feel. Never miss a shift again! Great product and easy to install!Helpful (0)
What's the difference between the shifter with the bracket and without it? I have a 2012 Mustang V6 Manual.
Hello! The shifters are the same but the Barton Industries Two-Post Shifter Bracket replaces the factory bracket, which is weak and prone to deflection during spirited driving and power shifting, causing slow or even missed shifts.
what is the difference between this one (barton) and the ford racing?
It's the same shifter ford just cost more...
any difference in feel between this and the "standard" new style barton mount?
Yes, but only under heavy acceleration or very hard shifting. The two post bracket by Barton is constructed in such a way that it transfers the rotational freedom that was allowed by the original bracket (although not much with the poly bushing) to strictly linear freedom. What this means to the driver is that all of the rotational motion that causes missed shifts is eliminated with the two post bracket. In other words, under hard acceleration you can rip through the gears without the fear of missing the notorious 2-3 shift on the MT-82.
I've been reading the reviews and questions, and I have a few questions and concerns. Does this set up come with the gasket required to replace? I read in the questions and answers another gasket is recommended so I'm curious is the gasket that comes with this set up no good? Also I read allot of reviews that say that it's really difficult to get into reverse with this shifter? Another question is, is this shifter overly noisy and or will I hear noise coming from the transmission? Thanks! Joe
The Barton Industries Short Shifter and Two-Post Bracket will include the shifter base gasket. No other gaskets should be required for installation. The shifter, like most aftermarket shifters will require more effort to put into reverse. Keep in mind, 11-12 and 13-14 used two different heights for the reverse lockout, this can be adjusted by rotating the shifter handle 360 degrees after loosening the bolt securing it. With the Two post bracket, this will be more directly tied to the chassis, and will transmit more road noise and vehicle vibration to the shifter handle.
I have a 2014 5.0 with the 401(a) package, will I need to purchase a shift boot retainer or a new shift knob?
With this short shifter you will not need to purchase a new boot retainer or knob as they both will work with the new shifter.
Your question was cut off but Barton is the best shifter on the market. It's the same one as Ford Motor sports but that one is more expensive for the same product.
The factory boot and shift know will work with this. The threads are the same as factory.
Sounds like the threads are stripped on your shifter and even if it seems tight they could allow for play in the shifter causing issues with getting into gear.
It will work, but you may not be able to use the include two post bracket with the blowfish.
This shifter will have a more mechanical feel to it which will make some noise but when the car is moving you do not hear that much.
The shifter itself will fit but you may not be able to use the two post bracket with the Blowfish bracket.
Yes, the SR Performance shifter base gasket (item 100636) will indeed be compatible with this shifter!
Unfortunately, we do not have measurements for exact distance of throw reduction. However, Barton has confirmed it to be 40% less than factory.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Year/Model:||2011-2014 V6 & GT||Material:||Billet Aluminum and |
|Manufacturer:||Barton Industries||Shift Knob Included:||No|