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

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  • Money Saving Combo Kit
  • Includes Barton Industries Short Shifter and Two Post Bracket
  • Improves Shifts
  • 40% Reduction in Throw
  • Billet Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction
  • Fits 2011-2014 V6, GT and BOSS 302 Manual Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

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.

Smoother, Firmer Shifts. By combining a Barton Industries MT-82 Short Shifter and two post shifter bracket you will enjoy smoother, faster shifting while you're banging through the gears. This 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.

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 two post shifter bracket installs easily with NO permanent modifications required to your Mustang.

Application. This Barton Industries shifter and two post bracket is specifically designed for the 2011-2014 V6, GT and BOSS 302 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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Short Shifter
  • (1) Shifter Bracket
  • (1) Shifter Base Gasket
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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Oh My God

This has made my mustang so much more enjoyable to drive. The shifting is crisp and quick. Can handle hard shifting. BUT it's super hard to get the car into reverse. You need to thrust down super hard ...

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Barton Shifter is Bad Azz!

This is a must have for every 5.0 stang...The throw reduction is amazing and makes hard shifts a sure thing, no more missing 2nd or 3rd in hard acceleration. I highly recommend this product!!

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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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.


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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.


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How does this shifter perform compared to the newer Barton Hybrid 3 Shifter?


Does the install require silicone and or gasket?


  • The Barton Industries Short Shifter and Two-Post Bracket for the MT-82, does require a gasket for the shifter-base/shifter turret. The gasket will be sufficient to create a perfect seal, and silicone will not be required. The shifter comes with the gasket, so you should not need to source any gasket.


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I installed this shifter with the two post bracket today. I gave it a quick drive around the block to see how it felt. It felt much better than stock and there was no noticeable increase in transmission noise. Later I drove the car for about twenty minutes and by the end of my trip gears 1-4 would make a lot of noise, almost like a swooshing sound every time you shifted. I checked the rubber boot underneath the center console and it was on right. Any other suggestions to reduce the noise?


  • I suggest taking your car to a shop to make sure everything is working properly with the transmission. Once the shifter is installed, there should not be any noise made by it when you shift into gears.


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I was Looking to purchase a Barton short throw shifter within the next few days. Although I would like to know the difference between the BARTON Short throw shifter single and two-post bracket.


  • 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.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.89172 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.681529 4.7
  • Throw Reduction 4.942675 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 18, 2013

    Oh My God

    This has made my mustang so much more enjoyable to drive. The shifting is crisp and quick. Can handle hard shifting. BUT it's super hard to get the car into reverse. You need to thrust down super hard.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 San Jose, CA, USA

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 28, 2014

    Barton shifter

    I have had this shifter for over a year now. It goes into reverse with difficulty. I thought it might break In over time but it has not. The shifter works nice in low rpm operation but is hard to get in gear when getting after it in higher rpm scenarios. I consider this a performance upgrade but have been disappointed in its performance.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Kalamazoo, MI, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 27, 2013

    Barton Shifter is Bad Azz!

    This is a must have for every 5.0 stang...The throw reduction is amazing and makes hard shifts a sure thing, no more missing 2nd or 3rd in hard acceleration. I highly recommend this product!!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Troy, VA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 26, 2013

    Definitively worth it

    Very nice construction, solid, the throw reduction is optimal and very precise, straight forward installation. Just like any other aftermarket short throw shifter the noise level increases but not to an uncomfortable level.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Riverside, CA, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    August 30, 2013


    What a difference this shifter makes. Just have to get adjusted to the feel. And no more missing 3rd!!!!! Definite must have !! Thanks


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Sugar Land, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 15, 2013

    Awsome Shifter

    This is the first short throw shifter I have had in a car and wish I had bought one earlier for my RS3 Roush. The shifter is an excellent addition to the car. I no longer miss any of my shifts especially going into 3rd gear. The install time was under an hour from start to finish and the fitment was spot on. I have a few Mustang buddies that can't wait to get one in their cars.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: Other Wyoming, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 04, 2014

    Great Shifter

    No more problems shifting in any gear, It make the car a pleasure to drive (it already was, now more). This is a comment from my mechanic, "Test drove vehicle before and after installation and found shifting is worlds better! Very precise shifting." 0.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Oregon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 13, 2014

    a definite must have mod

    The Barton shifter works great. It drastically changes the driving experience in a positive way. My only critique is that its a little loud. So that takes some getting used to. But overall I'm very happy with my choice.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 01, 2014

    Why hadn't I bought this earlier?!

    I installed this kit in my '14 V6 in under two hours in the dark with hand tools and a mini-maglite in my driveway since I got it on Friday ahead of schedule and it's not as if I'd have just left it to do until Saturday morning, right? The hardest part was getting the bottom half of the Barton bracket onto the shifter box and bolted to the top half, but not that big of a deal- use a small 9/16 in. box wrench to tighten the bolts (the instructions called out 5/16 bolts, but that is probably the threaded diameter) after you have them finger-tight. Mine also was missing the little container of Loctite, but i have plenty laying around. As for the OEM gear, you're just going to have to grab the stock bracket and rip it downwards because of the little retainer clip on it; don't bother trying to pry it down or you'll just waste 15-20 min. until you get hacked off enough at it to rip it off anyway. I didn't take off my driveshaft, there was enough room even with my forearms that are as big as most guys' biceps. I was looking at this vs. the FRPP shortshifter and after some reading found they are both made by Barton, If you really want the "Ford Racing" logo and blue anodisation, go with that one, otherwise this combo pack is the way to go if you want a gated-shifter feel for a bit less money. I drive over a hundred miles a day and this makes driving much more fun, especially on the back roads without mushy shifting. I had a custom shortshifter in my old car (a Passat), but this one takes the cake. I *thought* it was louder at first, but I don't notice it now. Take your time putting back in the rubber boot ("gasket"), i just re-used the stock boot.. Boom!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Willy, Vir.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 13, 2013


    I completely recommend this product. 100% better than stock shifter. I never miss a shift from 2nd to 3rd.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Monterey, CA, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 29, 2013

    The shifter sounds like the Fast and Furious Movies sounds when shifting

    Wow what a difference! It will take a little time for me getting used to such a short throw. Each shift sounds like a foomp foomp (something like that...LOL), HOWEVER, you will not miss a gear! There is very little slop and play like the stock shifter. The shift is short that I have to get used to (and quicker) with the left leg and clutch. I am extremely impressed. You can shift with a flick of the wrist as opposed to long throws like the stock shifter. Additionally, the Stock Bracket is just a piece of rubber surrounded by a piece of sheet metal held together by 2 tie-down straps....spooky! This should have been the stock shifter from the beginning! Excellent Product!


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Newport Beach, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 17, 2013

    Serious Shifting!

    This shifter and the 2 post bracket is a great buy. About 1-2 hours depending on lift or if its on a jack. Jack a little harder to do is all. Main thing on install is to make sure the bottom part of the boot is sealed around the whole mechanism including the reverse lockout, There is a lip at the bottom of the lockout that goes around the whole unit.At first i thought they meant just the top part of the boot to seal it off from the cabin but there are two seals and you have to stretch it good to get it around the bottom seal then the top seal goes on a little easier. It only adds a little bit of noise. Kinda sounds like a blender in between gears but not bad. Shifts CRISP and QUICK.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss Rochester, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2013

    Very Solid Shifts.

    Very nice, high quality pieces. install took less than an hour and the difference between the stock shifter and bracket are night and day!! i now have shorter shifts with a very positive stop and soilid feel to the shifter now. well. would reccomend to anyone.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Olive Branch, MS, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 27, 2013

    Day vs night difference

    Installed with 2-post bracket and I'm very happy with the results. Rock solid shifts and throw reduction is perfect. Even improved the dragging feeling going into second. A little more road and drivetrain noise but not excessive. Installation was pretty easy with car up on jack stands except for reinstalling the boot. It took me several tries. A little white grease and making a tool from 1/2" strip steel to fit through the shifter was the trick for me. Done deal!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT DFW

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 03, 2013

    Love this shifter and bracket!!!

    The only downside to this product is the fact that a lift is needed for installation. But with a lift installation was under 2 hours. I would say this is a must have MOD, the throw is super short and engagement is positive and buttery smooth. A word of advice is make sure you spend the extra money and get the two post bracket and short throw shifter kit.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Michigan, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 16, 2013

    Difference between night and day

    The only way to make the MT-82 transmission slightly tolerable is with this combo. I performed the install on jackstands towards the front - clearance was inches lying on a creeper, but doable. Be sure to carefully follow instructions - I skipped a step and had to undo bolts I spent a long time tightening. Also read through them in advance to acquire needed materials beforehand. When finally tightening the bracket holding the shifter mount from underneath, it seemed they could always go tighter, but I stopped just in case I was deforming something. My pony already had an older version of this short shifter installed (I bought it used) and they had failed to properly seat the dust boot, causing lots of problems. BE SURE TO SEAT THE DUST BOOT PROPERLY - if it takes you only a few seconds, you did it wrong. Another issue I encountered was the circular cutout for the shifter bolts blocked access to the rear-passenger bolt, preventing me from fully tightening it. This may just be an issue with my setup.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT NM

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 08, 2013

    Great Shifter

    It is an awesome improvement over stock i was amazed at how short the through was when i first put it in compared to the other shifters i have put in. It was relatively easy to install and I enjoyed doing it. Performance wise it is awesome and i dont get locked out of any gears and 4-5 to 5-6 gear is not so clunky and feel like your going out of your way to shift.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Sedalia, MO 65301, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 03, 2013

    the good and bad

    This is a IMO, instruction were pretty good. one part was getting me. fitment was really good. the throw reduction was amazing very very short now. the only thing that seems like i'll have to get use to is goin into first, its like you have to hit a sweet spot, but should be way better once I get it. did a little test drive, took the rpm's up and man it shifts solid. I recommend this item ASh


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Conroe, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 19, 2013

    Huge upgrade over stock

    Easy installation and provides a tremendous shift feel. Provides al lot more confidence over the Stock shifter that shifts won't be missed at high rpm's. Well built product.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss New Jersey, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 08, 2012

    Easy install, great results!!!

    I installed the shifter and the two post bracket on my '13 GT in the driveway. I put the front end up on ramps and realized that my ever widening body wouldn't fit under the middle of the car to reach the shifter bracket. I chocked the front tires on the ramps and jacked the back end off the ground and put jack stands under the rear. With the car on the ramps, jack stands and jack the car was stable enough to climb under. Not a lot of room to spare, but enough to wiggle under. I followed the directions and was finished in under 2 hours. The factory rubber shifter boot wasn't too hard to reinstall once I figured out that it sits in the groove at the bottom on the shifter. There is no way to get a good picture of what the boot looks like installed because it is covered by the upper part of the boot. If it isn't in the groove properly it will let road grit into the shifter mechanism. Once I had the boot reinstalled I climbed back under the car to make sure it was in the groove, all the way around and it was. The shifter makes a little more noise than the stock unit, but the difference in positive shifting is well worth a little noise. The shifter now feels like it is connected to the car as opposed to feeling like it's sitting on a rubber mount (which it was). Shifting in the upper RPM range there is no question whether it will go into 3rd anymore. I'm not sure how much of an advantage the reduced throw is, but the positive shifting is a definite advantage. I would recommend it for a daily driver, I got used to it by the time I drove out of the neighborhood. I chose this over the Hurst shifter (owned and loved many Hurst shifters) because there is no way I would let someone drive my car without reverse lockout. I would be worried they would back into someone pulling away from a stop light (led indicator or not).


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Southern Maryland

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