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

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      Review & Installation 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.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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


      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

      MPN# 2011BM-1


      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • November 10, 2019

        5 2013 GT - Ausomejohn Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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

        4 2011 GT - schonf Installation Time: Afternoon

        great shifter

        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 gear

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      • August 18, 2019

        5 2014 GT - ChristopherM Installation Time: Afternoon


        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 purchase

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      • August 14, 2019

        4 2013 GT - Joe Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

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      • July 01, 2019

        5 2012 GT - RobertT Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

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      • June 26, 2019

        3 2011 GT - Vyzual Installation Time: Afternoon


        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.

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      • June 20, 2019

        5 2014 GT - MustangGuru Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        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.

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      • May 25, 2019

        5 2011 V6 - Jared Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Great product! The throw is so much shorter its scary

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      • May 07, 2019

        5 2014 GT - DonaldR Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

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      • April 21, 2019

        5 2014 GT - LeeM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Amazing feel!

        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!

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      Questions & Answers (22 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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.

      Helpful (4)

      what is the difference between this one (barton) and the ford racing?

      • It's the same shifter ford just cost more...

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      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.

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      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.

      Helpful (3)

      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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      10 More Questions
      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. 1 answer
      Alloy shift knob. My 2014 GT has the Alloy ball shift knob, will the boot and knob work with this shifter? 2 answers
      Could this shifter be combined with “Barton Flat Stick add on” available on barton industries website? 0 answer
      I installed this shifter today. I put the new gasket on between the shifter body and the Barton shifter. I put the 4 bolts in and ran them down but they never stopped. They got to a point and just kept spinning. The shifter is tight and does not move so I know the bolts did their job. I am enjoying the shifter but sometimes it is hard to go into 1st gear and there have been a few times where I have to play with it going into 2nd.. any ideas? 1 answer
      Will this shifter work with the blowfish shifter support bracket v3? 1 answer
      Will I hear more noise with this after market shifter after it’s installed? 1 answer
      Looking for the right sequence: In installing this with the Blowfish bracket, would I go under the car and remove the stock bracket, then go back up top, loosely install the shifter, then go back under and install the bracket? Finish/tighten the rest up top? 0 answer
      Ive been looking at which barton short throw shifter to get. I was wonderi Will this shifter fit with the blowfish bracket? 1 answer
      Will this work with my SR performance shifter base gasket? 1 answer
      2011 v6 How much throw reduction (in Inches) can I expect with this upgrade over the stock example (3.000 in - 2.835 in) 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Short Shifter
      • (1) Shifter Bracket
      • (1) Shifter Base Gasket

      Tech Specs

      Short Shifters Specifications
      Year/Model:2011-2014 V6 & GT Material:Billet Aluminum and
      Billet Steel
      Manufacturer:Barton IndustriesShift Knob Included:No

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Boss 302 - 12, 13
      • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14
      • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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