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

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    Features, Video & Details

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

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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.

    Smoother, Firmer Shifts. By combining a Barton Industries MT-82 Short Shifter and shifter bracket you will enjoy smoother, faster shifting while you're flying through the gears. This 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 shifter bracket installs easily with NO permanent modifications required to your Mustang.

    Application. This Barton Industries shifter and bracket is specifically designed for the 2011-2013+ V6 and 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: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Short Shifter
    • (1) Shifter Bracket
    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
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    What's the purpose and benefit of the bracket?

    dsslayer1210

    • The Barton bracket by it self on the 2011 mustang gt is a whole lot accurate and less spongey feeling. It gives the shifting a machanical feel. The stock shifting bracket rubber is held in place by 2 zip ties. The Barton bracket is a nice way to improve shifting whithout getting the shifter also. Although the shifter does bring 1st 2nd and 3rd gear close together alowing quicker shifts. Not to mention the spring for reverse is a bit stronger then the stock.

      Will2IAm

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    Is this even needed in Boss 302? I have the 2012 Boss 302. Everything I have read says it is the best shifting Mustang out there. Would this benefit my Boss any?

    jbebout1

    • This product would indeed benefit your boss 302. The 11+ V6, GT and Boss all share the same mt82 transmission and there is room for improvement. The barton short throw will shorten the throw from each shift 40% and the shift bracket allows high rpm deflections to be a thing of the past. If you enjoy the stock length of each shift, you could check out just the shifter bracket as many people only change this and enjoy the results so much they do not get a short throw shifter. It's all a thing of personal preference really! Most of the information I listed is in the product description too. AM also sells short throw shifters from Steeda (20%) and SR (25-30%) if you don't want something as short as the Barton.

      CMRad

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    Does it come with everything needed for installation?

    Frankjeanz

    • Yes, everything needed to complete the install for the Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket is included. This can reuse the factory shift knob or an aftermarket shift knob.

      AMJustin

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    I have problem in 3 gear it misses this gaer shifter helps or ??

    Ahmoo7ood

    • If you are having issues with a specific gear, the problem likely has more to do with the transmission than the shifter. We recommend taking the car to a mechanic to diagnose the problem.

      VincentV

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    What are the differences between the single and two post brackets? I'm planing to buy the "Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket" and I found there are two options it could come with Bracket or Two-Post Bracket? What are the benefits of the two post brackets? Is there a major difference between the single and two post brackets? Thanks in advance...

    Shukri

    • The difference between the Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82 (11-14 GT, V6) and the 2 bracket option is rigidity. The 2 post bracket is going to be heavier duty and be able to take more of a beating, per se.

      JeffAM

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    Do you still push the shifter down to acess reverse?

    austinh23

    • Yes. It has reverse lock-out same as the stock shifter.

      RoFo

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.840909 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.477273 4.5
    • Throw Reduction 4.863636 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 25, 2018

      Top Of the Line Shifter

      This Barton Shift has a great feel to it and and a shorter throw. No more hunting for the next gear its there. Awesome product!!

      StevenY

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 20, 2018

      First short throw shifter

      Night and day difference. The throw is drastically reduced it was more than I gassed expected, and stiffened about 100-150 percent over stock. The reverse lockout is also about 2x stiffer to push down so you will never accidentally put the car In reverse. You will feel more vibration and volume coming from the shifter but not overbearing or distracting just a welcome amount of feed back. Shifts are very clean and mechanical, you will feel every time your in a gear no guessing and you literally cannot miss a gear or accidently screw up unless your trying to. No nonsense should have came standard I love it. Took a little over an hour to install. Noting major 6 bolts and a panel.

      DavidGT

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 17, 2017

      MUCH BETTER THAN STOCK! LOVE IT!!!

      OMG!!! No more missed shifts, great feel and quality!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

      BrandonM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 28, 2017

      Barton review

      The shifter is awesome. The throws are very short and I always know exactly what gear I’m in. Very good purchase.

      CameronS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      November 14, 2017

      Ehh.

      Shifter is ok. Definitely a notchy feel. If you want the shifts to feel good you really can't be lazy. Decent upgrade from stock. I did the bracket too.

      DerekH

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 12, 2017

      Everything you need!

      Upon first impressions this shifter was definitely a higher quality construction as everything felt more solid than the stock shifter. Shifts are short and precise. Now you don’t need to get the bracket but it is a far better piece than the stock bracket. It does add to the accuracy and feel between shifts. Overall even though it has a sort of pricey tag, it is definitely worth the money. You can actually drive spirited without missing gears!

      Diddy

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 11, 2017

      Great

      Went from 5 1/2 throw to 4 inch throw. Overall great product makes a little noise while driving. The bracket was pretty hard to install but with patience it's possible.

      BrandonW

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 27, 2017

      DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!

      My quick recommendation is to spend a little more money on something of quality. Biggest complaint is the amount of force it takes to actually shift into gear - it is VERY rough and it often seems like it's in gear and either pops out, or grinds. Second biggest complaint is that in our first of this shifter, the steel rod ( 3/8 in thick ) SNAPPED on a daily drive to work. We contacted Barton due to their faulty product and was met with sorrys and promises of a perfect replacement product with a one day turn around. I won't focus too much on that, but I will say that I didn't have my daily driver for OVER a month. Don't waste your time or your money and buy a quality product. I promise it'll be worth it in the end

      AliciaD

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 02, 2017

      great shifter

      Completely changed the feel of the car for the better.

      Cyan1de

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 22, 2017

      Worthwhile investment

      This is a worthy investment in your Mustang. It is a very solid shift now. I have had it for about 3 weeks. 1 thru 6 shifts were immediately improved. Reverse still can be challenging. The spring is very tight and precise. It took me about 90 min to install using jack stands.

      MarkH

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 04, 2017

      Money well spent!

      Love this shifter, very rigid and accurate shifts. A lot more comfortable shifts than the stock shifter. The Stock shifter is really notchy, I got multiple popping when going into gears. With the Barton, it's so smooth! Less time shifting, more time accelerating. You do have to apply a little more force when shifting into 5th than stock shifter, but that may go away as it wears in. Definitely recommend!

      VincentC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 08, 2017

      Barton Short Throw Shifter

      Bought to improve p*ss poor stock shifter reaction. Ends up, a known Ford issue with the clutch had caused irreparable damage, and this damage also caused transmission damage. So..rebuilt MT-82 from Ford (Tremac conversion too expensive/intense); new RAM Powergrip HD clutch and billet steel flywheel - new car. The shifter makes a world of difference. Sorta like what I would want from a factory machine engineered by driving enthusiasts.

      TedV

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      April 14, 2017

      Barton short throw shifter and bracket

      Nicely made product. Install takes about an hour and a half. Fits well and shifts great. Shifts are alot stiffer as well. But took it out because you get alot of transmission noise. I could hear it over my intake and exhaust. Was too annoying for me.

      jebadent

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2017

      Nice short throw

      Very nice and crisp shifts, throw is very short. Over all a very nice shifter. The bracket is significantly better over stock. However, the shifter is very noisy. You can hear the gears even without your hand on the shifter, makes me wonder how long the synchros will last with this shifter.

      EzekielH

      Year: 2013 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 25, 2017

      Love it!

      This thing here will change the way you shift! Its like night and day difference between the factory shifter and the barton. It is noisy but i will take that con because you get twice the good from it. Totally worth the money you will spend on it and fairly easy to install as well. Took me about an hour and half to get it done. But i used a lift.

      GTGrizzly

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 17, 2017

      Night and day

      What was once your first to neutral is now your first to second. Definitely takes getting used to. I still get hung up on 4 - 5. Reverse is a little tricky, need to put some weight into it. overall after 50 miles it's my favorite mod

      Dennis

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 15, 2017

      Worth every penny

      I bought this product because with my 2013 GT when I was driving it hard the stick shifter would feel kinda sloppy and sometime I missed a gear when I was shifting fast but now with this the shifter feels nice and stiff and no more missing shifts!! Love it install was easy I did it on jackstands took a little over an hour overall I would deff recommend!!!

      Racered5ohhh

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2017

      Excellent Shifter

      I watched many videos on how to install this shifter and it was as easy as shown. I noticed the transmission goes into gear better and there's a crisp snap sort of as it finds the slot. I first had issues with snycro noise and it was hard to put into reverse even though I spent almost an hour making sure the dust boot was on correctly nothing seemed to fix the issue. What worked for me is to add another flat washer and lock washer to each of the studs which hold the bracket on and now it shifts very smoothly into reverse and there's little to no noise from the syncros.

      Dboy

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 03, 2017

      Great shifter!

      Very well made, great instructions, works flawlessly. Hour or two installation

      2012cs

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 23, 2016

      2012 V6 Mustang w/perf. package

      I love this shifter! I bought the single post mounting bracket and it made the entire assy really solid. This shifter and bracket should have been my 1st mod. I highly recommend it.

      Dbernie

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

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