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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, 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
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 12, 13
    • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14
    • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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    A must have for your 6 speed

    This shifter is spot on. Short quick shifts, it clicks from gear to gear, no more missing 3rd, very solid design. Install is super easy for the shifter if you get the bracket also it is tight under there ...

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    Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82

    Overall the stock shifter was pretty good. However all too often 1st to 2nd would "stick" and that was turning into as real pain. So after disabling the "skip shift" crap I installed my new Barton. Overall ...

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    Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    What's the purpose and benefit of the bracket?


    • 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.


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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?


    • 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.


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


    • 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.


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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...


    • 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.


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    Do you still push the shifter down to acess reverse?


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


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    any tuning needed? Will it require any tunning after installation?


    • No - this shifter does not require any tuning after installation.


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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.837209 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.465117 4.5
    • Throw Reduction 4.860465 4.9

    • 5/5

      May 01, 2011

      A must have for your 6 speed

      This shifter is spot on. Short quick shifts, it clicks from gear to gear, no more missing 3rd, very solid design. Install is super easy for the shifter if you get the bracket also it is tight under there and the allen screws can be a challange. over all one of the best upgrades to start with. beware that this shifter will have a little more noise coming up through the floor.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 16, 2011

      Short Shifter and Bracket - MT-82

      Overall the stock shifter was pretty good. However all too often 1st to 2nd would "stick" and that was turning into as real pain. So after disabling the "skip shift" crap I installed my new Barton. Overall install was a breeze after reviewing the videos and reading the instructions. The only difficult part is the rubber dust boot. I messed with it about four times before I got it right. The bottom hole has to go around the base of the shifter which is more than twice the size of the whole, so stretch the hell out of it. If it not on right it could interfere with getting into reverse. Also if it is not on right and sealed it will make a lot of noise from air coming in. Also I was getting some slight but very annoying vibrations. I applied some door whether stripping as cushioning on to the console cover that fixed it. The shifter is great. It is not what I would call smooth. It is a more precise mechanical feel when running through the gears, I guess I would say it feels like it has more balls and it defiantly has a lot shorter throws.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 15, 2012

      Short Shifter

      The Barton Industry Short throw Shifter and bracket took about 2 hours to install after the install you can feel the difference immediately with the shorter and sturdier shifts. I highly recommend this product for you 2011-2012 Mustang (GT, V6)


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Royal Palm Beach, Florida

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 15, 2012

      Shifter for reduced throw, bracket for clean shifting

      The "mechanical" feel enhances the driving experience and it's not "annoying". You will hear a significant change in the sound while you shift gears (it pops/clicks with each shift). The reduction in the throw is incredible - it's hard to believe how quickly you reach the gears. It's nearly impossible to miss a gear with this shifter & bracket too. No more missing third. If I had to do it over, I would have bought the bracket only. The bracket is all you will need if missing gears (or question if you're in the gear) is the issue. The stock bracket is shameful. Just google it and you will see for yourself. If you really want to reduce the throw (40% is legit) then this is the shifter for you. The shifter and bracket are quality products and the install is a breeze. Like the other reviews have stated, be sure to take your time with the boot - be sure it is snug and wrapped properly. AND - shifting into reverse is not an issue. Yes, it does take some extra muscle but it's just something to get used to. Great product and is well worth every penny. Pull the trigger and take your driving experience to entirely new level. TheDude


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT MI

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 07, 2012

      Best shifter out there for new mustang

      Easy to install, night & day difference over stock. Shifter feels great with this upgrade. Definitely recommend!!


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT milledgeville, ga

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 21, 2012

      Awesome Shifter

      This shifter is amazing. Not only is the shift a lot shorter but it feels like there is a more positive engagement of the gears. It is a much more solid shift. It actually clicks into gear. The bracket was not too bad to install. The four allen screws on the back side are a little hard to tighten up but that's the hardest part of the install. This shifter is a must.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Vans5Oh

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 20, 2012

      Awesome Product

      What a great product. I installed the Barton shifter in my 2012 GT this afternoon at my local auto hobby shop and it was the easiest thing I've ever installed. Other than the fact that you have to get under the car for parts of the installation, it was a super smooth change out from the stock shifter. When I pulled off of the lift and I was able to get out on the open road I was just amazed at how much the shift length had been reduced. It's very tight and slams easily through the gears. If you're a spirited driver this is a must have (especially paired with the shifter bracket).


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Wichita Falls, TX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2012

      Barton Bad A** Shifter

      After watching videos and reading manual, was able to accomplish install in about an hour. The occasional "misses" I would make from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd are gone, there is no doubt which gear is which with this shifter. A very short throw with a nice mechanical feel is the final result. I do think alot of the misses were from the seemingly flimsy, overly cushioned bracket that comes from the factory. However, there is a slightly higher NVH level that does seem to ride right up the shifter into the cabin now. I will try to rectify this with some additional sound dampening materials soon. Over all excellent product from Barton, manufacturing construction is top notch on this part.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Dayton, OH

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 11, 2012

      Much faster more accurate shifts.

      The upper part of the installation is a breeze. Not having access to a lift I put the driver side at the top level of my jack stands. It still wasn`t high enough to use my creeper. I had the card board from a 46 inch flat screen. The box had a finish on it so it made it easy to slide around on. Once under I found the 2,10mm nuts that have to be removed. A deep wall is needed because the studs are very long. Understand your working above and around the 2 exhaust pipes and the drive shaft. Its tight. The stock support was a bit of a wrestle to get out, and installing the Barton was easy enough. I actually closed my eyes and did the install by feel. Once the bracket was assembled it had enough play that if I were to do it again I might assemble it and slide it on in one peice. I could do it in an hour knowing what I no now.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Nj

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 11, 2012

      Great shifter!

      It took me about 2 hrs to install shifter and bracket in my 2011 V6 Mustang. Was very helpful to watch youtube video of install before starting. After install, took for a drive, WOW what a huge difference. Reverse was harder to push down into, but the short throw is well worth it. Before install, I could feel the flex in the stock bracket with spirited shifting, after its rock solid. Have had to change driving habits a bit because how fast it can shift now. Interior noise from shifting is loud, a pop with each shift. Have only heard gear noise in first gear, stereo drowns out easily. I really like this mod, drove for 16,000 miles with stock shifter, wish I would have done this sooner.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Kingston, WA

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    • 3/5

      July 11, 2011

      Not bad...

      Material - At First appearance, the shifter looks cheap (looks plastic). Doesnt look like a $300 part. Install - pretty straight forward. Still not used to idea of having to go UNDER the car to change out a shifter. Fords fault. Performance Positive - shifts are crisp have a positive feel, no sloppiness. Very short throws. Each shift is now what equals to 1 shift knob in distance. Negatives - Not a very quiet part. Almost annoying. Bracket also transmits road noise. Getting it into reverse has small issues probably need to wear it in some.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 30, 2011

      barton shifter & bracket

      i installed the shifter& bracket two weeks ago,and i have been loving ever was abreeze to install.the short throw keeps you right in the power band.

      greg fricker

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 03, 2014

      well worth the money!!

      This shifter is worth every penny. Its not to bad to put it in, I did it on jack stands if you can feel your way around and don't have to see what your doing all the time its easy underneath. It took about an hour and half. Now for the fun, all I can say is man its short and tight. it feels like a shifter should. From 1st to 2nd its so quick the front end never drops. As far as the road noise everyone is complaining about it sounds the same to me, but I have roush exhaust so all I hear is pipes. Bottom line is you wont be disappointed!!


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Annville, PA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 13, 2014

      Barton Short Throw

      I was hesitant to write this review because this product already has multiple stellar reviews. I decided to anyway because the shifter is worth it. If you're like me you upgrade your car one piece at a time when you have a few hundred bucks at the end of the month. Few products for less than $500 will have such an impact on your car. No need to spend the extra money for a shop to install it for you. I had the shifter and bracket installed in about 2 hours using a jack and jack stands in my garage. No issues with fitment or the interior plastic trim. I swapped out my gears to 3.73s at the same time and man did it wake the car up. Great product. Great price. Easy install. Get it.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT GA

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    • 5/5

      May 15, 2011

      outstanding quality shifter

      Great quality shifter/bracket combo. Install took about 45 mins for both the shifter and bracket in my garage using jack and jackstands. Shifts are now positive and quick with a metallic click. There is quite a bit of road noise that comes up through it.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 04, 2014

      Love the Barton shifter

      I watched the videos on how to install it and when I went to put it on it took 45 mins to include jacking up. It's awesome how much different shifting feels from the stock shifter! I would always shift into reverse at stop lights but now I have no worries because it is much more difficult to reverse.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 14, 2012

      More noise but still a nice addition

      Just like some of the other reviews have stated, there is more noise with this shifter. The noises come from both the underside of the car and from the "thunk" when you switch gears. For me this isn't a problem as I was prepared for it. Installation: It took me about 1 hour with the help of my 15 year old son. I actually had him put the shifter in while I took care of the bracket. I think the most difficult part was getting the rubber dust boot back in place. Fit: Everything fit together perfectly, it is evident from the first time you see the product that a lot of care went into design and manufacturing. Feel: The much shorter throws take a little bit to get used to. I found myself almost switching gears when I was just going for neutral (30 - 45 minutes of driving and you'll be used to it). Switching from gear to gear is smooth although it does feel a little forced, kind of a mechanical feel. The only part I would change is the reverse lock out. Pulling back on the shifter to take it out of reverse used to give a nice "pop" into neutral. Now I actually have to pull back and push to the right for it to "pop" into neutral.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 St. Louis

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 06, 2012

      Huge improvement

      This combo is great! Didn't think the bracket would make much of a difference but it did. Install can be tricky. I recommend reinstalling the dust boot before installing the new shifter. Very mechanical feel now and very positive about what gear you have got.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Indiana

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 02, 2011

      Easy install, great improvement.

      Install is easy, did on jack stands in my driveway, at night even. Simple bolt on, instructions were easy to follow. Shifter now feels solid, not all spongy like factory one. Does make some noise, but totally acceptable and radio easily drowns it out. I feel confident slamming through the gears now. Great purchase and fast shipping.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT San Antonio, Tx

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 15, 2011

      Works as advertied by American Muscle

      The shifter ads a great addition to the performance driver. i had a difficult time with the GT stock shifter and was missing gears. Not one miss since I installed the Barton Industries Short Shifter and Bracket. You must add the bracket. A must have.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Chicago

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