This is a MUST for anybody who wants the most out of their new 2011-14 Ford Mustang. The stock shifter bracket/hanger is prone to deflection and causes missed shifts under spirited driving or racing conditions. Eliminate the vague mushy feeling from the stock shifter or take your short throw shifter to the next level with this BARTON Industries 2-Post Shifter Bracket.
The Barton Industries short throw shifter is one of the first performance mods you should consider for your new S197 Mustang. Developed for the new 2011-13 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 and 3.7L V6 equipped with a MT82 6-Speed Manual Transmission, it greatly reduces your shift throw - a whopping 40% reduction. Due to its dual pivot trunnion design you will have smooth clean shifts not found on the factory shifter.
Finish off your shifter installation with a Barton Shifter bracket to reduce deflection in your transmission. It will help reduce missed shifts and aggressive driving and racing conditions. No more mushy shifter!!!
Barton Shifters are available for the following year model Mustangs: 2005 (05) - 2006 (06) - 2007 (07) - 2008 (08) - 2009 (09) - 2010 (10) - 2011 (11) - 2012 (12) - 2013 (13) - 2014 (14)
If you're looking to drastically improve the shift feel and reduce the shift throw by about 40% on your 2011 to 2014 Mustang GT or V6, you need a Barton shifter. This shifter is constructed of billet aluminum and stainless steel. And retains into factory, reverse lockout, as well as reverse camera sensing options. It retains the stock shifter knob, as well as takes the Barton white shifter knob option.
Another great upgrade is the Barton shifter support bracket and bushing, which will further improve the shift feel on your Mustang. You can grab yours at latemodelrestoration.com.
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I bought one of these and installed it along with the EPCO shift knob. the improvement in shifting is fantastic. Great product. the one and only complaint is that there is also a significant increase in noise in the cabin. The transmission area now gives off a loud buzz or mechanical sound when in cruising RPMs. It is bad enough I am planning on adding some Dynomat under the console. If that doesn't help them I may try to Steeda bushing. this is a fantastically made piece, but for my daily driver the noise is a bit much. Maybe if you drive with the radio on all the time, it won't bother you so much (I never do).
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Ryan H. on
I had an '05 GT in which I installed the Hurst Competition shifter. I loved it, super solid feel, expert shifting. Fast forward to my 2012 GT, hooooorrrrible stock shifting, nearly killed myself missing 5th, ending up in third under heavy acceleration. So I upgraded using Barton 2 Post Shifter Bracket because I'm on a budget and don't like dying. I can say I'm a huge fan, it does the job of allowing the stock shifter to properly do its job, solidly. No more missed shifts. It's not as solid and fun as the Hurst, but I can still add that on later to get the result I want. Highly recommend.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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This should be your first mod!
Scott D. on
I just installed mine today and man what a difference. The shift feel is lighter and clearly more precise than the stock bracket. I feel much more confident in my shifts under heavy acceleration, which is everyone's goal right?
The job was pretty easy under a lift (done in 45 min), and might take a little more determination under a jack in your drive way.
The minute you remove your factory bracket and see the zip-ties holding the bracket together, you will immediately feel vindicated for your purchase. Latemodelrestoration, you Rock!
With over 30 years in experience, the experts at Barton Industries strive to bring you the best in Mustang products. This family owned and operated business supplies parts for the Aerospace, Semi-conductor, Gas flow system, and the Automotive industry. The highly skilled employees at Barton take pride in producing superior products such as short throw shifters and brackets for your Mustang. Shop LatemodelRestoration.com for shifters that have a shorter throw for quicker ETs and faster shifts.