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Old 09-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Put a new trans in my 2013.

Well.. I might as well have. I have had the Barton shifter bracket just sitting here for a month or so and today I had 45 minutes so in it went.


Probably 1000 threads of people saying the same thing before me but here it goes.


Wow. What a difference. It goes into every gear including reverse way smoother with no effort. First to second shifting is marvelous. 3rd to 4th, 5th to 6th and back down to first. Wonderfully smooth and really makes it feel like I had a much higher quality transmission put in. It feels gated now. Goes into gear so friggin easy. Ford shifter is the perfect throw for me so I will not swap that out.

When I was under the car I grabbed the stock shifter and it wobbles back and forth. All the bolts were very tight. After replacing with the barton you cant move the stock shifter at all. Very solid now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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Andddd you just convinced me to buy it hah
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: Put a new trans in my 2013.

Haha. Cool. I always felt like the stock shifter felt like you are pushing the shifter forward and rubberbands are giving tension against it. Hard to explain but that is completely gone now.

I did it on Jack Stands. Not too bad. A little tight with your hands but you can push the shifter up and down to gain access. getting the stock part off took 5 min. I muddled around the toolbox for a few minutes. Used a dab of soap on the inside of the new shifter bracket to make everything slide in smooth as it is precise fit and with you on your back and your hands wedged in between the mid pipes and the driveshaft, the soap helped.

On a lift this would be a snap but very doable in the driveway.
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Re: Put a new trans in my 2013.

Very much on my to do list. However, since Barton redesigned their shifter and mounting bracket, they're almost as much as a MGW. Seeing as the MGW replaced the whole shifter assembly, I'm finding it hard to justify just the Barton setup.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #5
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Re: Put a new trans in my 2013.

I assume you just installed the shifter bracket? I ask because this could be something I may want to get in the future. I noticed when I test drove a mustang the other day that sometimes it was hard to get into second gear when downshifting from third, and I thought I might just need more driving time on it to get used to shifting, but from your post it sounds like this would eliminate that problem.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #6
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I have the bracket on mine and it's a MUST HAVE. The sloppy old one looks like the rubber is held back by zip-ties! It makes shifting way smoother.

Here's a comparison
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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Re: Put a new trans in my 2013.

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Very much on my to do list. However, since Barton redesigned their shifter and mounting bracket, they're almost as much as a MGW. Seeing as the MGW replaced the whole shifter assembly, I'm finding it hard to justify just the Barton setup.
I have the old one. Bought it from a classifieds add for like 50 bucks brand new. The JHR and Steeda one are very similar. I know someone that has had the Steeda one for years and it is just as good IMO.

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I have the bracket on mine and it's a MUST HAVE. The sloppy old one looks like the rubber is held back by zip-ties! It makes shifting way smoother.

Here's a comparison

When I pulled it off of the studs and saw the zip ties I was like seriously? Who the hell designed this?

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UPR makes the one I think that JHR sells and It is a copy of the Steeda or vice versa... OR maybe they make it for Steeda too. Who knows... Anyway. $59 on ebay. I have bought stuff from them on their ebay site and contacted them and gotten a little better pricing rather than just buying off their website or off of ebay fyi.

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Haha. Cool. I always felt like the stock shifter felt like you are pushing the shifter forward and rubberbands are giving tension against it. Hard to explain but that is completely gone now.

I did it on Jack Stands. Not too bad. A little tight with your hands but you can push the shifter up and down to gain access. getting the stock part off took 5 min. I muddled around the toolbox for a few minutes. Used a dab of soap on the inside of the new shifter bracket to make everything slide in smooth as it is precise fit and with you on your back and your hands wedged in between the mid pipes and the driveshaft, the soap helped.

On a lift this would be a snap but very doable in the driveway.
Is there a DIY on this laying around somewhere?
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Search youtube. Video tutorials are out there.
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I have the bracket on mine and it's a MUST HAVE. The sloppy old one looks like the rubber is held back by zip-ties! It makes shifting way smoother.

Here's a comparison
Wow that just sad right there.
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Search youtube. Video tutorials are out there.
Would you happen to know the title to one of them? I've searched and couldn't find anything
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Would you happen to know the title to one of them? I've searched and couldn't find anything
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Thanks so much man. Appreciate it!
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Allow me to play devils advocate.

I hear a lot of people praising the Barton shifter & bracket but the I hear even more people praising the MGW even people who formally had the Barton shifter.

Check out the technical difference between the two. I think you'll be impressed with how much more goes into the MGW setup vs Barton.
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Allow me to play devils advocate.

I hear a lot of people praising the Barton shifter & bracket but the I hear even more people praising the MGW even people who formally had the Barton shifter.

Check out the technical difference between the two. I think you'll be impressed with how much more goes into the MGW setup vs Barton.
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+1 I am planning to get the MGW
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:18 AM   #16
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Pulled the trigger on the Barton shifter bracket from american muscle. Should be here by the weekend hopefully! I'm impatient and wanted the 2 day shipping haha
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:36 AM   #17
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I have another question for someone to help Me out. If I am just replacing the bracket.. With the Barton shift bracket.. Will I still need to take out the console and do all that? Or will I be able to just go under the car and remove the factory one and out in the new one?
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I have another question for someone to help Me out. If I am just replacing the bracket.. With the Barton shift bracket.. Will I still need to take out the console and do all that? Or will I be able to just go under the car and remove the factory one and out in the new one?
Nah, you'll only have to remove the two 10mm nuts that hold the oem bracket in place from underneath.
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Nah, you'll only have to remove the two 10mm nuts that hold the oem bracket in place from underneath.
That's what I thought. Thanks alot bro! Looking forward to seeing how its going to change my shifting. Can't tell you how many times I've ran someone from a dig and griunded the sh*t out of my 2nd gear lol
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The Barton bracket is the best bang for the buck to fix the shifter feeling and slopiness. It will make it feel wayyy less spongy. You will love it.
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The Barton bracket is the best bang for the buck to fix the shifter feeling and slopiness. It will make it feel wayyy less spongy. You will love it.
Your making this waiting game harder than it already is yeah I'm picking my car up from the shop Saturday morning, I'm havin 3.55 gears put in, then I'm bringing it to the shop on base and putting in the shift bracket. Saturdays gonna be fun.
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I was just looking at the Barton brackets on AM...

What's the diff between the single and two-post shifter brackets??
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The two post is easier to get in because you slide it on and then have only 2 bolts to tighten. It is supposed to be a little more rigid. It is a newer design. I bought the 4 bolt one and have driven both and cant tell the difference unless I am under the car staring at it. It might be easier to install but imo not worth the extra money even though it isnt to much more $$$.
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I did the energy suspension bushing in the stock housing and it was a world of difference and only cost 12.95 .... That way I can save for an mgw !
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I did the energy suspension bushing in the stock housing and it was a world of difference and only cost 12.95 .... That way I can save for an mgw !
I almost did that but the stock housing is a POS also so I just went with the Barton.
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ya i almost got the bushing too but then I found someone selling the barton brand new for 25 bucks. they bought the bracket and then decided to just go right to the mgw so i figured for the extra 10 bucks what the heck.
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ya i almost got the bushing too but then I found someone selling the barton brand new for 25 bucks. they bought the bracket and then decided to just go right to the mgw so i figured for the extra 10 bucks what the heck.
I would done the same! Good deal
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did the new bushing make a big difference? just curious because I know a few people that are debating which route to go.
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did the new bushing make a big difference? just curious because I know a few people that are debating which route to go.
I just installed my barton bracket last night and it feels so much better than the stock bracket. I'd say it took out about 90% of the notchiness of the stock shifter bracket
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