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Old 08-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Short shifter decsion

Having a hard time choosing between the Barton and mgw short shifter I just don't wanna get locked out third again. I reviews and watched videos and in leaning towards the Barton shifter just cause I can get it faster. Who here has had both and and which one to do you prefer and reason.
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Ever consider just getting the barton 2 post? It's all I've done and I have zero problems
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Ever consider just getting the barton 2 post? It's all I've done and I have zero problems
Considered it to but since I'm at it might as well do short shifter plus I would the shorted throws anyways
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I got the MGW, and all I can say is WOW!!! I'd highly recommend it!
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I've had both of these and they are both a great improvement over the stock setup... Barton with the 2 post bracket is short, crisp, and feels a bit mechanical with a bit of drivetrain noise which I wasn't too crazy about, but definitely a great upgrade... MGW is SMOOTH and very precise, while the throws aren't as short as the Barton, but definitely is quiet and makes yours your trans feel more reliable... MGW is the most praised and I've been using it for the past 2 weeks and its awesome!! Changing only the top shifter w/o changing the bracket, u will still get locked out of gear since under high rpm... If your on a budget, at least change the rear bracket
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I got the MGW, and all I can say is WOW!!! I'd highly recommend it!
Is there any noise when ever you shift I don't mind it but if there is how loud is it? Also how is reverse.
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Is there any noise when ever you shift I don't mind it but if there is how loud is it? Also how is reverse.
If sound is an issue try dynamat and it will improve the sound inside the cabin by a ton. After installing the barton kit I used the product around the shifter, under the seats, under the rear seats delete and all over the trunk and trunk lid and I can tell you that the noise lever is much Much lower than stock even with Long tubes, no cats and a loud borla in the back.
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Never heard of anyone switching from the MGW to the Barton, but heard plenty making the opposite switch. How long have you driven your car without switching the shifter? Is a couple of weeks REALLY that important? Drove a '13 with a Barton and it shifted better than the OEM shifter no doubt, however, you get a considerable amount of "road noise" with that shifter that we didnt care for. That is the reason we bought the MGW. Installed it and did have to wait 3 weeks, but after using it, VERY HAPPY with the decision to get the best shifter, not the quickest delivered. Flawless smooth shifts even under WOT and doesnt have NEAR the road noise you get with the Barton. There is a $20 difference in retail on these two shifters. It is not even CLOSE on how much more you get for that $20 with the MGW. Compare the two side by side and even a person who has never seen a shifter will say that it is obvious which piece is designed and built better.

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I stayed with the stock shifter. Must be the 20+ years of driving manuals and learning how on a tractor at age 6 that makes it easy and smooth for me. I have plenty of power and drag it every month. I don't have a problem shifting or grinding gears. 1-2 is a tad tight but nothing like some of you describe.
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Never heard of anyone switching from the MGW to the Barton, but heard plenty making the opposite switch. How long have you driven your car without switching the shifter? Is a couple of weeks REALLY that important? Drove a '13 with a Barton and it shifted better than the OEM shifter no doubt, however, you get a considerable amount of "road noise" with that shifter that we didnt care for. That is the reason we bought the MGW. Installed it and did have to wait 3 weeks, but after using it, VERY HAPPY with the decision to get the best shifter, not the quickest delivered. Flawless smooth shifts even under WOT and doesnt have NEAR the road noise you get with the Barton. There is a $20 difference in retail on these two shifters. It is not even CLOSE on how much more you get for that $20 with the MGW. Compare the two side by side and even a person who has never seen a shifter will say that it is obvious which piece is designed and built better.

MGW compared to OEM

compared to Barton
Agree, putting my money aside for the MGW.
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I've had the car for about a week now I came from a subaru sti and I had a short shifter and I loved it the quick shifts made it a night and day from the stock one. I am gonna get the mgw but I was wanting the opinions of the Barton owners.
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