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Old 12-27-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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SR Performance short shifter

So I am wanting to upgrade my stock shifter and I am on a limited budget. I know everybody talks about the Barton and MGW but I dont want to spend that much so.....I am wondering if anybody has used the SR performance shifter and their thoughts.
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I've seen plenty complaints about them, get what you pay for applies here for sure, especially with a transmission as finicky as the mt82 **** box......


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What kind of complaints? Heard a video of the Barton and it sound like a shifter in a grain truck....clunk clunk
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If your on a tight budget start with a shifter bracket. I installed the energy suspension shifter bushing and I'm happy with my decision so far. Good luck.


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Old 12-27-2014, 12:55 PM   #5
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Yeah looked into that option too. Read the posts on AM and just wanted some real feedback on the shifter. I would like to hear specifics though so I can know if its something I can live with or not.
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The mt82 is not necessarily ****ty. Just needs some work done to it.
Mine is still good

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Old 12-27-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
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Seems like most trouble people encounter id within the bracket itself

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Old 12-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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I agree with upgrading your shifter bushing first. Otherwise save you money and get the mgw race spec. Best complete solution on the market.

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ok so any thoughts on steeda or hurst? I figured the bracket was a must do no matter what shifter you go with
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Barton 2 post bracket

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Old 12-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #11
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Found one on ebay, Core short throw shifter using Hurst stuff. Any thoughts?
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Go barton or mgw, you definitely get what you pay for as far as these shifters go. I love my barton, solid and you will not miss a gear.


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Rap, do you think there's a substantial difference between the 2 post bracket and the regular one that comes with the shifter?


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Rap, do you think there's a substantial difference between the 2 post bracket and the regular one that comes with the shifter?


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Hard to say, if you already have the normal barton bracket, it's not worth the $100. If you do not I would take the 2 post over the normal one

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Old 12-27-2014, 08:10 PM   #15
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Gotcha. I also just watched the video about the solid MGW bushings and that seems like a good bang for the buck and could definitely, along with a aftermarket bracket, stiffen up the shifter for little investment.


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It does, I installed mine the other day. Was not expecting much, but honestly was blown away, feels just like a t 56 now



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Do you have to pull the shifter and bracket off to install them?


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No just drop the transmission cross brace. And lower the trans on its own weight

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Thanks buddy. Didn't mean to hijack this thread, just trying to shed some light on the fact that the mt82 is not that bad. It's just the remote mounted shifter that sucks.


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The two post design is going to be more rigid as there is no bushing at the bottom half. Will it make a big difference? I think it will, as you will still get a fair amount of deflection using the stock front shifter mount, the stiffer the better in this case. I think it's fair to say the more solid the m82 shifter mounting gets the better it performs as evidenced with the new mgw race spec,blowfish bracket etc.

It would be interesting to see if eliminating the stock articulating shift linkage with a solid bar mount would make a big difference with a rear bracket change.
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That's essentially what the race spec shifter does.


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That's essentially what the race spec shifter does.


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I put the race spec on my car and really like it but, really can't compare to other options. When I pulled the stock shifter and compared the two it was a shocking the design difference. I'm still at a loss trying to figure out why the articulating shift linkage? Why the floppy mounting?
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:54 PM   #23
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I understand what you mean. I think they should've just figured out a bell housing or mounting design that would put the tranny back far enough for the transmission to not be remotely shifted.


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OP: as others have pointed out, go with a two post bracket if you're not ready to drop 500 odd bucks on a MGW. You will be more than just happy. Just stay clear of SR shifter, been there done that. Not worth the money for what you get.

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OP: as others have pointed out, go with a two post bracket if you're not ready to drop 500 odd bucks on a MGW. You will be more than just happy. Just stay clear of SR shifter, been there done that. Not worth the money for what you get.

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Thanks guys I will look into the bracket now and save for a shifter. I appreciate all the feedback.
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I first changed out my shifter bracket bushing for the Energy Suspension bushing, 17 bucks, a tremendous difference over the oem piece of sponge. Then just had to upgrade to the Barton 2 post bracket for some reason. A little bit firmer than the ES insert/bushing, but not a huge difference. I could have saved a hundred bucks. I really like my Hurst billet shifter, I got the classic look that I was after and an improved feel, it comes with what looks like an ES bushing in their kit.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:41 PM   #27
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Thanks ddtnoto, I like the looks of the Hurst too. I have found these from Core Shifters but not sure of the quality. Thoughts? Whats the part number for the bushing?
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