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Before changing the shifter or any brackets, making it too short of a throw for the clutch action needed, consider the CHE-K member WITH the torque dampers. The torque dampers hold that tranny still for cleaner shifting during high RPM shifts. Since installing that ($179 and about one hour labor), high RPM shifts, especially from 2nd to 3rd are never missed (stock clutch) regardless of RPMs and the stock shifter can still be used. Since installing it, every gear goes in fine without grinding due to too-short-for-clutch-foot-action or missing a gate, and under loads, corners, and every which way you toss your ride.

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I've had my Barton shifter and bracket in my 2011 for about a year and a half now. Love the shifter, no complaints.
It was the first mod to my car. Worth every penny.

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You must be a terrible driver, or got a bad unit.
I'll choose bad unit and just leave it at that. AM told me they are hit or miss with problems. After the return I did hear of some people having to reverse the shift handle. Good luck with yours OP.

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I'll choose bad unit and just leave it at that. AM told me they are hit or miss with problems. After the return I did hear of some people having to reverse the shift handle. Good luck with yours OP.
I bet that's what happened to you. Barton put a note in there. You're supposed to look at and measure the height of the stock reverse lock out and make sure you have the correct size by spinning the shifter.



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I bet that's what happened to you. Barton put a note in there. You're supposed to look at and measure the height of the stock reverse lock out and make sure you have the correct size by spinning the shifter.
No note, unfortunately. I may call them directly instead of going through AM.

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I just received my barton shifter and 2 post bracket - the very first thing in the instructions tells you to measure for the rev lockout as some 2013 require some adjustments on the shifter arm prior to install
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I just received my barton shifter and 2 post bracket - the very first thing in the instructions tells you to measure for the rev lockout as some 2013 require some adjustments on the shifter arm prior to install
That would be the note I'm talking about. I would imagine not doing so would cause all kinds of havoc.



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as for the k-member brace and engine torque limiter... don't do if your stang is a dd... uber nvh and im sure that cudaman will attest to that..... I got the ford rscing shifter which is the same as the barton.. love it
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Installation complete in a little over a hour with no problems - there are actually two settings on the barton shifter one for 11 and 12 and one for 13 - worked perfect - Totally different feel - very solid shifts - I got the two post bracket which is slight overkill but it will last for sure.
Day or two to get used to it and then the real test at the track.

One thing to remember it is a lot more solid, hence takes some more effort to shift - that is a positive for us but if it is just a road car you may not like it.
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Glad you're happy. Once again, no mention of it in my instructions. Perhaps it was old inventory (pre 2013). Either way, very disappointed AM rep made no mention of adjustment when I called to return.

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1st night at track with new shifter - it is great - had the most consistent night ever- all shifts were right on and solid - never a doubt and it really builds confidence - good investment
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No note, unfortunately. I may call them directly instead of going through AM.
No note in mine that I bought about a month ago either. Also nothing said about it in their website installation video. I finally figured out what was necessary by doing a search on this forum. It is a big improvement however.

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No note in mine that I bought about a month ago either. Also nothing said about it in their website installation video. I finally figured out what was necessary by doing a search on this forum. It is a big improvement however. Dan
Glad you posted about the video. I used that too. Another plus is I don't need to defend myself from the "terrible driver" possibility by mentioning my 12 Mustangs, cutting 1.4 60's, trapping in the 150's, treeing Mustang greats like Mike Murillo, appearing in 3 Mustang Mags, blah, blah, blah.

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Love my Barton, just push straight up from 2 -> 3 with my palm and never, ever miss a shift. If I try and guide it myself I may miss - let the shifter do it for me and it works every time.

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