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This question is for those of you that have just upgraded your shifter bracket and kept the stock shifter. Are you happy with this setup or if you were to do again would you replace both? Thanks for the wiley.gif


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I have the JHR bracket with the factory shifter & the difference was good enough for me. Better than the feel of the stock bracket!

I checked out the barton shifter at the All Ford Nationals in Carlisle & it felt really nice. However that was in a stationary Mustang not a road test.


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I have the Barton shifter and bracket installed and it's a world of difference over the stock setup. That being said, most of the brackets are also huge improvements over the stock bracket and I think most people would see/feel quite a difference with it alone, should their budget not allow both at one shot.

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I installed a barton bracket with the stock shifter. Ran this setup for about 6 months. Wasn't too bad, but still had the 2-3 shift problem at the track. But it was a definite improvement over the stock bracket. I ended up installing a barton shifter a couple of months ago. Love it. Very short throws. I have the black barton ball shift knob. It really "makes" the interior, as it is the focal point of the interior. Do just the bracket, but I think after that you will want a shifter though. Have a good one!

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I had the Barton shifter and bracket for 2 years. I started with the standard bracket them went to the 2 post. The 2 post gives a much more positive click in feel. The shifter gives a great short throw. im sure the bracket alone will help. But if you have the coin, do both. The shifter is easy to install and is well worth it.
When / if you do change the bracket, be very careful tightening the mounting nuts on the studs, they are small and easy to break.

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Barton 2 post with stock shifter, its nice. really helps with shifter feel. May eventually switch to a short throw but dont see it as being necessary.

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Barton Two Post and Steeda short thow. I didn't want too short of a throw and the Steeda Tri Ax fit the bill nicely.
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I went with the Steeda Shifter Base Bushing/Bracket...:
Steeda Mustang Shifter Base Bushing (11-14 GT;V6) 555-7090

Thoroughly am enjoying the shifts now with the stock shifter...using the black bushing...definitely worth the upgrade...would like to add a shorter shifter one day.
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I went with the Steeda Shifter Base Bushing/Bracket...:
Steeda Mustang Shifter Base Bushing (11-14 GT;V6) 555-7090

Thoroughly am enjoying the shifts now with the stock shifter...using the black bushing...definitely worth the upgrade...would like to add a shorter shifter one day.
Good to know....I ordered the Steeda as well and plan to use it with the stock shifter. I haven't decided which bushing I'm going to use yet, I guess I'll try both then make the decision.
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When I had the 2012 Brembo GT, purchased in 2011, I replaced the stock bushing with the red Steeda bushing. This was a nice improvement over stock. I then bought and installed the Steeda TriAx shifter a few months later. This was even better. With this combination along with manually disabling skip shift, the car was much more user friendly. I'm sure any aftermarket setup is better than stock. I drove it for 15,000 miles before trading it for my current car. Whoever bought it got the luxury of buying a Mustang that was already "fixed" as far as shifting goes.

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I started with the JHR bracket and the OEM shifter and was good with that...till I scored a used MGW. If you are willing to spend the $ it is worth it. If I had to replace it I would do the MGW again with zero hesitation.

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I started with the JHR bracket and the OEM shifter and was good with that...till I scored a used MGW. If you are willing to spend the $ it is worth it. If I had to replace it I would do the MGW again with zero hesitation.
Same thing I did. Installed the SR shifter and Steeda bracket, only to replace it with the MGW 5 months later. If you do not plan on any tracking or aggressive driving, a Barton two post with a tri-ax is an OK setup. But the only real solution is the MGW hands down.

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