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Old 03-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default Barton shifter

Howdy folks, I want to replace my shifter on my 2008 GT 5 speed, has anyone had any experiance with a Barton shifter?

Thanks for any input.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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The Barton is consistently rated very highly.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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Why not go with a known winner - MGW?
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i love my barton. it was an easy install as well
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I get the feeling I couldn't go wrong with either one.
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Get the Barton if you want the "flat stick" and old school shift ****. I've used both and they're both good shifters.
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Thanks for the help folks, i'll post up what I decide to buy.
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Why not go with a known winner - MGW?
+1 on what he said. I don't even want to think of driving my car before I had it.
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+1 on what he said. I don't even want to think of driving my car before I had it.
After going to there website that is the direction I am leaning towards.
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After going to there website that is the direction I am leaning towards.
Don't know how the shifter in your 5 speed stacks up against the flaws of the 6 speed in mine. You could possibly look at a Steeda Triax as another way. I know a lot of people here run them. Maybe they will chime in. To compare my stock shifter to the MGW is day light to dark. Ford's stock 6 speed mount really leaves a whole lot to be desired from. The MGW is solid and there is no mistake when changing gears were you are coming from and were you are heasded to gear wise.
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that's a sweet looking shifter, but $350, damn that seems like a bunch of dough for a shifter.

It looks very similar to the mgw, but $90 more. Actually you could get the $329 option and it comes with an aftermarket shift ball or the $280 version which reuses the factory ****.

The mgw doesn't come with a shift ****, but it does let you select oem thread stick or one for aftermarket shift *****.
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I have been debating the Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter myself. Always been a fan of their shifters. I am really getting tired of the poor shifter on my 6 speed, it's picky can be tricky to get it into gear sometimes at speed. God forbid the times you think your in first and its in reverse somehow....
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An MGW will take care of that. King of the hill.
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Went from Stock Shifter, to the Hurst Competion/Plus, to the Hurst Billet/Plus and then finally last year to the Barton.. Absolutely Nooooooooooo comparision !!! Real quality piece with great 2-3 shift !!
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Default Barton Black Shift **** and Extension

I went with the Black Shift **** and Extension. It came with the ball, the extension, jam nuts and a shift boot spacer. It took 5 minutes to install and raises the shift height 1 1/2 inches. It looks awesome and very professional. It shifts easier and more precisely because of the addtional throw. It was expensive at $99 but definitly worth it.
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MGW also has a whole list of shifter accessories. I ordered mine with a black shift ball with red stripes and the machined jam nut. Pretty slick.
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