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View Poll Results: Which Shifter
Barton 4 12.90%
MGW 27 87.10%
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Barton or MGW

Just as a precursor, I have searched the forum and seen reviews on both of these shifters but I am still having some trouble making up my mind as to which one I actually want.

I like the Barton shifter because of the price, flat stick, and large throw reduction. But it would retain the stock shifter assembly and I've seen that some people have issues with noise/vibration on the Barton though and that is really the only thing that worries me.

I like the MGW because it is obviously a complete shifting assembly. However, I don't like their retro shaft quite as much as I like the look of the Barton's flat stick. I've heard great things about the MGW but it is also twice the cost of the Barton and I'm just not sure if its worth the extra money.

To sum it up:


Pros: Price, Better Looking (IMO), Larger Throw Reduction than MGW
Cons: Possible Noise/Vibration, Utilizes Stock Shifter Assembly (not sure if this is necessarily good or bad)


Pros: Replaces Stock Shifter Assembly, Said to be Quiet
Cons: Price, Less Throw Reduction than Barton, Looks are not as appealing as Barton

So, if anybody has some input for me, I'd definitely appreciate it!

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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I would go with MGW. After doing the research the whole shifter assembly replace is a much better choice
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'm about to take this plunge too, and based on my research, without a doubt, it will be MGW. GOod luck!
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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I just went with the MGW, I'm waiting for it to get here as we speak.. Trscking info says it'll be here by Wed and I can't wait..
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #5

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Ive been doing some research too and have been reading mgw has a very hard time shifting into reverse. Like people saying they have to use two hands so there wrist doesnt hurt. Any input on this?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #6

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I pined for a Barton for my first two years of ownership. They had about 4-5 cool knob choices, came with two sticks, etc. When my time came to buy, they had generated enough business they were struggling to keep up and had gutted all of the options I loved out of the deal. I decided to replace it all with MGW. No regrets. I actually parted ways with my 2010 and moved the shifter to my 2013 I liked it so much. I'm not sure who is using two hands for reverse but I've seen nothing of the sort with mine.

All that being said, I've heard good things about both. The MGW is much more positive and mechanical-feeling than the stocker.

I love it but I don't think there is a wrong choice.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #7

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MGW shifts much smoother, but has a longer throw. I've had both shifters. I really liked the Barton, but I love the MGW. It's worth the money.
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