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Old 03-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Barton Shifter

Alrighty....got home from being out of town all week and got it done. I will focus only on the areas of interest.

Remove:

Getting the stock shifter out was pretty easy. Hardest part was getting the shifter out from below. Not much clearance around the driveshaft.

Install:

Getting the Barton shifter pressed in from below can be tough. Took me about 15 minutes to position it correctly so I could press it in from below. It is a very tight fit with the o-rings. Make sure you grease them before install.

The instructions mention loosening the cross-member for the transmission and lowering 1/2". I personally don't feel this was necessary but may help others.

Back in the car, I installed the Barton shifter handle. Very straight forward. Next was the boot and then the shifter knob. I went with the standard SS ball and it is really a beautiful piece. I have found the source of rattle for the shifter. Please see below:

**Source of shifter rattle**
The shift knob is what rattles under acceleration. There are a couple of solutions.

1. Install the lock nut, add some teflon tape about 1/2" above the lock nut, screw the shifter ball down.
2. Use some RTV silicone and coat the threads of the shifter handle after installing the lock nut. Install the shifter ball and lock it down with the nut. Let dry overnight.
3. Use the stock shifter handle.

The dynamat some folks are using is just masking the real problem. My recommendation for Barton would be to install a nylon nut in the bottom of the shifter ball/grip.

Impression:

This product screams quality. It is outstanding in design and really is a work of art. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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You are going to luv your new shifter
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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No better Shifter, service and economics. Just switched over to the flat stick and the comment from people passing by has increased 2 fold !
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:50 PM   #5
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On order today! Will post pics once installed.
Shipped out 10 minutes after you ordered. It's on it's way
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:52 PM   #6
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Shipped out 10 minutes after you ordered. It's on it's way
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Yessir! Talk about F A S T !!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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He is VERY FAST, he shipped mine out the same day and I go it two days later, putting it in this Saturday with the help of another forum member ...now just waiting on the Black T-Handel
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #8
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That's it, i've read enough threads with positive comments on this shifter. Ordered mine five minutes ago. First mod to my month old Camaro.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #9
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You will not regret upgrading to the Barton shifter.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
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That's it, i've read enough threads with positive comments on this shifter. Ordered mine five minutes ago. First mod to my month old Camaro.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #11
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Just put mine on this weekend, well Slim SS put it in for me but I watched , Love it so far, feel and looks!! Side note, if any one is thinking of getting this or any other shifter and exhaust cut outs, id recomend putting the shifter in first, kinda made it cramped trying to work up there under the car with the cut outs in!
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #12
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i installed my barton with the flat stick and love it, but it did chatter a bit in 2nd and 3rd under mid to WOT. I havent done the dynamat yet but i thought i would share what i have done and it took 75% of the chatter away. i took some regular grey silicone and put it on the threads of the shifter and a little inside the flatstick. i took it for a drive right after putting the silicone in and it didnt seem to help alot, but after it dried i have almost no chatter anymore.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:40 AM   #13
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Shifter arrived today. Will install this weekend with review and pics.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #14
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:36 PM   #15
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Installed my Barton shifter this afternoon and just got back from a test drive. That's how a shifter should feel and perform! Kept the stock knob for now. Thanks Barton for a well engineered performance shifter.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:45 PM   #16
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #17
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I just had the Flat Stick installed. What an amazing product at an incredible price.
I had never used a short throw shifter before and I wish I had the money to do this sooner. Very solid mechanical feel, and I love the way it clicks as it moves into gear. The only thing I noticed is the black aluminum ball gets VERY hot if it sits in the sun for a few minutes.
Anyone who is considering this, do it!! Best $210 you'll ever spend.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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What a great product! Can't complain at all about the whole process! Barton has one hell of a great product and if your thinking of getting a short throw shifter no one out there can touch the quality or customer service!
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Wow great price and positive reviews I might have to order
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