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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GreenHornet15 View Post
Just wondering what other impressions of the Barton have been, especially in regards to the tightness and 2nd gear specifically and whether people have done any after-aftermarket modifications to make it smoother and more user friendly.

PS - I should note that this was installed on a 2015 RT Plus Shaker 6MT

I've used the DRIVEN STF in ~ 40K of driving between my previous Challenger and my '16 I now have. It really improved the way the synchros behave and made the shift effort lower and more smooth.

The 2nd gear notchy feel does lessen with more miles - the one thing (have stock shifter in the '16) is you have to make a decisive effort to shift fully into the 2nd gate.

I'm not certain if its the revisions to the synchros (my '09 preceded the later design) and / or the design of the '15+ '09 never "tricked" me into not getting into the gate fully.

Other friends that have '15+ M6 have noted the same thing about 2nd being more a a pull to get fully into the gate. Once you've either popped out of gear or grind it, you make sure not to repeat that!

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As far as I know they only make 1 Manual trans fluid right here. Kind of pricey but worth every penny IMO
Trippytro, thanks for the response, it is pricey, but if it is better then probably worth it.
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Once you've either popped out of gear or grind it, you make sure not to repeat that!
Your not kidding Hal. Only manual trans vehicle that I have ever driven were the 2nd gear confidence is not 100%

Spent 48 years taking a 2nd gear shift for granted, not with a Tremor.

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