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Good day to all, couple things, I am looking to swap out my stock 6 - speed shifter for either a Barton or Hurst shifter. Has anyone in the group actually tried both and what are the differences? I am looking for a short throw shifter as well.
Also, I am looking to remove the flow restricters in the transmission. Has anyone removed the restricters and were you satisfied with the results.

Thank you, have a great day all.
 

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I personally have the Hurst to have the retro look of a pistol grip and the ratcheting sound of banging gears.........
 

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One of my favorite mods is the Barton shifter, it made a world of difference in driving my SRT. I added the skip shift eliminator at the same time.

Check out the thread listed below :)


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If you are referring to the CDV(clutch delay valve)

Definitely remove it, no remorse here. Many threads if you search on how its done “CDV removal” or “Delete”

Personally have the Barton, no regerts
 

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I swapped out my oem shifter for a barton and it didn’t make a difference the transmission still was crunchy with the only a shorter throw.so if you’re thinking it’s going to make a difference to put a new shifter in wil change the crunchyness in the transmission it won’t and the barton wasn’t the problem it’s the tremec
 

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go with Barton - I've had both

the Hurst is more $$ by $100 and they're noisy. Buzzes and vibration are the issues and while the throws are shorter, the QC is pretty sloppy

the Barton is more precise and the self-centering springs bring the shifter back to the 3 - 4 gate and past more positive feel. Very minimal noise. You'll hear some gear growl taking off in 1st (if sound system is off), but that's part of the charm of a mechanical component of a manual transmission

the Barton allows different shifter levers - you can use the OEM handle or others that use the OEM style mount or the extra cost option of what Barton offers.

had the Barton been around back in '11 when I changed out my first Challenger's shifter - I would have got one then. At the time, Hurst was the only option and I had the Larry K. mod done to correct the QC deficiencies that Hurst didn't get right.
 

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One of my favorite mods is the Barton shifter, it made a world of difference in driving my SRT. I added the skip shift eliminator at the same time.

Check out the thread listed below :)


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Great info Alexis. Much appreciated. I am definitely sold on the Barton shifter now. I do love the old school pistol grip shifter.

Thank you, Andy
 

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go with Barton - I've had both

the Hurst is more $$ by $100 and they're noisy. Buzzes and vibration are the issues and while the throws are shorter, the QC is pretty sloppy

the Barton is more precise and the self-centering springs bring the shifter back to the 3 - 4 gate and past more positive feel. Very minimal noise. You'll hear some gear growl taking off in 1st (if sound system is off), but that's part of the charm of a mechanical component of a manual transmission

the Barton allows different shifter levers - you can use the OEM handle or others that use the OEM style mount or the extra cost option of what Barton offers.

had the Barton been around back in '11 when I changed out my first Challenger's shifter - I would have got one then. At the time, Hurst was the only option and I had the Larry K. mod done to correct the QC deficiencies that Hurst didn't get right.
Thank you great info. Will be going with the Barton. I would really like to purchase the old style pistol grip shifter. Any thoughts on aftermarket shift handles that will fit the Barton?

Thank you, Andy
 

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Hey, new user here.

I've had a Barton in my 11 R/T since 2015. A few things and you can definitely make your own decision:

1. Throw is drastically reduced and noticeably so.

2. Though initially there is no play in the shifter while in gear, over the years it does loosen up so you'd have to go in and tighten it again. I've tried to before and had no luck with it, not sure if I'm doing it properly.

3. Install took 2+ more hours than what was said with me and a friend working on it. So this may be shorter for someone more mechanically inclined? Barton does have a detailed video on YouTube for the install so that was a great help.

4. The shifter does not remove the grittiness when shifting from 1-2, from what I've read, it's just the way that is TR6060 is stock, regardless of whether it's a Challenger, Camaro etc.

5. I'd do the Skip Shift Eliminator with the shifter together regardless of whichever brand you go with.
 

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Thank you great info. Will be going with the Barton. I would really like to purchase the old style pistol grip shifter. Any thoughts on aftermarket shift handles that will fit the Barton?

Thank you, Andy
one of my friends here has the Mr. Norm's replica of the Hurst Gunslinger (aka Pistol Grip) like the 70s models, except the grips are in carbon fiber style, not woodgrain.

There's also the Mopar version of the gunslinger handle (it was used on the Mopar 10s).

It bolts up in the same fashion as the OEM handle - so you don't need to optional (extra cost) parts from Barton.

you order the "OEM" version from Barton. If you decided down the road for other choices (Barton's flat stick) you can get the add on parts to make that possible.
 
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