Having a problem with Barton shifter

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  1. EVIL CAT

    EVIL CAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    Hey guys, so my guy just installed my barton shifter and I found that moving over to reverse is REALLY hard. I mean really hard. Does it have to be adjusted over to the left a little? Any help is appreciated, thanks guys.
     
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    Where did you index the handle at? Towards you or the opposite? Also, are you sure you have the rear most mount positioned the right way? Im talking about the one that holds the rear of the assembly up and attaches with a nut at the top. That CAN be installed 180* off and cause binding.
     
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    I wasn't there for the install I was at work myself, but from what it seems the handle is more towards me but maybe it needs to be more? I know what assembly you're talking about as well cause I messed with it a little bit before it was in. I'm assuming it shouldn't be as hard as I say it is to throw in reverse
     
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    Installed mine myself at midnight last night and mine goes in reverse no problem have him check his work also maybe just remove shifter boot to see if it's hitting anything
    Ron
     
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    I'm considering the Barton shifter as well. What are the advantages v. the stock shifter? I haven't owned a manual trans in a long long time so i have no point of reference to compare with my M6. It feels fine to me as I'm getting used to the gates & throw. Thanks for your thoughts & impressions.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    It should not be hard to shift in any gear. get it set up right before you drive it
     
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    Biggest thing I noticed was no slop and very precise
     
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    I had figured it shouldn't be difficult at all to go into reverse. I would take the shifter boot apart but I'm out of town at the most inconvenient time. The car is with me but I have no tools here. Especially no plastic trim tool. Thanks a lot guys I just wanted to clarify. But as to the quality and feel of the barton shifter it's incredible, I highly suggest it to anyone with 6M
     
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    As another has posted it is a much firmer solid shifting unit. It also has a nice little "spring" to it when you are going 2-3 it wants to already straighten out as you move from 2 to 3. Which is really good when you are in it, or racing and your doing No-lift-shifting (one of the perks to our 6spd vs other ones), you can just hammer from 2-3 and it will fall right into place then striaght back to 4th. Its a nice setup for sure
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    the hellcat shifter is better than my 2012 SRT shifter but not that much. I am thinking a Barton will be the way to go.
     
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    The Hurst is a good unit to, i have one with the upgraded 440 Rod, also a nice, tight shift. Not as much of a work out as the Barton can be, but also a firm unit
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    sounds like I get to do some research.
     
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    Spoke with a tech from Hurst and he said they do not have a shift kit for our HC's... So based on others posts they actually do have a kit available???
     
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    They have it listed for the Scat Pack, i don't see why it wouldn't work in a Hellcat, its the same shifter i believe. But sorry, i was speaking from using both units in my 2010 Challenger. But i would be curious to see what the tech says if you asked him about if there is a difference between the Scat and Hellcat shifter
     
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    I've got the Barton on my '14, I like it.
    But I won't be changing the Cat. Not enough bang/buck. My 2cents.
    The "viper" manual is sweet!
     

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