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I've noticed that my center console in my 2013 seems to be extremely warm lately. Temps have been in the 80-90's. I have a Barton shifter with all the factory insulation in place as well as the rubber shifter boot. My car is tracked, so I also have the trans air scoop installed. Any thoughts?
 
To be expected to a certain degree...

See posts regarding the MT82..

Even folks with tranny swaps are reporting higher than expected temps.

There is a reason why the 302R and 302S cost A LOT more than the garden variety production models.

When you start pushing your equipment to the edge things are bound to heat up ;)
 
Trans scoop channels air up around the transmission, so also up against the inside of the tunnel. Hot air from the trans heats the tunnel possibly.
 

PeteInCT

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The MGW shifter has a heat shield option which apparently works well since my console doesn't get very warm. Not sure if others have had the same experience.
 

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PeteInCT said:
The MGW shifter has a heat shield option which apparently works well since my console doesn't get very warm. Not sure if others have had the same experience.

+1

Exactly the same experience. On my Boss and Daughters V-6. Installed MGW and shields and noticed both cars consoles are cooler.

Shield sits flush against the underside of the trans tunnel with insulation sandwiched between. Cooler and quieter.
 

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