02-01-2006, 02:09 PM
i was wondering how much of a diff. this will make in daily driving/hard drving , anyone else that has the Ford Racing STS , what key differrences should i see and or look for ?
P.S. is there hot-to install this , how long and what is the difficulty for this procedure...?
02-01-2006, 02:36 PM
Hey man I recently put my FRSTS in and I like it a lot. I always thought the stock shifter was too long of a throw and was very pleased after doing the STS. There is a how-to in the How-To Archives at the top of the page. I found the how-to easier than the directions from Ford mainly concerning not having to take the entire center console out. Its not very difficult just make sure you have the tools like the torx bit required ( I didn't and had to run to the parts store in the middle of it, grrr) but it shouldn't take more than 45min an hour even if you go slowly and check and re-check your work.
02-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks , i cant wait to put it in tonight....
Any performance gains from this mod ?
02-01-2006, 02:45 PM
uhhh, other than the shorter throw? oh yes. quicker shifts! i love my FRPP STS!
02-01-2006, 02:58 PM
lol i can't wait , i think i'm going to have friend help me install , he did his on his 03' cobra...
02-01-2006, 04:09 PM
You going to love it man!!
02-01-2006, 05:44 PM
It really makes a noticeable improvement in shift feel and makes the shifts crisper and cleaner and definitely shortens the throw. I absolutely LOVE mine and if you couple that with a Mac Snubber or the V/F mount (the lower tranny mount) you will like it even better but stear clear of the inserts, I have those and the big one works it's way out all the time and it's very annoying. Both of those mounts can be found at www.C-F-M.com IIRC. Enjoy!
02-01-2006, 05:46 PM
the mount you just take out the old and put in the new one right ?
with it jacked up?
From the ":NEW: Complete 'HOW TO' Archive Link :NEW:" sticky at the top of the page...
"How To" - VF Engineering Rear Mount-Install Pics (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26094)
02-01-2006, 06:29 PM
yea i'll get the mount , but i shouldnt have any problems with the STS and no VF rear mount right ?
the mount just makes it smoother , it isnt required....
02-02-2006, 01:13 PM
I have it and I love it. Never had a problem after install and I used the FF walk through.
02-02-2006, 01:20 PM
I have it and love mine it makes shifting the so much easier and more fun........congrats and you will have fun with this mod
02-03-2006, 10:53 AM
Did this last week at a friend's house. He is familiar with FWD cars since he has an SRT4. I, however, have no knowledge about FWD trannies, or transaxles, or whatever they are called. He helped me and we were done in 30 min. I'm talking completely taking out the console, having the shifter in and lubed and having everything put back together in 30 minutes. Shouldn't take longer than 1 hour if it's your first time. Definitely a worth while mod and makes the car fun to drive.