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Old 03-03-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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Short Shifters?

The throw on the stock gearshift for my 2006 focus s (5 speed) is pretty long. I'd like to get a short throw, but I'd like to know who makes a good one, and how difficult the install is.


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Old 03-04-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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I was wondering this myself. I just picked up a 2006 Zx3 a couple of weeks ago.
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I installed a steeda tri-ax STS on my 07 ST. Install is very easy... 20 minutes and hand tools. At first the shifter was T.I.T. tight (and yes, I was liberal with the lubricant) but after a week or so it loosened up a bit and now one flick of the wrist glides right into gear with a reassuring "click". Overall, I would recommend you go for it!
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great! ordered one direct from steeda, cost me about 120. ill post on this thread when i get it installed!
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I installed a steeda tri-ax STS on my 07 ST. Install is very easy... 20 minutes and hand tools. At first the shifter was T.I.T. tight (and yes, I was liberal with the lubricant) but after a week or so it loosened up a bit and now one flick of the wrist glides right into gear with a reassuring "click". Overall, I would recommend you go for it!
This^^^^^^^^^^ I've had mine for a few yrs now= awesome. Their sri is awesome too,,,,,,,
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I also have the Steeda short-throw in my ZX3 and I love it. Install was easy, straight forward, and the resulting shift action is much better. I've had mine in for about 9 months now and I still enjoy it.
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This is a bit of a late contribution, but I have to say that the Steeda shifter is a good product. I've had one for two years now. At times, the shift effort seems a little bit high; so, to make the shift action somewhat lighter, I installed a thick washer-like shim over the shaft inside the shift knob in order to raise the knob up a bit (making sure there was enough exposed thread for a solid fit).
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This is a bit of a late contribution, but I have to say that the Steeda shifter is a good product. I've had one for two years now. At times, the shift effort seems a little bit high; so, to make the shift action somewhat lighter, I installed a thick washer-like shim over the shaft inside the shift knob in order to raise the knob up a bit (making sure there was enough exposed thread for a solid fit).
Guess it depends on the knob your using^^^^^^ The oem ST knobs fit great & work great too,,,,,
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Yes, the height of the knob makes a difference too. I think the Steeda knob I have is kind of flat-topped and is shorter than the stock knob. I remember that the original knob did not fit over the new collar without modification, but it might work with a shim in place. I might just go back to the stock knob.
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Yes, the height of the knob makes a difference too. I think the Steeda knob I have is kind of flat-topped and is shorter than the stock knob. I remember that the original knob did not fit over the new collar without modification, but it might work with a shim in place. I might just go back to the stock knob.
I like the stock st knob over the steeda one.
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