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12-08-2012 10:20 PM
yellowfocusstman The jbr solid shifter bushings help until a shifter comes out. I installed mi e last weekend.

YellowfocusSTman
12-05-2012 08:31 AM
mac.mogul I thought the stock shifter was perfect on the ST I drove. Not a fan of the clutch, but it would be something I'd have to get used to I suppose.
12-05-2012 08:14 AM
OGPackin
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Originally Posted by PoonRacing View Post
stock shifter are fine for me, but short-throw are sweet. I wonder how many company beside Ford Racing will made short-throw kit for the ST?
Steeda is coming out with one, but there is no eta on when it will be ready.
12-05-2012 07:36 AM
PoonRacing stock shifter are fine for me, but short-throw are sweet. I wonder how many company beside Ford Racing will made short-throw kit for the ST?
12-04-2012 11:09 PM
silvertoy I am actually pretty happy with the shifter. I do think the knob could use improvement, although the stock knob is only second in feel to my MINI coopers, Which I replaced with a whalen shift machine.

For now, I made my own 2" Ball style knob out of teflon, which is nice, but it really needs something more substantial with weight like AL, SS or TI. I'd make my own but I would spend more on bar stock and drill bits than 3 knobs. I drilled the tapped hole as deep as I could and it lowered the knob about another 1/2" .

Hint, Hint, wheres the aftermarket knobs?
11-20-2012 04:30 PM
bigdesignmachine
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Originally Posted by Rownan View Post
I don't find the ST shifter to be flimsy at all. Definitely the most refined factory gear selector I've experienced. And a short shifter has been the first mod on my last 3 cars.

With a JBR RMM, mine has firmed up even a little more. I have been plenty happy with the shifting, it's confidence inspiring while still remaining comfortable for daily driving.
I agree

I like the stock shifter on my ST2 a lot. I don't think the throw is very long either. It was for sure a hell of a lot shorter than my 2000 SE and from what I can remember as well its shorter than my 2003 ZX3 was as well.
11-03-2012 02:21 PM
tjaz420 how do you like the clutch feel? do you find it soft?
11-01-2012 03:40 PM
rgonyer The stock throw is actually not bad (I'd like it a little shorter but that's personal preference) - it's the lack of a positive stop when you get into gear that I don't like. It's not bad, don't get me wrong. I just loved the postive stop feel of the adjustable shifter I had in my SVT Focus.
11-01-2012 03:31 PM
swansong Ford Racing is making one. They're still figuring out the pricing though.

Ford Racing Introduces Upgrade Parts for Focus ST
11-01-2012 03:26 PM
sk8parker94 I'm fairly new to driving manual, but I love the stock shifter, but hey anything can be better right?
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