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12-13-2012 04:18 PM
ChrisRyan Im using the OEM shift knob and I prefer the relative heft the kit provides. Lithium grease and loctite blue will be wanted too. A bunch of grease and a couple dabs of loctite. To the OP get the whole kit and you will wonder how you did without it. I love mine. Have a buddy to help and proper amounts of lighting and you will be set.
12-13-2012 04:09 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog My only complaint... Wish it was still about an inch shorter on height!

I'm running without a weighted shift knob, actually my knob is slightly lighter than the factory knob... I don't mind it one bit.

A couple Pro tips: 1. There is no such thing as too much lube when reinstalling everything especially on the spherical aluminum end! 2. Get the whole kit, not just the bracket!
12-13-2012 03:18 PM
SteedaJohn
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Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
The increased weight gives the shift mechanism more inertia, smoothing out the shift action.

I have the Steeda short-throw in my Focus, and love it. You need to get the combo (bracket + tri-ax) for the best result.

Yes, throws are reduced, yes the shift action is slightly notchier, but I prefer it that way. There's no question as to whether it's in gear or not.
Zillion, we're glad you love your Steeda short-throw setup. Thanks for the kind words. Remember I'm here if you guys need anything
12-12-2012 12:19 PM
Zillon
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Originally Posted by FocusOnMeNow View Post
Excuse my stupidity, what does a weighted shift know do?


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The increased weight gives the shift mechanism more inertia, smoothing out the shift action.

I have the Steeda short-throw in my Focus, and love it. You need to get the combo (bracket + tri-ax) for the best result.

Yes, throws are reduced, yes the shift action is slightly notchier, but I prefer it that way. There's no question as to whether it's in gear or not.
12-12-2012 11:30 AM
FocusOnMeNow
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Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
They usually reduce movement. Get one, you will not regret it. The anarchy motive shift knob is an awesome addition. If you search ff.com, someone did a how-to review on a mk3. Heaviest knob out there.
Excuse my stupidity, what does a weighted shift know do?


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12-12-2012 10:55 AM
Hawktwoe Thanks for the input.
12-12-2012 08:08 AM
macdiesel They usually reduce movement. Get one, you will not regret it. The anarchy motive shift knob is an awesome addition. If you search ff.com, someone did a how-to review on a mk3. Heaviest knob out there.
12-12-2012 12:01 AM
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1. Yes
2. Absolutely
3. It is more notchy no matter what you do, but significantly less-so if you get a weighted knob. Feel is still great IMO.
4. Yes
5. You won't be getting any work from Ford if something goes wrong with the shifter. Otherwise, it affects nothing.
100 percent agree with this.
12-11-2012 08:45 PM
Marbs What he said ^^^^^^^^
12-11-2012 08:17 PM
Bwill9886 1. Yes
2. Absolutely
3. It is more notchy no matter what you do, but significantly less-so if you get a weighted knob. Feel is still great IMO.
4. Yes
5. You won't be getting any work from Ford if something goes wrong with the shifter. Otherwise, it affects nothing.
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