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03-27-2014 04:28 AM
ShadowFocus603 Looking at the way its typed it does look like it could mean a solid dogbone but that's thicker than .5" so who knows. It could be that he is referring to the drivers side mount as it looks like one of those could be fabbed up in plate but not real sure how strong that would be.
03-27-2014 01:14 AM
smallblockfever Awesome sauce on the info, thank ya thank ya.
However, the busing im referring to is the larger white bushing in the counterweight itself, not the black slider.



I couldn't decide if he meant he made a shifter plate from 1/2" steel, a solid steel tranny mount (dogbone replacement), or did like you said and altered the shifter. I was really thinking he did a one up to the metal shifter plate bushing mod and just made a whole plate that the shifter mounts to in the center console
03-26-2014 05:10 PM
ShadowFocus603 http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=231797
That link has the info on the small bushing. Call Steve at Tasca Ford for a replacement or make one yourself (9.1mm square with a 7mm hole) Steve sells them shipped for like 19 bucks. One of the members here makes them since Ford doesn't. The plate that's being referred to I'm guessing is an attempt to alter the throw of the shifter although raising the shifter after cutting will only help if you then lengthen the lower portion of the shifter accordingly. This is how short throw shifters work. If it were me I'd buy the adjustable short throw from CFM and call it a day.
03-26-2014 11:52 AM
smallblockfever
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Originally Posted by 2.0TooSlow View Post
He won't. I took mine off with an AEM CAI and didn't touch it. I even had nitrous lines and a nozzle in the intake and had no troubles.

This + stock shifter chopped down 2.5" + tranny bracket made out of .5" solid steel= better than any VF mount/STS only.
I was going to message this user, but looking at their profile statistics they haven't logged on since 2007, so I figure it would be more worthwhile to ask everyone on this thread.


I did this mod this past weekend and definitely like the change, but feel that I need at least some weight, just not the whole counterweight. Thus I will be playing the washer stacking game.

Also, my white bushing is destroyed... any ideas on replacement?


LASTLY, in reference to the above quote, what does he mean by 1/2" steel tranny mount? It sounds like a glorious idea but I have no cue what he is referring to, any ideas?
11-03-2012 04:08 PM
Dehacked
mods

I would recommend doing the roll restrictor motor mount, you can get polyeurathane pushings to restrict your motor from rolling as much as it does with rubber bushings, I bought the whole thing but the very cheap method is to press in the bushings that will fit your factory dogbone.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/bushingsmounts_1.aspx

this is what i got

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfmlowerengin...0-10focus.aspx

this is what works on the factory dogbone

http://focus.c-f-m.com/vf-engineerin...ord-focus.aspx

good luck
11-03-2012 03:19 PM
Jaketet Just finished taking my counterweight off. It definitely changed the feel of shifting. There is now 2 distinct notches as you go from one gear to the next. It feels alot better, gates are easier to find and it's easier to tell when you actually get it into gear.
03-24-2012 08:42 AM
Justin svt I put mine back on after the linkage started popping off. not sure if that was the problem or not but its back now
03-21-2012 10:42 PM
LiciouzSVT If you have a long 13mm wrench this mod takes about 5 mins. It is an amazing transformation. Makes the shifter feel 10lbs lighter. I find myself no longer fighting to get the car into gear. And it's free =)... This mod put a smile on my face!
01-17-2012 04:09 AM
Dehacked for the people talking about adjusting the linkage, i got some pics on how the orange things work on this link, if anyone cares

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=275849

round ones have to be pushed in, and they lock in place in the down position, to adjust. There is a release tab thats hard to see on the back for them to pop back up and lock in place

square ones have to be popped up to adjust, and that can be done with a screwdiver.
01-14-2012 08:08 PM
bespurcell Just did this mod. I really like the improvement. The bolt was a pain to get out. Other than that it was very easy.
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