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10-27-2005 05:24 PM
kenpokid I just remembered, I can actually shift it fast enough to blirp my RPM up...my clutch isnt slipping either, the pressure plate is worn, but I havn't had any real slippage yet.
10-27-2005 02:55 PM
old_grendel maybe its just cold where im from, but it makes the wheel feel heated. lol

but, yes, VERY TIGHT. I'd recommend it just for the increase in feel, let alone the shift speed
10-26-2005 11:55 AM
kenpokid I have the FR, same as steeda. Feels awesome. I am used to it now, but it makes shifting a lot tighter. I could shift fast with the stock one (I thought)...shifting with this was extremely faster.
10-26-2005 10:25 AM
hEaT Nice. Yea, I've grinded gears a few times. Scares the crap outta me

Is it colder than the steering wheel?? haha.

That gets so cold in the winter.
10-26-2005 09:50 AM
old_grendel I got the ford racing, and the throws are about 50% shorter, and A LOT more secure. I used to grind the gears every once and a while cause I thought the car was in gear, but was actually in tranny limbo. No more gear grinding since i put the new shifter.

The metal reverse lockout is COLD in winter though!
10-24-2005 10:44 PM
hEaT Thanks. Yea, sometimes the shifts feel a bit sloppy with the stock shifter. Like I'm "sort of" in gear, but not sure. The only other standard I've driven was a Jeep Cherokee and the shifter in the Focus is probably 4 times shorter

I'll probably end up getting one. If I hate it that much, I can always sell it here.
10-24-2005 10:07 PM
2002silversvt5 I've you ever driven an RX-8 you know how tight the shifter feels. They come stock with short shifters. I like the feel so I got the STS. I can't really shift any faster since my dual mass flywheel prevents rpms from dropping fast enough, but i can say that shift feel more secure. I don't know if that will help your decision.
10-24-2005 10:02 PM
hEaT The race shifter doesn't keep the reverse lockout? I would like to keep that if I can. Is there a comparison between the throws of the Steeda/FR and the FC? Doesn't FC have a regular STS that keeps the reverse lockout?

Answered my question:
http://www.focus-central.com/catalog...=4&sid=&pid=32
10-24-2005 09:56 PM
BlackNRed01 yeah id agree go with the fc race shifter, also you may be able to shift a little faster with it because it reduces shift throw, or the distance you have to move the shifter between gears., tnother thing is it will be shorter in overall height.
10-24-2005 09:55 PM
hEaT Alright, thanks. Yea, I heard the same thing mlowery, but they are both different prices so if they are the same, I'll get the cheaper one. The FC's are nice too, but I like the Steeda design where they made the bottom part of the pivot longer so the shifter doesn't have to be as short, but you still get the shorter throw.
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