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Old 09-16-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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Short throw AUTOMATIC shifter

well some people wanted to see this again in its own thread and yes it was very easy to do.
just remove the old shifter..cut the remaining shift column to 2'' above where it comes out of the console .. then cut the white plastic "shifter rod" appox 3/4 to an inch above the metal tube.... to ensure the shifter still slides ride inside the tube using a plumbers pipe cutter to cut the metal the kind you spin around to cut. and then attach your fav . aftermarket shifter .. i got mine from RS-1 tuning ... bad ass little ball style .. you push the whole ball down to shift..
my O|D button well im relocating that to my new sterring wheel im getting it has 2 buttons on it .. so well see how that turns out


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Old 09-16-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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looks cool.

but i wouldnt personally call it a short throw. short throw shifters are designed to shorten the throw between shifts, hence the name. i dont think your mod will help your shifting much.
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Old 09-16-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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nope see your wrong i thought the same till i shifted it threw the gears manually ... quicker and eassier push shorter for the shifter to go!
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:29 AM   #4
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nope see your wrong i thought the same till i shifted it threw the gears manually ... quicker and eassier push shorter for the shifter to go!
I did something like that to my '03 Focus 2.3PZEV
Only I used a chrome B&M T-Handle (I should have purchased the button model though - that would have taken care of the O\D problem - right now it's routed to a momentary switch hidden under the ashtray)
I however tapped the inside of the shift column, since it is only an aesthetic mod and screwed the t-handle right on. Then I bought a B&M shifter boot and installed it in the place of the black plastic piece that surrounds the shifter base. My problem was that after doing so i can't take the key out of the ignition because of brake shift interlock. Sucky, but pretty. Any ideas on how to bypass\disable the b.s.i?
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Old 09-16-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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hmmm... can someone say pointless?

I mean spending money on a shift knob, doing the work and spending the time is just worthless if you think about it.
But you can do what you want, its not my car.
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Old 09-16-2004, 07:38 PM   #6
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if you want the look of a manual buy a manual..

now you can shift from park to drive in half the time YAY!!!!
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you might be able to shift a little faster... but you are still driving an ATX. you will get no performance gains from this mod.

like i said, it looks cool, but thats it.
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:36 PM   #8
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not bad man
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i did a similar thing to my car only for differnet reason.......i did not put on a short throw however i just switched out the shifter it costed like 15bucks, not that expensive and less than an hour to do, but PZEV05ZTW what did you do about over drive.. i made an actual switch that can turn it on or off
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:45 PM   #10
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Re: Short throw AUTOMATIC shifter

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my O|D button well im relocating that to my new sterring wheel im getting it has 2 buttons on it .. so well see how that turns out
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