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Old 12-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Short throw shifters

Ok, they've been out a while. For those that do have them, I got a few questions.

1. Still fun to drive? (probably a stupid question)
2. Reliable for daily driving?
3. Does it change the feel of the shifter or just reduce movement?
4. Would you change it again?
5. Any idea if it will affect the factory warranty?

Thanks for any input you care to share.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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What he said ^^^^^^^^
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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.
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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.
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Thanks for the input.
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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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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.
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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.
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
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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!
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