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View Poll Results: Which short shifter is best?
Steeda 39 42.39%
Pro 5.0 0 0%
CFM 16 17.39%
B&M 13 14.13%
Ford Racing 15 16.30%
Other??? 9 9.78%
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:53 PM   #11
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but its only a shorter handle...not a true short THROW shifter. The frpp/steeda changes the pivot point so that the actual shifter movement is shorter without reducing handle length much
I agree with you! But, Black, he means chopping the stock shifter is not superior to the FRPP. Not only because of the design put into the pivot points and what not, the material used is also very important. Looking at the Ford Racing Short Throw Shifter, the metal ball at the base is made of... well... metal. The stock shifter has a plastic ball. Plastic is much more maliable and the throws do not feel as notchy or tight. You could best describe it as, "Loosey goosey, baby... loosey goosey." (ref. Jack Black; "School of Rock") Huge performance difference made by difference in material and design.

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The best short shifter is the stock shifter..
Well... if you're on a budget, yes. But if you have a bit of cash... then no.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:54 PM   #12
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Yep. As well as the material used is also very important. Looking at the Ford Racing Short Throw Shifter, the metal ball at the base is made of... well... metal. The stock shifter has a plastic ball. Plastic is much more maliable and the throws do not feel as notchy or tight. You could best describe it as, "Loosey goosey, baby... loosey goosey." (ref. Jack Black; "School of Rock") Huge performance difference made by difference in material and design.
forgot about that...yeah the frpp/steeda sts really tightens up the shifting. Very little wiggle when you are in gear. It feels a lot more solid than the stock shifter
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The best one youll ever find would be a CUSTOM one :) I was short on cash so i cut off a bit and rethreaded it..... its the best thing ever!!!
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Thanks for all the responses so far...now if the FRPP/Steeda shifter is the same thing, howcome on www.c-f-m.com , one is $30 more than the other? Is it because, like somebody said earlier, one comes with parts and the other doesn't?
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FRPP and Steeda are the same. One comes with the mounting hardware, the other needs to be swapped.
I was the first reply and it answers your last question.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:23 PM   #16
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The pivot for the short throw is where all the shorter throw work actually comess into play. Is it not? If thats true then does the length of the shifter in essence even matter?
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Thanks for all the responses so far...now if the FRPP/Steeda shifter is the same thing, howcome on www.c-f-m.com , one is $30 more than the other? Is it because, like somebody said earlier, one comes with parts and the other doesn't?
I've seen both a steeda and frpp. They came in the same packaging and with all the same parts. so i believe they're exactly the same. That's the first time i've heard they came with different parts. however, I have the frpp installed in my car and the shift assist plate snapped(maybe due to cold?). Its rare but happened. Anyway, CFM told me to contact steeda for a replacement. Steeda sent a replacement right away even though I told them it was frpp. I have read somewhere that someone got a steeda one that was preassembled. not sure though. Basically there is an included pin that needs to be installed to fit the reverse lockout
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I've always been under the impression that Steedas came assembled, which cost a little bit more, while FRPPs came as just the shifter, that you would have to slide it in what you already have.

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i guess that's why i heard the steedas were pre assembled...still not worth the extra money. The only assembly is installing the reverse lockout with a pin which is a no-brainer.

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It's actually at West Babylon now.

Check the LI Foci forum.
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