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Old 08-11-2005, 03:42 PM   #61
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Son of a... if I cursed, I would have completed that statement. I just got a call from CFM, stating that the VF Rear Mount is on back-order and VF hasn't sent out there shipments yet...so I'm looking at another 1-2 weeks before mine comes in!!

Yeah, that was probably too many little smilies, but I wanted to see how many of them fit the mood I was in...
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:20 PM   #62
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im not very happy with CRM too
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:02 AM   #63
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The answer thats going to make me decide wheather to buy it or not is ...
Does it make a diference on the dyno?
Even if very small?
Or is it just a change of the way it feels type of mod?
Honesty please!
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i need one b/c i tore mine and you can hear it every time i bang 2nd hard
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:28 PM   #65
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I just changed out my stock mount with the VF Engineering rear mount. Got in and drove it. First thing I noticed was at start-up, the car vibrated a little more around 1200RPMs or so, but at idle (1000RPMs or a little less), you'd never know it was installed.

Took it out on the road, and wow... first shift to second was so freakin' smooth in comparision to the twitch I get in the driveline. It put a huge smile on my face, and I couldn't believe SVT didn't put this mount in as a factory part. All shifts are significantly smoother now, and it even helps with rolling out of first gear.

I don't think the pictures of the mount do it justice, Doug. The stock mount is hollowed out at points, so there is space for the interior bolting mount to move around. The VF is a solid polyurethane bushing that is obviously much more rigid, but it definitely allows much less movement.

Is it worth it? Do you like slop in the driveline or excellent shifter feel? If you answered the latter, then it'll be worth every penny. I truly believe it is now after driving with it.

It will not make a difference on the dyno, but it will allow for more power transfer to the wheels with clutch engagement and shifts.

Thanks, Doug, for the how-to tips and pictures. It made my install much easier, and it's always good to know what you're getting into.
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:26 AM   #66
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Does it seam to help the fact that the shifter assembly feels so flimsy and loose at all?
In other words does it tightnen it all up, or do you only notice it when changing gears.
I guess what I mean to say is , comparing the FSVT with say a honda nissan toyota, the shifting mechanism just seams so cheap fragile and discumbobbuladed.
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I know what you mean, Portuga...it does help alot with the 'crispness' factor, but you can still feel a little bit of the 'cheapness' that Ford does all to well...

Overall, it is awesome...and for only a hundred bucks!
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It's easally the thing i dislike the most about the whole car.
Just shows lack of build quality :(
I'll look in to the mount, but i just got a tune and short ram intake so I gotta lay low for a while.
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Dude, all I have to say is buy the VF Rear Mount and the Short Throw shifter at the same time. The driveline feels totally different. The STS truly makes our shifter feel of a higher grade.
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damn, thanks for that but looks easy, but hell of alot of work...thanks again
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