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Old 10-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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2002 Shifter

After buying a STS for my car, I realized mine is a late 2002 model with the redesigned shifter. Is there any way to make a shifter designed for the earlier models fit the later ones, or is it not worth it?


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Old 10-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Sell it and buy the correct one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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I was afraid that was the answer.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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Where did you buy it from?
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I bought it from a guy on here. I guess as soon as my 30 days are up I'll put it up for sale here on the forums. If anyone's interested until then, let me know.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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You need 25 posts and 30 days to post anything in the B-S-T section. Please don't try to sell it in here as it is against our rules.

Now as to your shifter ordeal. I think it was after April 2002 that they had changed the part for the shifters. I know I had ordered the wrong one as well. When I got it in and went to install it, parts weren't lining up. That is when I realized that they had sent me the wrong one. lol Live and learn.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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Yeah, I found out about the difference right after it arrived when I was looking for instructions on installation. I ran out to the car and found out mine had been built in May 2002. :/ So close....
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Sell the early STS and get the right one.

The newer version is a better design. I recently changed from the early to the later design after 19mo of not being able to get it(the early shifter) adjusted. Upon installing the newer shifter it was adjusted perfectly the first time in less than 5min.

To install the early shifter you would need:
early shifter base
early cables
early MTX75 gear selector
early MTX75 cable mounting bracket

Cost on these parts is well over $500
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In that case, what shifter do you guys recommend? At this point, I'm thinking of going with Steeda (which is what I have now).
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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Steeda or B&M are good in my book. Just shop around and check the prices. I wouldn't spend to much on it though. I got my B&M a few years ago for only $40 when someone was cleaning out their shop of all Focus related products.
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