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Old 03-13-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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New Mods for my Focus!!

Hey Guys,

I just ordered a steeda rear sway bar, as well as the short throw shifter!!!
Just got them in this morning and wow you can tell this is good quality stuff! *Plus i got a free steeda speed matters banner *

It will be going in tomorrow morning *hopefully* so I will let you guys know how it goes take pictures and put my impressions. and if anyone has any tips before I install i would appreciate it!!


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Old 03-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hey Guys,

I just ordered a steeda rear sway bar, as well as the short throw shifter!!!
Just got them in this morning and wow you can tell this is good quality stuff! *Plus i got a free steeda speed matters banner *

It will be going in tomorrow morning *hopefully* so I will let you guys know how it goes take pictures and put my impressions. and if anyone has any tips before I install i would appreciate it!!
As a person who is due to receive my new 14. I'm excited to hear results. Especially the short throw shifter upgrade.


Updates please!
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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Really wanting to start the suspension upgrades...but I have to wait a while. Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Awesome.

I'll probably be getting a set of Steeda springs and their rear sway bar as well.

By the way, I lived in Palm Coast for 4 years, just moved last January(2013). Lived in the P section.
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Nice! can't wait for some pics. The RSB was somthing i was wanting to do soon as well so definitely post your impressions of it!
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
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As a person who is due to receive my new 14. I'm excited to hear results. Especially the short throw shifter upgrade.

Updates please!
Congrats you will love the focus its a great car! I know I am even excited my self im almost tempted to just do it tonight! haha but il wait.

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Really wanting to start the suspension upgrades...but I have to wait a while. Let us know how it turns out!
I have been as well I just want to start small and keep adding parts. I will let you know how it goes.

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Awesome.

I'll probably be getting a set of Steeda springs and their rear sway bar as well.

By the way, I lived in Palm Coast for 4 years, just moved last January(2013). Lived in the P section.
The rear sway bar is really a solid piece i really am impressed with it for the price. Let us know when you get those springs I was looking at those too. and did you really that is too funny, its a small world. Dont worry Palm Coast never changes same stuff just a different day.

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Nice! can't wait for some pics. The RSB was somthing i was wanting to do soon as well so definitely post your impressions of it!
Il post them as soon as i can man!
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #7
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Installed!!!

What a day my help dropped out last minute for me, so it was just me by myself! But i got tri axe shifter put in as well as the bracket installed.

The removal was pretty easy of the old shifter, the bezel snaps off with little effort, and all the part removal was pretty easy. When I got to the tension spring i had some issues, I was able to rest it off to the side but every time i tried to remove the shifter it kept snapping back on me and it just kept happening so I realized i must have been doing something wrong so I called the guys at steeda and hats off to them they know what they are talking about and are more then willing to help. I just had to hold it off to the side and wiggle the whole shifter to the right and it popped right out. The part transfer was simple and I put some lightning grease on the ball. and its amazing how much better the steeda unit is, the quality of the stock shifter is terrible. then it was just reversing the process and it worked fine! :)

Then I went to do the bracket, I have the k&n intake so i did not want to take the whole kit out so it took some work but I was able to work around it. Taking out the battery and battery case was straight forward. The only issue I had was when I was installing the bracket its self it did not fit. Which it states both in the instructions and on the forum and its an easy fix its just a pain so i used a dremal tool and a metal file to file down the tranny bar to the point i was able to use liquid silicone and pliers and pop it over.

It took me about two hours for each part but as i said i was doing it by myself with no experience. But I am loving it makes the car so much better to drive.
Shorter shifts and a little bit more shift effort but it is fun, and allows me to shift much quicker!!

Pics to follow!!
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Pics!!

Here is a taste for you!
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:30 PM   #9
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:32 AM   #10
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Looks clean! I have the Steeda RSB and it is well worth the money. Definitely the easiest mod I've installed, as well. You can really feel the difference, even with coilovers installed.
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