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Old 06-14-2004, 11:18 PM   #41
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hey microtonal,
so the 12mm x 1.25 die fits perfect?
j/w cause all i found at sears was 12 x 1.5 and 12 x 1.75
ill have to call up the hardware stores tommorrow
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:19 AM   #42
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Yup.
The stock shift knob fits/threads on perfectly using that size of cutting die.

They should have the 12mm X1.25 cutting die at Sears.
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Old 06-15-2004, 02:28 PM   #43
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they dont at mine..
but ill get one from a hardware store.. thanks.
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i just did this.. the 12mm x 1.25 worked well but it is not exactly the same as the thread on the shifter .. it doesnt thread on easily with fingers

but anyways i threaded a bunch of it, and used a socket to turn the die .. not a die tool and it worked fine.

i took about 1 1/2" off the shifter, the throws are shorter and overall it feels much better.

the only drawback is the boot looks horrible cinched around the shaft.. but mine was already like this because i had the reverse lockout off.. so i have to think of something to make the boot look better.
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I left the reverse lock-out on mine, i just cut the shaft that's underneath the shifterboot. I got a pic if anyone wants to see
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Post the pic.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:27 PM   #47
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I did this it was very easy. I cut mine 2 inchs. For the reverse lock out I unscrewd the fac. knob
and the boot and lock out came right off. I cut the wire tie to get the lock out, out of the boot.
After I cut the shaft I cut the lock out just below the notch where the boot was tide. I then replaced the boot to the modified lock out. Iput the boot and lock out back on the shaft, it rested on the bend it the shaft, I also put back in the origanl spring and knob. You can't tell at all. It works great and I don't have the lock out function. ass soon as i get some pics i'll post them. Thanks for all the good info!
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"get er' done" i did it, it's great
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you should just just go on ebay and get a short shifter for around 20-30greens but its up to you cause from what i know thats ghettooo and its real bad cause it causes the force on the pinion bearing in you shifter mount to pop out due to too much force but man its up to you and it looks pretty cool too big ups on your home made shifter
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is there any difference between cutting it and buying a short shifter (besides keeping the child-like reverse lock-out) cuz if it is more beneficial to get a short shifter, i'll get one.. but if i can just cut the stock one and get the same results.. might as well be cheap....
Short-shifters from Steeda are not just shorter stalks, they have different geometry and cable/spring locations to make the shifts easier and more positive.

This cheap mod could mean harder engagement due to less leverage than the stalk was designed for.

Anyone know why the shifter mechanism was changed by Ford mid-way through 2002 production?
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