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Old 03-05-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
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Short Shifter

i recently purchased a shifetr for my 03 foci and got the 02 and it didnt fit can anyone tell me where to get one for an 03>?


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Old 03-05-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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you can find one at these pages:

www.steedafocus.com
www.focus-central.com
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i have one steeda for sale for 03 check the for sale pages
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Old 03-05-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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Something to keep in mind. While narrower shift gates are often beneficial, a physically shorter shift lever is not. For performance driving the ideal location is for the shift knob to be at the three to four o'clock position to the steering wheel and as close as possible. You want to be able to move your hand and arm as little distance as possible. If you look at a well prepared rally car (even ones with sequential shifting paddles) the shifting mechanism and lever (backup lever for paddles) will be raised above the tranny tunnel with spacers to a position right next to the wheel. While at the local auto show this week I sat in a new Civic SI that has that funny looking and what appears to be a dash mounted shifter. After playing with it for a minute or so I concluded that this is probably one of the best located shifters I have ever seen. Its almost at the perfect three o'clock position and about six inches from the wheel. What I'm trying to pass on for thought is that the location (including physical height) of the shifter should be given the same or more consideration than overall looks. Mounting the shifter close to the floor may look good but it will impact shifting efficiency. Now for my biased editorial comment..... the idiot engineer that was responsible for coordinating the location of the Focus shifter and center arm rest position should be shot!
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Kinds like the old cars and trucks that had the shifter in the driving column.

I never did like that on my Chevelle.

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Old 03-05-2004, 04:42 PM   #7
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..... the idiot engineer that was responsible for coordinating the location of the Focus shifter and center arm rest position should be shot!
I'm with you on that. It as a little wierd at first, but now i'm as used to it as I'll get
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:03 PM   #8
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I think someone should tear out his fingernails first before shooting him or them. I'm not at all pleased with the e-brake being under the arm rest either. I miss my 240.


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