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After sitting in an '11 6-speed Mustang and feeling the throw/resistance, I have decided I want to modify my factory shifter and knob setup.

Post up your modified short shifters and any useful information we might want to know about the cost, installation, and/or improvements in feel and functionality.

I'm interested to see also how you guys have modified your shifter boots to fit.

Let's make this thread about pictures and information.
 

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Shift feel

CFM STShttp://www.c-f-m.com/performancepar...r-02-04-SVT-ST170-Focus-67p44.htm#.VJo8_v8AaQ
Steeda/FRPP STShttp://www.c-f-m.com/performancepar...-Ford-Focus-SVT-ST170-67p1865.htm#.VJo9H_8AaQ
Pick one, they probably have the same throw geometry, the CFM version has an adjustable height.


Get a poly torque mount/dog bone or put poly bushings in the factory one. I like Energy Suspension bushings in the stock mount, cheaper and replaceable. This and the shifter will change the feel.

Someone sold homemade shifter base bushings on here to replace the soft rubber ones. Me being cheap, or ingenious, I used washers. Three at each corner under the base and I reused the stock gold washers on the topside.

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New shifter bushing.
http://www.c-f-m.com/performancepar...-02-04-SVT-ST170-Focus-67p102.htm#.VJo9if8AaQ

Do this if you have a lot of miles, especially city miles.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=231797

I have the shorter than stock Steeda shifter and the shift boot finally looked normal IMO. It gets rid of the "tipi" look that came from the factory. Overall it shifts so much better than factory, not quite like a RWD trans with a STS directly on top, but still good.


People have removed the counter weight or added weights (washers) to it. I don't like the counter weight off, and I left well enough alone and didn't add weight to it.
 

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I just got my CFM adjustable STS in yesterday so I'll be taking pics and posting once I get it installed.
 

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Forgot what one I have Steeda or Ford Racing STS
RS center console and leather mustang shift knob

 

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I know mine isn't an SVT but maybe it'll give you some ideas. It's a Blox Racing 490 knob, Redline custom 1" shortened boot, and Steeda short shifter. Whatever you do I highly recommend the Redline boots. They make some very good quality leather and you can customize the crap out of them.

 
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What's the facelift console never heard of it? Also what's your lower right button on the console where the traction control normaly is?
02-05 "Euro" console, gets called the ST170 console here a lot.

I forgot the button was in the pic... it was an experiment. I deleted the TCS so I made an RS inspired build plaque from sanding the paint off a Mustang/Escape button and some inkjet water-slide paper (like in model car kits). I've had it in there for a few years and I need to redo it, maybe I'll make a how to.

 

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Forgot what one I have Steeda or Ford Racing STS
RS center console and leather mustang shift knob

Did that shift knob thread on to the stock shifter? I have that knob, and I'm getting my SVT this weekend, I'm hoping it won't take any modification to just thread it on.
 

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Nice! ^^

The consoles are getting harder to find since the MK1 is starting to get beyond junkyard age around the world. Mine came out of a lowly 03 sedan and I found it by luck. Looks like a lot of the newer members have never seen these consoles, I was around to catch the tail end of the "Euro craze".... and Cayse was more active too. lol

P.S. Don't buy a 02-05 facelift "ST170" centre console from the UK, these are asymmetrical and wont fit right in a LHD car. The RS console fits either way.
 
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