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Anyone aware of anybody who makes a short shift out for the Fiesta ST? I've dug around but can't seem to find anything.
 

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So I took the plunge. Ordered the Mountune kit from Rally Sport in the USA. Left Tuesday. Was in my hands in Oz on Friday. Pretty darn fast.

Install was a pain. A hex bolt needs to be tightened from underneath the gear arm. There is no room down there. And you can't see.

Eventually got it on. Best mod I've ever done. The shift is so much shorter. And so much tighter, with a lot more resistance. I absolutely love it! Highly recommend it.

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Well, here you are all. A little clip I took of the quick shift kit I installed yesterday. Absolutely love it. Night and day difference to the stock shift. A lot shorter, and way more resistance in the throw. Just how I like it!

Now to wait for the TWM M1 Abrams knob!

 

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This will be added to my first mods list! How long would you say install time is? Ive got long allen keys, will that be a problem?
 

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Took me about 2 hours almost, despite the instructions saying 30 minutes. Tightening the hex bolt is truly a pain. You can see in the pic the metal component (gearbox?) gets in the way. You have about a 2" clearance max between that and the gear arm. Add to that you can't see underneath it to tighten the bolt.

I'm sure there is some magical tool out there better positioned to do the job. I just used a hex key. A small hex key. Took a long time. That along took me an hour.
 

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Oh this is hands down the best mod to be done on this car if you like your shift to have more feeling to it. It significantly increases the resistance in the throw, which I love. The shift is now extremely short.

Couple that with a nice weighted knob (awaiting my TWM M1 Abrams to arrive) and the shift is near perfect.
 

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Be warned. After driving it like this for a week, you'll beg it to be even shorter with more resistance haha.

I guess I must be used to it :)
 

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OK, so couple updates here. Received my TWM M1 Abrams in the mail today. Overall, it's a fantastic mod, and makes the shift even better than it already was with the Mountune Quick Shift kit. It just slots into gear so smoothly now, yet still has resistance, although now the resistance is more to do with the weight of the knob rather than the short shift kit.


A few observations:
1. This knob is heavy. I mean, it's a full pound.
2. The stock knob is actually fairly heavy itself. Having taken it off and held it, it's....dense. Not bad to be honest.
3. Adjusting the TWM to the right height AND getting the reverse lockout to work is a bit of a trial and error. Took me a while to get it to fit right, yet still have the engraving on top line up. That said, getting it into reverse is a bit harder now for me due to the height of the knob. I've made it sit lower down to reduce the overall height, but have taken away rome for the lockout to move up.


Again though.....love this now. I may have found the perfect shift!


 

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It's not missing a gear that's for sure. I may have not thrown it into sixth? I can't remember.

I rarely use sixth to be honest.

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i might have to gear knob jack you! I was also looking at the latheworks countersunk knob as well. I went to order my short shift kit and it was out of stock... Guess its not all that bad, my car isnt even here yet... :'(
 

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i might have to gear knob jack you! I was also looking at the latheworks countersunk knob as well. I went to order my short shift kit and it was out of stock... Guess its not all that bad, my car isnt even here yet... :'(
Yeah that Lathe Werks knob should fit just fine as well. They're pretty much the same as the TWM ones. You just need to play with it a bit to get it to the right position. I like my knob (no pun intended) to sit as low as I can get it. With the RL on the Fiesta it's hard, as you don't leave enough space to pull it up, yet still have the engraving line up (if you decide to get engraving...I did as I plan to paint it red).

I get a little bit of a click sound when I engage it into reverse that wasn't there before, but it still slides in perfectly.
 
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