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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.
Yes, I also had concerns about that as well, (engraving lining up) so I planned on getting one that wasn't engraved. Hopefully it (LW) will weigh just as or more than the oem knob.
 

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Santa brought me a Mountune quick shift and airbox. Since the airbox had to come out to install the shift kit, I figured to do both.

Mountune markets the shift kit as "easy to install". That is British for "small hands required". So, lessons learned the hard way for your consideration.

Be ready to unclip more connections than instruction pictures show. The OEM shift pin puller tool supplied is 15/16" because its a tough pull. It helps to use a rachet and socket on top so shift arm can be pushed back and forth to enable open end wrench to make a 1/16 turn on nut before turning it over and getting another 16th.

Do not drop the pin puller on top of the tranny, there is a place under the battery support you cannot see or find where the hex head fits perfectly and cannot be ticked out. Braille method from wheel well is only option move it back out to visibility if this mistake occurs.

Cut a slot in end of the hex screw that pins new assembly to shift arm before you start assembly so you can use a very thin slotted screwdriver from the top to pull the hex screw up through OEM shift arm past hand tighten point. Be ready for Braille key work anyway.

Curse Colin Chapman and all his small-handed cousins regularly, IMO he invented the concept of "possible is good enough".

It would take a magic elf to tighten the rear pinch screw, so get it about right before putting the new arm over the OEM arm.

Clean blood off nice new hoses before it dries.

Love the shifter now, seems much more natural. But 6th gear is just a bit shorter than 2 and 4, I may not have perfectly implemented my own advice on rear pinch screw.

Air box fits very well, but cold air supply routing per instructions is absurd. You either pinch the new hose beyond reason, or get under car and fabricate a harness to hold hose and open end where you want it. I did the latter.
 

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Santa brought me a Mountune quick shift and airbox. Since the airbox had to come out to install the shift kit, I figured to do both.

Mountune markets the shift kit as "easy to install". That is British for "small hands required". So, lessons learned the hard way for your consideration.

Be ready to unclip more connections than instruction pictures show. The OEM shift pin puller tool supplied is 15/16" because its a tough pull. It helps to use a rachet and socket on top so shift arm can be pushed back and forth to enable open end wrench to make a 1/16 turn on nut before turning it over and getting another 16th.

Do not drop the pin puller on top of the tranny, there is a place under the battery support you cannot see or find where the hex head fits perfectly and cannot be ticked out. Braille method from wheel well is only option move it back out to visibility if this mistake occurs.

Cut a slot in end of the hex screw that pins new assembly to shift arm before you start assembly so you can use a very thin slotted screwdriver from the top to pull the hex screw up through OEM shift arm past hand tighten point. Be ready for Braille key work anyway.

Curse Colin Chapman and all his small-handed cousins regularly, IMO he invented the concept of "possible is good enough".

It would take a magic elf to tighten the rear pinch screw, so get it about right before putting the new arm over the OEM arm.

Clean blood off nice new hoses before it dries.

Love the shifter now, seems much more natural. But 6th gear is just a bit shorter than 2 and 4, I may not have perfectly implemented my own advice on rear pinch screw.

Air box fits very well, but cold air supply routing per instructions is absurd. You either pinch the new hose beyond reason, or get under car and fabricate a harness to hold hose and open end where you want it. I did the latter.
Well put on the Shift kit .. Did you make sure you have full engagement of 6th gear some like me have a fitment problem (the rear shifter arm hits the main shifter cable attachment nylon clip) and I am to understand that Mountune has a updated part enroute to me as i type I had to mod my install to get a clean engagement into sixth or shift it very softly into 6th.. No after getting the shop manual i find the you can remove the shifter from the trans with two bolts and a few cables removed and one plug for the reverse switch . this after you remove the air intake tube and air box and the batter and battery box.. not for the faint of heart but make it very easy to get after the bottom mounting bolt .. Ill be trying this for the updated part and hope to detail the install to help all the next folks that do this mod.. I do LOVE the new shift feel after the install...

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"Cut a slot in end of the hex screw that pins new assembly to shift arm before you start assembly so you can use a very thin slotted screwdriver from the top to pull the hex screw up through OEM shift arm past hand tighten point. Be ready for Braille key work anyway."

That's a good idea Grandad.
 

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I will be doing this when I get my Fiesta - it will be interesting to see if I like it or not. I once test drove a new WRX with a factory short shift kit and, having never driven a car with short shift before, it felt like it wasn't in gear properly when I put it in and it was quite disconcerting. I'm sure it's something you'd get used to. I just hope this system feels a bit different.
 
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