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#1 ianmarwell

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:04 AM

Thinking about investing in the Mountune short throw shifter for a 2012 Fiesta ZS. Is it worth the £100 and will it make that much difference ??



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

I cannot vouch for a short shifter in a fiesta but I fitted one to my Leon,much cheaper at £40 but even at £100 it would be worth it.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

I depends how long the throw is on the stock gearshift - does it feel too long - if you fit an extremely short throw shifter, it can feel "wrong"/ too extreme, often, only the "front/ back" shift is made shorter - side-to-side stays the same,  the gearstick can feel too short too

 

I bought a short-shifter for my Mondeo,  i felt it was far too short and just modified my existing stick by shortening it a bit (untill it felt "right") and repositioned the linkage to make a (not too extreme) short shifter

 

i used a hacksaw to cut about 10/ 15mm off the threads at the top of the gearstick,  and drilled the gearknob/ skrewed the knob down lower so it sat lower on the stick, i had to cut/ shorten the lift-up-reverse slider on the stick, and reposition the gearshift cable bracket to shorten the throw (i just raised the bracket as high as i could up the stick without it hitting anything)

 

This made the gearstick "sit" more forward so i adjusted it at the gearbox end

 

It sounds more complicated than it is - all i needed was a hacksaw and a skrewdriver (approx £2 in total) -+  the beauty of doing it this way is you can get it how you want it

 

>>Probably best to leave well alone if you are not experienced at doing things like this though<<  for example, you must leave plenty of thread on the top of the stick for the knob to go onto

 

I came up with the idea for modifing the existing gearstick (into a short-shifter) by looking at the short-shifter i had bought, and realising its basically the same as the stock gearshift but shorter and with the linkage repositioned - both which can be done with the stock one          



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:26 PM

Mountune say it reduces shift by 15%, some comments I've read say the shift is how the Fiesta should have been made from stock. For £119 is probably worth a dabble.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

Mountune say it reduces shift by 15%, some comments I've read say the shift is how the Fiesta should have been made from stock. For £119 is probably worth a dabble.

Ok, you are probably right, they (short shifters) are a very popular mod in the states.  I have (had) the old 5-speed mtx75 box and longer throw shift (compared to the ST-TDCI) on my Mondeo, the shorter throw gives a more positive shift and if im trying to get a fast shift im less liable to "miss" a gear (bring the clutch up before ive put it proparly in gear )

 

Yes, it does feel nicer (slicker/ more positive) to change gear  

 

In terms of actual performance it probably only shaves a couple of tenths off the 0-60mph etc - but for £119 probably worth it - F! teams  splash out ££££££s to get a couple of tenths off their times   :)

 

I wonder if it would be accetable to put a Mountune badge on a car just with the Mountune shifter? 



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

I'll give the badge a miss.... ;)



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

They're excellent, had one on my prefacelift and was a really nice addition.

 

Unlike my 'everyday' Mini that has practically no shift at all -.-



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

so whats the point in getting a short shifter? can some one explain?



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

so whats the point in getting a short shifter? can some one explain?

 

Here you go-

 

http://www.twmperfor...rt-shifter.html



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:40 PM

I'll give it a bash and report back once done.....that's if the Mountune website will let me add one to the basket.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

thanks



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

Are there any up to date Mountune promotional codes out there ?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

Are there any up to date Mountune promotional codes out there ?

 

Just ask them - contact them from their website -

 

http://www.mountune....tact-us-general



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

its on order !



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