COBB Short Throw Shift Plate Focus ST 2013-2016

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COBB Short Throw Shift Plate Focus ST 2013-2016
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Product Description

COBB Short Throw Shift Plate for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Focus STs.

Achieve shorter, quicker shifts from the factory shifter in your 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Focus ST with a new Short Throw Shift Plate from COBB Tuning. This Short Throw Shift Plate allows you to reduce shift throw from 30 to 40 percent, perfecting that ideal shift throw feel.

The COBB Short Throw Shift Plate is constructed from 6061 T6 aluminum for durability and strength. It features a black anodized finish with a laser etched COBB logo. All of the necessary mounting accessories and hardware is included for a trouble free installation.

COBB's Short Throw Shift Plate does not limit further modifications, and best of all, it is completely reversible, meaning you can remove the shift plate without any alterations.

COBB Tuning is an automotive engineering company dedicated to developing solutions that increase vehicle performance and the driving experience. COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Their premium quality products are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested and backed to ensure that they meet and exceed customer expectations.

Order a COBB Short Throw Shift Plate for your 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Focus ST from CJ Pony Parts today!

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COBB Short Throw Shift Plate Focus ST 2013-2016 is rated 4.862745098039215 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Daily Driving Mod This is one of the first mods I have done to my 2015 ST. I did this at the same time as a shifter bushing provided on another site. I installed the bracket at 40% and after the instillation the throws are significantly shorter. The shifts feel smoother especially 1-2nd. It did ad extra resistance but the shorter throws make up for the extra force needed. I would definitely recommend this product. The only problem I had so far was instillation but this is not cobb's fault. As others have said, I had problem removing my roll pin. I instead installed the shifter with it still attached to the car. I used my cellphone camera and angled it underneath the bracket so I could see where I was working.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Installed on my 2015 Focus ST, great quality product, I have used it for over a month with 0 issues. Installation was a chore because the roll pin would not come out. (2 hours hammering and it never budged). I ended up removing the linkage and completing installation without taking the roll pin out. It required a steady hand, an inspection mirror and some torque seal for confirmation that the screws didn't move over time. Overall I am very satisfied with this product regardless of the work around needed for installation. I would purchase it again if needed in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Shorter Shifting!! Great kit for the money! No regrets at all for buying it instead of a whole shifter assembly. Thanks CJPonyparts!!
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST HAVE modd for your Focus ST Installed on my 2013 Focus ST, set it at 30% reduction and straight away what a difference! gear changes have a nice mechanical chunky feel too. Shifts need a little bit of effort due to the obvious leverage difference, but overall a winning modd Most of all, big thanks to Bill of CJ Pony Parts for the easiest install video. Only part it took a bit of time was to knock out the pin. After watching other install videos including COBB themselves, Bill's video was the quickest and easiest to work on, I was on road in 25 minutes! Thanks CJ Pony Parts :)
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginner mod Diddo what the other two reviewers have had to say. The shifting is much shorter (and stiffer) with the shift plate installed. I also struggled getting the pin out, but just take your time at it and it'll eventually start to move! I would not recommend trying to install it on the shift arm while it's in place, as I saw that on a couple forums. It's near impossible to get the screws in upside down without being able to see them. My only knock is the price. Seems a bit expensive for a small piece of metal, but works great!
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product but.... This product is awesome. It I'm not really a fan.of the clunky sound it makes when I shift into even numbered gears. Other than that it is a great product and was pretty easy to install.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big improvement Best cost value for an upgrade. I used the 40% increase as recommended by others, comparing cost to another shifter that is over three times as much as this item at an 18% increase, this is by far a better deal. I heard some negatives about a clunking going into 3rd gear, but no problems. I could not get the pin removed, based on another review, installed the plates with the use of a mirror to see underneath. I will recheck after a couple hundred miles to see if things need to be tighten or adjusted based on vibration of the vehicle. I live in Eau Claire, WI with my 2013 Ford Focus ST and wanting to try it out when SCCA races begin with Chippewa Valley Sports Car Club. Quarter mile drag races will be another at Rock Falls Race way. These events should be a good test before rally racing in the back roads of Westby, WI.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bang for the Buck! Easy to install (took me about 30 minutes). The hardest part as everyone has mentioned is the roll pin. Make sure to rotate the shift weight all the way towards the driver's side to get additional clearance for the hammer. After it was installed, I took it for a quick drive and it makes a huge difference. Now the car actually has a sports car shifter and not one that should be in an old F150. Great job Cobb!
Date published: 2015-02-03
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Product Questions

Can the Steeda trans Bushings and Shifter Base bushings be used with the Cobb Shift plate or do I have to get the Steeda shift plate?

Asked by: Franklin1320
Yes you can.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-06-17

Can you add this with the short throw shifter?

Asked by: Rsurface21
Yes.
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2016-05-31

Will this work with the Steeda transmission cable bushings and shifter base bushings?

Asked by: timothyjordanbaker
The bushings shouldn't have an effect on fitment of this shifter plate.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-04-07

Is this a cheaper option than purchasing a short throw shifter? And if so does this do the same thing a short throw would do? 

Asked by: Justin89
Yes, it is going to be a cheaper option than a short throw and it does most of what a short throw shifter would do.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-09-11

Will this void the factory warranty?

Asked by: Sadpanduh
No, it won't.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-04-20

Will this also fit non st focus  5spd  man. I am ordering 2015 focus hatchback w/5spd.

Asked by: RawDog
No, they're different transmissions. It will only fit the 6-speed.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-04-06

Is there any way to smooth out the throws after installing?  Like the shorter throws, but much less smooth than stock. 

Asked by: Mr Breeze
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Product Video

COBB Short Throw Shift Plate Focus ST 2013-2016 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: The Focus ST is definitely a driver's car, so much so that it's only offered the 6 speed manual transmission. While I love that feature on the Focus, the factory throws are definitely on the longer side, especially for performance driving. While there are options for short throw shifters, today we're going to show you another way to shorten the throws on your Focus ST.

This is the Cobb adjustable shift plate. Instead of installing of the shifter itself, this plate's going to install at the linkage on the shift plate under the hood. Depending on how you install, this is going to shorten your throws between 30 and 40%. Cobb supplies the parts themselves; all your hardware for installation, lock tight, and has detailed instructions for all their parts available on their website.

For this installation, you'll need a 3/8 ratchet, 10 inch extension, 8 millimeter socket, marker, 10 millimeter wrench, panel removal tool, hammer, and tape. All their tools necessary, as well as lock tight, are provided by Cobb.

The factory shift plate is basically located straight down below, here. To be able to access it, we're going to have to pull off our air box, meter, and the tube combine off our cold air kit.

The air box lid is held on by four screws that actually stay attached to the lid when removed. Now, remove the filter. We're going to remove this upper clamp from our tube, here. That way, we can remove the air box, the meter, and this hose together. You want to disconnect the wiring going to your sensor. We can lift up on the box.

This is the stock shift plate located here and where we're going to be installing our Cobb adjustable plate. We're going to start by removing the shift linkage. You'll need a trim tool or a small screwdriver to pop this right off. We're going to be removing the plate from the transmission. You'll want to mark this right here to make sure it goes on the same place. Grab a permanent marker, just make some lines so you know you're putting in on right where it came off.

The shift plate is held on to this by a roll pin that goes through this piece right here. You'll want to use a supply bolt, put it in the front, there. Then, lightly tap it out with a hammer. To make sure I don't lose a roll pin down inside the transmission, we'll put up a small piece of tape on the backside, here, hammer it on to the tape so we don't lose it.

Now, we can remove our factory shift plate. We'll install the Cobb shift plate to our factory shift plate. It sits on it like that. That, there, goes on the backside. Use a dab of the supplied lock tight on the bolts and we'll tighten the down using the supplied wrench.

Here are your two options for shortening your throws either 30 or 40%: if you just want 30, use the one closer to the factory hole, if you're looking for 40, you can go to the further hole here. In our case, we want the shorter throw we can get, so we're going to go with the 40. We're going to put the supplied washer on the stud, then thread it in.

The last step in modifying the shift plate is to put a set screw right in here. Again, a couple dabs of lock tight. Use the supplied wrench and we'll tighten that down.Last step before installation is we'll put the roll pin in here, just get it started, make it easier to reinstall on the car. Now, our modified shift plate is ready for re-installation. We're going to put this back down into place, line it up with the marks that we made. With this lined up, we can tap the roll pin back in. To reconnect this shift linkage, bring it over the ball stud and press down. There we go. We're ready to reinstall our air box.

You get to reconnect your mass air meter. Now, our installation's finished.

That is way shorter. The first time you make a shift, you can tell. It feels about half the distance of the stock shifter. I know it's not quite that big of a difference, but it really feels it when you're driving. The shifter might be a hair firmer, as well, which some people take as a negative and me, I'd rather have a shifter have a little more of a solid feel to it.

Some of you have asked about the Flow Master sound and highway speeds. I'm doing 65 on the highway. I'd say there's slight drone to it, but overall, you don't really hear it. Now, as soon as you down shift, then you'll really hear it. Normal cruising, it's really not bad.

The Cobb adjustable shift plate worked exactly as advertised. The throws are noticeably shorter and even though Cobb warned us that the shifting might be a little firmer, you barely notice any difference at all. Installation's pretty easy, as well. It should only take you about 45 minutes. It's going to back on the road in no time.