Steeda Short Throw Shifter and Bracket Kit for all 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Focus STs.
This kit is a great place to start, or continue to add to the upgrades you can make to your 2013-2016 Focus ST. A Steeda short throw shifter along with a shifter bracket are included in this kit and work together for drastically improved, quicker shifts. This shifter has three adjustable positions when used with the accompanying shifter bracket to produce shifter throw reductions of 32%, 38% or even up to 44%!
Features and Benefits:
- Improved shift feel and accuracy
- Adjustable throw reduction
- Lightweight aluminum construction
- Full reverse lockout retention
- Includes all necessary hardware and detailed instructions
You want to be sure that you are getting the most you can out of your Focus ST’s turbocharged engine and one way to help you attain this is by hitting your shifts on time and in rapid succession. This short throw shift kit will let you progress through your gears quicker without over revving or missing them altogether and causing damage to your transmission.
With quicker and more accurate shifts, believe it or not this simple upgrade kit can make your 2013-2016 Focus ST even more fun to drive! This Steeda Shifter and Bracket Kit for all 2013-2016 Focus STs is designed and manufactured by the Steeda team right here in the USA with close attention being paid to every minute detail. You can trust you are getting a quality product, that will produce the results you want and you can be sure to get it at a fair price from CJ Pony Parts every time.
Order a Steeda Shifter and Bracket Kit for your 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Focus ST from CJ Pony Parts today!
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The Steeda Tri-Ax shifter and bracket kit is actually two separate pieces. The first piece is an aluminum shifter that mounts inside your vehicle. It gives you adjustable throws between 32, 38, and 44%. The second piece is a billet steel bracket that mounts on the shifter assembly itself, under the hood on the shift plate, again shorting throws as well. Put these two pieces together, gives you real nice solid short throws in your Focus ST.
For this installation you need a small plastic pry bar, Phillips head screwdriver, quarter inch ratchet, 13 millimeter deep socket, 11 millimeter deep socket, 8 millimeter socket, panel removal tool, a couple small picks, needle-nose pliers, cutting pliers, 5/32 Allen key, flashlight, Dremel tool, and safety glasses.
You'll want to start the installation by making sure the car's on a flat surface, and put your e-brake on. Then we're going to start removing the factory pieces. The factory boot right here is going to be removed. There's 4 clips. We're going to reach inside and sort of gently tug up on it to remove them. Once you get the first clip out by hand, using a plastic pry bar will make it a little bit easier.
Once the boot and bezel are loose, now you can unscrew the shift knob and remove the assembly. Now you can see your stock shifter assembly. The next step is to remove these two ball studs that actually go up to the cables and go to your transmission.
The next step's going to require us to remove this mounting plate here to access the shifter. To do so, this little tab right here's going to have to be cut off. This actually is an important part. All it's used for is a screw is put to the center here to hold this in place during shipping when the shifter is first made. Once they're installed in the car it's actually no longer used, but cutting this off is not going to hurt the transmission or shifter in any way. You want to cut enough off just so this plate can come out, so follow the curve of this plate, you'll see where it goes through. It's basically the back corner here is where is where you're going to cut. Right in front of this little clip.
Now that's cleared off, you going to remove these 4 Phillips head screws. We're going to remove the shift plate. To get the cover plate to release fully, there's 2 plastic clips, one located in the front here then another one in the back. The back one's actually ... This is kind of harder to get to. It's easier to get to the front. Once you pull the front up, you'll have a little more play in the back.
Once you have the plate loose, the last part of getting the factory shifter out, you got to remove this torsion spring located right here. Going to grab some pliers, pull it up out of the way. It's going to move the shifter plate, but be careful. It's a spring, so obviously there is tension on it. There's also a lot of grease on it from the factory, so it's quite slippery.
Now the shifter's out of the car we have to do a little bit of disassembly for some pieces we will need for our Steeda Tri-Ax. The first thing you want to do is carefully pry off this plastic pad. Then you'll want to slide off these rubber O-rings. The last we'll do is pry off this large plastic retainer here.
Now you want to remove the cover from the shift lever. This can be a little tricky to get out sometimes. Take some of the extra grease that you have from here and put it over here so it'll slide out a little easier.
Now we're going to put this Steeda into the factory cover plate. That goes on a lot easier. Install the O-ring we removed earlier. Make sure that's seated properly. Get a socket. Press on the socket. And finally, the other plastic socket put into place. There we go.
Before we begin reinstallation, where you install this ball stud is going to determine how short you shifter throws are actually going to be. If you want the shortest throws possible, the top hole's going to be 44%. The middle's going to be 38, and the bottom's going to be 32. We're just going to put it right in the middle.
Before we can install our new Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, we have to make a few more modifications to the console. This little plastic support piece right here, we're going to have to cut this on the edges for proper clearance. Also right in the front down here, we'll have to grind out a small section for additional clearance as well.
Now we're ready to install the Steeda shifter into our vehicle. If you're using one of the shorter throws, you'll want to ground this ear down just a little bit to make sure there's no clearance problems before you reinstall it. Once we have everything in the car, we'll test it to make sure everything clears properly before putting the shifter boot and bezel back in place.
We'll reinstall the same way we removed.
Carefully move the spring back over. We'll shift that up so everything will fall back into place. Clips in, and then we can put the screws back in. Clip 1, clip 2.
Now we can reinstall the shifter arms to the ball studs. It will click right on. Now we'll reinstall the boot. Do not clip the bezel into place. Just put the boot down, lock that in place. We'll try everything out here.
Okay. Once everything feels good you can reinstall the bezel. Well, not a huge difference. You can actually feel it's already shorter with just the shifter installed itself. Now we'll install the bracket which is going to make an even more noticeable difference.
The bracket's going to install on the shifter plate which is located pretty much down here. To get to it we'll have to remove our stock air box. In our case, it's our cold air kit. Whether using a stock box or an aftermarket kit, the installation is basically the same. Remove the air box to access the plate. Okay, so we're going to remove the engine cover first to give us a little more room. We'll start by removing the air inlet tube. Now we'll move the box.
The shifter bracket's going to mount right here on top of our shifter plate. The first step is actually to remove this shifter arm from the plate. Actually slide that back. Now you can put the shift bracket into place. The whole thing here goes over the factory ball. Then make sure the new one is going to be closer to the center. This is the base here. Use these two screws that go in the countersunk holes to hold it on.
If you have larger hands and have trouble getting underneath the factory shift plate with the bracket, take both screws, put this one in literally 1 turn, just enough to get it to stay. Again with this, do the same thing, just enough that they stay. If you're real careful you can slide it on. Once you have them hand-tight, grab an Allen key and tighten them down. Here I'll put a little dab of Loctite on the retaining nut.
Now we're going to reinstall the shifter linkage. Put it down and pop in place. Now we'll go in your car and try the shifter. Make sure it moves freely through the gears before we put everything back together. Check everything. Make sure it goes into every gear including reverse. Obviously we can feel a huge difference. The throws are much, much shorter than they were before. Everything feels good. We can reassemble our air box.
And your installation is finished.