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Old 05-17-2016, 01:40 PM   #1201
 
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Alright. The three mods I'm planning on before warranty runs out are short shift, OCC and symposer delete.

RMM too, but I'm not gunna tackle that alone.

Suggestions on which is the most @&^@up-proof?

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I'll leave that to the focus guys on here.

I'm pretty sure @IDAFC21 has how tos in tbose tho. I'm sure he'll chime in after work.
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Not sure on the specifics for the FoST, but most short shifts are pretty painless...I've done a few on random other cars, including a couple Fords, and they've never been an issue.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:33 PM   #1204
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The Ford shift arm doesn't even need you to pop a plastic panel, the arm gets installed on the transmission directly.

Bomba has their own version which offers even shorter throws.
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Alright. The three mods I'm planning on before warranty runs out are short shift, OCC and symposer delete.

RMM too, but I'm not gunna tackle that alone.

Suggestions on which is the most @&^@up-proof?
The RMM is pretty easy. But you do need to be careful not to pinch any of the wires that run to the PCM. A guy on the ST forums unknowingly pinched them and fried the PCM.

for a short throw shifter, you just need some plastic panel pry bars and a basic socket set.

Mueller Motorwerks in Wisconsin also has quite a few goodies for the Fiesta and Focus STs. They are a more track oriented shop though.
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I've done everything on my ST from symposer delete all the way to ripping the front end off to install an IC. These days theres so much information and videos out there that as long as you do your research and familiarize yourself w/ whats involved, nothing is really too difficult. Just make sure you set aside more time than you think you'd need. Personally I always take longer to do things than what most say the "average" time is for any given task. I just work slow and make sure Im doing everything I need to do.

As far as starting off, I would say symposer delete would probably be the simplest thing to try first. You're really just tearing more stuff out than you're putting in
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Did you have prior experience working on cars?

Part of me is considering just swinging out to Boomba, picking up a short shift kit, buying some ratchets at harbor freight and jumping in. I dunno, mental barrier I guess?
Been wrenching since I was a kid. The truck in my signature had a motor and trans swap done by myself which was way more complex than these basic bolt-ons. As Paul said, just take your time, but it is all easy enough to be done by an average to less average mechanic. Research and watch videos to plan things out and get the general idea of what is involved

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Thanks for the encouragement. I've decided to hold off on symposer till I upgrade intake and exhaust -- I want to hear the car.

I picked up a Damond OCC today, and I'm gunna do that first. Looks literally [email protected][email protected]!-upable.

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As far as starting off, I would say symposer delete would probably be the simplest thing to try first. You're really just tearing more stuff out than you're putting in
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Thanks for the encouragement/offer.

After watching a bunch of install videos, I realized most of these minor bolt-ons are really, really easy. The wealth of videos sure simplifies things.

Gunna do OCC this weekend!

As an aside I decided to go with the Damond Motorsports kit -- Best features and priced competitively with Boomba, etc. Local. Seemed like awesome guys, really good customer service and gave a nice local discount.

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Been wrenching since I was a kid. The truck in my signature had a motor and trans swap done by myself which was way more complex than these basic bolt-ons. As Paul said, just take your time, but it is all easy enough to be done by an average to less average mechanic. Research and watch videos to plan things out and get the general idea of what is involved

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Old 05-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #1210
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Nice! I almost went w/ Damond, but then Boomba released theirs about the time I was ready to pull the trigger on the Damond, so I went w/ Boomba instead. Cant go wrong w/ either one really. Keep us updated!
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I bought a damond but never got around to installing it before winter. Lots of parts to reinstall/install though whenever I get my car back.
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The boomba is definetly the best looking and coolest of the bunch. I didn't like having to cut the stock hose even though it's like a $10 part.
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Definitely let us know if you have any questions or need anything installed.
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Its a marketing video. But has some entertaining footage.

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I may have ordered some goodies for my car
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:08 PM   #1216
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About damn time!!
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Yes, Goodies good. What goodies did you order?
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For now, got the injen intake. found a deal online that TTR price matched, so I decided to go for it. Might stop at Boomba on my way home and pick up a sound symposer delete. Will likely do a tune + MAYBE an exhaust, haven't decided yet. I still haven't heard an exhaust I like.
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Nice! You'll love the injen. Makes the turbo/bpv loud as shit.
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^this.
@wombat do you remember what mine sounds like?
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In case @wombat needs a reminder, heres mine My dslr couldnt really capture the in car sounds very well. But you hear them. Oh you hear them.

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My exhaust http://www.cntracing.com/mobile/prod...p/cb-12ff.htm=
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@wombat do you remember what mine sounds like?
I don't. Maybe you need to make another trip lol.
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Stopped by @Boomba Racing today and picked up my symposer delete. You son's'a'bitches for not having red!! j/k- was nice meeting you guys. Next time I'll have to tour the shop.
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Took pictures of it installed, but my engine bay is so filthy, I'm not sharing!

Install was easypz. Now the dreaded wait for my intake...
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