England’s Mountune Performance produces and distributes some of the best aftermarket goodies around for Ford passenger cars, from comprehensive engine upgrade packages, to performance chassis components.
The company also makes in-house a billet quick-shift armature for Ford’s Durashift B6 manual transmission, which is offered on the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus with 1.6-liter EcoBoost. The appendage installs on top of the factory shift arm, reducing shifter throw by about 30 percent for quicker, easier gear-changes – without shortening the shift lever itself.
The video above shows us how to install Mountune’s Quick Shift on a Ford Fiesta ST, and it could hardly be simpler; all that’s required in terms of tools is a couple of screwdrivers, a ratchet and socket set, 2.5mm and 5mm allen keys, a T5 Torx head, and a 24mm open-ended wrench. The kit costs just $159 in the US, and looks like it could be installed by the average DIYer in about an hour.
What do you receive for the money and effort? Mile after mile of crisp, quick shifting in your Ford Fiesta ST or 1.6L Focus, and the extra-engaging driving experience that comes with it. Check it out.