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ausie
05-08-2005, 02:17 PM
I decided to order a better clutch quadrant so I did some looking into other sites and reviews. That sort of steered me away from the steeda kit. I decided on the GMS extreme double hook quadrant along with new cable and firewall adjuster offered by UPR. I was getting sick and tired of the tempermental plastic adjuster since I hate grinding gears. I will probably follow up with a new shifter if all works out okay. I am not sure how difficult it will be to remove the stock quadrant but I will find out soon enough.

Big Daddy
05-08-2005, 05:19 PM
I decided to order a better clutch quadrant so I did some looking into other sites and reviews. That sort of steered me away from the steeda kit. I decided on the GMS extreme double hook quadrant along with new cable and firewall adjuster offered by UPR. I was getting sick and tired of the tempermental plastic adjuster since I hate grinding gears. I will probably follow up with a new shifter if all works out okay. I am not sure how difficult it will be to remove the stock quadrant but I will find out soon enough.

You will like that one! I have that setup on my car and the slip is GONE! :thumbsup:

SVTcobra04
05-08-2005, 11:31 PM
big daddy ,was it hard to install?

ausie
05-09-2005, 06:06 AM
From what it appears, the install is not all that difficult, but the installation position just to work on the quadrant is the hard part. I may attempt it without removal of the drivers seat. There seemed to be a ton of info on the topic of clutch quadrants and the install procedure. It is relatively straight forward and I know what to expect. I may just use the stock cable for starters but I did order the complete kit with adjustable cable. I was contemplating on the single hook design with the higher ramp rate for the clutch release. Since I am used to the stock geometry, I just want it to work reliably and not slip down to the first set of teeth the stock unit seems to do. I am beginning to hear a slight squeel on the TOB. Perhaps I should have that replaced before the quadrant is installed. Besides that, I like the fact that with the replacement, my transmission will thank me. Nothing is worse than having to hit the floor in order to shift. The plastic adjustable components seem to work when they are cold, but turn on the heat and it is a different story. I would almost want to ask why ford used such a part that is more suitable for an economy ford fiesta than an 80+ lb performance clutch plate. Now to deal with the TOB and cable adjustment. Funny though, I always thoght the TOB travel was towards the clutch rather than away from it to disengage the contact. The last time I looked at a used clutch was on the 87 Escort. Most if not all of the finger wear was on the transmission side which led me to believe the clutch release was inward insted of outward.

ausie
05-09-2005, 06:51 AM
Come to think of it, this thing would have been great in the 01 too. Perhaps I will take pictures of the install and post the process.

Big Daddy
05-09-2005, 11:42 AM
big daddy ,was it hard to install?

I didn't do it myself I had it done the last time I had the clutch replaced. But the mechanic said it was not that big of a deal to install.

flynfink
05-09-2005, 01:17 PM
pretty easy install. Highly recommend removal of Drivers seat (it's only 4 bolts).

jack
05-09-2005, 03:37 PM
Yes remove the seat unless you work good upside down!!!! After the seat comes out its not too bad.:thumbsup:

ausie
05-10-2005, 05:52 AM
oops, next time I blunder, best not to say anything. The TOB travels just as I expected it to. Just in looking throught the arm/cable hole on the side of the transmission you do not get the full picture. What was out of sight of the flash light was the pivot point for the TOB. I was almost puzzled how it works until I got a better view (in a magazine article). :D

ausie
05-14-2005, 01:03 PM
The UPR install was easy. What is now missing is the cable adjuster not slipping like it did with the stock quadrant. The stock unit would adjust with the pedal raised but would slip back to the original position when the clutch was engaged. Now I can get repeated shift pattern and not miss any gears. Wow, nice and crisp shifting just like when the car was new. :thumbsup: Now I am ready for a short throw shifter :D since I do not have monkey arms to reach that far. Being 6ft tall makes for awkward sitting position just to reach 3rd gear. Having a longer shift arm would help.