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You may have seen this in the FB group but thought I would post it here to share. I've designed a simple shift boot delete kit for the PFL STs that clips into the factory shifter bezel. It deletes the factory shift boot giving it a nice clean look IMO. I've always liked the look of the s2000 & Type R shift boot delete kits and unfortunately couldn't find one for the STs so came up with this design. Fits in pretty OEM+ in my opinion. Appreciate your feedback. Thanks

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Obviously- the reason the boot is there is to keep "stuff" out of the shift mechanism. Lint, dust, human / pet hair, spray cleaners, spilled drinks, food (I don't eat in my car, but many do), coins, pens etc. As long as you are happy with it- that is all that matters.
Was thinking that same thing. I would lose something down there in a heartbeat but power to ya @dante.st3 looks really clean!
 

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That's pretty, cool how did you go about making it?
It's just made it out of Carboard first, designed on CAD and it's printed out of ABS (100% infill). I am thinking of selling them if you are interested. I have a post on the Focus ST owner's FB group if you are interested in getting one.
 

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So my initial reaction (keep in mind I have never seen a shift boot delete until now) it is both interesting and 'why' at the same time. Like I get the cleaner look and at first glance, nailed it.

If this was going into a pure toy/racecar kind of car there wouldn't be a center console so seems more targeted at those who daily. There is a lack of storage in the center console today and would worry about items falling into the hole and becoming lost or otherwise impeding the ability to shift. That is the largest concern. To me, it seems like 'something is missing' from the interior seeing the shifter mechanism being open. You have a finished interior then a void, something missing...

The picture @Coolpool doesn't really jive for me.

I like the clean/flat look of the delete but the 'openness' (stuff falling in) is a turnoff. The plastic ball(or even a moving flat plate) in the console really reminds me of some ragged on arcade game. So then I kind of sit and think, what about some brush type material (keep the delete look) around the opening to prevent items from falling in?

The brush material which comes to mind is something like this: https://www.wecarlson.com/sites/default/files/weather-seal-1_0.jpg
Just not sure if this sort of material would really work well.

Is the current opening the least amount of opening required to facilitate shifting?
Can you cut out the shift pattern to fill in some of this void twhile still giving the boot delete?
Would there be an option to choose a color?
If you could do a shift pattern style for a 2016, I'd at least give it a whirl and provide more feedback.

The openness to the moving bits is the huge concern for me.


My random 2 cents.
 

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So my initial reaction (keep in mind I have never seen a shift boot delete until now) it is both interesting and 'why' at the same time. Like I get the cleaner look and at first glance, nailed it.

If this was going into a pure toy/racecar kind of car there wouldn't be a center console so seems more targeted at those who daily. There is a lack of storage in the center console today and would worry about items falling into the hole and becoming lost or otherwise impeding the ability to shift. That is the largest concern. To me, it seems like 'something is missing' from the interior seeing the shifter mechanism being open. You have a finished interior then a void, something missing...

The picture @Coolpool doesn't really jive for me.

I like the clean/flat look of the delete but the 'openness' (stuff falling in) is a turnoff. The plastic ball(or even a moving flat plate) in the console really reminds me of some ragged on arcade game. So then I kind of sit and think, what about some brush type material (keep the delete look) around the opening to prevent items from falling in?

The brush material which comes to mind is something like this: https://www.wecarlson.com/sites/default/files/weather-seal-1_0.jpg
Just not sure if this sort of material would really work well.

Is the current opening the least amount of opening required to facilitate shifting?
Can you cut out the shift pattern to fill in some of this void twhile still giving the boot delete?
Would there be an option to choose a color?
If you could do a shift pattern style for a 2016, I'd at least give it a whirl and provide more feedback.

The openness to the moving bits is the huge concern for me.


My random 2 cents.
Thanks for your feedback, people do have worries about dropping objects on. That is any unavoidable issue. It is cut just enough to make room for all gears to shift. However I have been driving with it for a bit now and haven't had any issues of stuff falling in, I also don't eat or carry a lot of small items in my car. Its not for everyone I can see that.

Thanks again
 
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