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Hello; I am a new convert from a VW TDI,

Really liked the car but the buy back from VW was too good to pass up, from reading the forums the Ford has many of the same features.

I have ordered a oxford white ST with the 402a package
should be in 2nd week of January, I am pumped!

The TDi had lots of torque being a diesel but the ST matches that, I drive a lot of miles so I do live in my car quite a bit.

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Congrats and welcome! My wife had a Jetta TDI for a couple years, and though the torque was impressive, it's nothing compared to what the ST offers. This is such a fun car, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
 

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Hello; I am a new convert from a VW TDI,

Really liked the car but the buy back from VW was too good to pass up, from reading the forums the Ford has many of the same features.

I have ordered a oxford white ST with the 402a package
should be in 2nd week of January, I am pumped!

The TDi had lots of torque being a diesel but the ST matches that, I drive a lot of miles so I do live in my car quite a bit.

Dave B
Same here! Did you take your VW back yet? I have to take mine back on the 29th. Can't pass up $15,500 for a 2011 with 108,000 miles on it!

Love the ST so much more. Ordered it in August and just got it on Friday and have 200 miles on it.
 

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Same here! Did you take your VW back yet? I have to take mine back on the 29th. Can't pass up $15,500 for a 2011 with 108,000 miles on it!

Love the ST so much more. Ordered it in August and just got it on Friday and have 200 miles on it.
Still waiting for VW to process my paperwork, they are supposed to buying me out for about $19,000 (2012 with 125,000 miles on it).

My focus wont be in until the middle of Jan so I am not in a big rush to turn in my TDi.

The more I look at the ST the more I like it.
 

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You might miss the VW's mpg some but the smiles per mile will be high!!
I do already. Haven't driven the TDI for over a month.
 

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Yes the 40mpg highway was nice! When I thrashed it around town it would get low 30s. Just diving into the forums here any must do mods? Sounds like the short throw shift is nice, I really want to keep it stock looking and sounding.
 

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Yes the 40mpg highway was nice! When I thrashed it around town it would get low 30s. Just diving into the forums here any must do mods? Sounds like the short throw shift is nice, I really want to keep it stock looking and sounding.
I highly recommend the Boomba Ultimate Shift Kit.
51% reduction in throw from a Trans adapter plate, and 1-1/2" shorter shifter, and solid bushing to make the shifts crisp, not factory spongy.
 

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I highly recommend the Boomba Ultimate Shift Kit.
51% reduction in throw from a Trans adapter plate, and 1-1/2" shorter shifter, and solid bushing to make the shifts crisp, not factory spongy.
How does this compare to the Ford racing short throw shifter? I kind of like the idea of factory approved parts..

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How does this compare to the Ford racing short throw shifter? I kind of like the idea of factory approved parts..

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Honestly it's a matter of preference/price usually with this kind of stuff. There isn't really any such thing as "factory approved" aftermarket parts. If you put a Ford Performance kit on and destroy your syncros it would probably not be covered in warranty even though it's a Ford product. Just up to you if you want to support X company (Boomba is a great company) or Ford. The Ultimate Shift kit has a TON of good reviews.

Also, not saying you'll destroy your syncros. Only made that reference in case you were referring to keeping factory approved parts for warranty reasons. No aftermarket part "voids" warranty, but if the part can be proven to be the cause of damage, and the part isn't factory, expect it not to be covered.
 

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How does this compare to the Ford racing short throw shifter? I kind of like the idea of factory approved parts..

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The FRPP shifter comes assembled on the shifter base.
The Boomba shifter uses the stock base.
The FRPP is only a 18% reduction in the throw.
The Boomba shifter has 3 positions: 10%, 20% and 30%. And then there's the Shifter-plate, that attaches to the transmission shift-link. alone this will give either 21% or 30% reduction.
FRPP does not offer the solid bushings either. The stock set-up uses very soft rubber bushings, and allows for a spongy, not-sure-if-it's-engaged-squishy feel to the shifts. Solid Bushings alone makes the shifting crisp, and precise.


FRPP is almost $300 or more for just the shifter. The entire Boomba kit is just under $300, but they have a holiday sale on so save even more.

Of course there are other options. I think Mountune also offers some shift packages, and is also 'factory approved'
I've had the Boomba kit installed for 3+ years. No problems. Install took about 1 hr.
 

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The FRPP shifter comes assembled on the shifter base.
The Boomba shifter uses the stock base.
The FRPP is only a 18% reduction in the throw.
The Boomba shifter has 3 positions: 10%, 20% and 30%. And then there's the Shifter-plate, that attaches to the transmission shift-link. alone this will give either 21% or 30% reduction.
FRPP does not offer the solid bushings either. The stock set-up uses very soft rubber bushings, and allows for a spongy, not-sure-if-it's-engaged-squishy feel to the shifts. Solid Bushings alone makes the shifting crisp, and precise.


FRPP is almost $300 or more for just the shifter. The entire Boomba kit is just under $300, but they have a holiday sale on so save even more.

Of course there are other options. I think Mountune also offers some shift packages, and is also 'factory approved'
I've had the Boomba kit installed for 3+ years. No problems. Install took about 1 hr.
Boomba is 10% off with said sale until like the 19th? I just read it like an hour ago but can't remember.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the ST!

As for mods I'd suggest driving it for a bit then decide from there. Before I got mine I had plans to do some mods, now that I've had it a few months I'm good with the way it sits. My long wish list has dwindled down to tint and a second set of winter wheels.
 

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It finally showed up!
Very happy.. focus.JPG
 
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