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    Quick shifter

    Hi,
    Can anyone recommend a quick shifter kit for the S3? I find the standard gearshift terribly long throw for this type of car.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Quick shifter

    Glen,
    Search through some previous posts, I believe someone said they had fitted a Neuspeed one to their S3 and it was terrible so they took it off again. This was a while ago.
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    Re: Quick shifter

    that was me.

    was bloody awful.

    I was atleast its second owner (come from and R32) and i know its changed hands again since i sold it

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    Re: Quick shifter

    gosh, lucky I asked you guys first before I split with any cash...
    Thanks for your response

    Paul, what was wrong with it?

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    Re: Quick shifter

    My mate has one on his RS4 which he is very pleased with. i will find out what brand, cost etc

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    Re: Quick shifter

    Is it a linkage type shifter?? Edit: (D'oh, you said "only fits S4/RS4 linkages" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] ) It's been mentioned that the majority of these only affect the forward stroke (as you said) but do nothing for the back stroke or the side to side. That's one thing I noticed about the B&M one, front / back and side throw is shortened, but also as you mentioned, it still feels a bit notchy, and is a bit heavier (although I've come to like that) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Quick shifter

    tanoga one fits at the gear stick end....(S4/RS4)

    Neuspeed fits at the gearbox (cable) end. (A3/S3/TT/R32)

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    Re: Quick shifter

    Ah, so the Tanoga one replace the Lever, while Neuspeed replaces the linkage, right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Quick shifter

    So whats the B&M one Drill? gearbox end or shifter?

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    Re: Quick shifter

    For get the quick shift peeps, and invest in a Powerflex Dogbone Mount at 20 quid and get crisper gearchanges. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Quick shifter

    B&M is a replacement lever

    Here

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    Re: Quick shifter

    I`ve been using the Diesel Geek race shift for a while and now have upgraded to the ultra 6 short shifter This is a simple install and shifts are very smooth with very little side to side movement also you keep your own gear knob.


    If any one needs help on install let me know.

    SimonS3MTM


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    Re: Quick shifter

    [ QUOTE ]
    jojo said:
    For get the quick shift peeps, and invest in a Powerflex Dogbone Mount at 20 quid and get crisper gearchanges. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    It's amazing how much info you guys have about this. Thanks everyone for all your response.

    Paul, you mentioned about the Powerflex mount. What is this?

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    Re: Quick shifter

    The stiffer mounts work but you still have the problem that the S3 throw is far to long and bloody hard work at track days.

    SimonS3MTM

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    Re: Quick shifter

    I have a dieselgeek quickshift kit going spare if anyone wants to bid for it. E-mail me at nicholas@pargeter.co.uk

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    Re: Quick shifter

    I have driven an S3 with the Neuspeed Short Shifter, felt really short, but found that the gears were so close together ment that it was easy to stick it into the wrong gear or none at all!

    Have now fitted the Poly Dogbone mount and have to say it is a good compromise. Vibrations can be felt through the car whilst labouring but lessens after a few 100 miles as the bushes break-in. Shouldn't have the car labouring anyway if driven properly!

    Polybush = 20
    Short Shifter = 150 +

    Know where my cash would be!

    Hope this helps!

 

 

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