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42 Draft solid shifter bushes fitted.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ReDBull, Dec 9, 2012.

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    I fitted these earlier today and I'm impressed with them. Nice and easy to fit so I thought I'd do a fitting guild I bought them from Awsome *42 Draft VW Shifter Bushing Set - Mk4 5/6Speed MY02-05
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    A before shot.*
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    The play in the old bushes
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    First you have to remove the rubber bush. I pushed the nylon collar out with my fingers and removed the rest of the rubber with a knife.*
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    As you can see there are two sizes of bush. The smaller diameter hole is for the side to side and the larger for the back to front.*
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    They are to small a diameter to fit so the needed to be opened up a bit. I did this nice and slowly with a punch, oil and wet and dry.*
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    When they just slid over the pin I oiled it lightly and slid it on (oh matron).
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    Then did the same for the upper part of the bush. Replaced the clip and all done.
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    There is no longer any slack in this part of the shift it's rock solid. It nice and easy to do. It just takes a bit of time to file them down.*
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Looks good man, I often thought about filling my voided cable ends with resin to get a similar result, but never got round to it then the VWMS shifter turned up.

    Must improve things a great deal :)

    Odd that they're not reamed to the correct size though
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    Now all you need is some solid alloy shift bracket bushes :).
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    What are these? talk to me :laugh:
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    Thoight youd have know about them mate. Stumbled across hem in vortex, the shifter bracket that connects to the gear box and holds the gear cables, it has 3 fixing points that are rubber bushed, intergrated engineering offer 3 alloy inserts to replaces thw rubber ones and is meant to offer stiffer and more presice gear changes as it eliminates any slack. Im ordering some at the moment from hektor off hear, drop him an email mate as hes looking into doing a group buy.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    oh, it is! I hadn't even thought about that to be honest!

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, spend money on some bushes, or just remove the rubber and use some washers to solid mount the fecker?
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    You know spending money on some nice billet alloy makes sense haha.

    Tbh though mate i never did until i saw them, im hoping it cures my crunchy second gear as i dot think its the box but the cables etc.
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    They don't look as sexy as your shifter but they do work well. I was suprised that they didn't fit but at least they're nice and tigh now.
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    Sounds interesting have you a link? I may well be interested in a GB.
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    Ive got a set of these to fit, been meaning to for the last few weeks. Think I need to re align my shift cable ends as 1st is a little difficult to find sometimes
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    Alternatively do away with them completely with the dieselgeek sigma six. Don't know why more people don't use it...
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    I haven't seen that before. When you add in the price for the forge quick shifts there's not much difference in price either.
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    I just ordered a set of these :)
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    Did you order from Awsome? One of the lads on SCN ordered some today and there's a 2/3 week delivery time as they're out of stock.
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    Yeah order at 1.30 today from awesome, got conformation of the order and again at 3.30 letting me know they will be on there way, no sign that there delayed? Maybe I got the last one? Hope so lol.
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