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42DD shifter bushes.

Y83OLK Jun 29, 2012

  1. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Hi again ASN.

    Last thread ill make today.
    My gear shift bushes (the ones on the end of the cables) have a lot of freeplay.
    IE - There is lost motion between moving the gearstick and the Mech actually selecting gear.

    I stumbled upon the 42DD alloy bushes that "Awesome" sell for the 8n TT.
    Should these be suitable for the S3?.
    Has anybody on here used them?

    LINK -http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/product.php?xProd=32885&xSec=466

    Or would i be better off with the OEM item - Being they have lasted 10years trouble free

    Cheers
     
  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    they dont look a bad mod at all, and a good price, for awesome!

    just make sure you have the cable ends in that pic, there are a couple of types.
    i really want these now

    edit:
    ' Fits pin style endlink & shifter linkage ONLY. Will not fit early Mk1 TT ball/socket style linkages.'

    DAMMIT!
     
  3. Y83OLK

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    Are yours ball type Karl?.
    Im pretty sure mines pin type (looked at them earlier today)
     
  4. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    yeh unfortunately.
    i could change them but, sod it.
    if you get them let us know how they feel. i reckon my ball/socket types are pretty darn stiff anyway, seeing as i couldnt get the buggers off once
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Waste of money, use sikaflex, much better and still offers same performance.

    Karl what you sulking for, your got the forge quick shifters like me, why dont yuo do what i did and change the ****ty ball type ends tothe criclip ones? Cost less than £15 from memory.
     
  6. Danman1

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    Saw '42DD'..... disappointed.
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Aww just seen your other post, in that case stop bin lazy and change them lol, one of the best cheap mods indid along with the sikaflex.
     
  8. Y83OLK

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    How can an epoxy rubber offer the same performance as machined alloy?
    would you trust a sikaflex wheel?
     
  9. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Haha, fine mate, spend on the 42dd bushes but the sikaflex/tigerseal, whatever you wana use method is used for engine mounts etc, so usig on shifter bushes seems ok, anyway been using the car hard for 2 months with these and its excellent.
     
  10. Dani_B19

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    And id never use a sikaflex wheel because you Cant buy them :) haha.
     
  11. Y83OLK

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    Haha.. I too have used Tigerseal to stiffen engine mounts on previous cars.
    Unfortunatly there isnt much left of my shifter bushes. I think ill go for it and fit the 42dd ones see how they fare.
     
  12. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    i've had them for a few years now and think there very good

    you can't tiger seal these bushes
     
  13. Sam_

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    Another reason to get the sigmasix short shift! It replaces these with nice rose joint ends. My gearshift is like a new RWD box now with the VF/VT mounts.
     
  14. Andrew@A.L.D

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    You want to use also the mounting bushes for the bracket also
     
  15. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    me too mate!
    gutted....................................:notme:
     
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  16. Y83OLK

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    What are these?
     
  17. BuuBBa

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    Could Andrew mean these: Shift Bracket Bushings ??

    I have 42DDs (bushes, not the b00bs :ermm:) and those verdict ones but will install those hopefully for next summer (same time with new engine), so cant give any experiences
     
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