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Forge quick shifters

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by CornRattle, Jul 16, 2012.

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    [Jul 16, 2012]
    Opinions please, worth doing or not?
    Also the instructions from Forge seem pretty straight forward, if anyone has actually carried out the fitting is it as easy as illustrated.

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    I have it installed to my S3 and without doubt on of my favourite mods - the gear box feels so much better and it is a doddle to fit!
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    i needs to gets me one of these!
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    Remember those "S-Tronic" gearboxes? cracking pieces of kit ;) ultra short throw between each gear change. ;)
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    Is it worth getting the side shifter as well?
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    @Ash get it mate,I want it but I want to see how it feel on your car first. I had quick shifter on my old civic and it was good but not sure how it will feel on the A3.
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    Yes get both!!
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    Strange! I was thinking on the way to work this morning whether I should do this mod or not...
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    I've done the short shifter mod, didn't buy the Forge one though.

    Great mod, took me around 40 mins to fit. ;)

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    Would you recommend doing it?

    Thinking if i do it, might as well change both parts.
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    i have heard loads of good things about it. always having to choose which mod to d first and often forget about other mods... need to put this one at the top of the list
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    [Jul 17, 2012]
    What does side shifter do?
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    I am assuming (correct me if i am wrong) reduces the throw when moving the gear stick left to right.
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    It makes the whole gear change feel tighter and the throw between gears is shorter.

    My friend drove my car the day I fitted it, he though it wasn't engaging but was actually in gear.
    Takes a while to get used to but is great for spirited driving. Highly recommended

    I drove my dads golf a few days back, the gear change felt like it belonged in a double decker bus :laugh:
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    [Jul 17, 2012]
    Seriously tempted into this mod! Would it be worth just fitting the quick shifter? Or advisable to change both the quick and side shifter?
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    My set arrived today both quick and side shifters ...
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    top mod!
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    As I said, do both. You may as well get the full quick shift feel of the gear box plus you will be dismantling the shifter anyway.
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    [Jul 18, 2012]
    Just noticed on my invoice from Forge that the Side Shifter says '... VAG 6 speed up to 2008' - does this mean it wont fit my 2011? There was no choice on the Forge website???
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    I have both the short and side shifter available. I bought it for my A3 but for some reason Audi changed the gearing on the MY12 A3s. I'm pretty sure it's either Forge or Neuspeed.

    Will found out how much I paid for it and will take a "small" bit off as its brand new in packet. PM if you're interested.
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    PM sent
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