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New S3 (8P) Gearknob

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3 Hoggy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Gops
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Sorry for the late reply mate, I just used super glue! I couldnt find anything else and tbh, i couldnt be bothered to get anything and wanted to fit it asap because im super impatient lol! But it worked a treat! I'll take a pic of mine 2moro when its in 6th so you can see. it stretches but it doesnt restrict any gears
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Haha same as me lol.

    Yeah cheers mate.
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    JtotheD Events Moderator

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    [Oct 13, 2011]
    I definitely need one of these having seen the pics in this thread, they look almost too good!
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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    Bringing up an old thread here, are there different part numbers for different colour stitching? In my head I'm saying yes...if so, what's the part number for knob with red stitching?
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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    Here's mine. it's been in for a while now.

    Sorry about poor picture.

    I didn't use new gaitor as I felt that new leather and baseball stitching doesn't match the plain Black (and worn in) Recaro leathers.

    It's a lovely touch though and i far better than the old ones.

    [​IMG]
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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    Year looks brilliant. Those mats are awsome too!!

    So anyone no the part number? Or how do I go about finding it?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    All I know is that this is the number for white stitching: 8P0 863 278 CC SZN if that helps you work it out???
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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    £95.45 inc vat. jeeeeez!! gave it a miss :(
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    [Mar 14, 2012]
    Does this work for Pre Facelifters like myself?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Yes mate.
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    [Mar 14, 2012]
    It does, but the gaitor doesnt fit properly, is very tight at the front.
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    [Mar 14, 2012]
    I changed the gaitors over and used the original one especially as was in good condition, was a quick simple job. Feels and looks so much better.
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    hi mate,you say you are using your original gaiter?will the one that comes with the knob not fit,or is that just preference?il buy one but will want the one with red stitching if I can be fit?
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    If you have a read through the whole thread you will see that many have fitted the new gaiter, think its a tight fit but is possible
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    chazza55 got an S3 8L: living the dream

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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Yup - when i did mine the NEW 8P plastic base bezel thing is a different shape to the older 8L shape.......so you have to undo the staples holding the gaiter to the base.........then fit the new leather over the old base.....i didnt bother re-stapling or gluing or anything.

    so you have old base, new leather, new knob.............and looks schweet!!!!! :D well worth doing!

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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Great job.

    Or...just take the knob off, use old gaitor, sell new gaitor on eBay and bobs your uncle.
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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    These S3 Gear Knobs look absolutely brilliant but the question I have is whether they fit the 8L model and whether they are able to be used on the 5 speed variants like the 1.6 and 1.8? (obviously it will still say 6th gear but you just can't select it).
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    chazza55 got an S3 8L: living the dream

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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    the 8p definitely fits the 8L.....this thread shows it and i have done it also......NB the difference mentioned on the gaiter though.

    the knob should have no effect on 5 or 6 gears........it is literally just a knob.
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    awesome stuff! Thank you for clearing that up :)
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    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    Does anyone have a good condition (unscuffed leather/ chrome ring) standard s3 knob kicking around?.
    I prefer the original to the 8p s3 knob, however mines showin 85ks worth of grabbing now.
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    [Apr 17, 2014]
    Anyone know if the 8v gear knob will fit the 8l?
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    [Apr 18, 2014]
    Ha! Well spotted! Bit weird there's pics of my knob floating around the internet...
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    I've seen a pic of hoggys knob...

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