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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AARON77, Sep 29, 2010.

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    i allready have a forge short shifter and have recently just found a forge part that can shorten the shift from side to side ! has anyone got one of these? is it worth it and can i use alongside the one i have??????? thanx aaron
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    I have the forge one fitted via Awesome GTI in Manchester.

    They advised that the side-side one may cause you to miss gear and the up / down shorter shifter is suffice. So on this basis, I wont be buying a side-side.



    Thats my personal opinon though :)
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    I think a front to back shift is alot better. The throw is so damn long!
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    slightly off topic, what about the Audi TT shifter? I heard it was cheaper and better than the forge shifter??
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    Don't bother with the TT shifter, go for the Mk4 R32 shifter, according to ukmk4's it's shorter side to side than both the S3 and TT shifters but maintains the OE vibe. It's also only circa £22! I'm currently trying to buy one from Stoke Audi, if they actually ever get back to me...
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    thanks funky
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    No probs, if it helps, MK4 Golf R32 short shift/gear selector:-

    Part number:1J0 711 051 M
    Price: £22.95
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    This is something i may be interested in, especially at that price.
    Does it shorten the length of the gear changes?
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    Apparently it shortens it from top to bottom by about 20%. I'll let you know how it 'feels' when i've receievd and fitted mine.
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    Are they hard to fit? if its a diy job i might be tempted to buy one for that price.
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    why do we have to rely on after-market for shortshifters? why cant manufacturers get it right first?

    I remember the shortshifter that was OEM on my escort RS2000 - that was just brilliant and how all factory shifts should come!
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    cool, cheers dude.
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    Dunno, but I'll find out shortly. Rumours are that it's pretty easy though (otherwise I wouldn't be trying it).
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    [Oct 1, 2010]
    Thanx guys what i really wanna know about is the side to side short shift and can i use it in unison with my forge front to back short shifter has anty1 done this does it/can it work ??????????
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    That's what i was thinking too. Can you have both side to side and front to back shifters?
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    I doubt you can use two shifters at the same time...I'm sure there are manufacturers of shifters which shorten both motions. I'm not sure but I think Dieselgeek might make one but IIRC they are quite pricey.
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    Thanx for the link mate how does it feel when you shift ive heard that some shifters are pony? but im guessing that the diesel geek shifter is good going buy the price?
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    Ive not tried any other shortshifters, so I cant compare, but the dieselgeek is great - its nots as smooth as OEM, it feels a bit 'notchy' but I like that, and if feels half the size of OEM, which is the whole point!! - as far as I'm concerned, its one of the best value for money mods you can do
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    [Nov 25, 2010]
    Just an update on this. I sourced a Mk4 R32 shifter and asked Awesome to fit it today whilst the car is being serviced but it turns out the part is exactly the same as that already on my car :confused:

    My car was standard when I bought it so I can only assume Audi fitted R32 shifters to later S3's? Either that or the information located here (Audi-TT Short Shift Part Number - uk-mkivs) is incorrect?
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    Ive got a neuspeed one very.. very ... short but noisy, both ways too
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    Another update on this. I asked Awesome to investigate further and the R32 shifter is indeed shorter vertically than the S3 one. Mines now fitted and, although the motion is only slightly changed, it is shorter and feels more direct. I think it's a good OEM+ mod and is well worth the £26ish price for the part :)
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    Awesome GTi fitted it as part of some other work I was having done. It's shorter top to bottom (not side to side as that's tight enough IMO) by about 20%. It's not a massive difference but enough to notice.
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    Do you have the part No for the R32 item? Might have to give this a try for that price.
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    I've not heard good things about the side short shifter personally. Makes it very easy to select gears you don't want.... :(
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    It's further up this thread mate - Stoke Audi supplied my shifter.

    Exactly why I only wanted the vertical throw shortening!
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    been looking at getting a short shifter, seems to be a mix of staying with a OEM and after market.

    what are peoples personal comments on either

    i got a 1999 A3 1.8T so not sure what to go for.

    any help would be good thanks
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    Mine is an aftermarket one. Not even a Forge one to be fair. I won it for 99P on ebay and have been using it for about 8 months now.

    No problems thus far apart from being a little unhappy about going into gear occasionally - mostly first and second.
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    do you know who yours is made by Welly ?
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    Being perfectly honest mate, no idea at all. It is an EXACT replica of the forge one though. There were quite a few of them kicking about on ebay for a while.
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    cheers for finding the link mate, may have to get one now, not a bad price either
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    PM Damien on here before buying, or at leas let him know you are an ASN member.
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