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S4 Short Shifter

nemo2182 Sep 23, 2008

  1. nemo2182

    nemo2182 Member

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  2. andybnwc

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    ebay ones work fine save your money and try the cheap one first
     
  3. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Yes that one will fit and it will greatly improve the feel of your shifts.
     
  4. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Mine lasted a year and then i could no longer select reverse, wouldn't push down.
     
  5. nemo2182

    nemo2182 Member

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    Thanks lads, i will give the 'ebay special' ago. sounds like it may only last a year though!!!
     
  6. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Any idea why that was? Mine's been fitted 2 years with no problems whatsoever.
     
  7. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    I stripped it all, couldn't find owt wrong visually, but back together still wouldn't work, it was like something was worn, like the pin that allows you to use the push down. Couldn't figure it out, so went back to standard.
     
  8. dsmclark40v

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    My ebay special doesn't push down any more either although it goes into reverse fine
     
  9. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Is there any chance you guys used the wrong pin when building it originally?
     
  10. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Maybe, but there weren't any others in the kit!
     
  11. andybnwc

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    my b+m one had two different kits with it and 2 springs i selected the hard one , i dont really have to push down just go far left , i also had to do a further adjustment after a couple of years to make it easier into 2nd and reverse must of just moved slightly some how, far as i can see the ebay one is identical and even uses the bm intallation guide. Just wish these were around when i fitted mine whould of saved a fortune
     
  12. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    anyone still got an installation guide or know of one online, bought one of these a few months ago off someone here but no instructions with it
     
  13. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    if you find B&Ms site, they have all the install guides in pdf form for your viewing pleasure
     
  14. Tuffty

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    I had an ebay cheapie, fitted fine with no problems, ended up taking it off tho cos i found it a bit too notchy.
     
  15. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    What 'throw reduction' did you have yours set to Tufty? I've got mine set to the minimal reduction and I think it feels very solid. I think if you were to go up to the maximum reduction, that would probably feel very notchy.
     
  16. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I have the ebay job in my A4 and its been fine, the only down side (which I have to say is not much of a down side) when you have it in gear you can still move the shaft around like it is in neutral but in saying that when driving it's never an issue for one I did not realise this till 6 months after installing it and then only because someone else mentioned it.

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    mines been in for near on 2 years now
     
  17. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't sound right Doc! Did you use the new bushes that came with the kit?
    Mine's solid with absolutely no sideways play when in gear.
     
  18. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep used the whole lot bar the push down ting which was not needed for my box.
     
  19. auroan

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    On a side note, what gear knob is that Doc ? And where did you source it ?
     
  20. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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