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short shifter help

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Tuffty, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Tuffty

    Tuffty Member

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    I've just aquired a shortshifter for my S4 but it didn't come with any fitting instructions.
    I know most of these kits are basicly the same, so i'm wondering if anyone out there has a copy of their instructions they could email me?
     
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  3. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    I'm quite interested in getting one of these, i find the throw really long on the S4 gearchange as opposed to my B5 1.8T.

    Do they make much of a difference???
     
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    not sure about s4, but have a B&M one on my a4 and wow, it made a lot of difference, mine is adustable for throw reduction, i have on shortist, which is great until i jump in my astra daily driver and then go back to the audi, takes a while to get used to it again.

    well recommend though. not sure i'd spend loads to get the B&M one next time, i think i'd look at some of the cheaper options first.
     
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    I am looking for one for my 6 speed now as the one i had with my 1.8t is a b&m copy but i threw away the "spare" bits so it wont fit.

    I notice the ones on Ebay are listed to fit the later Passats ( where my bearbox and linkage came from) so i may jump with one of those.
    Anyone want a cheap drop in for a 5 speed 1.8t i have one
     
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    Nice one people, look slike a job for the weekend
     
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    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    I bought an "ebay special" short shift kit, did really reduce the throw, however after about a year I started to struggle getting the push down reverse to the point where I couldn't get reverse anymore, so went back to standard, guess summit wore out.
     
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    The one I have (B&M) not only provides shorter throws but it also gives a more solid feel during gear shifts with it being all aluminium.

    Definitely one of my best mods.
     
  12. Tuffty

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    Got mine in and working today, not a too bad job, just a pain as I had to remove the centre console.
    Looking at the original setup tho, theirs no reason why you couldn't just re-drill the original a little further down the shaft and make a short shift for free.
    Kinda glad I didn't pay much for the kit. lol
     
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    There is a "how to" on audiworld for a re drilled one. Its just you do not get the revised bushes etc you do with the Kit.

    I took mine off wanting to re drill it, but found VW actually use a bearing in the six speed one, grrr.
     
  14. Tuffty

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    this is true, the new bushes have made it much tighter i have to admit.
     

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