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Stiring soup!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3BN_H, May 9, 2011.

  1. S3BN_H

    S3BN_H Member

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    hiya folks, got my plate fitted today and went out for a blast in the car, not used it in a month or so, and ive forgot how bad the gear selectors are, its done 100k so im guessing new rods will be a great help, ive also seen the mount adaptor thingy above the gear box, short shift kit or whatever it is? lol, anyway that any good ?

    cheers for any help, sean
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I've got a short shifter, the red dog bone mount and had my gearbox oil changed and it's fine now.
     
  4. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    how hard is it to change the gear shifter above the gearbox to a short shift
     
  5. Westy

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    20 minute job mate. You lock the box in neutral position with a little button on the side of the box (bet you never knew it was there ;) ) then you remove the bracket for the throw movement. Put the new one on and tighten up. release gearbox lock.

    There are 2 shortshift brackets though. 1 for throw/front to back movement, and 1 for side to side movement. I got the throw bracket. Both are around £40
     
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  7. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    That's the one.
     
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    cheers mate ill get one of these and get it on, cheers again
     
  9. Westy

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    It might take a little adjustment of the linkage cable to get it as smooth as possible. It's fairly straight forward as there is a little screw thing by the bracket that lets you adjust it.

    I'd also recommend getting your gearbox oil changed. It made quite a big difference to mine.
     
  10. steve bain

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    can the existing one not be modified?
     
  11. Westy

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    I'm pretty sure you could. I've got my old bracket at home if you wanted to try and mod it.
     
  12. steve bain

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    oh. yes please. can pay the postage and if succesful could make a how to...

    Steve
     
  13. Westy

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    I'll dig it out later.
     
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    Ive got both on and its very close, about 2" of movement either way
     
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    Would you say it's worth doing the side to side movement too Dave?
     
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    Yes but it takes some getting used to, makes the driving exp a lot better
     
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    Just wondering if these would fit an AGU engine/gearbox?
     
  18. S3 TAM

    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    any vag 6 speed

    you can get 5 speed ones as well
     
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    ah, thats a thought. mines and agu a3, so maybe your link wouldn't work on my gearbox....
     
  20. Westy

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    How many gears you got?
     
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  23. Westy

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    No good then.
     
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    The dieselgeek made a decent difference on mine...
     

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