DIY Short shift

auq

Avoiding Potholes!
Feb 11, 2010
652
0
Leicestershire
ive just finished the short shift mod, and am so happy with the results!, why fork out loads of cash for aftermarket parts when a couple of quid and a bit of time/skill can do the job just the same!!

pics to follow ;)
 

rsmith

Robbie
Apr 28, 2004
2,797
1
Tipperary, Ireland
Nice one, fire up the pics so we can have a look at your handy work.You should take that £50 you saved and hit the pub for a few hard earned cold ones.
 

paul26982

Guest
sorry on phone, my net is down at the moment so its a pain
 

CupraTurbo81

Guest
Think i'll give this one a bash, another cheap and chearful mod which makes me happy :D
 

auq

Avoiding Potholes!
Feb 11, 2010
652
0
Leicestershire
Faisal, this is so easy mate, just make sure you dont drill to far over!!!
i drilled 8mm hole, 8mm bolt with 2x washers and a nylock nut on top, it says on posts to lock off 1st with a nut , then put the arm on, then another nut, but trying this i found the angle of the cable to be too much so i just used one nut.
any probs give me a shout mate!
oh, and the difference is unbelivable! i will never go back to standard now.
 

CupraTurbo81

Guest
Does anyone know the part number for the linkage that goes onto the shifter. I noticed that when i modified mine it was a bit worn an running that mod for about a month since and its totally knackered now. Couldn't find any info on it.
 

CupraTurbo81

Guest
Cheers i'll maybe consider just getting a set of them instead then.
 

sambryant

RoadRunner meep meep
Mar 26, 2009
4,847
2
Bristol
Faisal, this is so easy mate, just make sure you dont drill to far over!!!
i drilled 8mm hole, 8mm bolt with 2x washers and a nylock nut on top, it says on posts to lock off 1st with a nut , then put the arm on, then another nut, but trying this i found the angle of the cable to be too much so i just used one nut.
any probs give me a shout mate!
oh, and the difference is unbelivable! i will never go back to standard now.
what lenth of bolt did you use?
going to pop down b and q in a min and try this mod out :)
 
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