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Offline mkviken

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Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« on: 15 October 2011, 18:14 »
Fitted my Audi s3 shifter arm today.

£27 from main dealer. Really pleased with it.

I hated the 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd on my golf but now it's so much more precise and the 'clunky' feel has gone.

It took an hour to fit taking my time (mainly due to losing the circlip and having to remove the undertray and search for it inside the bumper!)

Otherwise it's very straight forward - airbox off, shift arm off, new one on and then reset the cables by putting the stick and box in service position etc.


This shows the old and new. The pivot point is about 10pm further in compared to standard GTI


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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #1 on: 15 October 2011, 18:24 »
Part number from audi is 8J0711046E

It will fit any M350 6 speed box.
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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #2 on: 15 October 2011, 18:25 »
Nice one  :cool:

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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #3 on: 15 October 2011, 18:40 »
I might try this one.

A step by step fitting guide would be good. :wink:




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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #4 on: 15 October 2011, 18:45 »
I modded the one on my Leon Cupra 1.8T just by drilling a hole closer in to the pivot point then fitted a nut and bolt. Also uprated the rubbish bush in the linkage to a copper one. Absolutely solid with around 2 inches of throw between gear changes.

Although didn't relise this is in Mk6 section so ignore me lol!!


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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2011, 19:16 »
I may move this to the maintenance and info section after a week or so so it does not get lost in the forum traffic.

Sounds an interesting mod.  :smiley:

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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #6 on: 15 October 2011, 19:26 »
Cool, I like OEM mods  :smiley:
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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #7 on: 15 October 2011, 19:30 »
yes the OEM bushes have lots of movement in them unfortunately so a better mod would be for solid bushings but as a quick fix this is a great mod
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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #8 on: 15 October 2011, 20:32 »
Did the same mod on my MK4 and it helped sharpen up the gear change a little  :smiley:

I was wondering if there was a mod for the newer cars so thanks :afro:

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Re: Short shift mod Audi S3/TTS
« Reply #9 on: 21 February 2012, 17:02 »
...Otherwise it's very straight forward - airbox off, shift arm off, new one on and then reset the cables by putting the stick and box in service position etc.
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What do you mean put the box and stick in service position, I was wondering how to check the cables on my GTD? as the gear change is horrid now.
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