New quickshifter in S3

New quickshifter in S3

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sebackman

Original Poster:

75 posts

13 months

Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Dear all,

Just wanted to say that I just installed the Type N gearbox quickshifter arm from Kitchski (Richard) in my S3 and it is just brilliant.

I had an older kit from a UK firm installed but this is way better and makes driving fun again.

Very easy to install from the top side. Just remove the centre console and peel off the rubber cover. I had already made an opening in the glass fibre for the older install to get to the three bolts holding the shifter on the gearbox so it was all done in 30 minutes.

Highly recommended, just brilliant.

Kind regards
//Rob

glenrobbo

10,405 posts

80 months

Tuesday 8th August 2017
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cool Any pics?

sebackman

Original Poster:

75 posts

13 months

Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Here is some Pictures as requested.







Job done


greenranger

982 posts

36 months

Friday 11th August 2017
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interested in getting one of these, what are the benefits in comparison to the old one.. does it make selecting gear a tad smoother?

Steve

RayTVR

765 posts

73 months

Friday 11th August 2017
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If you are on Facebook, there is a nice short video showing the difference in the 'S Series' group.
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RayTVR

765 posts

73 months

Friday 11th August 2017
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I'm just in the middle of fitting mine.

I found that two of the bolts were easy enough through the existing aperture, I then drilled a 10mm hole for the third one, which will be plugged with a blind grommet. This way it should be easier to reseal the rubber gaitor back in the existing position.


sebackman

Original Poster:

75 posts

13 months

Friday 11th August 2017
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Hi,

I did a narrow cut out in the fibre glass and after the swap i covered the entire area vit a piece of thin marine playwood held in place and sealed by some Gaffa tape. :-) I did keep the old pop rivets for the rubbet groomet and just used a screwdriver to drive the ruber back under the old washers.

Kitchski

5,798 posts

161 months

Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Hi chaps,

Thanks for the kind comments smile

Here's a link to the replacement saddle bush that I'd recommend also renewing (unless you're happy your existing one is OK - mine was):

http://www.burtonpower.com/saddle-gearlever-to-sel...

(I promised a couple of people I'd link to that, so seemed easier to do it here.)

It's possible to get a brass one too, but I'd probably advise against that for road use. They can be a bit noisy!

All the finished levers have been sold, though I have an unpainted one sitting around somewhere that I'll get prepped up and painted. No concrete plans to do another run, but will play it by ear/demand.

Thanks

greymrj

2,873 posts

134 months

Tuesday 15th August 2017
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RayTVR said:
If you are on Facebook, there is a nice short video showing the difference in the 'S Series' group.
Yes, that short video was very interesting and showed the reduction in movement achieved.

Not quite as easy to fit on an S1 as the transmission tunnel is all one with the dash. Probably even more relevant on the S1 as there is a little less room to find reverse than on the later cars.

I got one off Richard, plus the bush he refers to. Nice job. Frustrated that I cant fit it yet as the engine/box is coming out.

RayTVR

765 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Having fitted mine at the weekend, I can confirm that this is a great modification, much more positive gear location and a shorter shift. Very pleased with the result and quite a satisfying little job to do.

WotnoV8

50 posts

15 months

Tuesday 15th August 2017
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After all these very favourable reviews, who could resist?
I would be interested in one if another batch were to be made.
Definitely don't find the standard gearshift the slickest in the world! (Although it helps to slow me down).

LawrieS

335 posts

46 months

Tuesday 15th August 2017
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+1

Could anyone upload the video to YouTube or similar for those not on facebook?

Thanks

Kitchski

5,798 posts

161 months

Wednesday 16th August 2017
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LawrieS

335 posts

46 months

Thursday 17th August 2017
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Thanks for that, definitely be happy to take one off your hands should you decide to do another batch.

PotlessPaul

300 posts

170 months

Thursday 17th August 2017
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One more for me if you are doing another run.

Alan461

832 posts

61 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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+1

cb500t

78 posts

18 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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+2

Ralph S3

319 posts

183 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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And me..!!

Kitchski

5,798 posts

161 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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Looks like I'm making more! laugh

Skinne01

34 posts

159 months

Friday 18th August 2017
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and me please!