New quickshifter in S3

New quickshifter in S3

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jay jay bee

124 posts

111 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Richard,

Just had your quick shift gear lever fitted by X-Works & would nominate you for "Modification of Year " a vast improvement a joy to drive.

Thanks once again

cjacks

53 posts

13 months

Thursday 9th November 2017
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After an initial anxious moment when I thought the OE fitting was a.n.other quick shift, plus an apologetic email to Rich at Southways, the whole job was completed in no time. Great improvement on original - the most noticeable difference is that reverse is less of a mystery now and engages effortlessly.

Lovely piece of engineering and a quick and worthwhile mod.

Thanks Rich!


Kitchski

5,916 posts

164 months

Thursday 9th November 2017
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Really pleased you're happy with the shifters chaps, thanks for letting me know biggrin

GadgeS3C

4,023 posts

97 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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Hi Rich,

Have you got to me on your list yet.

Just paranoid as I've been having email issues!
Gary

Kitchski

5,916 posts

164 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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GadgeS3C said:
Hi Rich,

Have you got to me on your list yet.

Just paranoid as I've been having email issues!
Gary
Hi Gary, I've got you down as an email sent requesting full details for an invoice to be raised, and then nothing more heard.
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GadgeS3C

4,023 posts

97 months

Saturday 11th November 2017
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Hi Richard - you have mail.

jacksocket

49 posts

101 months

Thursday 16th November 2017
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Hi Richard - you also have mail from me.... similar situation to Gary, email causing bother.
Own goal really, I forgot to update pistonheads with a new email address.
steveS

Kitchski

5,916 posts

164 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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Hi all,

Just a quick one to say thank you all very much. We've sold out of these levers now, though I have provisions to produce (I think) two more.
We'll do another batch in the new year to anyone who missed out.

Thanks

Rich

GadgeS3C

4,023 posts

97 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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Hi Rich,

Got mine today and just publicly wanted to say thanks. Looks like a nice bit of kit and looking forward to fitting it.

The S world is better for your efforts clap

Thanks for your patience with the email muppetry!

Cheers,
Gary

Kitchski

5,916 posts

164 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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GadgeS3C said:
Hi Rich,

Got mine today and just publicly wanted to say thanks. Looks like a nice bit of kit and looking forward to fitting it.

The S world is better for your efforts clap

Thanks for your patience with the email muppetry!

Cheers,
Gary
Cheers Gary smile

Marc C

128 posts

58 months

Sunday 3rd December 2017
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Hello,

Could you put me on the list for one of these when/if you do another batch....

Cheers

Marc

Kitchski

5,916 posts

164 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Marc C said:
Hello,

Could you put me on the list for one of these when/if you do another batch....

Cheers

Marc
No problem, thanks smile

vicman924

2 posts

24 months

Monday 18th December 2017
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I think i need one!!!
I want one on next lot. Need to be send to spain, so i a bit more expensive the p&p frown

mk1fan

9,400 posts

158 months

Monday 18th December 2017
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Absolutely not faulting Richards work / solution.

Given the extra expense of sending it to Spain (plus the cost of the item) you may wish to consider a solution using rose joints like here;

rosey links

Or shortening the tailhousing to move the actuator to below the 'hole' in the cabin like here;

warning other car marque fanboy site


mk1fan

9,400 posts

158 months

Monday 18th December 2017
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Kitchski said:
We've used Freelander gear gaiters
Inverted as per my design? Where's my royalties??????? laughlaughlaugh

phillpot

14,262 posts

116 months

Monday 18th December 2017
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mk1fan said:
Or shortening the tailhousing to move the actuator to below the 'hole' in the cabin like here
.... wink


Did mine the cheap way (long before Richards complete stick became available)...... clicky quicky

ukflyboy

233 posts

49 months

Sunday 4th March
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Folks,

Just fitting my new quick shifter and the new replacement heavy duty replacement saddle which Philpot linked to earlier in thread (figured I may as well while I was there). I thought I took a picture of the old saddle so I could fit the new one in the correct orientation but the photo seems to have vanished from my phone (likely greasy hands-induced user error); don't suppose anyone has a clear picture of what way around it goes? I tried fitting it from memory and couldn't select reverse, so guessing it wasn't that way!

I found the picture in this thread?



Edited by ukflyboy on Sunday 4th March 16:19

phillpot

14,262 posts

116 months

Sunday 4th March
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That looks okay to me, is this clearer? ...........


ukflyboy

233 posts

49 months

Sunday 4th March
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Thanks Philpot, I've fitted it as per that picture, but I still can't select reverse with the new quickshifter. If I go back to the old gear stick then it goes into reverse, but with the quick shifter on it is though the gate left of first just isn't 'open'. I can select 1 through 5 great, but it is like there is a solid wall where reverse use to be. Back to the old shifter for the time being...

ukflyboy

233 posts

49 months

Sunday 4th March
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Oh, and both new and old saddles are the same.