205 Gti / short shift kit - good idea or not?
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    Default 205 Gti / short shift kit - good idea or not?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm keen to get a shorter gear throw and cut out some of the slack in the gear lever for my 1988 205 Gti.

    Have any of you installed a short shift kit such as this before? Did it help improve your gear shifting experience? IMHO the stock set-up is pretty loose. Seems like a relatively simple installation, but will be getting a mechanic to do it.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    Yes I have and yes, I think it is worthwhile but, as a first step have you replace the gearshift links? The bushes in the wear out which is usually the cause of most of the slackness and imprecision. Fixing this makes a huge difference.

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    I also have fitted a short shifter and I highly recommend. Bought the entire kit including bushes and gear rods from bakerbm

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    current S1 205 GTI + S3 306 GTI6
    previous s2 306 GTI6

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    I agree with Richard. Slack is not caused by the length of the throw. Remember you're talking about a 30 year old mechanism. You can have a very nice and tight shift with long throw. I have replaced all the plastic cup/balljoints with rose joints and that took away all the slack and improved the feel immensely.
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