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    306 Short shifter

    Any one know where i can get my hands on a short shifter for a 306 with out resorting to importing from the UK

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    I bought one - got it sent out quite quickly actually. I think it was about 5 days between submitting the request and picking it up via the post office.

    Meanwhile, it sits on my shelf looking pretty cos I can't work out how the hell to fit it. Mind you, I haven't tried either.

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    If they're anything like a 205 (with a bell crank), they're pretty easy to modify. I'd be happy to do one for $20 plus postage.

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    I bought a new gear shift lever just recently and fitted it along with replacing all of the other linkages. The only hassal I had was removing the plastic clover off the bolt head. Other than that it was a peice of cake.

    It turned out the the original one was in perfect condition (cant say the same for the other linkages. So I now have a spare which I will be getting shortened.

    My question is, to which side of the lever do I remove material from? The rubber ball side or the gear lever side? I would be hesitant shortening the rubber ball arm as this could possibly cause it to fall out of the holding pipe which conects back to the gear stick. Alternatively, the other arm bends upward and I don't know what difference changing the height of that ball in relation to the gear box would do.

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    macquered Where did you get it from and how much did it cost you

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    Anyone done a short throw job on a GTi6? How much?, who fitted?, shift quality? etc. etc.

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    I bought mine after reading this thread;

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001436" target="_blank">http://www.aussiefrogs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001436</a>

    It cost a little over $100 inc postage.

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    GTi666:
    Anyone done a short throw job on a GTi6? How much?, who fitted?, shift quality? etc. etc.
    Yep ... I've done a GTi-6 with a mate. Easy really. Used a <a href="http://www.griff-eng.co.uk/" target="_blank">Griff Kit</a> - not too expensive and about 5 days to arrive from OS.

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    I have heard short shift kits can damage your gearbox is this true or just BS?

    Mmmm sounds good i went to that website Griff and watched the video of before and after the kit was installed. There is a world of difference between the two...and the GTi6 gearshift is a bit too long and slow for my liking.

    Are there any other kits out there or is the Griff one the best?
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    I dont see how it will damage your gearbox, all it does is that it enables you to change gears quicker.

    But then again you never know

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    immy s16:
    I dont see how it will damage your gearbox, all it does is that it enables you to change gears quicker.

    But then again you never know
    the quicker the change the harder you work your synchros
    the harder they work the earlier they will fail

    all depends on how hard you drive
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    pugrambo:
    immy s16:
    I dont see how it will damage your gearbox, all it does is that it enables you to change gears quicker.

    But then again you never know
    the quicker the change the harder you work your synchros
    the harder they work the earlier they will fail

    all depends on how hard you drive
    That says it all! Doesn't matter how short the shift movement, just how you use it!

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    QUOTE]Yep ... I've done a GTi-6 with a mate. Easy really. Used a <a href="http://www.griff-eng.co.uk/" target="_blank">Griff Kit</a> - not too expensive and about 5 days to arrive from OS.

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    Just what I've been lookin' for! Muchos Gracias!!! Ordered - and on its way!

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    GTI666 Did you find a big difference, and do you think it was money well spent?

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    Immy,

    Waiting for it to come in from Wales, hopefully see it next week. At around $130, and claimed to reduce throw by up to 50%, can't go that wrong I figure. Will keep you posted on result when it's fitted. (Going to Coolangatta next week, but hopefully have it fitted by the end of the following week)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTi666
    Immy,

    Waiting for it to come in from Wales, hopefully see it next week. At around $130, and claimed to reduce throw by up to 50%, can't go that wrong I figure. Will keep you posted on result when it's fitted. (Going to Coolangatta next week, but hopefully have it fitted by the end of the following week)
    my griffiths short shift just arrived and i can't find the thread we were discussing installation on so i've reverted to this thread. So, has anyone installed their own? if so, what was the process involved? eg. is it accessable from under the car? is their a bash guard i the way? is the exhaust in the way etc. or, am i better off taking it to a mechanic...
    thanks in advance,.
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    What exactly is the component that converts the 205 to a short shift?
    Is it something simple that can be made up with the right tools, or is it a proper mechanism that will have to be ordered?

    I also asked before the big crash, does the short shift have any negative effect on the gearbox, etc?

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