205 subframe L-arm length
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    Default 205 subframe L-arm length

    I found a gear linkage arm in a box of bits and it seems to be non genuine. It measures 140mm on the longer arm. Feel free to post up a measurement of a std arm for comparison. I'm looking into what effect this will have on the throw.

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    pugmonkey came up with this from his setup

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    Iíve seen aftermarket short shift linkages in both formats
    Short arm shortened
    Other less popular version with long arm longer

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    I measured the same as Marks photo above on the long arm. Biggest issue is bending the long selector rod to clear the exhaust joint.
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    from what i can see online modifying the long arm is just as common as modifying the short arm. most of the aftermarket quick shift arms have an adjustable long arm. I will drill a hole at std length and a few holes in between and see how it feels.

    ive heard that after replacing all the linkage bushings the throw doesnt need too much shortening anyway and it can make the gearbox baulk.



    found this setup and it seems clearance is not that much of an issue?

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    Ive generally used the short arm. No experience with the above. Its worthwile replacing the bushes in the pivot of the L and also the lower part of the gearstick. Ive never had any issues with a 'shorter/faster' throw in a 205. Im not one the thrash a gearbox, theres superfast change in my experience if your timing is right anyway.
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