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Short shifter conversion kits for w58. 5 speed box. ?


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Has anyone got, or had any experience of the performance of a short shifter gear lever conversion?

Apparently there are two types, one for the direct mount and one for the remote mount, mine is the later.

I can only find two manufacturers/ suppliers for these kits, one in Australia and one in Germany. If there are any suppliers in the UK i would like to know.?

Cheers.

 

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Why? and this is the very info i am looking for, i don't want to shell out £, and find these items are not good.

 

Mine required a lot of effort to put it into gears and would crunch a lot. I don't get that problem with the standard throw but my gearbox is fairly high mileage so maybe it'd be better on a fresh one. Or maybe my shift kit was rubbish.

 

On the plus side it did feel more 'precise'.

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Mine required a lot of effort to put it into gears and would crunch a lot. I don't get that problem with the standard throw but my gearbox is fairly high mileage so maybe it'd be better on a fresh one. Or maybe my shift kit was rubbish.

 

On the plus side it did feel more 'precise'.

 

Thanks for info. My box has only done 42k miles and i am aware that if you are running 450BHP the box is working at its max stress level, i don't want a short shifter kit which could add to the ware and tear. I have a purchase pending from another Member but i would like more input from other Members who have this kit fitted before i make the guy an offer. There is also the probability that due to the manufacturers having sold hundreds of these kits, that they should be working OK. I will see if there are any Customer Reviews.

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Mine required a lot of effort to put it into gears and would crunch a lot. I don't get that problem with the standard throw but my gearbox is fairly high mileage so maybe it'd be better on a fresh one. Or maybe my shift kit was rubbish.

 

On the plus side it did feel more 'precise'.

 

 

 

Yep same with mine.

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