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    Thread: TT Short Shifter install/DIY...kind of

    1. Member kcn0113's Avatar
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      12-31-2005 02:05 AM #1
      Well I finally bought a TT short shifter from the local VW/Audi tuner guys today and put it in, it was a breeze! Here's the pics:

      take off the clips and unscrew the one bolt with a 13 mm wrench and preferably an extension:
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      here's the part that comes off after taking 2 clips off:
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      after taking the clips and the screw off, (3 clips; 1 screw) pull hard on the shift lever, i had a friend hit it and pry it off that screw. just do what you gotta do!


      here it is, the old shift lever:


      here's the new one:


      and here's the new one installed!


      I am extremely happy with this purchase. It was $43 and the reduction in throws is amazing! The guy said about 15-20% less, and I was suprised as to how much shorter it actually was. It feels so smooth and perfect.

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      12-31-2005 09:45 AM #2
      Looks good. I wanted to geta DieselGeek shorts shifter but is close t o$200. I think I'm going to go with the Audi becasue its much cheaper and OEM.
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      12-31-2005 12:10 PM #3
      yeah it's kind of bump ridiculous how expensive those other shifters are.
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    4. 05-17-2006 09:01 PM #4
      where did u buy it from? can u get them from a audi dealer

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      05-18-2006 12:43 AM #5
      Glad you happy!! I got my Neuspeed short throw from the class. for $60.00 shipped. The shifts are shorter then the audi tt shifter (correct me if I'm wrong, I drove a MK4 with one and mine seems shorter) and I love it. It seriously has to be my favorite mod. I also really like the shifts compaired to the stock or the audi tt. shifter. At first it seemed a little harder to shift but I spent some time fine tuning the alignment, plus now I am used to it and it just seems normal. I drove my friends Jetta the other day and it just seemed kinda junky when I was shifting gears. Needless to say we changed the shifter 2 days later and he loves it. I would highly req. a SS to anyone!

    6. 05-18-2006 08:10 AM #6
      Where did u get it? post the link please

    7. 05-18-2006 08:56 AM #7
      that thing you installed looks just like the thing i have under my hood is it OEM or something?

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      05-18-2006 02:13 PM #8
      ECS Tuning usually carries them, though last time I checked, they were on back order for 2002 and up.

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    10. 08-06-2006 03:41 PM #10
      nice...thats a cheap upgrade i bet you feel the diff. i think this might be my next

    11. 08-06-2006 04:04 PM #11
      u can get them from an audi dealership for about 40 bucks, i can get it for 20 so

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      08-30-2006 02:50 PM #12
      I'm having trouble taking the clips off... any advice as to how it should be done?
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      08-30-2006 02:58 PM #13
      13mm spanner wrench works well to pry the ball-joint ends of the cables off the shift link. It takes a considerable amount of effort, so be careful not to damage parts or yourself.

      This part does not need to come off the tranny:


      Also note that there are two variations of the shift lever: the "ball" style for older models, and the "pin" style for newer cars.

      And yes the new TT shifter part looks almost exactly like the OE one... it's just a subtle difference in the pivot location and associated geometry that results in a higher leverage ratio and thus shorter throws.

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      08-30-2006 03:04 PM #14
      So I should use force to pop those 3 clips off, or is there a method to it? I tried pulling on them at all angles for about 30 minutes and decided I need vortex help...
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      08-30-2006 03:08 PM #15
      Mine had lil clips that you just slide towards the open end of the clip and they popped off really easy.

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      08-30-2006 03:09 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Hansel »
      Mine had lil clips that you just slide towards the open end of the clip and they popped off really easy.

      hmm.... I'll go try that then

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      08-30-2006 03:51 PM #17
      Done! Thanks for the help. Man does 20% make a difference
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    18. 08-30-2006 04:38 PM #18
      do you know what the part number was ?

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      08-30-2006 04:45 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by derek1.8T »
      do you know what the part number was ?

      8N0-711-051 for pre-02 5 speeds (ball and socket style cable connection)
      8N0-711-051A for 02+ 5 speeds (pin style cable connection)
      8N0-711-051-B for all 6-speeds

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    20. 08-30-2006 10:59 PM #20
      my old shift lever is not coming off at all!!!???? im a pullin to and extreme and it wont come, help???

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      08-30-2006 11:16 PM #21
      I had that problem too when I installed my TT SS. Try removing your airbox and hose, then get a good grip on it and pull up; while pulling up wiggle it from side to side. Some idiot put...like threadlock...on mine. Took more muscle to get it off than I read about. Hope that helps.
      Quote, originally posted by Surf_GTI »
      my old shift lever is not coming off at all!!!???? im a pullin to and extreme and it wont come, help???

    22. 08-30-2006 11:36 PM #22
      yea it does thanks!! i got the Autotech SS..my buddy has one but it doesnt seem like it reduced it that much. can you feel the difference better with a smaller shifter and boot??

    23. 08-31-2006 12:41 AM #23
      In addition to the TT ss try the ECS side to side short shifter, the combo of the two makes a nice tight shifter out of the stock unit. I'm quite happy with mine

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      08-31-2006 10:16 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Surf_GTI »
      my old shift lever is not coming off at all!!!???? im a pullin to and extreme and it wont come, help???

      Use something to push it from the bottom. I used a small crowbar.

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    25. 08-31-2006 10:23 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by kcn0113 »
      yeah it's kind of bump ridiculous how expensive those other shifters are.

      but it's well worth it. THe DG one gives you the bracket for the side-to-side reduction & billet cable ends to eliminate the weak plastic cable ends.

      That being said... handle the plastic cable ends with extreme care. You don't want to hassle yourself by breaking them


    26. 08-31-2006 10:29 AM #26
      Im scared to actually do this myself...

    27. 08-31-2006 04:23 PM #27
      so... i read this post today then took the literally 3min adn 45 sec trip to the deal and ordered a TT shifter..... 1. i really shouldnt live that close to the dealer.... 2. i have to wait till i get back from effin TEXAS next week to put it on!! will it be sweet? all signs point to yes

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      11-24-2006 03:44 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Hansel »
      Mine had lil clips that you just slide towards the open end of the clip and they popped off really easy.

      exactly...

      - love it.

    29. 12-13-2006 03:20 AM #29
      Will this work on a vr6?

    30. 05-26-2007 02:23 PM #30
      so i was installing mien on my 01 vr6 jetta and lets say ti didn't work,,,i nstalled everythign right but now i can't change gears its allwack,,,also i put my stock pne back in but still not working anyone know what i did wrong or have the same problem???

    31. 05-26-2007 02:32 PM #31
      Cool DIY, thanks for the information.

    32. 05-26-2007 03:09 PM #32
      Mike,

      I think you have to adjust the ball joint connectors. Basically you just push the spring in then either push in or push out the threaded section then let the spring go and make sure it locks up. The lower one the thread should be roughly the size of your pinky, well a bit less. The upper one is a bit more than that. Just play with them till you get it right.

      I just installed mine yesturday.


    33. 05-26-2007 03:33 PM #33
      hey when you did yours before you adjusted it did some gears lock up....??? and did you mean the shreads should have a pinky left or a pinky worth should go inside the spring thing??? i can't get mine to work not even the stock please helpppppp...

    34. 05-26-2007 03:53 PM #34
      like you couldn't shift into certain gears and stuff

    35. 05-26-2007 07:11 PM #35
      thanks for the advice it worked, everythign shifts properly the only thing is everything wa spushed down like my neutral wa slower now and all the gears as well, not centered anymore...advice,,is it still the ball joint adjustments

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