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    Thread: 02C short shifter options?

    1. Member 92VW's Avatar
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      02-07-2012 04:34 PM #1
      the entire gear selector shaft needs replacement. anyone know of a short shifter option? or do i need to visit the dealer?

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      02-08-2012 06:53 PM #2
      Can't help you with specific parts, but in shifter terms, what fits 02A fits 02C

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      03-09-2012 12:19 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by polov8 View Post
      Can't help you with specific parts, but in shifter terms, what fits 02A fits 02C
      Not true!

      The differentials are different, the right side axles are different and the shift towers on the transmissions are different. The internal selectors are the same in the transmissions and I would assume (but don't know for sure) that the box in the car is same.

      TMTuning.com sells a short shifter kit for a B3/35i but I don't know if it will adapt to a 02C transmission.
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      03-10-2012 04:40 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by efritsch View Post
      Not true!
      the shift towers on the transmissions are different. The internal selectors are the same in the transmissions and I would assume (but don't know for sure) that the box in the car is same.
      there is nothing unique about the 02c shift tower. it's just a regular 02a/02j one.

      (i'm currently running a new revision o2j one on my 02c)

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      03-10-2012 04:41 AM #5
      as for short shifter. most 02a ones wont work, as the shift box in the passat is shallower to allow for the elevated tunnel). although i'm sure you could make one work by modifying the shift box.

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      03-11-2012 01:44 PM #6
      Just converted my syncro rabbit to the newer o2j shifter feels so much better now then the o2a/02c setup.

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      03-23-2012 12:54 AM #7
      Dude he said in shifter terms. Not running gear. Chill.

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      04-05-2012 02:27 PM #8
      Also running an 02J shift box and tower in the 02C here as well. Diesel Geek makes a great short shift kit for this tower.

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