Do you have the euro parts so it bolts in without modification? Id imagine that will have an effect on the height of the shifter when all is said and done.
i have all the parts to swap over to 02j shifter and tower etc
id planned to cut and thread the stick to match the old set up , then it struck me that with the tt part it might be way too short
anyone cut thiers to stock height? any downsides
What's wrong with the stock height? Or is it a question of threading the top of it to match the style of the mk2/3 shifter?
This may sound crazy but despite the fact that the mk4 shifter has an indentation in it, I think you can still thread it.
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^ i disagree with that statement...when you cut it down, it almost mirrors the o2a box so it should feel just like the 02a throw....am i missing something on this? the only thing that changed the feel for me was altering the shifter weights/gear selectors on the top of the trans....
Cutting it down should give a similar throw as the 02a as long as your 02a stuff is not beat (like most).
I do know the shift boxes are pretty much equal in throw. So, when you move the 02m/j shifter "x inches" back it moves the Cable "y inches". Moving the 02a Shifter "x inches" pretty much moves the cable "y inches" as well. I didn't get out the micrometer and only went by a side by side (...just in case someone wants to split hairs)
hmmm, i figured that was the reason people would go through the work of swapping shift boxes in the first place. maybe the discrepancy i feel in throw is a combination of a sloppy 02a, and a solid 02j, but the latter feels like a short shifter in comparison. also noteworthy is my 02j box is connected to an 02j tranny, but i doubt that would make a difference.
so people do this swap just for "feel" and not throw?