does your fox have an audi 5 cylinder?
Cuppie and Doug,
Do you happen to have a picture of this shift linkage substitution for the QSW and 4KQ tranny?
That 034 Motorsport bushing is nothing but garbage. My QSW is on a second one and already disintegrated after barely driving for 19 miles; the first bushing lasted about 16 miles.
Thanks in advance.
I'm surprised that you're having issues with the 034 shift rod bushing. Mine was awesome - Had it in there for 3 years, before I sold the car.
I realized the fix referred to here is the "dog bone" link, but the problem I'm having is with the bushing that fits into the shifter ball on the tranny.
And yes. The 034 bushings I've gotten have been nothing but garbage.
So now I'm trying to figure out what to replace with it. Ideas are welcome.
Maybe Doug could build something for us.
Last edited by 8587qsw; 11-05-2018 at 11:16 PM.
thanks, I knew it was on here, but the tapatalk app was being wierd. got the joint and it seems to be working perfectly.
Now for the next issue. CV axles.......where do you guys get them? I tried auto parts store, no luck, I tried raxles, no luck yet unless I can verify the ones on the car are OEM. (unlikely though at over 300k)
I've gotten them from rockauto before. The fronts are the same whether it's a fwd or syncro model. The rears are syncro only, but the left and right are the same. I think audi small chassis (b2 & b3) axles will work because they essentially share the same chassis with minor changes, but don't quote me on that lol.
I believe you can swap a fox non power steering rack in (good luck finding one of those too lol). Next best option is getting a used power unit one from a B2 or B3 chassis Audi. I've seen a few on ebay, but they seem pricey and I could not speak for their quality.
I think all of them did. I'm not sure I've seen one with power steering. I know for a fact my 88 fox is manual steering.
A manual rack swap is in the future, just not sure when......I've been having issues replacing the driver frotn axle. the surtrack brand axle that I got from rock auto was machined wrong on the outer cv join so it doesn't properly fit into the knuckle.
JFC, so I'm on my third incorrect aftermarket axle (trakmotive brand). I've been ordering from Rock Auto, the first 2 axles where AD-8048. I ordered the first one, didnt realize the outer c vhub was worng untill I attempted to test drive. sent back figuring manufacturing defect, got back the same exact issue. ok, emailed trakmotive they say to use an AD-8046 which is for an audi 4q/fwd auto trans Quantum. that ****in axle is 1 inch to long.
update: **** it, I just bought one of the last remaining OEM axles from vw.
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Im not surprised 034 no longer has them. I'd probably opt for their delrin/track density control arm bushings at least because it'll still be better than stock and wont cost you at least $1,000 because almost nobody offers tubular control arms that don't come in a set of 4 for quattro based cars.
did a small lighting update to see how the car would accept LEDs adn installed LED turn signals as well as an updated flasher relay designed for them. WELL WORTH THE MONEY. I got my stuff on superbrightleds.com as winter nears it's time to buy a winter beater but I still plan on at least installing new control arm bushings, if I can manage it I am also thinking aobut the 034 billit sumbframe "bushings". but I'm not so sure how those will react to everyday driving.
I did the 034 solid subframe mounts when I had my QSW. Huge improvement over the >3-decades-old decrepit rubber mounts. Steering was a LOT more predictable.
Very streetable, IMO. My only issue was, ah, more noticeable vibration at idle, when the engine was cold. Got better when the engine warmed up (and smoothed out.)
well I'm currently in the process of replacing all by subframe bushingsand control arm bushings. 034 aluminum subframe bushings, 034 delrin control arm bushings, 034 front snub mount, and new TRW outer tie rod ends. all ordered from FCP Euro except for the subframe bushings and snub mount. now I am also doing sway bar end link bushings (can't find a decent kit though) and verkline street density transmission mounts. I'd have the job done today, (well except for the tans mounts and end links) buuuuut my damn impact gun broke so I'm waiting on my matco guy to stop by so he can fix it.