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    Default Short Throw Shifter?

    Anyone installed a new shifter on a Jetta MK4 2.0 5-speed? I've been interested in getting a short shifter, but nearly everyone is different in someway. It's not like stock shifter which all have the same shape. I've seen the link on the other Short Shift Thread. It goes to 4 different shifters all claiming to be the same year. Mostly universal for 5 speed gas sticks from 2000-2005.

    Also, I was wanting to see how to remove the stock shifter, and maybe even install a short throw? I figure if I can see someone remove the stock I can take it from there...
    I'm needing to adjust the shifter cables, so I figured I could change the shifter while I'm tightening that thing back up.
    THANKS!

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    Just shorten the stock one and re-thread it

    Simple, looks good if done well, and it's also cheaper.

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    Already done that... It was really easy, since mine didn't have threads. Just hasn't made much different other then more knuckle room.

    Seen an install on the VWForum.com? it was way more complicated then it should be. The guy changed it by taking off everything on the underside of the car! Then reached through inside the car from beneath... I've seen another one require removing the center console, That's what I'm after!
    Thanks for you interest Mario!

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    try this one.

    http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Shifter/ES648/

    don't know of any DIYs with it but they say 15-20 minute install. It is just the connection on the transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jthommarson View Post
    try this one.

    http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Shifter/ES648/

    don't know of any DIYs with it but they say 15-20 minute install. It is just the connection on the transmission.
    double check the OP. that works for a 1.8t, and he has a 2.0l. IIRC, they are different, and will not work for him. I could be wrong though.

    OP, you may want to check into diesel geek and B&M, i think both make short shifters for your car, and I think each have DIY's

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    Quote Originally Posted by joenewton07 View Post
    double check the OP. that works for a 1.8t, and he has a 2.0l. IIRC, they are different, and will not work for him. I could be wrong though.

    OP, you may want to check into diesel geek and B&M, i think both make short shifters for your car, and I think each have DIY's
    that will fit 2.0 just fine..as well as vr6

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedduh View Post
    that will fit 2.0 just fine..as well as vr6
    upon further thought, you're right. all mk4 5-speeds use the o2j transmission. carry on then

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    Thanks for the link. I've looked there before I guess I didn't see that one. Price isn't bad either... Might get it, but it only says 20% reduction. So many others say 40-60%.
    I've got a couple days to think about it, waiting for some money to get back to my paypal.

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    Thanks for looking out. It says it'll fit. The ones that replace the actual shifter are what seems to be really different.
    You painted your Steels Purple?!?! Doesn't look bad, I just sprayed mine back black. I'll e riding them until I sell my old wheels.
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    Here is the Neuspeed version. They have them for the different models as well. Looks easy enough


    http://www2.neuspeed.com/47/3/0/1663...shift-kit.html

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    Hey I just got a B&M short shifter, I absolutely love it, it did take a long ass time to install but it was well worth it

    if your any where close to me I would be more then happy to do it since Ive already did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2003gli View Post
    Here is the Neuspeed version. They have them for the different models as well. Looks easy enough


    http://www2.neuspeed.com/47/3/0/1663...shift-kit.html
    thats insanely expenive..for a couple bent pieces of steel welded together..200$ crazy

    Quote Originally Posted by Skimmer0220 View Post
    Hey I just got a B&M short shifter, I absolutely love it, it did take a long ass time to install but it was well worth it

    if your any where close to me I would be more then happy to do it since Ive already did it
    cool.....you live where?

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    I'm in oklahoma Skimmer! You?

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    delawhere? oops i miss spelled it delaware

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    oh... Come on down! It's sweltering hot down here, wish I was in delaware now...

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    its been balls out hot here as well, today is one of the first non 90 degree days in God knows how long

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    90? Up There?? Wow. I'd love if it dropped below 90. it stays over 90 all night, by noon it's 100+.

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    yea i guess you got us on that one but its still hot here luckily I do work inside during the hottest hours of the day

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    I will be king of the temparature wars (at least here in the US): within the next few weeks we won't go below 100* at night...daytimes will be upper 'teens (in the shade)....Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrown3039 View Post
    I will be king of the temparature wars (at least here in the US): within the next few weeks we won't go below 100* at night...daytimes will be upper 'teens (in the shade)....Mike
    I feel for you guys

    anyhow I would highly recommend the B&M short throw shifter, let us know what you end up going with

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    Alright Thanks!

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