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Title: Short Shifter
Post by: Ramrod on June 09, 2007, 11:58:50 PM
I want to put a short shifter into my a4 but it has a reverse push down gate thingy, do I need to get a shifter with a reverse gate or will getting a normal kit work?
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Eric18T on June 10, 2007, 06:45:28 AM
all of the vw/audi's have that. so any shortshifter for your car will be fine. before you install one find someone that has the same car and has a ss. some folks don't like the 'notchier' feeling that develops from a ss.
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Denvernoob on June 26, 2007, 01:53:14 PM
I want to put a short shifter into my a4 but it has a reverse push down gate thingy, do I need to get a shifter with a reverse gate or will getting a normal kit work?

not ALL VAG cars have this...b5 passat 5spds didnt!

what year a4?  a few options are out there...amung them are solutions from neuspeed, AMS, b&m and others.  JHM is a newer company with an A4 SS (b6+ models) that is a little more expensive, but by far the bets on the market to date...it replaces more components and is more durable.

I run the AMS and love it...and if the JHM had been out, i would have looked to that solution in all liklihood.
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Kraylon on June 28, 2007, 08:12:21 AM
i have a 01 a4 with a b&m short shifter and i don't have push down reverse it was a pretty easy install about 1 hour tops
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Gutz on July 03, 2007, 08:39:26 PM
some kits come with the push down elimnation.
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: jayryan on July 04, 2007, 10:28:14 PM
not ALL VAG cars have this...b5 passat 5spds didnt!

 ??? What? My Passat had pushdown reverse. Gutz, what did you end up getting?
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Ramrod on July 12, 2007, 08:01:16 PM
I'm still waitin to do it, I just put a Magnaflow exhaust on my car with high flow cats, is a 96 btw, and I love it except its a little louder than i wanted it to be but oh well i'll deal with it! lol Next is 10K hids and painting my lowers.   Does anyone have tips on paintin a Pearl White A4 lowers?

Thanks
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 12, 2007, 08:20:00 PM
If they are the black plastic you need to make sure you use a paint that has a flax agent in it for plastic. Otherwise when they flex your paint will end up cracking and peeling.

You can actually buy the factory color with flex agent added from places like http://www.paintscratch.com
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Kraylon on July 13, 2007, 01:51:58 AM
i wouldn't do 1000k hids you won't be able to see crap at night 4300k has the most useable light and 6000k it white but not as much use full light but you can still see a lot
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: 03Indigo on July 13, 2007, 06:09:59 AM
and if you paint 11 year old lowers, make sure to sand them, prime them, and get all the goo off of them.  With the time it will take, it will probably be easier to just have them painted professionally, with flex agents, etc, like suggested bove.

I agree with Kraylon in not doing 10,000K, it is bling, bling cool looking, but has less visible light than a standard halogen lamp.  I would run 6000K, those are pretty blue.  4300K is max light output for performance.
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Ramrod on July 16, 2007, 12:33:26 AM
Im having the paint guy I work with at Mike Shaw paint them lol so they should turn out pretty good! but still with the shifter i wanna make sure that I will not f*** up my car if I get a B&M short shifter for my car so yea will I?    Sorry this is noobish I know I just wanna make sure! thanks
Title: Re: Short Shifter
Post by: Gutz on July 17, 2007, 04:34:32 PM
??? What? My Passat had pushdown reverse. Gutz, what did you end up getting?

 Havent picked up a kit yet just researched the crap out of it.
 Cant remember the name of the kit off the top of my head.