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#1 b1g_dav3

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

Hey, just wondering how difficult a short-shift stick is to put in?

http://www.mountunes...t-Throw-Shifter

That one in particular, being a lease car I need to ninja-install something like this, and I'm not overly mechanicy, so how easy would it be to put in and what's involved?

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#2 b1g_dav3

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

Well ordering one I think, so if anyone can help it'd be appreciated!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

just ordered one

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

Let me know what's involved in the mod, I'm looking at a week until I can order one :P

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

It's quite straight forward..

Removal: remove gear knob and gaiter, Remove side panels and top section of the center console, disconnect the selection cables, undo 4 nuts, remove.
Fitting: do the above in reverse

I have mine already, and it will be installed at the weekend, full install instructions in the box. :D

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Really hate the gear-selector on the Fez, it's a big spongey and meh. This is a much needed part :P

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

£170 all in! Pfffttt bit expensive lol.....

Nice mod though get fitted pics up lads

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

I'm doing without the Mountune badged gaiter, I just want the function, plus lease car so ninja-fitting :P

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

Right, well mine has been installed, and feels fantastic, shift is nice and smooth.

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Although, if anyone does fit this there are a couple of things the Mountune instructions do not advise you to do.
So I will fill in some advisory gaps in instructions:

1. When removing the gaiter and surround pull up from the furthest point else you will end up snapping retaining lugs:
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2. Remove the section just below the gaiter surround also, as this will make removing/refitting the side panels easier, again pulling from the furthest point helps
Remembering to disconnect the 12v and aux/usb connector:
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3. After removing the two Torx (Mountune say it's T27, I found mine were T30) in Step6, it's advised the also remove the rear 2 plastic screws seen here (one on either side):
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And remove the between seats center console completely, leaving you with a lot more room to play, as you will need it:
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:40 AM

nice info still waiting for mine as i ordered the whole kit

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

mines being dispatched today will post some pics once fitted

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:46 AM

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short shifter great smooth changes works very well

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks ,Helped me a bit to do mine ... Took me 30min with the advise,so I'm happy with that :) feels great ... I'm now getting used to going lower with my hand to change gears ... Whoop whooop

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

i ordered the steeda kit withthe alloy mountings aswell. reduces gear throw more than the mountune part and is amazing quality aswell. i looked at the mountune part before i ordered and was not as impressed as i was with the steeda part.

bit more expensive but worththe extra

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

Oi

Right, well mine has been installed, and feels fantastic, shift is nice and smooth.



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