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    Default The quickshift kit: Discussion

    This thread is for people to ask questions etc about the quick-shift kit.
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    Well, sorry but as a newbie I need to start from the beginning.
    Please can you tell me what is this kit for and how does the kit works?
    After the kit is installed how do I shift gears? (as always?)
    I'm very interested, but Idon't know if this works for me.
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    Check out the pictures in the other thread...it works by shortening the distance you need to move the gear stick to change gear.

    It's a simple bolt on modification which is supposed to be very effective.

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    I've noticed on the Japanese site that sells the original kit that it is also listed for the GTV. Has anyone got access to a V6 GTV who can have a look at the gear linkage to see if it looks the same as the Q4\155 V6.

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    Sorry, no access to GTV yet, but in the spring, perhaps...
    A lot of things on the front of 155 and GTV are the same or at least nearly the same.

    There is also a kit available for the gear shift with rods instead of cables:

    http://www.flatout.jp/store/item/zoo...detail_id=1345

    GTV is also mentioned there... 4 cylinder non turbo engines, probably?!?

    But it's not that cheap at all!
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    What's the sort of price for these kits?
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    Hi all, the price for the kit is going to be ?62.50 of €75 including shipping. Although those kits going further afield than Europe might incur a small surcharge.
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    price seems ok to me =)

    Looking forward to getting it fitted

    regards

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    Alright, drop me in on it then
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    Right Guys, for all of you that have sent your money through, the initial kit has been created and is due to be test fitted next week. Provided that goes well the kits will all be manufactured in the very near future.

    Thanks for your patience in this.
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    Thanks for the update, Steve! Cheers.
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    Sounds great Steve. Thanks for the update
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    The prototype has arrived for me to test very soon...looks good



    Will be as quick as I can but it's likely to be next weekend before I can get to my car.

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    Looking good. The quality looks excellent too from the pic.
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    Just a quick update for you all, the prototype kit has been fitted, and there are just a couple of issues to put right.

    The main thing is that to fit this kit and ensure that all gears engage correctly a small amount of metal will need to be removed from the front of the apperture in the floorpan where the gear shift is located.
    I had hoped that this wasn't going to be necessary, but it looks like this won't be the case. This won't be visible when all the trim is replaced but please if you have an issue with this let me know either via email or PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    The main thing is that to fit this kit and ensure that all gears engage correctly a small amount of metal will need to be removed from the front of the apperture in the floorpan where the gear shift is located.
    Is it posible to make a photo of the situation?
    This way we can al see what exactly has to be removed to make it fit.
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    Right, thanks to Wrinx for the pic, here is a pic of the standard gearshift in 1st gear. As you can see there is not much room between the cable and the metal at the front of the hole in the bodyshell.
    If you then move the point at which the cable joins the gear stick you can see it will probably interfere with the metal.

    There does seem to be some confusion though as Alfajack has had a quickshift kit fitted without coming across this problem.


    It did occur to me that maybe the whole gearshift and pivots are mounted to the car via captive nuts that are in slots rather than holes, maybe giving a small amount of freedom to shift the whole gearshift unit back in the car.

    Can anyone confirm this?
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    I'll hopefully be test fitting the kit again this weekend and will update then.

    wrinx
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    Can you make a picture with the kit fitted?
    And maybe a close up of the problem area?
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    The following pics (thanks again to Wrinx) show the kit fitted, the first one shows the gearshift going into 1st, the second one going into 3rd.
    Wrinx can you confirm this.



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    Yes, that looks about right...I've a horrible feeling (after exchanging emails with Jack) that it may be fitted in the higher position.

    Another "full" test fit will confirm any problems and hopefully identify solutions...if necessary,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brul(tm) View Post
    Can you make a picture with the kit fitted?
    And maybe a close up of the problem area?
    I've started a new thread as the post, which covers the problem and my solution, is picture heavy.

    http://forum.berlinasportivo.com/sho...9700#post19700

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    Just to let you all know that we haven't forgotten about the quick-shift kit. All the work is coming to an end now so we should be ready to send the kits out fairly soon.

    Cheers
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    is still possible to have 1 of this kit? please?

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    Hi Miki,

    I'll take a look at the numbers and see if there is a spare kit available.
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