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How to install a Quickshift (Rod Change)
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What are they?

Shorter throw gearstick, with raised pivot point.

They are a bit strange, some like them, some hate them. They make the shift real hard, as they amplify every gearbox response. So if you have a box which is hard to shift anyway, it will make it even harder. With a nice smooth gearbox, no probs. You can shift too quick with it. So if your gearbox crunches without, it will definitely more with quickshift.

Fitting

         Undo the gearlever box cover, which you just have to press down a little and rotate anticlockwise (I guess)

         Take out the old gearlever

         Drift out the pins on the box which secure the cover

         put the alloy extension on the box and fix it with the screws which go into the old pin holes

         Now comes the hard bit, as you need the spring and the plastic cap from the old lever as they normally don't come with the quickshift. For this you have to cut the old lever, so use an angle-grinder and cut the old lever into pieces

         Apply the spring and the cap to the quickshift

         Put the lever into the box, the cover onto the top - et voila fini !!!

Sometimes you can't shift into reverse gear as the spring is maybe too long for the new lever (happened to me). Then cut away a bit from the spring or the lock of the cover. Don't cut the spring too far as you
will draw the lever out of the shift mechanism when reversing (happened to a friend, he used it as an immobiliser, just draw the lever out of the mechanism and it wobbles around)

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