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I just bought, to my knowledge the first short shifter for the M56H/M56L tranny. It costs $35, and I'm going to install it tomorrow. <p><A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/119961-short-throw-shifter-plates-for-m56l-or-h" TARGET="_blank">Link to Volvospeed Thread</A>/<p>He shipped out the first production run of them on wednesday. I wasn't sure if anyone here has heard about it on VS. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cmurphy2266 at 7:32 PM 7-26-2009</i>
 

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i guess logging in would have helped <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks awesome - cant wait to see a review from you of it!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I'm hopefully going to install it on Monday. I have to go to the hardware store and get some things. <p>I'm surprised there isn't more excitement over it, or maybe there really aren't that many M56 S60s.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there are not unfortunately..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, it' too bad. I believe the guy sold almost 30 of them or something like that already! There is a ton of interest on VS.
 

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Interesting. Should be easy on an S60, no? IIRC there's nothing blocking that shifter plate. (Maybe something needs to be removed to get the tools in there, though?)<p>And, any chance anyone can explain these brass bushings to me? Like, most importantly, where exactly are they located...?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Interesting. Should be easy on an S60, no? IIRC there's nothing blocking that shifter plate. (Maybe something needs to be removed to get the tools in there, though?)<p>And, any chance anyone can explain these brass bushings to me? Like, most importantly, where exactly are they located...?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He is developing the brass bushing that would replace the rubber one that is part of the shift linkage. It will have a much better feel since it's not all worn.<p>I just did the install today, it's a little bit harder in an S60. You need to remove the fuse box, but that's accomplished by removing 3 bolts, and it comes right out. Very simple process. Here is a picture of what it looks like when I finished it today.... Also, just a fair warning, a tap and die set can be tricky, but it was my first time personally using one, and I snapped the tap because I wasn't being careful. I drilled a new hole, and this time much more carefully, and it worked without any problems. I test drove it, and it felt great! I would recommend it to everyone. (Well, those of us who actually have a man pedal, haha) All in all though, I am VERY satisfied! <p><IMG SRC="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/lockheed2266/photo-2.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Good deal!<p>Taps really are tricky. I think I broke one in the machine shop here once (or came <i>darn</i> close!)... They take a certain amount of finesse which is really only learned through use. But, whenever using one, make sure you do a spin or two forward, and then a spin or two back to keep it from seizing and breaking!<p>So, over on VS, they were saying that with the 850, after having done this mod, the shifter kind of goes between neutral position (wherein you are now shifted into 2nd, 4th, and reverse) and the top (wherein you are shifted into 1st, 3rd, and 5th), but that you can mod it so that it shifts between the old neutral position (wherein you will be shifted into 1st, 3rd, and 5th) and the bottom (where 2nd, 4th, and reverse are normally). Is this the case with the S60 as well?<p>BTW, I don't have any pictures of my car (and it is currently at the shop getting the clutch & tranny swapped out), but Justin pointed out the fact that my car had a <i>huge</i> counter weight on that shifter assembly which you're attaching that plate to. I see your M56L doesn't have it, and the M56H I picked up from an '04 NA didn't have it... What about you, Paul? Does your tranny have the counter weight?
 

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I didn't really hear about the mod to fix it, but I did notice that when you're in 2nd/4th/reverse that is it felt like it was in neutral in the standard position. I would have to assume that it is the same.
 

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<A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/106293-mushy-shifter-on-m56-solution/page__p__1432800__fromsearch__1&#entry1432800" TARGET="_blank">Blech, here it is.</A><p>Looks like a little much for me... (Not entirely sure what is welded, either.)<p>Oh: and any plans to shorten your left-right shift by moving the cable down on the other arm?<p>And, uh, more... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Is the brass bushing that big ring on the end of the cable sitting right above that new aluminum plate you attached?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/106293-mushy-shifter-on-m56-solution/page__p__1432800__fromsearch__1&#entry1432800" TARGET="_blank">Blech, here it is.</A><p>Looks like a little much for me... (Not entirely sure what is welded, either.)<p>Oh: and any plans to shorten your left-right shift by moving the cable down on the other arm?<p>And, uh, more... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Is the brass bushing that big ring on the end of the cable sitting right above that new aluminum plate you attached?</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I don't think I'm going to make it shorter, because I think he said something about it doesn't fit ot something like that. <p>Also, you are correct about the brass bushing. Here is a video that makes it very understandable. <p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14gmpnwvUyI" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14gmpnwvUyI</A>
 

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Thanks. Good video indeed.<p>So, is the stock bushing in the S60 really that terrible as well? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I think I'll be needing to replace mine... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Also, I'm really quite used to my spaceball now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> That shifter looks so strange. And it seems like the 850 has a lot more throw than the S60... Not sure if I'll bother with this, but we'll see. (Maybe if Paul does his and lets me drive it at IKEA in September, then I won't have any choice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Tonight I went for a spirited drive down a road I love around me, and i'm in love with the new shifter, it makes the boring S60, actually really exciting. <p>Oh, I looked at the part that can be welded, and on the S60, it's really tight as it is, I don't see much improvement. Although, the brass bushing will deffinitely help once it's availible.
 

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Man... You're going to make me have to get one of these! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Or at least definitely the brass bushing. I'll have to look at mine when I get my car back, but any idea exactly how to detach the cable from the shifter there to replace the bushing?<p>So, on the S60, there's no way to bring the shifter down to the bottom half of the throw area instead of pushing it up to the top half? Maybe if you drill and tap your own hole in that aluminum plate a bit higher up... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Where exactly is that part to be welded anyway? Underneath the shifter? Or is it in the engine compartment somewhere?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by StarmanDXE at 11:03 PM 7-27-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Man... You're going to make me have to get one of these! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Or at least definitely the brass bushing. I'll have to look at mine when I get my car back, but any idea exactly how to detach the cable from the shifter there to replace the bushing?<p>So, on the S60, there's no way to bring the shifter down to the bottom half of the throw area instead of pushing it up to the top half? Maybe if you drill and tap your own hole in that aluminum plate a bit higher up... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Where exactly is that part to be welded anyway? Underneath the shifter? Or is it in the engine compartment somewhere?<p><br><i>Modified by StarmanDXE at 11:03 PM 7-27-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do to the short throw shifter mod, there is no welding involved. The welding was for a different mod to make the shifter tighter. The only hard part of this mod is the tap and die set, but they can be rented at autozone, or be bought at home depot in a single pack for $6. <p>Also, i'm not sure if it can be moved by doing what you say. It's worth a shot though.
 

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I did a short shifter on my last car, it really makes a difference, and the car is way more fun. Congrats!
 

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the brass bushing is on Ebay<br><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VOLVO-850-S70-V70-SHIFTER-BUSHINGS-A_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem19b2c6919fQQitemZ110373540255QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A><p>I did a Solid Rubber Bushing instead of brass and its amazing. <p>Also I think there is an actual short shifter kit that works in early S60's <br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/2001-Volvo-V70-T5-5speed/blog-19" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/2001-Vol...og-19</A><br>
 
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