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Hey folks, <p>I had one of these made about a month ago. It's made out of 6061 aluminum and mounts on the factory bracket to shorten the throw of the shifter. It has six adjustments 3 for shift knob position and 2 for shift throw distance. The plate reduces the throw by at least half without significantly increasing shifting effort. anyone interested in one? <p>Pics of version 1 installed <br><IMG SRC="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/sconeman/short%20shifter%20bracket/shortthrowshifter-8-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>pic of version 3 (that's currently available for sale )<br><IMG SRC="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/sconeman/short%20shifter%20bracket/shiftplateversion3-9-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>pics of shortened throw <br><IMG SRC="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/sconeman/short%20shifter%20bracket/photo-5.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/sconeman/short%20shifter%20bracket/photo-4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg256/sconeman/short%20shifter%20bracket/photo-6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>now selling these on <A HREF="http://www.shortshiftkit.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.shortshiftkit.com</A> <br><i>Modified by sconeman at 7:09 PM 8-19-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by sconeman at 7:27 PM 9-23-2009</i>
 

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Very well worth it!<br>
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

Hi,<p>How much is it for one of these brackets? It sounds like a perfect upgrade for my 850 5 speed sedan.<p>Thanks,<br>Josh
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (club850)

Kits are $58 plus $5 shipping Conus or $10 shipping to any other country. <br> <p>The bracket comes with stainless steel mounting hardware and PDF instructions. I made up an instruction vid too but it really only takes between 30 mins-1 hour to install. Very easy. <p>I have them available to ship out this week. paypal is [email protected] <br>please don't forget to mention your swedespeed username : ) <p><i>Modified by sconeman at 5:21 AM 10-22-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by sconeman at 5:22 AM 10-22-2009</i>
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

Good god, well done sir.
 

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holy crap batman... Ithaca NY? sweet can i pick one up in person? im from apalachin... PS are there a bunch of volvos (obviously theres a ton in ithaca) but i mean like tuned and stuff? and do you ever have a meet?
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (KurT5)

yeah man swing over an pic one up if you like. I own a cafe we could meet up there if you want. <p>Lot's of volvos not too many meets. we had a small one this summer. between me and three of my friends we have 9 volvo wagons. sometimes the three of us get together and do stuff lol
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sconeman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol thank you : )</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Seriously seeing this makes me want to buy an 850 just to put this mod on, I know I am totally <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (850arrrsaylikepirate)

I'm working on getting a bracket made for the m66 : ) not sure how long it'll be before I get itdone though...first I need to get my hands on an m66
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

edited with new install video instead: <br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twm-YvCsAdc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twm-YvCsAdc</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by sconeman at 5:25 AM 10-22-2009</i>
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

It looks like 1st and 3rd are <I>about</I> the same, but 2nd and 4th definitely look shorter!<br>(At least in the video)
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (JRL)

no all gears are just as short but this video is from the first version I made and the bracket wasn't positioned correctly hence positioning the shift knob more forward making it look like the front part of the throw did not change.... someday I'll get a new video. anyway the new version is positioned perfectly.
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

I have one.<p>It's Incredible. I highly recommend it. Anyone with a manual transmission should get this mod. After living with the short shifter for two weeks, I uninstalled it just to try the old throw distance again. It was sickening. I could never go back to the old shift throw.
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (C70drvr)

I drove around all of August and x-country with the short shift bracket and it was wonderful.<p>I then flew back to Sweden and took a drive in the '00 XC manual I have here...the first shift just made me sad.
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (Big Will)

Hey Will I can ship one to Sweden for you if you want. It costs about $4 more for shipping : ) <p>and thanks for the support guys! I've got a website that's almost ready to sell these things and in the near future some other items. Hoping to get more international orders.
 

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Re: short shift bracket for 850 x/70 (sconeman)

I got to try my shifter out on the strip this weekend. I ran a 14.601 at 98.47 mph with no power mods. That's .2 seconds faster than from the factory. I swear the shifter made a huge difference. I was changing gears in the blink of an eye.
 
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