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i put in an r32 6 speed short throw shifter on to my mkv gti, and it works awesome, it cuts shifting by 35 percent =)
 

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the part i picked up for about 45 bucks and install was done at my vw dealership it was roughly a half hour of work and they charged me about 60 bucks for that, while keeping my factory warranty =) i didnt see the point of paying 180 dollars for an aftermarket shift lever when the r32 already has one made by vw and it does the same thing for cheaper and keeping the warranty
 

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Yea I can see your logic with that, both pricewise and keeping the warranty.. thats badass.. did you order the r32 shifter thru VW too?
 

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Anyone else used VW's R32 short shift like Phunkstar? Looking for a part number if possible. Are we talkin MKV .:R here?
 

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I'm getting it installed on Friday on my car. Part was ordered on Monday.

I'll take a Video of Before and After and post.
 

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Yea, it's the Shortshifter from the MKIV R32. The service advisor expressed doubts that it would fit but he's really cool and he's like "Heck, let's try and if don't fit, then it don't and no harm done."

That's all I asked for.
 

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phunkstar said:
the part i picked up for about 45 bucks and install was done at my vw dealership it was roughly a half hour of work and they charged me about 60 bucks for that, while keeping my factory warranty =) i didnt see the point of paying 180 dollars for an aftermarket shift lever when the r32 already has one made by vw and it does the same thing for cheaper and keeping the warranty
Can you tell us the part number? This way I can ask my dealer to install the same. Thanks. 8)
 

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Ditto, need the number. I asked a few months ago about the R32 shifter at my dealer, and they loooked at me like I was from mars.
 

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I don't have the part no. in front of me or readily accessible (I'm in alabama delivering my GTI to its purchaser but that's another thread).

BUT, we did try to install it and it did not fit......The tech said the pin on the MKIV short shifter was to thick to fit the shift cable (did I get that right??) or for the cable to mount on it or something like that.

He also said that in his opinion there was little or no difference between the stock component and the MKIV short shifter.

Keep in mind this was on a 2008 MKV so that could be a factor. But all I know I ended paying for .5 of labour to find this out....:( Nothing but good things with this car...
 
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