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harryk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
Tobesetc wrote:
It's now $550 for GR & SSK plus postage.

https://fdmotorsports.net/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffdm-awd-short-shift-kit-964993&page=3

All this chat, had to take the plunge!

The forum is dangerous at times Hand it's been added to my 'to do' list now Laughing.

With so much interest we could've contemplated a group buy....


Don't forget that tip on postage Chet!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Harry!

I'm interested in the goldenrod. The long shift action doesn't bother me especially as I have a C4 that needs modification with a hammer.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutton wrote:
The long shift action doesn't bother me especially as I have a C4 that needs modification with a hammer.


Apparently not with the new AWD version from FD Motorsport. I was put off previous versions for the same reason. Have ordered it, so will let you know how the install goes.... to Judge or not to Judge that is the Question
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

harryk wrote:
ch3tman wrote:
Tobesetc wrote:
It's now $550 for GR & SSK plus postage.

https://fdmotorsports.net/shop?olsPage=products%2Ffdm-awd-short-shift-kit-964993&page=3

All this chat, had to take the plunge!

The forum is dangerous at times Hand it's been added to my 'to do' list now Laughing.

With so much interest we could've contemplated a group buy....


Don't forget that tip on postage Chet!


wonder why the 2WD version of the SSK is $50 more than the 4WD version?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tobes - I look forward to the update. Good luck with the fitting.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine arrived today. Already in the workshop and hopefully fitted before the weekend Smile
 



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see they are for sale here now. https://type911shop.co.uk/964-/-993-Golden-Rod-Gear-Shift-Rod
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were not in stock when I looked there a couple of weeks ago. Probably works out almost the same cost after customs add their bit.

We need a UK / US trade deal while the phenomenal President Trump is in office. I could order a complete Fabspeed exhaust system then with headers and X-pipe sports cats. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most unlikely - he's trying to raise the duty on car parts from 2.5% to 25%, so can't imagine we'd not reciprocate!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-autos/us-agency-submits-auto-tariff-probe-report-to-white-house-idUSKCN1Q706C
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only meant it as a bit of fun. I do like him though and enjoying being an observer. Grin

If any of those proposed tariffs did make it through, I’d suspect they would be different to anything in a UK/US deal. They’ll be trying to sell us more of those Chevrolet things. If they were cheap enough I’d have one of those Jeep Wrangler Extreme things. Even with the Queer (as Folk) image.

Golden rod I’d fitted. Just collected it. Old one had a lot of play in it. Does feel different. Reverse seems a bit further away. Feels more ‘mechanical’. Need to give it a proper run on Sunday down to that Caffine and Machines place and get a decent opinion on it Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so how do you rate it? Worth the hassle?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I picked the car up my initial feeling was it wasn’t worth the hassle, but that has changed after driving it a little (G-rod only).

Inspecting the old part shows a lot of play in the joint/rubber.

It does feel more direct, less spongey. Before the gearbox oil warms up you need to be more precise, especially with 1st and reverse. On the move I like it a lot. You can tell there is a positive difference.

Last night I ordered the SSK from FD Motorsports. My suspicion is you need both parts to get the best from either. That said, I wouldn’t have spent $375+ customs duty on something I had no faith in. If the SSK adds the same amount of difference the G-rod has by shortening the throw and removing slop I’ll be delighted.

A big motivation for the SSK for me was the warning on the description of the original cup and ball wearing over time and eventually failing - leaving the car stranded. If that happened to me in the middle of a Texas wilderness I’d be a little annoyed with myself. That said, I don’t recall reading on here anyone stranded with a failed ball cupping? Perhaps Zingari or one of the Illuminati has some information on this delicate matter?

Had the car almost three years now and think I’ve now spent more on it than I originally paid for it. Luckily everything I do to it just makes me like it more and more.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked back thorugh my emails and I paid the Princely [Kingly..?] sum of £541.63 all up, after VAT and Postage etc.

I got mine from Type911.. Installed back in July, 2017.. https://kingroon.blog/2017/07/10/stance/

I have to say, that the greatest improvement to Shifting came when more recently I installed RS Engine Mounts.. The gear shift became so precise and so positive, I can honestly say it is more transformative than the GR and the SSK combined..

tyinsky wrote:
Had the car almost three years now and think I’ve now spent more on it than I originally paid for it. Luckily everything I do to it just makes me like it more and more.


Reached parity on mine at the end of last year [according to my Spreadsheet..!], and I doubt the spending will stop there.. But that's the Price of Love..!
 



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parts arrived today... now have to wait a whole week for them to be fitted...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had this job done at 9m last week.
Originally booked in after price agreed to fit SSK + solid rod.
On collection day, Colin said they fitted the original RS rod instead as the FD part was not a perfect fit and required surrounding areas to be cut or modified. Even after that work, he said there was a possibility of some part grounding when going over sleepers. An unexpected price increase, but glad I had their expertise to avoid the costly repercussions of fitting the cheaper part.

The throw is noticeably shorter.
But at £572.12 +vat, hard pressed to tell if the RS rod has reduced much slop. Maybe I need the RS engine mounts to realise its full benefit.
 
  
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My SSK arrived from FD today. Fitting Friday Rocker

Ehcsrop, is your car a 4wd? I read that they needed some bashing to make fit. I think there is a revised version now that goes straight in. Could be wrong as I don’t have a 4wd but think I saw something on the FD website about it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe I need the RS engine mounts to realise its full benefit.

If you're down Brighton way ever, be happy to let you drive my 993 [I know a private road etc. Cop ] and feel the difference for yourself.. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:


Ehcsrop, is your car a 4wd? I read that they needed some bashing to make fit. I think there is a revised version now that goes straight in. Could be wrong as I don’t have a 4wd but think I saw something on the FD website about it.


2WD.

And thanks for the offer kingroon.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehcsrop wrote:
Just had this job done at 9m last week.
Originally booked in after price agreed to fit SSK + solid rod.
On collection day, Colin said they fitted the original RS rod instead as the FD part was not a perfect fit and required surrounding areas to be cut or modified. Even after that work, he said there was a possibility of some part grounding when going over sleepers. An unexpected price increase, but glad I had their expertise to avoid the costly repercussions of fitting the cheaper part.

The throw is noticeably shorter.
But at £572.12 +vat, hard pressed to tell if the RS rod has reduced much slop. Maybe I need the RS engine mounts to realise its full benefit.


how old are your mounts?, if you have a c4 they should already be stiffer than C2 but depends how old and how many miles, gearbox mount will make a difference too.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked mine up after install of GR & SSK both from FDM.

That's how it's supposed to feel! I'd say the GR is a better upgrade than the SSK, but I like both. Would def recommend doing GR. Love it.
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