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Old 06-23-2006, 12:10 PM   #71
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Yea, Try that. Thats actually a good idea. Like I said its no ill effects on leaving the bolt OUT. ITs not holding anything else in or holding any fluids from coming out. It is just there to hold the weight in there. So i dont see any probs ith leaving the bolt and bushig and such out. Just keep it all together if u ever wanted to put it back on, if for some wierd reason you would want to do that!!
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:19 PM   #72
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maybe i will do it and keep the bolt off, and can't you use something else to symbolize mother russia, i don't care but just like to stars and bars people might get affended but, never mind it's the new army talking through me now, f*&^ wave what you want
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:40 PM   #73
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i have an 03 and i have all my gears. i put the bolt back in with the bushing.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:51 PM   #74
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I just left it all out and together. Grabbed a nut out of the parts bin to keep it all together and threw it in the stock svt parts box, lol.
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:06 PM   #75
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YOU YOUNG SQUIRTS ARE A HOOT!!! Us old folks remember -

When the VW Golf/Jetta/Scirocco came out with a light whippy cable shifter that had no feel, the HOT mod was to add a weight to the linkage!!! WOO HOO!! Everyone raved about the difference - SOOO much better. If you go to the old VW tuner sites, they are still getting $$$ for weighted links!!!

Now the good'ol boys at SVT think this mod was great for the dubs so even tho it costs extra $$$$ they add a weight to make us happy. And the first thing everybody does is hack it off!!!

OOOOHHHH so much better....!!!!
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took me about 15 minutes that is with a test drive. had a bit of a issue removing the bolt. guess it had loctite on it. i put the bolt back in with the bushings. i still have all 6 gears. guess my '03 is special
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YOU YOUNG SQUIRTS ARE A HOOT!!! Us old folks remember -

When the VW Golf/Jetta/Scirocco came out with a light whippy cable shifter that had no feel, the HOT mod was to add a weight to the linkage!!! WOO HOO!! Everyone raved about the difference - SOOO much better. If you go to the old VW tuner sites, they are still getting $$$ for weighted links!!!

Now the good'ol boys at SVT think this mod was great for the dubs so even tho it costs extra $$$$ they add a weight to make us happy. And the first thing everybody does is hack it off!!!

OOOOHHHH so much better....!!!!
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:28 PM   #78
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dont know if i like the notchiness yet. i will have to open it up to find out. and man, i hope i dont have the linkage falloff problem as described here numerous times. and doug, reverse doesnt feel any different when i go into it. still have to "slap" it over there.
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After having mine done for a while now (couple thousand miles) I wouldn't go back, but what I might do it look for a medium somewhere. Either cut off the riveted weight and thread a bolt that I can used to attach a varying counterweight, or just hack off maybe 1/2 the existing brass weight. I like what it did for the shifter, but with the STS, not the the extent that I could feel it.

Honestly though I'll probably just leave it, I'm generally liking it.
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did this mod last night, and wow what a difference. you feel more of a difference from this mod then any other mod ive done for my car. having a wratcheting wrench makes this job 20x easier as well. if you don't do this youre stupid. stupid! o and i have all my gears and put the bolt back in with the bushing.
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