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Ewok_Fetus
03-15-2007, 02:31 PM
I have heard many mixed things about which one I would need... I have heard that 96-99.5 have one and then 2001+ have a different one. I have also heard that 96-2001 use the same... So there is a bit o' conflicting info here...

http://www.bmracing.com/index.php?id=products&sid=3&cat=3&subcat=15

Which do I need?

45141 or 45142?

Ewok_Fetus
03-15-2007, 02:34 PM
Also, what would the difference be between the two? Is it just the bend in the shaft? Basically all I want to know is, will a 2002 shift assy WORK in a 2001?

AudiRacerS4
03-15-2007, 03:08 PM
ebay ss FTW!!

hey4
03-15-2007, 03:10 PM
there is a small difference in the housing on the early b5s which have a pushdown reverse. The newer one don't have the pushdown and thus the shifter assebmly is slightly different. One uses a ring the other uses a clip to hold the shaft inplace. You do not need a bend in the shaft, if you SEARCH around you will see that a lot of people including myself using the B&M replica. It is cheap and one of the only E-bay approved mods.

Ewok_Fetus
03-15-2007, 03:11 PM
ebay ss FTW!!

Yeah, when I can get a B&M for $35 shipped, I would like to know... But thank you! I know about the ebay short shifters and how well they work, but like I said, as long as I can get this B&M for $35, that is what I am doing...

BranCKY3
03-15-2007, 07:40 PM
You need 45141. Where are you getting a B&M for $35?

+1 for the ebay SS! I love mine.

mike-2ptzero
03-15-2007, 07:51 PM
From what I have heard and read nothing comes close to SS jay makes. I guess I wont really know till I pick up my car since one of his SS kits will be installed by then.

https://shop.jhmotorsports.com/images/11712388761771870071846.jpeg

passatkid
03-15-2007, 07:58 PM
They have V&S shifters new one ebay 230102674747. I offer 65 and they took it so we shall see.

black00A4
03-15-2007, 07:59 PM
Ebay, I installed my B&M replica last weekend. Best mod so far and it cost 25 bucks!!

mike-2ptzero
03-15-2007, 08:05 PM
Also, what would the difference be between the two? Is it just the bend in the shaft? Basically all I want to know is, will a 2002 shift assy WORK in a 2001?

No, a shifter for a 2002(B6) will not work in a 2001(B5).

bass_lover1
03-15-2007, 08:48 PM
They have V&S shifters new one ebay 230102674747. I offer 65 and they took it so we shall see.

The V&S gets my vote.

Got mine a little over a year ago on the group buy that they had, single best mod ever IMO.

LateraLex
03-16-2007, 11:38 AM
I love my VS too

jrodpikap
03-16-2007, 11:51 AM
Was it difficult to install your Ebay SS? I'm thin king that is my next mod...any install advice would be great...thx.

BranCKY3
03-16-2007, 12:18 PM
The hardest part is getting the snap ring off... total PITA.

onemoremile
03-16-2007, 12:25 PM
The VS shifter is still one of my favorite mods of all time. That flexible nylon rod that came stock is just stupid bad.

Chop4Life
03-16-2007, 12:28 PM
i got the strat shifter
http://www.stratmosphere.com/a4_npd_all_together_320.jpg
no problems so far

maxspeed
03-16-2007, 12:50 PM
ive had my stratmosphere SS for 3 and a half years, and i still love it to this day

Ewok_Fetus
03-16-2007, 12:51 PM
No, a shifter for a 2002(B6) will not work in a 2001(B5).

Thank you Mike, for the straight forward answer... EXACTLY what I was looking for...