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johny41
06-27-2004, 10:45 AM
Im tryin to install a B&M short shifter in my car and I have a couple of questions that I hope you guys can answer. First, my a4 is a 98 and I think that the dash has to be removed to acess two screws, how do I remove the dash. Also, what shift reduction should I use: 11%, 25% or 35%? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

TIA,
John Andrew

tai
06-27-2004, 11:01 AM
You do not need to remove the dash.

Here is the instructions you can download.

http://www.westcoastspeed.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=11&sid=d52e3310447837b66ab6171f8f278a3f

johny41
06-27-2004, 11:05 AM
thanks but I am pretty sure that that is a 99.5 or newer cuz the dash is different than mine. The piece above the shifter is not as big on my car.

johny41
06-27-2004, 12:00 PM
anyone have any suggestions??

A4 in SC
06-27-2004, 12:02 PM
Click here - use your part number to look up the install...

http://www.westcoastspeed.net/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=6

There are alot of installation instructions there. I'm sure you could use it to install it.

If you can't find it there, check on the other Audi forums Tech Articles. I KNOW there's one there for the strat SS.

Mike

A4 in SC
06-27-2004, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by johny41
Also, what shift reduction should I use: 11%, 25% or 35%? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

TIA,
John Andrew

It all depends on how short a throw you want. If you want it short as possible, I'd obviously go w/ 35%.

johny41
06-27-2004, 01:50 PM
Ok, thanks alot!

A4 in SC
06-27-2004, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by johny41
Ok, thanks alot!

Re-post if you can't get it. If you want to take a short ride to Simpsonville, I'd be willing to help. It's less than an hour to my house from Abbeville - probably around 45 minutes.

I've been going to Greenwood over the past month to help install parts on a friend's Miata (suspension, roll bar). I can get to Greenwood in 50 minutes or less...

johny41
06-27-2004, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the offer, its raining pretty hard here so I am gonna wait until tomorrow to finish it, but if I have trouble I might ride up there sometimes. Now that I have seen the detailed write-ups it should be pretty easy.

A4 in SC
06-28-2004, 04:50 PM
That's cool. I wouldn't mind helping, especially since I have a DIY SS waiting to be installed - probably Wednesday evening.

Later,
Mike

xburbx
06-28-2004, 05:43 PM
diy ss is not what you are probably looking for in a SS. i have it on mine and its ok, but not what i have felt in other cars.