01A Short Shift Kit, B3/B4 Chassis Audi 80/90 & Coupe Quattro
This short shift kit for the B3/B4 Audi 80/90/CQ is made of 100% German OEM parts, provides approximately 30% reduction in throw, and is a bolt-in replacement for the worn factory parts in your 80, 90, or Coupe Quattro. The kit does not require modification of any original parts, so the installation is completely reversible.
The shift knob stays at the same height in the cabin. Cutting the shift lever to shorten the knob height is possible, but is not recommended.
Tools required include basic metric wrenches and sockets (1/4" drive is fine), and a pair of snap-ring pliers.
Installation typically takes 20-45 minutes, and we would rate difficulty as "Level 2" out of 10.
All parts in this kit now include a 12-month warranty against defects in workmanship and materials.
The nature of this kit eliminates the push-down reverse lockout. That is, you no longer have to push down on the knob to engage reverse. Do not be alarmed! Accidental engagement of reverse is still nearly impossible. The 012/01A-series transmissions have an internal lockout which prevents selecting reverse without first selecting the central neutral position. You cannot engage reverse directly from fifth gear under any condition. You must first return to center, then engage reverse.
I like it very much! Easy to install and a huge improvement over my old worn oem piece. It feels like it's a completely different car now. Recommended.
Review by Nick / (Posted on 3/6/2015)
Affordable and easy-to-install for instant shifter improvement. Been running one for a year now and have had no issues at all with the shifter. The only thing that would make it better is an insert/replacement for the bushing under the car on the shifter shaft that clamps onto the selector shaft on the transmission. After installing this shifter, I found out how worn that bushing is, and causes a lot of side-to-side slop that was masked by the sloppy original shifter. I would gladly pay a little extra for such a piece. Otherwise, this product is a must-have for any 01A-equipped Audi- they should have felt like this from the factory. Good job 034!
Review by Brendan Doyle / (Posted on 9/5/2011)
This is a nice option for the Audi 80 B4. I have installed this in my 94' 80 Competition Quattro and it made a big improvement. I will definitely recommend this for everyone. Easy to install and nice to use.
Review by Fabian Rosenberg / (Posted on 10/1/2010)