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Jason Jackman
Feb 1, 2003
Photographer: Philip Royle
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WhenShiftersGoBadInstalling Techtonics Tuning's Mk I Short-Shift Kit

MSRP: $70

Installation time: 20-25 minutes

Purchase Product: Techtonics Tuning, 503/843-2700, www.tttuning.com

Do you ever get the feeling you're rowing a boat when you change gears in your Mk I? Unless you've already installed a short-shift kit, we'll assume the answer to that question is "yes." The problem with Mk I shifters is that the throw is extremely long, and after a solid 20 years or so of abuse, there comes a time when the linkage rods and bushings wear out. The good news about the sloppy Mk I shifter is that old bushings can be fixed and shift throws improved with a very small investment, and the whole operation can be done during the half-time show. Techtonics Tuning in Sheridan, Oregon, has the answer to this problem with its deluxe shift kit. The kit includes all of the pieces needed to replace the worn rods and bushings, and the replacement linkage arm leaves you with a choice of shift-throw reductions. Every part in the kit is an OEM replacement with the exception of the linkage arm. Techtonics makes the arm, which has three settings: the innermost hole is a 12 percent reduction; the middle is 31 percent; and the one at the outermost position is 50 percent. Techtonics recommends the 31 percent reduction so you don't out-shift the syncros. We threw caution to the wind for this one and went with the 50 percent setting.

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