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PostSubject: Empi shifter    Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi all just put an empi shifter in my bay very easy to fit 2 bolts and a bit of rubber and carpet to trim very nice shift now well worth fitting
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:39 pm

How much did it cost daz?

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:46 pm

TimV wrote:
How much did it cost daz?
£68.99 inc post flee bay
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:46 pm

Quality!

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:41 pm


You can now join the empi gang bounce
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PostSubject: Empi quick shift   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:56 pm

Do you not find these quick shifters interfere with the handbrake operation? I put one on and then took it off again as you couldn't put it in first gear with the handbrake on, they need to be a couple of inches shorter I reckon.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:08 am

Skytiger wrote:

You can now join the empi gang bounce
Thanks I have empi rocker covers do I get extra point or a shiny Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:11 am

Pauliwcampers wrote:
Do you not find these quick shifters interfere with the handbrake operation? I put one on and then took it off again as you couldn't put it in first gear with the handbrake on, they need to be a couple of inches shorter I reckon.
Yes it is very close after I adjust up handbrake up think it will be fine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:56 pm

Just fitted mine today. Was a bit of a faf getting it to work properly but it's all sorted now. Simple job when you know what your doing.

The gear change is so much more positive. Would definitely recomend.

If anyone else is going to fit one, you neeed to use bigger of the two spacers that are supplied.

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:23 pm

And the 1st gear hand brake issue?

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:08 pm

1st gear is just right of the handbrake on mine. It's close but seems to be OK

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:26 pm

The EMPI shifter is our 'to-do' list, the that never gets shorter, only longer!

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:49 pm

Tallulah wrote:
The EMPI shifter is our 'to-do' list, the that never gets shorter, only longer!
Ditto. Can't believe how my To Buy/Do list is growing, and I've only had Sunny a month.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:00 pm

We were hoping to get a few things ticked off before CamperJam but Tallulah's hardly been home so haven't had a chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:18 pm

Hi Steve/Dazdub thinking of fitting new gearstick as have trouble selecting gears sometimes (bit like waving a wand in the Albert hall) are you still pleased with it and where did you get it from.
Much appreciated. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:07 am

Dennis wrote:
Hi Steve/Dazdub thinking of fitting new gearstick as have trouble selecting gears sometimes (bit like waving a wand in the Albert hall) are you still pleased with it and where did you get it from.
Much appreciated. Tim
Still well happy with empi shifter it takes up all the slack .it will need a bit of fiddling to get right got my empi off e bay any for t2 will do
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Got mine off ebay as well.
Still works a treat, the gear change is so much more positive now. It's easy to fit just a bit of a faff lining it up. Well worth doing though

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:37 pm

I had one from Custom and Commercial but I sent it back

It definately improved the gear change but didn't like it being so close to the handbrake especially doing hill starts.

It became a struggle to change gear though so took it to a mechanic who said the stick was fauly so returned it back to C&C. That was a nightmare but eventually got my money back. Why I should have to email Empi direct to return a faulty stick is beyond me. After getting stroppy and after 4 phone calls I eventually got the money back.

The mechanic said he would fit a new one no problem but for now the old one seems to be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:45 pm

Am having issues with EMPI shifter. It seems to be getting stuck in reverse and frequently can't select first gear and difficulty with second. It's been back twice and the mechanic who installed it says that the spacers required to install it are too narrow, ie not covering base of stick. This means that despite tightening all bolts as much as possible, there is still some play in the alignment. Am needing van for road trip in two weeks, so he wants to put original gear stick back in.

Anyone got any experience of this, or any advice?

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Are you sure it's set up correctly? They take a bit of fiddling with. Check the bolts haven't come loose. I had that trouble with mine. All is fine now though

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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:54 pm

I took my old gearstick off today ready for my empi to be fitted looks like I need to use a spacer and longer bolts is that right
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:28 pm

I don't think I needed a spacer but definitely needed longer bolts - SkyTiger kindly sorted mine out for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 am

Rachelvw wrote:
I took my old gearstick off today ready for my empi to be fitted looks like I need to use a spacer and longer bolts is that right
i needed spacer
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:33 am

Rachelvw wrote:
I took my old gearstick off today ready for my empi to be fitted looks like I need to use a spacer and longer bolts is that right

It's possible that you might need to enlarge the holes in the floor into slots in order to get the correct alignment. Don't do that until you have checked though. VW Kampers installed our EMPI shifter for us, and I'm only recalling what Ian Harris told me.
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PostSubject: Re: Empi shifter    Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:43 am

Thanks everyone
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