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Old September 21st, 2017, 19:22   #11
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Originally Posted by turbodieseldyke View Post
It now has a kind of crispy feel, like you can feel it clicking into detents as you go through the gears. No idea if that's how the Mk3 felt when new, as I've only had mine for 7 years, and it's always felt like ... nothing in particular. It just went into gear like it was supposed to. Until it didn't anymore.

I'm be mentioned it several times, I don't feel the 02J upgrade was that much of an upgrade. For the work involved, I wouldn't recommend it.

If your shift box and tower bushings are totally beat, that's a different story.

What the 02J conversion gives you is notchiness. Maybe that's what people equate to crisp shifts.

My B4V is running the standard stuff with a short shifter. I recently bought one of those Gruven Parts short shifters that reduces side to side movement. Once installed, it may give me the notchiness that the 02J equipped B4 has.

I think you need to get 2000+ 02J stuff for the full conversion to work.

'96 B4V: Kerma tune and PP520s
'97 B4: Stock
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