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DIY Mk1 weighted shift rod 
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I did this in March this year, before autocross season started. I bit the bullet and got an ABD short shifter for my Scirocco 16v, and I wanted a weighted shift rod to go with it, but I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on it. I went to the hardware store, got about a pound of washers (5/16", IIRC) and went to town. I had 2 neoprene washers on hand (they friction-fit to the rod very nicely, I didn't want the metal washers knocking about on the rod), as well as some only-sticks-to-itself silicone sealing tape. I installed one of the neoprene washers on the shift rod and loaded it up with washers, installed a neoprene washer on the other end, and wrapped the whole works in 2 layers of tape. The rod started out at 4 oz, it ended up at 1.6 lbs. when it was done, and it cost me around $3 all in.
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Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:32 am
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:thumbup: looks like ill be trying this today, thanks!


Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:01 am
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BTW, it's patented.
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Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:18 pm
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Well in that case... this is what mine "would" look like if I "did" have a go at it :shifty:
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This is a very good post which I really enjoy reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see something like this.

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