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 Post subject: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:52 am 
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Does the BF shifter and surrounding fit into ba?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 am 
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Why? They are exactly the same arent they?
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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:09 am 
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I think he is talking about the 6 speed shifter. By memory i dont think it fits.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:19 am 
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I assumed that as well, I was waiting for him to come back being more specific...

Assuming is bad sometimes though.
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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:19 am 
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If you are talking 6 spd shifter into 4 speed, it's will be far from a straight swap, but if you were keen enough, you could make it happen i reckon.

If you're just talking 4 spd to 4spd, eg maybe a leather xr one, then straight swap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:34 am 
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I have seen both and I can't see any mechanical reason why not, there could be electrical reasons why not though. I assume that because the 6 speed was an option on BF then it would make sense the shifter mechanism was the same between 4 speed and 6 speed. I have seen enay listings suggesting the 6 speed shifter also fits BA.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:17 am 
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The 6 speed auto shifter is totally different. The 4 speed auto handle uses a pull up type system to change gears and the 6 speed one uses a push down type. The actual mechanism is different and the shifter plus surround. :)
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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Hi,

Mechanically the ZF Shifter is the same and will be a clean fit into the BA shifter spot (Simply remove bottom assembly, as the BF centre console is higher). The electronics are different and so is the gearbox cable, has bigger end connectors, so the BA gearbox cable will NOT fit the ZF shifter. I am currently working on a MOD for this, and only have the gearbox cable to convert. Shifter works fine as I have made a conversion circuit board with the BA electronics to fit the ZF shifter surround. Keeping the ZF shifter gear position lighting.

When I finish, I’ll post step by step instructions.
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 Post subject: Re: BF Shifter into BA
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:40 pm 
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XR290 wrote:
Hi,

Mechanically the ZF Shifter is the same and will be a clean fit into the BA shifter spot (Simply remove bottom assembly, as the BF centre console is higher). The electronics are different and so is the gearbox cable, has bigger end connectors, so the BA gearbox cable will NOT fit the ZF shifter. I am currently working on a MOD for this, and only have the gearbox cable to convert. Shifter works fine as I have made a conversion circuit board with the BA electronics to fit the ZF shifter surround. Keeping the ZF shifter gear position lighting.

When I finish, I’ll post step by step instructions.


Old thread, But any chance you got this finished? I've got a Bf shifter and trying to work out if it's worth trying to use it. Any info would be great.
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