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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Well things went more smoothly installing the short shifter on the XR8.
Only thing is now that apart from a little more noise in the cabin there is another sound I never heard before.

I dropped the cross member to fit the shifter like normal but maybe I havnet put it back up as straight as it was before I left it??
I tightened the cross member bolts a little bit each, alternating as I did until they were back up and tight.
It also feels like I have a little vibration now that wasnt there before.

Do you reckon if I just undo the cross member bolts for the gearbox and do them up again it might come good or should I go see a driveline shop and get them to sort it?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:15 pm 
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r u using the steeda shifter arm?

cause if u r like it rattles and vibrates alot in mine ey.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:18 pm 
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Nah I used the stock shifter handle with the rubber.
I'm going to undo the cross member again and refit it to see what happens.
This time I will push it back up with a jack and then do the bolts rather than putting it back up with the bolts.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Is it like a noise that vibrates through the car especially when you're letting the clutch out from stand still.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:45 pm 
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No. Its a noise I got when I turn left. Seems like I've ever so slightly misaligned the gearbox when I put it back up. Also after I have gone past 3000rpm.
Noise wasnt there before I put it on but its there now.
Later on today I will drop it and refit it and see what happens. Should only take me about 20 minutes.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:07 pm 
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Well I've dropped it and put it back up now (cross member). Havent driven it yet.
Doesnt look like anything would of happened. The gearbox sits on a rubber block on the cross member so I couldnt of really done anything to it.
Maybe I've done something to my exhaust or its all in my mind.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:50 pm 
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did you let the box drop when you were replacing it??? maybe your engine mounts s**t themselves and the vibration is the motor sliding about?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:55 pm 
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The gearbox dropped out 2 inches max.
I dont reckon enough to hurt the engine mounts.

 

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