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Fitted mine today, relatively easy to install and good instructions provided.

The gear change is a bit notchy but seemed to getting less so after a short drive. Hopefully it will bed in nicely.

The throw is notably reduced and if o can get through this notchiness it will be a great mod
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I've been running one for about a year and it is easily the best and simplest mod to install. The notchy feel does go away and the gear change feels completely normal and well balanced for the Busso rev fall off. I have absolutely no idea why Alfa persisted with such a long throw on the OE set up although I am sure there will have been a rational explanation at the time, as Italians usually know their gearboxes ! Is it just the length of the gear stick ?
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Fitted in about 10 minutes

Love the design, it fits over the standard fitting, nothing to remove, it changes the position of where the cable attaches.

Like the feel, as above, a bit notchy, but I like it!

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I've been running one for about a year and it is easily the best and simplest mod to install. The notchy feel does go away and the gear change feels completely normal and well balanced for the Busso rev fall off. I have absolutely no idea why Alfa persisted with such a long throw on the OE set up although I am sure there will have been a rational explanation at the time, as Italians usually know their gearboxes ! Is it just the length of the gear stick ?
Been using mine for a few months but only about 500 miles and the notchy feel has gone. Great mod with either the EB or Mtec.
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Just seen this today having had an MTEC fitted last week on the GTV. Ouch! I really like the MTEC - notchy and precise. Is someone out there going to do a head to head test of EB v MTEC?
Meanwhile, the MTEC is all silvery shiny as well as purple...mmmmm. Definitely worth 80 more.
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My MTEC is at the garage.

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Speedy delivery and fitted in 15 mins easy. Really like the difference., sure it's a little notchy but well pleased with it.
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I've given mine a good drive today and pleased to report the notchy has dropped off massively as its bedded in.

Really like the short throw coupled with the Wizard exhaust makes it feel like a race car ! Ha ha
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Speedy delivery and fitted in 15 mins easy. Really like the difference., sure it's a little notchy but well pleased with it.
Thanks for the pic, I'm going to be doing mine on Sunday. The tube right above where we need to get to which is held down by plastic bits is my only concern as I don't want to snap the bits! Any tips for this incredibly small problem?
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Hi, I didn't need to remove any parts to gain access, only thing I would say to take care on is when you fit the new bracket on the old cable ball is to make sure you tap the bracket down to ensure it's sitting correctly as it's an interference fit
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Sounds like an interesting, low cost mod. Is fitting for this all accessible from above in the engine bay? What tools are needed to fit? Easy for someone that doesn't do oily stuff? I feel like my Bella needs some love as I've not done much to her recently.
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Sounds like an interesting, low cost mod. Is fitting for this all accessible from above in the engine bay? What tools are needed to fit? Easy for someone that doesn't do oily stuff? I feel like my Bella needs some love as I've not done much to her recently.
13mm spanner and a small mallet/ hammer to tap onto the old 'ball' as per lamby's post

I didn't need to dismantle anything to get at the mechanism from above

About 10 minutes http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
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I fitted mine this evening, again a quick 10 minute job. I removed the air intake hose on mine for more space and used a socket extension bar and a hammer to knock the short shift kit onto the ball. I also have a notchy feel to the gear selection, time will tell if it solves itself.
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Really liking mine. My local indie even complemented it

Looking forward to having it bed in even further, only done 70 miles on it and it's feeling smoother already
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Would this work on the GT JTS?
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I notice the EB Spares one doesn't seem to have a weight like the MTEC one, does anyone know if this will make much difference to the feel of the gear change?
The EB ss fits over the existing mechanism, hence the original weight is still in place!
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short shift adapter for 5 speed cable operated gearboxes are now available
Short shift adapter for 5 speed cable gearbox.
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short shift adapter for 5 speed cable operated gearboxes are now available
Short shift adapter for 5 speed cable gearbox.
Will this fit a 2.0 GT JTS bud?
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Just the v6 I think.

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I think this "5-speed" shifter is another unit that has been designed for the twinspark/JTS gearbox.
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Oh right understood.

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