Custom and OEM parts for your gearbox
Short shifter kit for Transporter T25 / T3
A well made kit for all types of van, air-cooled, water-cooled or diesel. A simple DIY fitment with everything needed for the conversion included in the kit with clear and easy to follow instructions.
This kit reduces the amount of throw between gears, meaning you dont have to reach so far for the gearstick.
This kit will not improve a worn or damaged gear shift.
A very good upgrade to any van, especially when used in conjunction with refurbishing the poly bushes in the linkage, the internals of the gear stick itself and closely checking the linkage set up.
Longer stronger gears
Generally, we use Weddle Industries Heavy Duty gearsets to offer a choice of alternative ratios for 3rd and 4th gears (4th and 5th for five speed boxes) to suit the installation of alternative engines such as TDI and Subaru giving stronger and longer gears for cruising at lower RPM.
Gear sets in the following longer ratios:
4th (5th) Ratios – 0.70, 0.73, 0.75, and 0.77 3rd (4th) Ratios – 1.09, 1.14 and 1.18
Crown Wheel and Pinion sets in 29/7 or 33/8, and 32/7 ratio final drive are available for 4 and 5 speed gearboxes
RJES Richard Jones Engineered Solutions – Subaru Powered VW components:
For the best solution to the Subaru Flat Four into a T3/T25 choose the RJES aluminium bellhousing.
This gives you the best strength and quality with the convenience of the standard VW clutch slave cylinder and release arm and additionally the reliability and ease of interface with the Subaru clutch and starter-motor.
I can fit this to your box when it is undergoing conversion for longer and stronger gears to suit the Subaru conversion.
We also use RJES clutch fork as this is the strongest, best made and best value fork available, and made in the UK. If required, we can also fit the RJES Subaru splined input shaft to allow use of the complete Subaru clutch in your conversion.
TDI input Shaft:
This allows the use of a complete Golf Mk3 or similar clutch apart from the release bearing which remains a standard T3/T25 part.
Hybrid Clutch: Alternatively you can choose to have a hybrid clutch set up which enables the use of an original diesel input shaft, but requires machining work to be carried out on a TDI flywheel and for various parts to be sourced individually to make up the clutch kit.
Bellhousing: If you are converting from Petrol to Diesel (or vice versa for that matter) We can fit the corresponding Bellhousing for you while your box is in for rebuild, though availability of good condition diesel bellhousings is becoming problematic. We also have a repair sleeve replacement for the oil thrower, which is very often worn, especially in vehicles with alternative in line 4 engines where the spigot bearing hasn’t been fitted when the conversion has been done. If such damage precludes the use of our sleeve on its own, we can have the bellhousing suitably repaired so that otherwise functional bellhousings can be reused, and we can even get bellhousings repaired where the clutch slave bracket boss is damaged due to corrosion.
Alternatively you can choose to have a hybrid clutch set up which enables the use of an original diesel input shaft, but requires machining work to be carried out on a TDI flywheel and for various parts to be sourced individually to make up the clutch kit.
If you are converting from Petrol to Diesel (or vice versa for that matter) I can fit the corresponding Bellhousing for you while your box is with me for its rebuild, however the bellhousing itself may need to be supplied by you as i do not carry stock of these items.