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Extending the gearstick on a Land Rover Defender/90

After installing the MUD Dash it became even more apparent the LT85 gearbox has a little more ‘throw’ compared to the LT77 or R380 .¬† Part of the issue is the MUD dash now protrudes from the dash¬† rather then being flush by about 3 inches.

To resolve the constant bashing of buttons you can either bend the gear stick or extend it, I decided to extend as bending the stick will just make it sit lower to the floor when selecting 2nd and 4th and in an upright positing it isn’t to hand as I would like it be.

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Extending the gear stick will give it a rally look, gone are the days of shortening a gear stick for a ‘quick-shift’ look as you just need to move your arm/hand further down! These days if you don’t have paddle shift its a better idea to bring the gear knob up as close to the steering wheel as possible, thus less movement to be able to change a gear.

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