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JHM HD Linkage Cross Rod (Early) for B5-S4, C5 A6-allroad



INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW, JHM HD LINKAGE CROSS ROD!!! This is NOT just a modified, OEM rod. We have created a heavy duty, upgraded Cross Rod from scratch, built exactly to OEM measurements.

Have you ever broken your delicate stock linkage cross rod and then called the dealer for a new one only to find they only sell it with the main rod for over $300?. Once again, JHM now has a solution.

We've taken our years of experience working on Audi transmissions and linkages and created a completely new, heavy duty, performance cross rod. We no longer modify the OEM unit, we build the ENTIRE cross rod from scratch. Using our in-house jig, we precisely build each unit to make sure it matches all the OEM angles. On the main shift rod end, we use a high-quality, spherical rod end with a bronze race for a more rigid side to side feel. It also increases the longevity and durability of the unit. On the selector shaft cap end, we upgrade from the stock rubber and plastic bushing to our heavy duty, graphite impregnated, polyurethane bushing. Can you say overkill?

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B6-B7 A4 Linkage Cross Rod-HD

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B6-B7 A4 Linkage Cross Rod-HD

To confirm if your linkage is an Early or Late style click HERE

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B5 S4 Linkage Cross Rod - HD

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING - JHM HD Cross Rod with a spherical rod end and heavy dudty, graphite impregnated polyurethane bushing.

NOTE: We used to leave the stock rubber bushing on the selector shaft cap end OEM which would allow for the differing angles between the cross rod and linkage to work in concert. If we made this solid too the linkage would bind, trust us we tried it and it DID bind. Click HERE to see this original design. After spending time experimenting with different bushing materials, we were finally able to find a setup that was an upgrade over the stock setup while still allowing for the cross rod and linkage rod to have different angles.

Just like with the old version, our new JHM HD Cross Rod COMES COMPLETE, AND READY TO BOLT ON WITH ONLY MINOR MODIFICATIONS!!! All you have to do is enlarge the hole in your stock main shift rod for the stock cross rod to 5/16". This will allow the JHM HD Cross Rod to bolt right on. Click HERE for a picture showing how this hole is enlarged.

NOTE: If you have an early cross rod on your 2001 and up B5-S4, you may have a late style selector shaft cap. This cap is shown below. This cap has provisions for both early AND late cross rods to be bolted in. The clearance between the OEM bushing and the protrusion for the late cross rod to be bolted to the cap is very tight on a stock car. In some cases, you may have to clearance the area on the cap just slightly to make sure the cross rod can rotate freely. The selector shaft car comes of very easily and is held on by 3 T45 bolts. Please note that you can't just change your cross rod without changing your shifter as well. Make sure you order the correct cross rod for your car and clearance the cap if you have to. The unit below didn't require clearancing.

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B5 S4 Linkage Cross Rod - HD

Core Charge: With our new, completely in-house built HD cross rod, THERE IS NO CORE CHARGE. Now you don't have to worry about sending your rod in ahead of time, dealing with a costly core charges upfront, or worrying if your rod will be eligible for a refund! You can simply purchase this whole new rod that has been built by JHM and we will send you one of the units we have built in-house!

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This product fits the following vehicles:
Make Model Chassis Engine
Audi S4 B5 (1997-2002) 2.7t V6 30v
Audi A6 C5 (1998-2004) all
Audi RS4 B5 (1999-2001) 2.7t V6 30v
Audi allroad C5 (2001-2005) all
Customer Reviews (3)
Received it on time. Easy to install without lowering trans took me 2hrs on jacks
High quality cross rod, thank you JHM
Review by Sergio (Posted on 11/5/2017)
Received my Early style Linkage today. Shipping was very quick and packaging was very good. Part is exactly as described and had a nice black finish. The cross bar fit perfectly and the additional modification to the shift linkage mount was simple and well described. Great product! Review by Michael (Posted on 4/6/2017)
fantastic bit of kit a lot cheaper option than buying from the dealer bit awkward fitting with engine and trany in but doable Review by alison (Posted on 10/25/2014)
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