Defender LT77 & R380 Slickshift inc TD5

Rated 4.99 out of 5 based on 78 customer ratings
(78 customer reviews)

£74.99 Ex.

The Syncro Gearboxes’ Slickshift is easy to fit and allows you to use your original gear stick.  Within thirty minutes you can have a more modern feeling Defender, with gear selections similar to newer vehicles.

KIT CONTENTS

1 X CUSTOM SYNCRO GEARBOXES CNC MACHINES PIVOT PIN SHIFTER

1 X ANODISED ALUMINIUM CNC MACHINED SPACER

4 X M8 BOLTS

4 X M8 WASHERS

1 X CUSTOM SYNCRO GEABOXES CNC MACHINED NYLON CUP

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Description

Defender LT77 & R380 Slickshift

A new innovative design exclusive to Syncro Gearboxes, the Land Rover Defender LT77/R380 Slickshift improves gear change by reducing sloppiness and minimising travel, as well as neatening shifts giving smoother gear changes.

The Syncro Gearboxes’ Slickshift is easy to fit and allows you to use your original gear stick.  Within thirty minutes you can have a more modern feeling Defender, with gear selections similar to newer vehicles.

The Slickshift from Syncro Gearboxes is a direct replacement for the existing pivot pin. Included in the kit is the custom design CNC machines pivot pin and anodised aluminium spacer plate as well as 4 new BZP 8mm bolts. Also included in the kit is a new CNC nylon cup to replace your old worn out one.

For Defender LT77 & R380 ONLY (inc TD5 Defender) You’ll only need a pair of circlip pliers, a screw driver, 17mm, 13mm, and 10mm spanners for fitting. Can be fitted in situ’ within 30 mins. 2 spanner difficulty rating

USEFUL VIDEOS

Fitting Video – a quick video on how to fit the Slickshift (note that the new version of the Slickshift has 1 thicker annodised plate, not 2 as shown in the video)

Setting Bias Springs Video – useful video on getting the setup perfect!

Dont forget to read the great reviews

Additional information

Weight 0.95 kg

78 reviews for Defender LT77 & R380 Slickshift inc TD5

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter wilyeo

    Just received my slick shift for my TD5 D2. After a strip down and clean up of top of box I was ready to fit the new unit. Very easy to do and the video was excellent. No problems found when fitting, a really well made piece of kit. After adjusting the bias block for third and fourth gear it’s now like a new motor, this was all done with box still in veh.
    Thank you all very much, well recommended and will be so.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    chris hickman (verified owner)

    WOW what an excellent bit of kit. Just wish i’d fitted one years ago.
    I did struggle with the spring, convinced myself it was on the roll pin wrong…
    But syncro have a great little vid showing you how to position the spring arms easily 😉
    Adjusting the bias springs was easier than expected too.
    Well worth the money 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig H

    I was sceptical about how much better this product could make to an already decent gear shift on my 25 year old defender. Simply put. it’s a revelation. The shift kit makes gear changes short and precise. As many have already said it feels much more modern. It’s easy to fit from within the car and requires only basic tools. This has to be a ‘must buy’ for any Defender owner.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy WELLING (verified owner)

    Well like the other land Rover people. Didn’t think it would work &like the other people that have 1 .WHAT A PIEYE OF CAKE TO FITTING. As the same with a few other people couldn’t get the original bush out but that was in as new condition Anyway. Seeing up took a little while as it was well & Truely out. BUT YES WHAT A WONDERFUL add on to make a old vehicle feel like new.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Crimp (verified owner)

    Doe’s what it says on the box and very easy to fit! The mob at syncro gearboxes are great to deal with even all the way over here in Western Australia.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian Dickson (verified owner)

    Great!
    I agree with all other purchasers. Lovely, beautifully crafted piece of kit.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthias Gütersloh (verified owner)

    Great piece of equipment! Makes the shifting reality sharp and short!
    Big advantage: my ’98 110 300tdi doesn’t lose speed anymore during shifting going up the hills of the Bavarian Forest as it did before with the looong shift-ways!!!
    Biggest disadvantage: you get used to it so fast and don’t want to drive without it anymore!
    Highly recommended!!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perry Stedman (verified owner)

    Such a well made and easy to fit piece of kit, especially after watching the useful video. Gear shifts are definitely easier, especially the drop from fifth to fourth. I have already extolled its virtues to friends.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    les lewis

    Well we have bought 5 of this product 1 discovery 4 defender and may I say this is very well made kit outstanding what it does for your gear shifting so precise but on the disco it make an unbelievable different met these guys at so a few shows and they always have time to chat and very friendly and approachable top guys top product ***** brillant

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Whitmarsh

    Purchased one of these at the Land Rover show last weekend. Easy to fit, does take half an hour as suggested, i expect if i was to do another now it would take ten minutes a second time. Transforms the gear change, well worth buying…..now just need the guys to make one for my old V8 110’s LT95 !

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marius walter (verified owner)

    Probably the best thing I ever bought for my car
    Greetings from the Lake of Konstanz

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Well engineered piece of kit, needed to adjust the turret springs once fitted to get all the gears properly, no major hassle. Second to third shifts are smoother which was a problem on my gearbox

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darrell Jacobs (verified owner)

    Great product and easy to fit , fitted to 2006 td5 defender .

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul meredith

    Fitted to my 1995 300tdi 90
    The existing linkage was only 20,000 miles old from a late 2007 Td5
    And the slick shift is a great improvement as sometimes had problems downshifting and now it just simply works as smooth as silk
    Have already recommended to many friends and will be buying more in the future for my own customers 10/10

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    simon (verified owner)

    Great up grade to my 200tdi 90, was easy to fit and makes gear change sharper, did wonder if you could fit a PTFE seat on the main pivot ball just to make it silky smooth ? Will definitely recommend fitting one.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Freya (verified owner)

    Very impressed with this, before gears were miles apart and would randomly disappear and pop out. Now my 27 year old car feels almost modern!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan Woodbridge (verified owner)

    Does what it says on the tin.
    Transforms your typical sloppy vague shifting box into a much more precise modern feeling unit.
    Easy to fit.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tod lancaster (verified owner)

    Very well made kit, made selecting all gears alot easier on my 300tdi, very simple to fit. Wish there were more bolt on parts that make such a difference!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben

    What a piece of kit! Bought it at Billing aftering umm-ing and ah-ing over it for a while, my only regret is not fitting one sooner! Fitting is incredibly straight-forward and took me under half an hour! Have to keep reminding myself I’m not in a sports car when changing gears.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holga (verified owner)

    Tiptoptadellos!
    Schnell montiert und gleich ein viel besseres Gefühl und schnellere Gangwechsel.
    Preis-Leistung ist demnach wohl 1A.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    danbo1975

    I bought a slick shift for my 04 plate 90 td5 at billing on Saturday. Wow didn’t think my gear change was that bad what a differance its made .Took about 30 mins to fit. Excellent service excellent well made bit of kit if you drive a defender this is a must have upgrade part. Also would recommend getting a new turret at the same time didn’t think mine would be worn as the boys suggested and it was.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason (verified owner)

    What a product! I can’t believe something so simple to fit and reasonably priced makes such a difference to my Defender. It has transformed the way it drives
    Also excellent service and prompt response to messages
    I would definitely recommend this product

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Guy from TruckedOff.com

    The slickshift is awesome I have it fitted to a stubby r380. Lovely to drive my truck now and the added bonus is I no longer hit the stereo in my Raptor dash when changing into 3rd or 5th. I recently drove my truck 9000 miles from the UK to Norway and back in the winter, the slickshift performed perfectly even in -20 celcius. Just buy it it really is that good.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cavanmick

    Fitted one for my brother recently, very easy to fit, great quality, once adjusted it makes a huge difference to gear change, nice and positive and much less throw between gears, all in all a great modification

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Griffiths

    Great product that only took me 20 minutes to fit to my 24 year old Defender. Makes for a much better drive, the wife can even get i in reverse now!!! The video guides are a great help.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank (verified owner)

    Leicht zu wechseln – das schwammige Gerühre ist weg und die Gangwechsel gehen über sehr viel kürzere Wege von Statten. TOP

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kieran Bedford

    After being undecided for for a long time as to whether this product would be any good, I decided after buying multiple parts off Shabs for my lightweight rebuild and being impressed with his advice and interest in doing a good job that I would buy one of these products for my Defender.

    Well, all I can say is I should have bought one of these kits earlier. I use my Defender regularly for journeys across the country and this has made a huge difference to the feel of changing gears. Changes are still nice and easy but the distance between gears is now much less. I jumped in my Dad’s 90 the other day and the gears felt miles apart without this kit. So much so I have recommended to him to buy one.

    Shabs has done a great job in designing this product and I would recommend to friends that this is a worthwhile upgrade.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philon Parpottas (verified owner)

    What a great simple product. It has transformed my Defender gear stick in one quick and easy install and a relatively cheap price.
    I highly recommend it!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edwin Underwood

    Quick and easy to fit. Now quick and easy to change gear. Recommended.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Warmisham (verified owner)

    What a product,changed my 87 Land Rover 90 in 20 mins,it’s like a new box,LT77 box/230 transfer with a rover v8,thank you so much.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony Balcells (verified owner)

    Great product. fitted to my 300 TDI and it makes for a much improved drive.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elite services

    By far the best modification you can do to your defender makes gear changes a joy
    Just can’t wait for the puma one to be available

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    Big Nic (verified owner)

    Delighted with the results of fitting the slickshift to my M plate 100 County 300tdi with 200 K miles and pudding stirrer gear selection , not a difficult job with the tutorial info available on YouTube . Changed the turret at the same time for the price it just made good sense . only problem, not able to change nylon bush as it was not possible to release the grub screw …just toooo tight.. Adjusting the bias springs was a cinch and the gear selection I now have is fantastic so there is no power lag when dropping down a cog to get up and over a steep grade . just so well worth doing ..

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew Wheeler (verified owner)

    This bit of kit is amazing! Has changed the gear changing to a quick and easy process, along with the recommend turret which i fitted at the same time had made a huge change. I must also say when buying the new turret the spring is not set. But i found a video on how to get the spring into position from Syncro Gearboxes which show a very easy way which took all of a minute. Thank you guys. Get customer service and a great price of kit! A MUST HAVE!! (Defender 300tdi 110 owner)

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    steven brown (verified owner)

    to be honest i thought this was going to be a gimic and i was proved wrong this is a cracking and a must upgrade to any defender
    realy has changed the sloppy gear change to make it alot easyer and better .fitting was very simple and with a online
    vidie thanks to slickshift a very simple job for the basic person that tikers with there landy

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Well made product, really easy and quick to fit.
    Takes all the play and sloppiness out of the stick especially if you adjust the spring.
    5 stars for a great item and great service.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    brown (verified owner)

    a spot on bit of kit, great customer service and overall great product. this, along with disco transfer box is best mod yet to the 110. highly reccomend. cheers guys

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    neil sutherland

    had recon r 380 box from shabs ,slickshift as well best addition although unseen makes gear change so smooth and positive , total improvement as is the box with high ratio fifth gear , thanks a million

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    The slickest shift I ever made for my 90

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Foster

    cracking bit of kit. And makes the gearbox so much better and gear changes are so much slicker being a shorter throw it is by far the best modification I have done on my defender

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Thornton

    Fitted mine yesterday and it is very slick. The gearbox feels much tighter and more positive. Took around 15 minutes to fit and I took my time! A quality piece of engineering, almost a shame to have it hidden away!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julian (verified owner)

    Easy fit.. took me less then an hour but I didnt rush and cleaned bits / greased etc and adjusted the spring. The Verdict …. Well fair play I wasnt actually thinking it would be much cop… What a difference in box… nice n tite, quick easy gear change… will be better for off road use if got to drop down quick.. 10/10 .. every 1 needs this if you want it tight n right,especially if you had a lose change.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arif Al Yedaiwi (verified owner)

    I am amazed by the simplicity and creativity of this design and wonder how come Land Rover did not think of this before? Thank you guys for making our life easier!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Looking forward to fitting this to my 90 as soon as I have a mot on itafter trying a friends that has already got one and I know that another friend gear lever is like storing stiff Pasteur will get one after trying mine

    Really

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald Cumming (verified owner)

    My “excellent” rating is for both the products and the service. I fitted the Slickshift to my 200TDi and had not appreciated the value of setting the pre-load on the springs. I made contact through messenger and got very detailed advice and assistance instantly. The gearshift is now transformed! Since then I’ve sought advise about rebuilding a 2nd box & LT230 and had a similar level of service regarding the rebuild kits. I’ll have no hesitation in using you again… Thank you.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richie Williams

    All I can honestly say is this is a great product and a must for anyone!!!
    I can say without a doubt this works as I drive my 90 hard always have and this has stood upto my testing, with flying colours.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    George

    There is nothing on the market for £80 that transforms the drive of your defender the way that this does. Five stars are not enough

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    This is an absolutely amazing bit of kit.
    It’s so easy to fit took about 30 mins and that included cleaning and re greasing the Turret
    Paired with an adjustment of the springs makes it a whole different gearbox.
    Gear changes are smoother , no more searching for gears.
    I bought mine direct from Shabs a great guy to deal with.
    BUY ONE 🙂 you won’t regret it

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alastair (verified owner)

    I’ve had mine for a while now and am very impressed with it. Much nicer gearchange. I took the opportunity while I had the original stick off to replace the solid bar with a tube to take the wires for my overdrive switch and at the same time I heated up and bent the knuckle to put the gearknob in a better position. It was nice and easy to fit and clearly a well made quality product.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Stapleton

    One of the best Mod,s I have done, TD5 Defender now behaves when changing gear, shorter and smoother gear change

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Scott

    I have fitted this to both my land rover 300tdi. it is an easy job. It makes a big difference. It goes from like driving a tractor to driving a car.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin

    Excellent product and would not do without one now. Very easy to fit even for a novice like myself and with a handful of tools. Drastically changes the feel of the gear change for the better and no longer like stirring porridge.

    Well done Syncro.

    Colin.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josh

    Has much improved the feel of the gearbox. Smooth, short, simple changes much reduced vibration, especially after adjusting the bias springs. Takes a little while to get used to as the force required to change gear is greatly reduced. Overall very happy and worth the money. To improve this modification on a TD5 I would suggest changing the clutch spring as well! Really becomes a doddle to change gear!

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Bought the latest version and fitted it to my 96 defender and wow what a difference! Well worth the money. One of the best mods you can do. Gives it a much more modern feel rather than stirring your tea! Excellent !!!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    James

    Fitted to my Td5 made a big difference like a different gear box definitely worth every penny really easy to fit

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben macdowall

    Great product, amazinglymade, gear change is slick and precise, my old selector parts were severely worn! these upgraded parts transformed the diving experience of my defender!! Highly recommended!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Peppitt (verified owner)

    Excellent product from an excellent and helpful company. Easy and fast to fit and boy what an improvement. Halves the distance between gears. Takes a couple of drives to get used too that’s how much of a difference it makes. Love it…….

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Howard

    Best thing for Land Rovers since diesel engines and halogen headlights! I have had mykit fitted for a week now. I can’t recommend it enough – it makes for a much improved drive. Do take the time to watch the video and adjust the bias springs whilst you’re in there – you’ll not regret the purchase.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Nowell (verified owner)

    Fitted it as soon as I got it.
    It doesn’t make it a Ferrari but it gives a reassuring positive change. I sometimes used to get 3rd instead of first, not any more.
    Easy to fit, the biggest job was getting the gaiters off.
    I did miss the detent spring fly out when I removed the gear lever. Didn’t see that on the helpful video! Found it after it was all back together. lol.
    Stripped it down a fitted it.
    It feels like a modern car gearbox now I have set up the bias springs.
    For get the silly lift kits and wide wheels this is the best mod you’ll buy.
    Get one you won’t regret it.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie Thompson

    Love it love it love it love it lover love it, if ya not already got one get one bought. What a big difference it’s made to my gear change a lot more modern. Thanks Jamie Thompson

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    jamie durrant

    of all the mods ive added to my v8 defender this has to be buy far one of the best easy to fit 20min job and makes such a diffrence

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daren fletcher (verified owner)

    Collected mine from the Lro show and watched one getting fitted, to be honest it’s very straight forward and simple, took me 10 minutes to fit and it’s transformed the gear change, before the gear changes were like a stick in a bucket now it’s a very close gear change much more like a Modern defender. In fact it’s better then a tdci gear change

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Wright

    Got mine at Lro show fitted next day, can’t phrase it high enough, I now have a modern gear change in a TD5 defender! If your thinking about getting one think no more, get a slickshift honestly the best £75 spent!

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Miller

    After waiting for over a month for new stock to be avaliable, I finally got a SlickShift directly from Shabs at the LRO show. Although I was eager to fit it I made myself wait until I got home and first thing the next morning rushed outside. Fitting was easy (and I’m no mechanic!) and was completed inside 30 minutes. Also great tips on how to tighten up any play, so make sure you watch that video too! All in all, I feel like I’m driving a new car at best or have a new gearbox at worse. This is without doubt the only mod I’ve made to give such significant and instant gratification. A week on and I’m still enjoying the new feel 🙂

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam

    By far the best addition to my old 1987 defender 90, completely modernised the feel of gear changes.
    No more hunting for gears, every change straight in and half the throw from before.
    Quick and simple to install, and worth every penny.
    Couldn’t be happier with the results.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    David

    WOW what a difference this makes, simple to fit even for a novice.
    Makes the gearbox feel like a proper gated gearbox box, not a sloppy 24 year old box.
    Its reduced the distance from 1st to 5th buy 6cm and 3rd to 4th buy 5cm.
    One of the best mods I’ve done to my Defender.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott (verified owner)

    Fantastic tweak. I’ve drag raced a 1958 4.6 series 2 with an r380 without this, now fitted I can’t wait to measure the difference. This makes shifting that bit quicker and slicker. Every little helps!

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian (verified owner)

    Excellent product very easy to fit the difference between the original gear stick & this is almost unbelievable my 90 is a pleasure to drive rather than a fight

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edd Devlin

    Grate bit of kit Shabs easy to fit works grate , job done , a very happy td5

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Fox (verified owner)

    its brilliant would recommend to anyone with a defender

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Prithviraj M. Vedpathak (verified owner)

    Ok here goes! Saw this on FB and said why should I not get the slick shift kit for my Def 110 1991 model. Placed an order with Shabs and it was a pleasure doing business with him. Got the kit in 2 weeks & just this Sunday I decided to install it on my own. WOW! What a bloody difference it has made. At first test drive with the kit, the shifts felt so different that it got a little getting used to such short precise shifts. After a nice long drive I got used to it and now wonder why LR did not do this in the first place. The shifts are fantastic and thanks to Shabs now this kit has transformed my Def 110 totally.

    I usually only use my Landy on the weekends but from this Sunday I have not touched the other cars. This is been the best mod for my Landy. Will be adding a new spring as the old one is a little weak. I strongly recommend these to all Defender owners. You need to now get used to the super short throw. Awesome product Shabs and thanks for bringing this to us. Just wished you were in India so I could get more stuff from you.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Wilkinson (verified owner)

    Really simple to fit and the couple of videos showing how to adjust after are brillient. Really is worth it and such a simple solution. Had an issue during fitting as a spring decided to make a break for freedom and Shabs soon confirmed it was not required. Another happy customer.

    Will be recommending this to friends.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe rouse (verified owner)

    This is by far the best mod I have ever fitted to my land rover. I just wish I
    could of had it years ago. Thanks for making my driving experience so much happier.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Nearn (verified owner)

    absolutely amazing bit of kit, this paired with an adjustment of the springs makes it a whole different gearbox, gear changes are fast and precise, no more searching for gears

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin (verified owner)

    Just fitted my slick shift kit as others have said watching the videos makes
    It so much easier. Money well spent as gear changes are now so easy. Top work many many thanks. Cheers Colin.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin (verified owner)

    Wow! Not too many parts for a landy that you can fit with a 13mm socket, a 10mm spanner and a flat screwdriver that will make such a big difference to the drive. Just fitted mine in well under an hour (including being interupted by the neighbours) and took it for a quick spin. Will take a bit of getting used to as the throw is so short but once you get used to stroking it into gear instead of ramming it, the results are incredible. Well worth watching the fitting video and the pre load spring adjustment video prior to fitting, as adjusting the springs also makes a he’ll of a difference! Top product guys! Keep them coming!

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew (verified owner)

    What a difference the slickshift actually makes no more sloppy gear stick and gear changes are much smoother.. Very good quality and the service is great I watched the videos on fitting the slickshift before I attempted to fit and it was really easy to do I will definitely be in touch in the near future

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon (verified owner)

    Great simple product, changes the sloppy shifter to nice precise short shift more like the new TDCI gearboxes!
    Perfect for banging it through the gears on my Tuned TD5!

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