Defender LT77 & R380 Slickshift inc TD5

(236 customer reviews)

£74.99 Excl. VAT

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.










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



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!


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Additional information

Weight 0.95 kg

236 reviews for Defender LT77 & R380 Slickshift inc TD5

  1. Elspeth (verified owner)

    What a difference! I am over the moon with the Slickshift. First run out and towing a 7.25m touring caravan was a dawdle. Smoothest ever gear changing, money so well spent and wish I had seen these a long time ago. My 1986 90CSW has never felt so easy to drive. I will definitely be recommending Slickshift to the rest of the Landy fraternity. Many thanks from a delighted 68 year old proud female Land Rover owner.

    Kind regards

  2. John D. (verified owner)

    Excellent part and the service was out of this world.

  3. Alan lyons (verified owner)

    Spot on

  4. Simon Austin (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly easy to fit great quality what more do you want

  5. Joaquín Arenas Solórzano (verified owner)

  6. PAUL JAMES HICKS (verified owner)

    Excellent bit of kit , easy to install and works a treat

  7. Bill W. (verified owner)

    Awsome shipping time guys. I think I ordered on a Thusday night and it tuned up in Brisbane Australia Monday morning. 🙂

  8. Andrew De La Cour (verified owner)

    Great product, comprehensive instructions and with the tools to hand from the video a silly quick install! Really pleased, wish I’d done it years ago

  9. roy leslie (verified owner)

  10. Hanno (verified owner)


  11. Kevin Van herrewege (verified owner)

  12. Mirko Merzel (verified owner)

  13. Rune Mellem (verified owner)

  14. Craig Lambert (verified owner)

    Perfect product and service as always 🙂

  15. Fabian (verified owner)

  16. Gareth Jones (verified owner)

    Great product

  17. Daniel W. (verified owner)

    Received the Slickshift from Syncro quicker than express post AUS. Part is great, made a big difference. Thank you!

  18. Paul Gregory (verified owner)

    A fantastic piece of kit,night and day…

  19. David townsend (verified owner)

  20. Sam Quarterman (verified owner)

    Brilliant service

  21. Antonio Amalfi (verified owner)

    ottimo servizio

  22. David Lamond (verified owner)

    Excellent. Great product. One for every Defender owner. Astonishing delivery and service, just finished order and postman was knocking on the door ?

  23. Vince (verified owner)

    First class service a well-made piece of equipment, I purchased after a friend recommend it, I only wish I had fitted it earlier, what a difference, I am still impressed weeks later with how smooth the gear change is. I would recommend to anyone.

  24. Teresa Doherty (verified owner)

    Very good

  25. Stuart (verified owner)

    Fitting Syncro Gearboxes slick shift to my 2001 Defender has made gearbox much sharper & precise flowing through the gears :)))

  26. Joe Blogs

    Fantastic product, really improves the shifting and makes driving pleasurable.

  27. Mark M. (verified owner)

  28. Bhimo Wiweko (verified owner)

    Very satisfying, as good as I watched on Youtube, I think every Defender owner should use it and see the dramatic difference. Shipment from this company is the best I have experienced and I often ordered parts and accessories from aboard. I am thousands miles away but my Slickshift arrived within 3 days from ordering. I am impressed.

  29. Daniel N. (verified owner)

    Fast delivery. High quality product.

  30. Peter Earle (verified owner)

    Excellent service, super fast despatch, parts are perfect thankyou

  31. Leslie (verified owner)

  32. Luca Zavattini (verified owner)

    Livraison rapide ! Et la boîte n’as plus rien à avoir , tellement confortable et les vitesses passe aussi bien que sure une voiture normale

  33. steve richardson (verified owner)

    very easy to fit ,nice feel to gear changes,good upgrade

  34. Paul Ryan (verified owner)

    Did exactly as advertised. No more gear selection issues

  35. BRENDAN (verified owner)

    Very, very pleased. It works very well.

  36. Peter Revis (verified owner)

    Makes gear change so much better well worth it

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

  38. Kirsty Myers (verified owner)

  39. Fabio Anzellotti (verified owner)

    Ottimo prodotto

  40. Leslie Wanye (verified owner)

  41. adrian hogg (verified owner)

    Quality product, delivered promptly. It transforms gear change provided you set bias springs properly.

  42. serge (verified owner)

    Every body should install it!

  43. JUAN GABRIEL GARCIA (verified owner)

    excellent as usual!

  44. Clifford Rarick (verified owner)

    Very fast service. Great product.

  45. Robert P. (verified owner)

    Just the best in every way, top quality parts that fit perfectly and make a massive difference to the quality of the gear change. Don’t hesitate just buy one.

  46. Fraser Robertson (verified owner)

    Great gadget for your landrover , improves the throw of the gears stick

  47. Steve (verified owner)

    It’s not often I buy a non genuine part and it does not require some modification to fit/work.
    This product has proved me wrong .Fitted in a afternoon with no modification required . A worthwhile product that’s improved the drive on my Defender .

  48. mike ager (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit

  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Spot on

  50. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Certainly an improvement

  51. Paul steward (verified owner)

    Excellent well made product and very easy to intall and what a difference its made to driving my defender.

  52. PETER R. (verified owner)

  53. Peter Bryan (verified owner)

    Excellent product, well worth the effort to install and significant improvement to my gear changing.

  54. David Bone (verified owner)

    Big difference in stick travel once fitted, took me a couple of attempts to get the springs adjusted but good now.
    My alpine halo rarely is inadvertently adjusted while changing gear now !

  55. James Phillips (verified owner)

    Very good service can,t say no more

  56. mark n. (verified owner)

    Slick shift is Excellent quality. very fast delivery a completely transforms the gearbox

  57. NEIL (verified owner)

    I had wondered whether this would be a worthwhile modification to my Defender for a year or two but decided to get one when my wife complained that she had strained her shoulder trying to find gears. We both agree that the slick shift is a huge improvement. It make gear selection much more positive and driving the Landy a more enjoyable experience.

  58. Stuart (verified owner)

    Delivered quickly and does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to install using various online videos as a guide. Great product and great service.

  59. Rodney O’Brien (verified owner)

    For years I lamented over purchasing a Slickshift for my R380 but thought it an unnecessary luxury in a utilitarian vehicle. Finally taking the plunge it took only pulling out of the dooryard to realize the Slickshift is an incredible product which greatly increases the drive-ability of my Defender ten fold. This alone is a win but coupled with lightning fast international shipping, there’s no debating its value. If you’re considering a Slickshift stop your hesitation; you won’t regret it!

  60. Vishal Gulhane (verified owner)

    Quick info provided by Shabs as needed, so i can carry out correct purchase quickly thanks Vishal

  61. John H. (verified owner)

    Perfect again!

  62. Paul (verified owner)

    Product as expected well made

  63. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent next day service again!

  64. marc (verified owner)

    Bonjour.beau produit pieces de qualité livraison rapide a l utilisation c est ok seul hic le passage de la5 a la 4 un peu dur mais peut être un reglage facilitera les choses.@+

  65. Graham G. (verified owner)

    Very quick delivery – great service

  66. Patch (verified owner)

    Great Product with excellent support info.

  67. Ian D. (verified owner)

    Very fast delivery and a great product. Has totally revamped gear changes and has given a lot more clearance during shifts against my raptor dash,.where previously I was hitting my knuckles.

  68. Marcus Fischer (verified owner)

  69. Anonymous (verified owner)

  70. Gabriele (verified owner)

    Great product, it works very well and it’s easy to fit. Thanks

  71. Steve Plowman (verified owner)

    very happy all fitted as expected and performed well, can I have another sticker as the original had protective oil on the backing so would not stick?

  72. Ben Gearing (verified owner)

    Easy to install. Well made parts. Everything you need is in the box. I just fitted two, one on a Td5 and one on a 300Tdi.
    A little care in setting up the bias springs is all you need. I also fitted the replacement casting for the gearstick. It was tricky getting the roll pin out (that hold the bias spring in place) but after a little work both were done.

    Great product.
    Gear change is better. I installed the aftermarket Puma dash so needed a solution for the swan-neck gearstick. This definitely helped. No vibrations!

  73. Ian Kemp (verified owner)

    great item, fast postage, thanx.

  74. Andrew F. (verified owner)

    Awesome bit of kit, easy to install awesome to be able to get good products down the bottom of the world

  75. Witwer F. (verified owner)

    Everything perfect thx

  76. Sergia Zucchini (verified owner)

    ottimo accessorio montato senza difficoltà, ottima selezione marce rispetto a prima della modifica, mi rammarico solo di non aver potuto acquistare la campana perchè esaurita una bella esperienza meccanica. grazie.

  77. Mark Baldacchino (verified owner)

    Fantastic kit i was impressed with the deference realy happy 🙂

  78. Matthew Humby (verified owner)

    Thank you very much for this product:) waiting time was to be expected but rewarded once it landed:)

  79. Chris B. (verified owner)

    All very good and came complete – fitting easy but wear on existing parts is limiting expected benefit – new turret required

  80. Mark Guinan (verified owner)

    Brilliant product and service.

  81. Anthony Weaver (verified owner)

    This is great want a deference it makes highly recommend it to anyone thanks.

  82. Libert Kopplhuber (verified owner)


  83. Andy (verified owner)

    Excellent super quick. Everything works as expected.

  84. Paul Veares (verified owner)

    Fantastic service, great to have a video to keep you on track, product it self well made certainly will use these people again for any other required pieces.

  85. Adam Harrison (verified owner)

    Awesome product, wish i had fitted sooner

  86. Guy Perrow (verified owner)

    Nice shifter, one of the best upgrades to my Landy yet. Well done.

  87. Anonymous (verified owner)

  88. Stephen (verified owner)

    Great service ,prompt shipping , not installed the product yet but it looks extremely well made

  89. Julian H. (verified owner)

    High Quality & noticable improvement

  90. Fabio Bellotto (verified owner)

    Un ottimo prodotto.
    Facile e veloce da montare.
    Spedizione in italia veloce.
    Direi una recensione 100x100positiva!!!!

  91. Robert Fisher (verified owner)

    Nice addition to your Defender no more stick in a bucket feel, nice and tight gear change

  92. Roderick Azzopardi (verified owner)

    You won’t believe the difference until you try it. Wonderful upgrade

  93. John Saunders (verified owner)

    Easy to fit & big improvement

  94. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Smashing well engineered bit of kit

  95. Derek Ennis (verified owner)

  96. anthony (verified owner)

    Easy to fit . Gears a bit better but wasn’t that bad to start with , I’ve drove a few bad ones .id recommend this td5 slickshift kit . Could be cheaper . Only give it 3 because of price. Would of got 5 if it was cheaper .

  97. Henry (verified owner)

    Outstanding product. The Slick Shift is very well made and can be installed easily. The short switching paths feel very comfortable. A clear buy recommendation from Germany.

  98. Allan Parsons (verified owner)

    Glad I got this, like driving with a different gearbox.

  99. PAULO CALADO (verified owner)

    Excellent product, the driving experience becomes so much better, really better feeling on my 90 td5

  100. Christophe (verified owner)

    Everything ok

  101. Susan G. (verified owner)

    I bought this for my son, he hasn’t fitted it yet, but the service and customer support was excellent.

  102. Ingo Burch (verified owner)

  103. Josh (verified owner)

    Great product, easy to fit after watching the fitting tutorial on YouTube. Greatly improves the driving experience.

  104. alan (verified owner)

    Not fitted yet but excellent customer service when purchasing!

  105. Anonymous (verified owner)

  106. Martin Sutton (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, easy to fit and what a difference it has made to the gear change.

  107. Gustav-Adolf Baade (verified owner)

    fast shipping, everything fits perfect, very pleasant deal

  108. Michael (verified owner)

    Bought this because of a recommendation from TirsbaekTV, lads seem to know what they’re on about.

    Was literally a 45 minute fitting – and most of that time is spent pulling off the gators and foam and trying to put them back again (GREASE EVERYTHING!)

    Got a anti rattle spring at the same time a fiver to NOT spend 2 hours looking for it in case you fire it across the wagon.

    Works exactly how you’d expect, brilliantly. The throw is now much less on the stick. Doesn’t interfere with anything other than improving the shifting. Remember to adjust your pretension springs either side of the turret with the engine off in 3rd gear. You’ll want to be able to shift from 2nd to 3rd by just pushing the lever up (and perfectly missing 1st again). Works everytime if you spend the time to get that right.

  109. Barnabás Princz (verified owner)


  110. Zsolt (verified owner)

  111. Andy Jagger (verified owner)

    Excellent gearshift upgrade. Gear changes are now very close together. No more hunting for engagement

  112. Daniel (verified owner)

  113. Charlie (verified owner)

    Simple to install. Even the notorious bias springs weren’t a problem. I had no issue setting the bias to cleanly select 3rd/4th gears. I just had to adjust it so the lever sprung into neutral properly and play was minimal. Makes a very noticeable difference when driving! Much sharper and more precise gear changes. Don’t know why I waited so long to get one!

  114. Don (verified owner)

    Great parts! High quality. Easy shipping . Great about getting back to me with answers to my questions!

  115. Geoff Matthews (verified owner)

    Superb service and a brilliant product!

  116. Clive (verified owner)

    He loved it

  117. Clive Cartmel (verified owner)

    This item is beautifully manufactured – too good not to be on show really. Pretty straight forward to fit and does make a significant difference to the gear change.

  118. Roger Kingman (verified owner)

  119. Jody Stellenboom (verified owner)

    Great quality and awesome delivery time!

  120. Yousef Alrashidi (verified owner)

    Thank you so much it is fantastic and easy to install

  121. John O’Hagan (verified owner)

    Great bit of kit, Tightened up gear lever travel nicely. Well made Easy job. Thanks

  122. snowsbury52

    Simply staggering difference; the gear change it tight as tight can be. Spot on. The bias adjustment is much easier than the original design as the adjustment bolts are further forward. This is a truely first rate piece of precision engineering. Well done and worth every penny.

  123. harry a. (verified owner)

    It’s a great product and made changing gears so much easier in my defender Highly recommend this product

  124. Mark Willette (verified owner)

    Prompt delivery! Great quality, works amazing… great value!

  125. Peter Cunningham (verified owner)

    A well machined set of parts, with instructions, and does make changing gear a lot easier.

  126. Anne Smith (verified owner)

  127. Jose Fernando Becerra (verified owner)

    The Slickshift is a must have upgrade on your Defender..
    Great product, Excellent Service & the fastest shipping from
    UK to the USA I have ever seen..
    Thank you guy’s

  128. Chris Church (verified owner)

    The Slick shift works really well. The shifts are shorten and you can feel the gears much easier.

  129. Jack W. (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit and worth every penny!

  130. Damian Rogers (verified owner)

    First class product & delivery.

  131. Warrick P. (verified owner)

    I can’t fault the speed of the delivery to Australia nor the quality of the slick shift its self. All the parts fit like a glove and you can feel and see the care taken in making the slick shift. I fitted mine in under 20 minutes but I must confess to having pre-cleaned and made ready the gear turret when I ordered my kit so when it turned up it was quick as slick to fit.

  132. Graham (verified owner)

  133. Shariq Quraeshi (verified owner)

    Easy to install and a joy to drive. You will be getting a few more orders pretty soon from all the LR enthusiasts who have seen it in my D90 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

  134. Andreas (verified owner)

  135. Jens Udo (verified owner)

    Very fast service all the way to Dubai, easy to install and extremely precise very short shift ways now ! Love it !!!

  136. Peter Roggen (verified owner)

  137. Nikolay Shumarov (verified owner)

    Verry nice only comment is thatin the kit should be included new plastic pin for the spring as the head of the original one does not fit in the new lever and give a sligh force need to shift on 4th gear

  138. Armando Sequeira (verified owner)

  139. Christian K. (verified owner)

  140. Chris Griffin (verified owner)

    This is a great product that is made even better by Syncro Gearboxes. Easy to deal with and super quick service.

  141. Craig Elphick (verified owner)

    Really good piece of kit. Have installed and makes the gear changes much better. Easy to install. Have reviewed on some LR FB pages as well, giving advice to others considering buying. (I did see one of your people did comment when I was asked if it was available for the LT95 by another member).

  142. Jerry Springall (verified owner)

    Great product and easy to install and really makes a pleasurable difference to the gear selection 5star

  143. Geoff E. (verified owner)

    Received well thanks. Now not sure if my gearbox is in the best condition to benefit from the shift….

  144. parrie (verified owner)

  145. Derek (verified owner)

    Great product, arrived within a couple of days as expected. I work for a precision engineering company and appreciate the quality and finish of the manufactured parts although the bolts/washers supplied looked a little cheap. The whole kit was fitted in about twenty minutes with no problems including changing the plastic bush in quadrant without removing it from the selector shaft as I managed the get the circlip off the bottom with a pair of cranked circlip pliers.

  146. Lynne Purcell (verified owner)

    Great product

  147. Jeremy Moore (verified owner)

    Received quickly and well packed,easy fit huge difference. Good well made product.

  148. Darren (verified owner)

  149. Chris Fox (verified owner)

    Everything was sooo easy from ordering to fitting only took 15 mins to fit makes so much difference to changing gears ordering and delivery only took 2 days just after Christmas wouldn’t hesitate to buy again

  150. Steve w. (verified owner)

  151. S.Jenkins (store manager)

    It’s like driving a different vehicle as it has nearly 200,000 miles on clock love my landy even more now thanks

  152. Phill Knechtel (store manager)

    Brilliant piece of kit and easy to fit. I put the slick shift into my 2004 defender 110 after watching the video with no problems. I’m now looking to see whether there are any other products that I might need!

  153. John T

    Brilliant bit of kit. All the family have commented on the huge improvement. Don’t hesitate, if you only do one upgrade make it one of these! Easy to fit even for the non-mechanic

  154. Bob

    The slickshift made a world of difference in the drivability of my wife’s defender. She had to learn to drive a manual when we got it and struggled until we installed the slickshift. Now she is a natural. As for me, I don’t have full use of my left arm and couldn’t drive it before putting in the slickshift but now I enjoy running around in it too. Product was exactly as described and would have installed just as quickly. We couldn’t be happier with the product.

  155. vincent mcguire (verified owner)

    Not mechanically minded but watched the video and done it myself without issues.
    This is the first thing I have done besides changing a tyre and it was a doodle and has greatly improved the gear changing and made it smoother.
    Great piece of kit.

  156. Musonda

    This simple to fit gadget just changed the way I enjoy driving my Defender. It’s absolutely surprising how it changes gear shifting sweetly. I was actually shocked to receive the item at what I think was lightening speed. Thanks

  157. Daniel (verified owner)

    The slick shift kit is amazing really easy to install and super quick delivery. The slick shift also helps loads with hill climbs.

  158. Gerald

    Fast delivery! Great service in installing the bias spring on the new turret for me! The slickshift was easy to install! I first used my old turret including the old bias spring as it didn’t look worn but wasn’t satisfied by the result! After finally swapping over the new turret/spring and adjusting the lever it really felt different! Shorter more precise gearshifts! So – maybe it is advisable to change the bias spring on higher mileage vehicles! In my case 308000km/191000miles!!!!!

  159. 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.

  160. 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 🙂

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. Brian Dickson (verified owner)

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

  165. 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!!!

  166. 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.

  167. 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

  168. 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… just need the guys to make one for my old V8 110’s LT95 !

  169. Marius walter (verified owner)

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

  170. 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

  171. Darrell Jacobs (verified owner)

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

  172. 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

  173. 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.

  174. 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!

  175. 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.

  176. 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!

  177. 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.

  178. Holga (verified owner)

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

  179. 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.

  180. 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

  181. Guy from

    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.

  182. 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

  183. 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.

  184. Frank (verified owner)

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

  185. 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.

  186. 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!

  187. Edwin Underwood

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

  188. 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.

  189. Tony Balcells (verified owner)

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

  190. 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

  191. 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 ..

  192. 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)

  193. 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

  194. 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.

  195. 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

  196. 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

  197. Matthew

    The slickest shift I ever made for my 90

  198. 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

  199. 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!

  200. 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.

  201. 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!

  202. 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


  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. 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

  206. 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

  207. 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.

  208. John Stapleton

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

  209. 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.

  210. 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.


  211. 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!

  212. 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 !!!

  213. James

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

  214. 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!

  215. 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…….

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 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

  219. 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

  220. 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

  221. 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!

  222. 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 🙂

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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!

  226. 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

  227. Edd Devlin

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

  228. Michael Fox (verified owner)

    its brilliant would recommend to anyone with a defender

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. 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

  233. 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.

  234. 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!

  235. 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

  236. 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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