Defender Puma/TDCI Slickshift

Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)

£165.00 Ex.

Puma/TDCI Slickshift

Syncro Gearboxes is delighted to announce the Defender Puma/TDCI Slickshift!

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Puma/TDCI Slickshift

Syncro Gearboxes is delighted to announce the Defender Puma/TDCI Slickshift!

This new innovative design exclusive to Syncro Gearboxes 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 Defender that feels less like a Transit!

The Slickshift is designed to sit in the exact position that the original unit does. Whether-left hand drive or right-hand drive the stick will point toward the driver as it should in standard OEM fitment.

The Puma Slickshift eliminates the chances of hitting the dashboard or cubby box, making for more comfortable driving.

The kit is made from high quality CNC machined components and manufactured to a standard, not a price.

The Defender Puma/TDCI Slickshift from Syncro Gearboxes is a comprehensive kit which contains the following:

  • CNC machined steel Pivot
  • CNC machined steel Inner Gear Stick
  • CNC Machined Aluminium anodised Retaining Block
  • CNC Machined Nylon Spacer
  • 4 x M5 Allen-Head Bolts
  • M10 Grub Screw, Nord-lock and nut


The Defender Puma Slickshift is for Defender Puma TDCI ONLY and can be fitted using a basic tool kit within 30 mins.

1 spanner difficulty rating


We also have the Defender LT77/R380 Slickshift available.



What’s In The Box? – A quick video showing you the contents of the Syncro Gearboxes Puma/TDCI Slickshift kit

Fitting Video – A quick video on how to fit the Defender Puma Slickshift

PRODUCT UPDATE: following valuable feedback from our customers please note the lower pivot to inner stick assembly is now a push fit to allow for easier assembly.  A longer grub screw, Nordlock and nut are now also included in the kit.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg

29 reviews for Defender Puma/TDCI Slickshift

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    George Ljubicic (verified owner)

    Hey Guys just a short note i ordered my slickshift on Monday morning on 4/06/2018 and it arrived on Thursday 07/06/2018 and fitted just after lunch Great service Great Product i will be recommending you guys !!!!!

    Thanks George Ljubicic
    Allcare Tyres

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Wood

    best upgrade you can do to your defender have fitted them to td5s in the past watch the fitting video first not after you fitted it like i did !!!
    you need to put the tape around the slickshift as it shows or you will get an annoying rattle at high revs and also grease is key to the good operation gets smoother the more you use it
    highly satisfied well worth the money top quality as always keep up the good work guys

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Green

    I would say its the single most important upgrade you should do, it fundamentally changes the truck’s driving characteristics and make it feel like you are driving a new car. Watch the video twice and you will find the install very easy and actually enjoyable to do. I can’t recommend this upgrade more highly, don’t suffer the original sloppy gear change out of martyrdom to the original character of the Defender, trust me you need this in your life! 🙂

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Kemp (verified owner)

    A brilliant mod to the sloppy OEM Shift of my 2012 Puma 110.
    Easy to fit, and you soon forget what the original felt like. Of note, the nylon ball on my selector lever was fractured as well, at only 100,000kms, so I reckon there would be lots of others with the same OEM part failure.
    Shipping to Australia was painless.
    Thanks Shabs.
    Very highly recommended.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Gonsalves (verified owner)

    Hi Guys,great product, a must if your truck is re-mapped, it completes the upgrade, a friend had one fitted as soon as i tried it the fingers got to work and within three days i had watched the install instructions on line, received and fitted it

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabio (verified owner)

    arrivato in tempi rapidissimi, materiali eccellenti e facilità di montaggio, il cambio ne giova in precisione e il piacere di guida e ottimo, un upgrade assolutamente consigliato.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karim Rayess (verified owner)

    Great choice of me , and good work of the S
    lick shift team.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon Simpson

    Love it ! One of the best modifications I have made to my 90. Gearstick feels more like a car than a transit van ! Easy to hit each gear, less play with the stick and generally feels solid. Reverse is harder to engage in my defender but it’s still much much better. Fitting was easy, the videos really helped. I would recommend this product.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Riccardo (verified owner)

    I have installed the new Puma Slickshift , the product is well made and easily mounts. it is one of the best changes I made on my defender .
    Well done Gearbox Team

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Billy Scott (verified owner)

    Great kit, so easy to fit. Has made a huge difference to gear changes. The stainless column makes the gearstick feel more weighted which I also think improves the shift feel. A must have!!!!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Chase

    What a great bit of kit,should have fitted one ages ago,what a difference it makes land rover should have fitted these as standard.

    My mate had a go in it,and he couldn’t believe the transformation in gear changes.he said he will buy one.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    5 star product, love the gear shift now and have recommended the product to friends. Followed fitting instructions to the letter.. However the grub screw, lock tight / friction fixing – holding the 2 shafts together worked itself loose with mine and meant the car was not driveable as the lever was rotating at that point. Luckily I wasn’t half way up a hillside in Devon when it went, so not a massive problem, but did not want to trust this fixing again, so had it beautifully stainless welded together. Now have a perfect long term solution and I know for sure it will never let me down again.!

    So for me – 5 star beautifully engineered and resolved product with a potential 1 star weak point. Having it professionally welded cost me £15, maybe consider offering this option to customers as an extra. Just an idea.! I would have paid a little more for the piece of mind. So scored it down to 4 out of 5 only due to this problem experienced. Otherwise 5/5.!!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Nicholson (verified owner)

    Great kit definitely improve your gear changes and drivability.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Hodgson (verified owner)

    Puma Slickshift CANNOT RECOMMEND this Slickshift ENOUGH its absolutely BRILLIANT. Well made,Excellent materials,I wish I had fitted it earlier

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Rowell

    Great mod and easy to fit with a few basic tools. The video guide is thorough and doesn’t leave you high and dry with missing info. The drive has now been transformed with a nice tight short throw into each gear and you just know this kit is bombproof. I now see that the plastic selector cup is now being sold as well, which saves the worry of having to salvage the original one. Mine seemed fine, but who knows how tired it actually is. Probably worth investing in a new one if you’re going to buy the slick-shift itself.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    jpmanfre (verified owner)

    Consegnato in due giorni, rapidissimo. montato seguendo le istruzioni del tutorial su youtube. Impuntamenti quasi del tutto spariti; solo la prima a volte fa i capricci ma niente in confronto a prima. Da consigliare.

    Delivered in two days, very fast. mounted following the instructions of the tutorial on youtube. Jamming almost completely disappeared; only the first sometimes got crazy, but nothing compared to before. To be recommended.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris staniforth

    This is simply the best mod I’ve done this year, made an already quick car even more enjoyable to drive. Made the whole gear change thing so much more relaxing and professional. 10/10 guys, go buy one and see for yourself!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sherwin Richard (verified owner)

    Awesome upgrade thanks

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex lamb

    So excellent !!! fitted my second slickshift to my 90 .. Easy to do as well I had a few questions and had great support . My buddy drove mine .. Needed one so I had to fit his as well !!
    Great product

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon Cole (verified owner)

    What a difference. Gear changes are totally transformed, it’s possibly one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can do, and the best part is no-one knows it’s there apart from you. Incredibly easy to fit, just make sure you have your 1/4″ drive with the correct Allen head for the selector turret screws or that bit of the refit takes the longest. Buy one. Just buy one.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott from Angry Pumas

    Thanks to Shabs I now have a new feel to my gear change on my puma
    With this kit it’s making my puma
    Into a better Angry Puma
    As I bought this kit at billing Landrover show
    Very easy to fit

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roy Price

    Simply amazing. You won’t know until you’ve had the slickshift in your hands how good it really is.

    Extremely well machined and very easy to fit (especially with shabs’s Thor’s hammer)

    My 500mile trip home from billing was a dream.

    Well done to the synchro gearbox team!!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Shabs has a lot to answer for.
    Two and a half years perfecting changing gears, thought I had it cracked.
    Then some random guy “Shabs” takes mine out and fits this slick shift thing.
    Now here I am in three tonnes of unstableness thinking I’m Magnum PI. In my Ferrari.
    Cheers Shabs, great mod and well worth the money…..

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Haydn Glenn

    I brought mine at billing fitted it that night three days and over one thousand miles I’m still in love with it. So precise so tight so smooth still in love with it made me fell back in love with my defender worth x10 it priced. well done synco gearboxes!!!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lee Hunt

    I picked one of these up at the Billing Land Rover show and fitted it in the camping area later in the afternoon (So it’s really easy with a basic tool kit). I managed to configure it for a LHD configuration but the guys at the stall sorted it out for me within minutes.

    What a transformation! The truck slots into gear with a reassuring clunk and short firm gear changes mean it’s an absolute delight to drive and didn’t miss a beat on the 250 mile drive home.

    Would highly recommend, probably one of the best mods I’ve made to my Puma Defender so far.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt Bravery

    Bought and fitted the slick shift at Billing – dead easy to fit and makes a massive difference, I would highly recommend this mod to anyone that has a Puma, especially a high mileage one!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen grant

    Brilliant addition to my puma, made such a difference to the driving experience the gear change is so much more precise makes it much more car like. It gets 10 out of 10 from me.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Baughan

    Absolutely brilliant – very well engineered – piece of kit.

    Will definitely be offering more of these to my customers.

    Gear selection is more car like and very precise.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex lamb

    Picked up my 09 puma defender with the new PUMA SLICKSHIFT fitted .. Wow .. What a difference . Feels solid and Tight ..gear changes are now a pleasure. Worth every penny . I will be fitting one to my 90 as well . the best single modification on my defender . Love it !!

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