"Incredibly precise shifting!" - Brandon L.

All hardware necessary for installation in an A1-chassis car included. (This includes all Rabbit1/Golf 1/Jetta1, both original Sciroccos, and Rabbit-based Pickup/Caddy with 5-speed). Also see this excellent SmartShift DIY thread for Mk2/3 which closely resembles the Mk1.

The linkage system in these vehicles is nothing short of a modern wonder. It is truly mind-boggling that they can become so loose and sloppy and yet still allow gear selection. See this customer-contributed video for ample evidence. Is it a cruel joke that you're the only person on Earth who knows how to drive your car? Actually, you're not alone. Replace your worn out parts with a SmartShift kit and feel the difference! You'll be amazed. We promise.

For just a bit more precision, go ahead and add an UNDERCAR Bushing kit to your vintagemobile and smile. Or, for the real deal, go with the GENIUSPACK1 which adds a short shift lever and the highly rated MushMeister, too. For those who simply must have it ALL, the ShiftBase1 is another logical upgrade path. Go for it!

Add to Cart:

  • Model: SHIFTMK1
  • Shipping Weight: 4lbs
  • Manufactured by: US Rally Team

Customer Reviews:

by Mat Marraffa
Date Added: 05/16/2014
I bought a mk3 with 220k on it. I knew it needed a lot of work, which I did, but this kit was the most fulfilling replacement of the whole project. The slop in the shifter along with the difficulty finding gears was unbearable. After installing this kit, I was blown away but how tight and smooth the shift linkage was. Along with this kit, I highly recommend replacing all the other bushings in the linkage along with rebuilding the shift box (which USRT carries). If you have abs on your Mk3, it's not the most fun install because your room to work is cut in half, at least. But, either way, worth the time and blood required to complete the job. The write ups on Vortex provided by USRT make the actual understanding of the procedure very simple! If you do not have this kit you are missing out for sure!!!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]



This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 January, 2007.

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