"It makes me love my car even more..." - George W.

All hardware necessary for installation in an A2/A3 chassis car with rod-shift transmission. (This includes all Mk2/3 Golf and Jetta 4-cylinder cars except for PG engine code. G60 and VR6-powered vehicles are equipped with cable-shifted transmissions.) Further procedure details are found on this excellent SmartShift DIY page.

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.

More install pictures are located here.


(SMARTSHIFT2/ShortShift2B pictured)

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  • Model: SHIFTMK2
  • Shipping Weight: 4lbs
  • Manufactured by: US Rally Team

Customer Reviews:

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by Christopher Hagopian
Date Added: 05/02/2018
I am very pleased with the function and quality provided by this kit. Installation is straightforward enough and I have had no issues with finding gears after the install. I used a generous amount of white lithium grease on all of the hind joints, as well as some blue loctite on the threaded units so ensure that they maintain the correct lengths/angles and keep everything tight and smooth. Outstanding product, perfect for getting the most out of a 16v and a short ratio 2Y or AGB code transmission.

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

by Alan Hoppe
Date Added: 07/16/2016
Buy this kit! I bought it as a poor man's shifter upgrade for my Rallycross mk2 GTI. I was losing precious time trying to downshift into first with the sloppy stock shift linkage, even after a complete shifter box rebuild. The installation isn't a 15 minute job. It's difficult to get your hands and tools into some positions where you need to tighten everything up. Keep working at it; it's worth it. Wow, what a difference! Shifts are accurate and precise. You can feel a positive "notch in" when you get a gear. And the gear positions are right where I set them when I adjusted it the first time. It's held up great in the Rallycross car over five sessions so far.

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

by Jesus Illan Noble
Date Added: 03/31/2013
One of the best investments I've done on the car. The upgraded linkage really makes an immediate difference and a better driving experience. Installation takes a few hours; the right tools, equipment and a good DIY forum is all that's needed. Thanks USRT!

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

by vicki byers
Date Added: 09/10/2012
It took four hours since my parts were so rusted. I like the heavier weight -very nice. I had to modify the dogbone link a little because it was too long. Overall, though, very nice and thank you!

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

by Ryan Randall
Date Added: 04/03/2010
This kit is awesome and from the looks of it, indestructible! Quit wasting money on OEM rebuild kits and update that shift linkage! Very nice parts and not that bad of an install.

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

by Grant Golgowski
Date Added: 01/27/2008
Great kit! I put it on in conjunction with a short shifter, and the difference is night and day. Shifting now feels precise and fluid. Best kit on the market for the ABA hands down

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]

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

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