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VW Short shift kit for MK4 5 speed

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Our Price: $195.00

Product Code: SS-SIGMA5

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There is nothing as important to the feel of your car as what you actually touch. This includes the seats, the steering wheel, and of course, the shifter. Many people have mentioned that installing a Dieselgeek Shifter should be the first mod added to a new car.
Check out this install and review article in Diesel World Magazine. In the pursuit to make our own cars the best they can be, we have created the finest MK4 short shifter with the best materials, engineering, and craftsmanship to transform the way you feel about your car.

For all 2000 - 2006 MK4 VW Group cars, we are excited to offer you the best shifter we could possibly make, the new Sigma Shifter. The major difference between our Sigma Short Shift Kit and the competition is that our MK4 short shifter uses all aluminum cable ends with race-proven hardened steel spherical pivot bearings while all other shifters use factory Audi/VW plastic and rubber cable ends which were optimized for economically assembling a car at the factory. Since the OEM cable ends have rubber damping parts and large tolerances, the shifter feel of all other shifters is nowhere near as solid and as precise as our finest work, the Sigma Shifter. With the addition of our Sigma Shifter, your cars shift mechanism will no longer feel like a cable-operated shifter but more like a solid lever shifter from a high-performance rear wheel drive car. We designed the Sigma Shifter aluminum cable ends in the pursuit of shifting excellence and we succeeded! Getting the rubber out of the linkage has an unexpected and profound effect on shifter feel. The shifter becomes light yet very positive, giving the shifter an expensive feel that no other shifter can match.

The other difference between the Dieselgeek Sigma shifter and the competition is that our shifter is equipped with the new Dieselgeek Slider (see picture above). The Dieselgeek Slider mates the front to back lever with the side to side lever and controls left to right gate selection. Since we have redesigned the side to side lever to reduce side to side throws even more, the white plastic sliding piece was also redesigned at the same time from a very precise and long-lasting structural plastic material guaranteed to last as long as your car. The cheaper factory white plastic sliding piece found on all other short shift kits have large tolerances built in and is made of a plastic that will deteriorate over time and with heavy use. This makes all other shifters less precise as time progresses. We have eliminated shifter degradation permanently with the Dieselgeek Slider. The performance difference of our Dieselgeek Slider can be felt on the very first second-to-third gear shift you make. You will love it!

The New Dieselgeek Sigma Shifter has excellent picture-rich installation instructions here online (only) and is definitely a do-it-yourself mod for those of you who do not mind getting a little dirty. Every shifter can be installed easily within one hour and you don’t have to remove anything on the bottom of the car to install it. All parts install in the engine bay. Call it an automotive bonding experience!

This shifter fits your car if the stock shifter on top of your transmission looks like this. (click for picture)

More Details:

* Each quick shifter gives an approximate 30% reduction in throws for both directions. Do not be misled by other tuners claims of offering more reduction. This is the maximum reduction the shift cables will allow before they get overextended.

* Side to side reduction is included with every shifter!

* 45 minute install! You can do it yourself!

* Five speed Sigma Shifters fit all VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat 5 speed with chrome or silver shift weights. Seat and Skoda cars must have 1J0 711 051D or 1J0 711 051Q chrome shift weights (click for picture).

* Satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed!

Will the Sigma Shifter fit my car?

Yes, if it is a Late MK4 car with a chrome shift weight as described below.

Early MK4: Your car has a Black shift weight on top of the transmission. This includes all 1998 and 1999 New Beetles and all late 1999 GTI, Golf and Jetta. We no longer carry shifters for Early Cars.

Late MK4: Your car has a Chrome shift weight on top of the transmission. In general, all cars of year model 2000 and later are Late cars. This includes all 2000 and later GTI, Golf, Jetta, and New Beetle.

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The 5 Speed Sigma Short Shifter Install manual can be found here.

Also, check out the YouTube Install video below.

Sigma 5 Install
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Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 21 Write a review »

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WOW! March 23, 2015
Reviewer: Jonathan A from Clermont, FL  
WOW! is all I can say honestly, the difference it NIGHT AND DAY! I went from a TT Short Shifter on my MK4 to this and it made a world of a difference. Its a lot shorter as well, feels amazing! I would recommend this 1000%

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5spd short shifter kit February 3, 2015
Reviewer: m.c. from virginia  
I have a MKIV and absolutely love the shifter now,before installing this kit my shifter was loose and sloppy and difficult to get into 1st gear(found old one was loose) I installed the kit in my driveway using basic tools and following directions was very easy. It was my first Mod to this car and should have done it sooner!!!

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"Shifter is fun" January 8, 2015
Reviewer: Mark from PNW  
I bought one of these shifters for my newly acquired MK4 Golf TDI after realizing that I wasn't impressed with the stock shifting.

All that has been written about how great this shifter kit is is TOTALLY spot-on!

A real testament lies with returning customers.  And as it happens my wife and I purchased yet another MK4 Golf TDI, this one for her.  After handing over my car to her to drive while I installed a Panzer skid plate on hers, she comes back saying "the shifter is fun!"  That was her signal for the go-ahead to buy the Sigma 5 for her car: she's no car buff either; clearly she saw, and appreciated, the HUGE improvement!

Thank you, Diesel Geek!

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Sigma 5 speed SS kit December 11, 2014
Reviewer: Mike from CT  
Great product! Bought this a few months ago for my Corrado VRT i was building. I have an 02a trans with an 02j shift tower. This short shifter is the go to shifter. I had a problem with the stock shift weight hitting a coolant hose an making 5th gear difficult to get into. Installed this short shift an now my shifts are not only shorter but it feels more precise. Ive had the neuspeed SS counterweight and TT one on previous cars an the diesalgeek one is far superior. I would reccomend this to anyone that is in the market for a short shifter setup. It is also very easy to install and make the adjustments to get the right throw. Will be buying another for any car i have an 02j in or an 02j shift tower setup

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Best shifter out there October 31, 2014
Reviewer: dan c from ct  
if you drive your car hard, or have ever no lift shifted it, you might have encountered the little plastic shifter bushing overshoot the shift arm.. rendering you stuck, until you reset the linkage.. now, you dont have to worry about that, and firm up your shifter, and shorten the throw, all in one.. plus, when install correctly; removal, and maintainence of transmission, doesnt require you to reset linkage every time, just pop right back on, as oppossed from stock linkage which can get out of alignment when uninstalled.

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