Sigma 5 Five Speed Short Shift Kit for MK4 only
Best VW Short shift kit for MK4 5 speed. Includes side to side AND front to back reduction.
 
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" I appreciate my Sigma shifter every time I shift. It's not about speed shifting. It's about positive feedback from the car each and every shift." -Anuthee Huffsttetter

" I came upon this short shifter and can't believe the difference. Why did I wait so long? The shifting makes the car feel amazing. Well worth the money and installation was a breeze!" -JCranford

"Just installed my second Sigma Five in my second MKlV wagon. I can shift through the whole range without ever lifting my elbow from the arm rest." -User993CC, Ottawa

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here 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)

US Shipping: We have USPS or FedEx shipping for approximately $7.00- $11.00. We ship from Texas.

International shipping:
Inexpensive $16 - $23 USPS 1st Class international shipping is available. After calling a bunch of customers who have used 1st Class international shipping, we have found that shifters are usually delivered without any taxes charged.

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* 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
Improve accuracy and feel for free!

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I don't leave feedback often, but this deserves it September 22, 2016
Reviewer: Tim from PA  
I am so glad I bought this. I can't believe VW didn't make the car with something like it.

The install guides/youtube videos made installing this easy, even when I broke my shift tower pin.

Kit comes with everything you need. Couldn't recommend it more.

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Fast shipping and superb service ! July 2, 2016
Reviewer: Mark Houben from Stein, Limburg Holland  
Shifter took only 6 (!!!) working days to arrive in the Netherlands (including time at customs) with the cheapest shipping method. The shifter itself is a beauty which makes it almost a shame to install it in a hidden place in the engine bay.

Install is super easy and only took about 30 minutes. This could have been 20 but, since the nuts to tighten the assembly are a non-metric size it took a little longer with a 10mm wrench. This obviously is a little bigger then the nut so it was a bit of fiddling to keep it gripping the nut. This is also the one and only downside I could find on a really good product !

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It's not just a short shifter. June 17, 2016
Reviewer: Michael from Austin, Texas  
This kit not only shortens the shift throw to a very comfortable and quick amount, it also provides a much more precise and positive feel while shifting. This has transformed my car and has made it a real delight to drive. The cost benefit of this product is off the charts. Keep up the good work!

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True Professionals June 17, 2016
Reviewer: Desjhor Reyes from Norristown,Pa  
I love how this company helps anyone that has any of their products I just recently got a 2003 Volkswagen GTI and a trade and it already had their short throw shift link kit in it and when I first drove it it was awesome but on the way home with the car the clutch gave out and I had to have it towed the rest of the way home I had it in the shop they put the new clutch kit in it but in the process they lost all the bushings and almost all the links to the kit I looked up online and saw with the original kit look like and I called for help to the company and they helped me identify the parts that were missing from the kit and they're sending me the missing pieces I can't wait to put them in and enjoy driving the vehicle again thanks again for all your help much appreciated

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Perfect! June 11, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Finland  
The first time i drove my '03 gti, I thought that shifting the gears was absolutely horrible and wanted to do something to that. Then I saw this short shifter and decided to buy it. The shipment was really fast and the parts were of good quality. Installation was really easy and the shifter works superbly. All and all, this is a must have!

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