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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Our Price: $199.00
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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

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 within 14 days without any taxes or brokerage fees charged. We also offer FedEx Express International shipping if you need your shifter in 2-3 days but with FedEx there will be local taxes, brokerage fees and/or duties to be paid upon delivery.

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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Unparallelled attention to detail July 18, 2017
Reviewer: Dan from San Diego, CA  
The attention to every single little detail poured into this product and into making sure you don't start McGyvering your transmission is just astounding.

The feel of the new shifter will completely redefine your driving experience for the better. The F2B travel is a good half that of the stock and the S2S travel is just ridiculously shorter. Like if you go to your car now and you put it in first and then wobble the stick side to a little more than that is what the S2S travel of your new short shifter is going to be.

My DD is an BMW E46 and compared to the Dieselgeek Short shifter every throw feels like I'm embarking on a lifelong spiritual pilgrimage.

THANK YOU JIM!!!!! Could not be happier with this purchase.

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Outstanding May 12, 2017
Reviewer: Jason from Ohio  
Took me 2 attempts to get it adjusted. For some reason my tranny didn't want to lock into home. After I got it adjusted, all I can say is WOW. I have a 03 tdi wagon, stage 2 rocket chip, upgraded nozels and a stage 2 clutch. This and new shaft bushings made the car so responsive to my shifts. I literally can't wait to drive it again in the morning. One of the best upgrades I've done!!!

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Good stuff May 3, 2017
Reviewer: 20v from Beavercreek  
Awesome product and well made. Would recommend it to anyone.

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More accurate gear change. May 3, 2017
Reviewer: Dieseldes from Uk  
This makes a big difference to the feel of the gearbox. Much more precise but a little notchy. If it would have some more movement left to right it would be better.

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Very Good Product!!! May 3, 2017
Reviewer: Jason from Portland  
Overall this shifter is a very good product...once installed the difference is ridiculous!!! Much better then the stock feel, the shorter shift throw is spot on.
I feel installing the shifter is harder then lead to believe but if installed correctly it's money!!
If I ever get another Mk4 I will but another shifter too!

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