MK6 Super Pin and First Gear Getter Combo for 2008 and Newer VW and Audi
We really love Mk5 and Mk6 Golfs and Jettas but the 2008 and newer shifter has one particular point where design compromises have led to less than stellar shifting. The forward pivot on Mk6 uses a riveted pivot pin and a single, very low quality plastic bushing. This results in slack in the side to side direction which affects gate selection accuracy. Watch the YouTube video below but watch it on YouTube so it can be seen at it's full size. That excess play you see in the video results in Mk6 shifter performance which isn't up to spec to the rest of the car. Bring your later MK5 and MK6 shifter up to the level of the suspension, chassis and ergonomics with the Dieselgeek Super Pin. Our stainless steel Super Pin and custom bushings replace the normally non-serviceable shifter pivot pin and the precision parts really tightens up the shifting experience!
Fits the following years and models with five or six speed manual transmissions:
2012 - 2014 Golf R Mk6
2008 - 2014 VW Golf and GTI (Mk5 and Mk6)
2008 - 2014 VW Golf and Jetta Sportwagen
2008 - 2009 VW Rabbit
2012 - 2019 VW Beetle
2008 - 2018 VW Jetta and GLI
2008 - 2019 VW Passat and CC
2009 - 2017 VW Scirocco
2008 - 2016 VW Eos
2008 - 2015 VW Tiguan
2008 - 2014 Audi TT, TTS, and TTRS
2008 - 2014 Audi A3, Cabriolet and S3
2011 - 2014 Audi Q3 and RS Q3
2008 - 2019 Seat Toledo, Leon, Alhambra, Altea, and Mii
2008 - 2019 Skoda Fabia, Octavia, Yeti
Install: Please note that you will need to remove the center console on your car to install this part. We do not provide instructions for doing this. You will also need to mix up some JB-Weld or similar epoxy (not provided) to glue the provided aluminum drill bushing to the steel bellcrank to allow you to drill off and remove the original VW pivot pin rivet head. You will need a 5/16" or an 8mm drill bit. Videos detailing this will be posted as soon as possible. Once you drill off the pin's rivet head you might need to drill into the pin further with a 1/4" or 6mm drill bit to relieve tension of the pin on the steel bellcrank. Yes, it sounds complex but in reality it isn't too bad. Once the bellcrank is free of the pin the install of the new pin and bushings is pretty straightforward.
US shipping: USPS 1st Class with tracking is available for around $3.00 with an average delivery time of 2-5 days. We also offer and highly recommend $6.90 FedEx 2nd Day if you need a guaranteed 2nd business day delivery. In most cases, FedEx will deliver on Saturdays, too! We ship Monday through Friday from Texas.
International shipping: We can ship bushings via International 1st Class USPS Shipping to Canada and to most other countries for just $4.99 USD with a 2-5 week delivery time. Please note that due to some countries' postal procedures we cannot ship US Postal Service to all countries. 1st Class envelopes are usually delivered quietly in your mailbox with no local taxes charged to you. We also offer a more expensive but much faster 2-4 day FedEx International Priority Envelope service as well. FedEx will collect local taxes and brokerage fees upon delivery.
Watch this video but click on "YouTube" in the bottom right so you can see it full size!