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A shifter with short throws gives you more control, more speed and more enjoyment during spirited driving or just getting to work. The Spulen Quick Change Short Shifter, available from USP Motorsports, can shorten your shift throw up to 40 percent on any VW 6-speed manual transmission.

What is a short shifter? It does what it says by shortening how far you have to move your shift lever to change gears. Here’s the best way to describe short shifting: Shift, snick, go! The Spulen Engineering short shift is a ticket to a sports car feel every time you shift your VW or Audi. You’ll select gears more quickly and more precisely. If you can’t imagine needing a short shifter, take our word for it: This GTI short shifter kit is a gotta-have upgrade.

Spulen Short Shifter Components

Spulen engineered the short shifter for the GTI MK4, MK5, MK6, MK7, Golf R and many more VW and Audi vehicles. Some parts already in your 6-speed-equipped VW or Audi get reused with the short shifter install. The kit matches perfectly. The short shift kit fits all types of VW and Audi 6-speed manual transmissions, including the 02M and 02Q, because it has three retaining posts — use the one appropriate to your model — and has everything else you need:

  • Quick Change Shifter
  • Ball retaining post
  • 8.3mm retaining post
  • 9.9mm retaining post
  • Retaining nut

Adjustable Short Shifter

This short shifter is adjustable, so we’re certain it will give your 6-speed transmission exactly the feel you want. You can decide how much you want to shorten the throw before you tighten the last retaining nut. If shifting becomes too short or too notchy, just pop the hood, readjust and retighten. You will get the gear selector feel you’re looking for.

Installation is easy if you follow the installation video guide by USP Motorsports. You’ll need straight-forward tools: a 3/8-inch ratchet, 13mm deep socket, small hammer or mallet, ratchet extension of 20 inches or greater, and a pair of needle nose pliers. You’ll also need an hour, because that’s about all the time this upgrade takes.

In return, you get precise, fast, short-throw shifting for your GTI, Jetta, or Golf R. Our “Choose Your Vehicle” app on this page helps you make sure the Spulen short shifter kit fits your car. To get the most, you may also want to increase leverage by adding a billet shift knob in black, also available in red, gold, silver or chrome.

Installation Video Guide:

Application Notes: Fits all 6spd 02M and 02Q transmissions

*** Does NOT fit MQ350 transmissions (2020+ GTI)

Customer feedback

Dario Goddin
Nov 14, 2018
Installed this on my 2016 Golf R MK7. The process took about an hour or so. The most difficult piece is breaking the original shift assembly free. Don't be afraid to bang on the OEM shift assembly a bit using a socket and extension. Post installation, the difference is night and day. If you're performing this install be sure to pick up the T.S bushings to remove the slop. I ended up adjusting the throw so that it's sitting in the middle. The shorter the throw, the 'notchier' it feels, the longer the throw, the more smooth it becomes. Paired with the BFI weighted shift knob, it's a different car.
Don't forget to use a bit of grease (white lithium) in the right channel just so everything is smooth.

The part is casted and isn't the prettiest to look at but is definitely lighter than the original OEM part.
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May 25, 2018
I liked what this did to my shifting but after 2500 miles it seems that the spines on the bore wore out quite a bit and it wobbles. This is despite the nut being tight on top. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxxvSsSYqD8

Advantages: Nice shifting experience

Disadvantages: Wore out in 3 months
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Jimmy M
Oct 14, 2018
About a year ago I bought a Mk7 Gti and the first install was a Spulen dog bone mount insert. Sure it stiffened up the shifts a bit and eliminated wheel hop at launch, but I was looking for more to make the Gti have the "sports" car appeal. I then logged on to USP (My favorite company to give money to), and they listed the Spulen quick change short shifter. First of all, they have this part listed for way cheaper than ECS tuning, way faster shipping, and better customer service. I clicked the add to cart button and regardless of Hurricane Matthew, I received this short throw in no time. I absolutely love this purchase and it was everything I was looking for. Another great purchase from USP, and I do plan on doing more business with such a great company!!!

Advantages: *Allowing adjusting to meet what type of throw you"re looking for.
*Smooth throws and not "notchy" like your typical short throws.
*Easier to install than a headlight bulb
*Receiving supreme customer service because you dealt with USP

Disadvantages: *Just spend the extra $74.99 and get the complete kit that includes "side to side" as well.
*Side to Side is still "stock-like".
*Honestly, just spend the extra money and feel a world of difference while shifting.
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Chris Torbett
Oct 9, 2018
This shifter paired with TS shift bushings made the one thing I disliked about the car now my favorite part. Easy install, stellar price and fitment is perfect. Install took 10 minutes. Throws are short and clean. No notchy feeling. Love it.

Advantages: Crisp short shifts
Easy install
Will make you want to go drive all the time

Disadvantages: No logo
Should offer a combo with shift bushings but can and should be bought separately
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Allan Ocariza
Sep 14, 2018
This short shifter is very nice i recomment this to everyone and i also notice the big different everytime i change gear..⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Advantages: Easy to install i just follow the video and makes easier.not hard at all.
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Spulen Quick Change Short Shifter - 6spd

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