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Product description

Steel is stronger than brass, and nowhere is that more evident than inside your VW 6-speed manual transmission. VW uses shift forks with problematic brass parts. Under enthusiastic use brass forks can — and do — break, and when they fail, your car is likely to be stuck in gear. A broken shift fork (see the photos on this page) means opening your transmission to replace the broken part. And failure means you’re likely to be stranded.

USP Motorsports thinks it’s a waste of time and money — countless hours of your time, and potentially hundreds of dollars in labor — to replace the undesirable OEM shift forks with more of the same. Why invite a second failure by installing an identical part that falls short of your needs? Instead, install USP steel shift forks.

USP Fork Shift Advantages

With a USP shift fork, you get:

  • The strength of steel instead of the vulnerability of brass
  • Durable welding instead of a problematic OEM riveted assembly
  • A perfect fit, so there’s no decline in performance

A USP steel fork is available for the 1st-2nd and 3rd-4th shift in your 6-speed manual transmission. Do both forks at once and potentially you’ll save time and money.

Timely Shifter Upgrade

It’s foolish to wait until you have a problem. You drive your tuned VW hard, and failure of an OEM brass shifter fork always looms. Perform this transmission upgrade now to fortify your transmission, preventing breakage at the worst possible time.

Replacing gear forks is a smart upgrade to do when you’re dropping the tranny for other work, such as installing a performance clutch and flywheel. That saves even more time and prevents duplication of some work.

USP forks fit either the 02M or 02Q VW 6 speed transmission. Go to “Choose Your Vehicle” on this page to help ensure the parts fit your model.

IMPORTANT: When you install shifting forks in a 2004+ VW 6 speed transmission, you must replace a one-time-use transmission cap for 2009+ models with a 02Q 6-speed, or this cap for 02M or 02Q 6-speed transmissions. You’ll also need a tube of silicone sealant to seal between certain parts where no gasket is used. Add them to your order before checkout.

Customer feedback

Thad Grant
Mar 5, 2018
These pieces are art gallery quality and the fit is spot on!

Advantages: The part has none of the weak points of the factory part but works just as well.

Disadvantages: I won't see the inside of my transmission for a long time.
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Sep 28, 2018
I had my 1st & 2nd gear shift fork fail on me and I purchased this stanless steal one. I couldnt be any happier with the quality of the product and truely is priced perfect.

Advantages: confidence when shifting that the it will not break.

Disadvantages: none
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Douglas Christen
Aug 19, 2018
All I have to say is WOW! First off, I needed this part in a rush, the guys and gals at USP got it shipped within hours of me placing the order and it arrived 10 minutes before the tow truck came to pick up my car. Second, the part is very well made, the welds are precision. Thanks a million USP!! My car is back on the road.

Advantages: This will cure the known issue in our 6spd transmissions. VW used a rivet to hold the shift tang in place which sheers off and leaves your car stuck in gear, or with gears missing. The tang can actually get caught up in the gears and frag your transmission.

Disadvantages: No disadvantages to speak of except one. The price is a little high, but on the other hand the part is well worth it.
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Ernie Lopez
Jul 9, 2018
Great product, felt a difference when shifting. Smoother engagement while going through the gears.
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USP Steel 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th Gear Shift Fork 6spd Transmission Upgrade For 02M / 02Q

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Fits 2004+ model years
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