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    Thread: Complete Shifter Rebuild w/ USRT Smartshift Install

    1. 05-18-2008 11:35 PM #71
      Totally. I've been driving my GTI with the USRT kit for about two months now, I can't go back to the stock mk2 shifter bushings (my other diesel golf has the normal stuff). Such a huge difference.

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      05-18-2008 11:44 PM #72
      that looks awesome man. i am curious as to how your short shifter looks. since the shifter is lower in the mk2 then most cars. can u post some uick pics of it?

    3. 05-19-2008 06:59 PM #73
      If your pieces are different then most likely you have kit for mk1.

      Mk1 kit

      mk2 kit

      I found a nice write-up with pictures for mk1 linkage upgrade here:

      http://metrodubs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4229

      mk2 only uses slightly different pieces but it's basicaly the same thing.


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      05-19-2008 07:12 PM #74
      Quote, originally posted by V-dub-R »

      Mk1 kit

      .

      this is the kit i have. i have a 1.8 16v from a 88 scirocco in a mk1.5 cabriolet. i hope this works.


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      05-19-2008 07:27 PM #75
      This was a great upgrade, kind of a PITA to grind down all the ball joint mounts but definitely "clicks" into gear now.

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      05-19-2008 11:13 PM #76
      love my usrt kit


    7. 05-20-2008 01:24 PM #77
      Before you start taking everything apart make sure you buy these parts as they don't come with USRT kit. Your local NAPA store has everything you need and they're cheap.

      You actually need only 2 orange bushings, since they don't sell them separately you need to buy 2 kits

      also buy this shifter repair kit

      I'm not sure if NAPA sells alignment tool, but having it cuts down your time and frustration level ... or do it in third gear and you don't need a tool


      if not you can always use cassette tape trick http://www.strictlyea.com/features/diyshifter.html




      Modified by V-dub-R at 8:08 PM 5-21-2008


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      05-20-2008 01:48 PM #78
      You can also get the special too from germanautoparts.com. I got mine for 17 bucks. It was a little pricey but it's something I know I'll keep for life...provided I don't lose it

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      05-20-2008 03:02 PM #79
      saving this for later. Nice work
      Sofa King uro

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      C'mon man, you know that criticizing wheel size is the de facto way to show your mettle as an elitist car snob.

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    11. 10-22-2009 08:31 PM #81
      you guys have the size of the shifter rod bearing(orange color bushing). o.d.-i.d. and lenth

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      02-05-2012 09:51 AM #82
      My friend just bought the USRT kit, and I plan on one for myself as well. The kit comes with little metal bushings or spacers. Where do they go and what do u have to drill out with the 5/16 bit? The kit didnt come with any instructions what so ever. Not even a dam sticker lol. And where r the location of the bushings? Thank u. Great thread btw. U the man lol

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      02-05-2012 11:57 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by hellyeahitsfast View Post
      My friend just bought the USRT kit, and I plan on one for myself as well. The kit comes with little metal bushings or spacers. Where do they go and what do u have to drill out with the 5/16 bit? The kit didnt come with any instructions what so ever. Not even a dam sticker lol. And where r the location of the bushings? Thank u. Great thread btw. U the man lol
      Here's my write up on the USRT install http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-USRT-Linkage. . It's for a MKI but many of the details are the same especially my method of making the needed 5/16" holes.

      Also, here's USRT install instructions for a MKII http://www.usrallyteam.com/downloads...&2_install.pdf
      Classified forum rules require that you post a price. If you don't know what to ask, they suggest that you search past FS threads.

      So, when your item sells, please don't edit out your price and description when you mark it "SOLD". Rather, edit to show selling price.

    14. 03-01-2013 01:00 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by suburbangeorge View Post
      Here's my write up on the USRT install http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-USRT-Linkage. . It's for a MKI but many of the details are the same especially my method of making the needed 5/16" holes.

      Also, here's USRT install instructions for a MKII http://www.usrallyteam.com/downloads...&2_install.pdf
      Good stuff!

    15. 01-31-2014 05:05 PM #85
      I am addicted.

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