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Maybe you just bought a MK7 Volkswagen or Audi and already want to make it feel better than stock. Or maybe you've had it for a while and your shifter is just feeling a little worn out. One of the best value upgrades you can make for your manual transmission-equipped car is a short shift kit with upgraded bushings. 

The stock shifters on these cars are a little long and a little sloppy straight from the factory. To fix this, we offer multiple options of short shifters as well as aluminum bushings to replace the rubber ones and tighten up the entire mechanism. Since we offer a variety, this review covers the most popular upgrades that we sell. 

MK7 Volkswagen/Audi Short Shifter Upgrades Jay


MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Models Applicable

  • 2006-2018 Audi A3
  • 2006-2018 Audi A3 Quattro
  • 2000-2009 Audi TT
  • 2000-2013 Audi TT Quattro
  • 1999-2005 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1999-2018 Volkswagen Golf
  • 1999-2018 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2006-2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
  • 2007-2013 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2008-2018 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf R


MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrades Interactive 3D Parts Diagram

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MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrade Options

  • Genuine "European-Spec" Audi/VW Short Shift Kit
    • This short shift kit was offered in Europe but was never an option here in the United States, unfortunately. This kit is one of the most economical upgrades that you can make to your shifter. Overall forward-backward motion is reduced between 10%-15%. 
  • 034Motorsport Audi/VW Aluminum Shift Bracket Bushing
    • Manufactured from 6061 billet aluminum, these bushings are designed to replace the factory rubber bushings to prevent unwanted deflection and movement. This ensures that the shifts are solid and precise. 
  • APR Audi/VW Short Shift Kit
    • This kit is the most full-featured on the market and offers almost an infinite amount of adjustability. Both the front-to-back and side-to-side movement are adjustable as well as counterweights that change the overall feel. 


Additional Parts Required with MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrades

  • Everything you need to replace your stock shifter is included in these kits. 


Special Tools Required with MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrades 

  • There aren't any special tools required to replace your short shifter or bushings. 


Additional Parts Recommended with MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrades


Aftermarket Upgrades for MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Short Shift Upgrades

  • These are the most-popular aftermarket upgrades for your shifter on your MK7 Volkswagen or Audi. 

MK7 Volkswagen/Audi Short Shifter Upgrades Closeup


You might not believe it, but these short shift upgrades come with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. If somehow these get damaged or need replacement, just order a new kit, and go through our incredibly simple replacement procedure. 

In the video below, Jay Van Gorden, our Volkswagen Catalog Manager, gets up close with all of these MK7 Volkswagen/Audi Short Shift Upgrades. If you're unsure if these kits will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore

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