Manufacturers

Rod Shift Linkages (020: MK1)

SmartShift is designed for drivers who want the precision and positive feel that only a spherical bearing linkage can deliver. These systems work with all Mk1 "020" 5-speed transmissions (i.e. non-cable actuated). The 4-speeds can be upgraded, too, but that invovles a few minor modifications.

This design eliminates all of the old stud/snap connectors which are replaced with spherical rod-ends. All rotating bushings are replaced with Delrin equivalents as is the relay shaft ball. The steel weighted section is professionally powder coated with a gorgeous finish.

Upon installation, all slop is eliminated for a virtually indestructible shifter setup. It requires little if any maintenance and provides dead-on shifting with that oh-so-nice, "click-click" feel. USRT has produced what we know is the best kit available on the market anywhere. All components are rally-grade and far exceed the quality found in other kits. A short-shift component is now available!

Download this installation pdf for general instructions about installing the two generations of SmartShift kits. (Or, see each product page for version-specific procedures.

 

 

 

ShiftBase1 (upgrade)

ShiftBase1 (upgrade)

What the SmartShift kit does under the hood, this piece improves at the base of your shift lever (under the shifter boot). A premium quality heim...
$150.00
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SMARTSHIFT1 Linkage kit

SMARTSHIFT1 Linkage kit

The A1 chassis's shift linkage can become amazingly loose and sloppy and yet still allow gear selection...IF you have the skills... What's...
$169.00
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HARD Bushing only kit - MK1

HARD Bushing only kit - MK1

Five-piece Delrin plastic bushing set + relay ball for Mk1 chassis cars. Don't have the bread for the full kit? Here's a great way to...
$35.00
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UNDERCAR Bushings kit - MK1

UNDERCAR Bushings kit - MK1

Use these parts to replace the haggard bits directly underneath your shifter. You'll have to jack the car in the air and access them from below...
$15.00
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ShortShift1 (upgrade)

ShortShift1 (upgrade)

Use this short shift lever to directly upgrade the classic SMARTSHIFT1 solid linkage kit. Installation requires less work when compared to starting...
$59.00
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ShortShift1B (upgrade)

ShortShift1B (upgrade)

These short shift levers upgrade the STOCK linkage originally supplied from the factory. The three adjustment holes are standard diameter and accept...
$55.00
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GENIUSPACK1 Master Kit

GENIUSPACK1 Master Kit

Are you the only person on Earth who knows how to deal with your shifter? If so, you're not alone. It's a universal problem with these old...
$199.00
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MushMeister (clutch cable guide upgrade)

MushMeister (clutch cable guide upgrade)

As with other aspects of aging Mk1 - 3 vehicles, the 020 transmission's clutch cable system leaves something to be desired. For example, the...
$65.00
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MushMeister Bushings

MushMeister Bushings

Need to give your existing kit a little love? Here's a pair of brand new bushings to keep your rig in the race. Note: These are service items for...
$20.00
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