Manufacturers

Rod Shift Linkages (020: MK2 & MK3)

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 Mk2/3 4-cylinder "020" 5-speed transmissions (i.e. non-cable actuated).

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.

 

 

 

SMARTSHIFT2 Linkage Kit

SMARTSHIFT2 Linkage Kit

"It makes me love my car even more..." - George W. All hardware necessary for installation in an A2/A3 chassis car with rod -shift...
$165.00
Add:
GENIUSPACK2 Master Kit

GENIUSPACK2 Master Kit

What the classic product starts, the GeniusPack2 completes in a significantly discounted combo kit. Included is the world famous SmartShift2 linkage...
$199.00
... more info
ShortShift3 (upgrade)

ShortShift3 (upgrade)

Upgrade the classic SMARTSHIFT2 solid linkage kit in your Mk2/Mk3 with this short shift lever. Installation requires less work when compared to...
$45.00
Add:
HARD Bushing only kit - MK2/3

HARD Bushing only kit - MK2/3

Five-piece Delrin plastic bushing set + relay ball for Mk2/3 chassis cars. Wish you had the bread for the full SmartShift2 kit? Here's a great...
$35.00
Add:
MK2/3 Base Rebuild

MK2/3 Base Rebuild

The first thing to service in the Mk2/3 shift assembly is the ball and socket assembly at the bottom of the shift lever. Wear from ordinary use will...
$15.00
Add:
MK2/3 Relay Shaft Bushing

MK2/3 Relay Shaft Bushing

Here's the Mk2/3 relay shaft bushing to combine with your HARD Bushing kit. It's already supplied in the "squishy" OEM set. Take...
$8.00
Add:
ShortShift2B (upgrade)

ShortShift2B (upgrade)

Use this short shift lever to directly upgrade stock or SMARTSHIFT2 solid linkage kit in a Mk2 vehicle. The benefit is a remarkably shortened...
$40.00
Add:
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
... more info
 Sold Out 
ShortShift2 (upgrade)

ShortShift2 (upgrade)

Use this short shift lever to directly upgrade the classic SMARTSHIFT2 solid linkage kit in a Mk2 vehicle. Installation requires less work when...
$40.00
Add:
OEM Bushing only kit - MK2/3

OEM Bushing only kit - MK2/3

"Squishy" OEM shift bushing set for Mk2/3 chassis cars. Here's what you add to your stock shift assembly when restrictive race rules or...
$10.00
Add:
Copyright © 2021 Usually Sideways Rally Team. Powered by Zen Cart