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Dieselgeek MK6 Super Pin and First Gear Getter Combo for 2008+ VW and Audi


We love the shifter that comes equipped on most 2008+ PQ35 chassis Audi and VW vehicles, but unfortunately this shifter has one particular point where design compromises have led to less than stellar shifting. The side to side bellcrank on Mk6 uses a riveted pivot pin and a single, very low quality plastic bushing. This results in slack in the side to side direction which affects shift gate selection accuracy. Watch the YouTube videos below to see what we're talking about. The excess play that you can clearly see results in shifter performance which isn't up to spec with the rest of the vehicle.

If you're a driving enthusiast like us, you owe it to yourself (and your car) to install the Dieselgeek Super Pin and First Gear Getter combo. Dieselgeek's Made in USA stainless steel Super Pin and custom bushings replace the normally non-serviceable shifter pivot pin. This super set also includes the First Gear Getter and now the side to side Cable Saver shift cable end bushing as well for a complete shifter improvement solution. This kit will noticeably tighten up your shifting experience!

Fits the following years and models with five or six speed manual transmissions:

  • 2012 - 2014 Golf R Mk6
  • 2008 - 2014 VW Mk5 and Mk6 Golf and GTI
  • 2008 VW Mk5 R32
  • 2008 - 2014 VW Mk5, Mk6 Golf and Jetta Sportwagen
  • 2008 - 2009 VW Mk5 Rabbit
  • 2012 - 2019 VW Beetle
  • 2008 - 2018 VW Mk5, Mk6 Jetta and GLI
  • 2008 - 2017 VW B6 Passat and CC
  • 2009 - 2017 VW Scirocco
  • 2007 - 2015 VW Polo
  • 2008 - 2016 VW Eos
  • 2008 - 2015 VW Tiguan
  • 2008 - 2014 Audi 8J TT, TTS, and TTRS
  • 2008 - 2014 Audi A1, A3, A3 Cabriolet and S3
  • 2011 - 2014 Audi Q3 and RS Q3
  • 2008 - 2019 Seat Toledo, Leon, Ibiza, Alhambra, Altea, and Mii
  • 2008 - 2019 Skoda Fabia, Octavia, Roomster, and Yeti

The list above does not include all VAG vehicles that use the riveted forward pivot pin WHT001413 and bushing 6Q0711067A that is compatible with this kit.

Installation Notes: 

You will need to remove the center console on your car to install this part. Dieselgeek does not provide instructions for doing this.

You will also need to mix up some JB-Weld or similar epoxy (not provided) to glue the provided aluminum drill bushing to the steel bellcrank to allow you to drill off and remove the original VW pivot pin rivet head. You will need a 5/16" or an 8mm drill bit to do this. (A YouTube video detailing this process can be found below).

Alternatively, using a drill press with locking clamps will make this process significantly easier.

Once you drill off the pin's rivet head you might need to drill into the pin further with a 1/4" or 6mm drill bit to relieve tension of the pin on the steel bellcrank. The process sounds worse than it actually is. Once the bellcrank is free of the pin the installation of the new pin and bushings is fairly straightforward. Please note you will likely need to open up the hole in the bellcrank with your 5/16" or 8mm drill bit prior to installing it onto the Super Pin.

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