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Old 10-05-2000, 04:43 AM   #1
oldguy
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Question Which Shifter?

I'm researching which mods to do when I get my
2001 RS early next year. Is there one short throw shifter that's better than the others or should I just order the factory option STi one? Anybody know about the Syms model, it looks exactly like the STi? Thanks for all who reply.
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Old 10-05-2000, 07:19 AM   #2
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I can only really talk about what I know..

I've got the kartboy with the custom bushings and I love it..

I get alot of compliments from people when they try out my car.

and the install (if you are doing it yourself) is really easy
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Old 10-05-2000, 07:29 AM   #3
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Kartboy

Hands down
www.kartboy.com
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Old 10-05-2000, 07:43 AM   #4
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Kartboy... $125 shipped (includes the bushings) Shifts are precise and definative. Plus it's a snap to install.
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Old 10-05-2000, 07:54 AM   #5
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I would have to say Kartboy, one of my customer's tried out mine and then when purchasing his RS bought the Sti one even though I warned him it wasn't the same and he was a little disapointed.
Joshua
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:01 AM   #6
Matthew Nelson
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I've yet to hear anything negative about any of the short-throw shifters available for the Impreza.

The STi version is wonderful, of course...it's made by STi. The STi version is also expensive, of course...it's made by STi.

Shiv, the "mastermind behind SCC's Project Impreza RS," has used the SYMS version and hasn't complained. He also hasn't mentioned it since the installation.

I've read numerous posts regarding the functionality and price of the Kartboy shifter. Nobody has complained, everyone has raved about how inherently good it is, and I see a lot of people recommending it.

Those three are (I think) the only ones about which I've heard. I've heard that there are differences between the shifters because the length and curvature of the post offers different "feels" for drivers. Namely, I've heard the STi shifter is excellent for auto-x and rally racing, whereas the Kartboy shifter is more in line for daily, quick-shifting driving.

I have yet to install a new shifter, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the three. I also donít believe any of the shifters are difficult to install. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:01 AM   #7
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I've yet to hear anything negative about any of the short-throw shifters available for the Impreza.

The STi version is wonderful, of course...it's made by STi. The STi version is also expensive, of course...it's made by STi.

Shiv, the "mastermind behind SCC's Project Impreza RS," has used the SYMS version and hasn't complained. He also hasn't mentioned it since the installation.

I've read numerous posts regarding the functionality and price of the Kartboy shifter. Nobody has complained, everyone has raved about how inherently good it is, and I see a lot of people recommending it.

Those three are (I think) the only ones about which I've heard. I've heard that there are differences between the shifters because the length and curvature of the post offers different "feels" for drivers. Namely, I've heard the STi shifter is excellent for auto-x and rally racing, whereas the Kartboy shifter is more in line for daily, quick-shifting driving.

I have yet to install a new shifter, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the three. I also donít believe any of the shifters are difficult to install. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:14 AM   #8
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Oldguy, where are you planning on ordering your MY01 Impreza from, Williams Auto World? I would shop around, you can get a better deal from Ann Arbor Subaru or Subaru by the Bay in Petoskey, probably. Did you get a price from anyone yet?
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