Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday October 28, 2016
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 04-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #36
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 332289
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Fernando Valley, SoCal
2012 Impreza Premium
Dark Gray Metallic


Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post

Yes, my guess is that stiffer bushings transfer more vibration/noise through the shift linkages and shift lever, and therefore into the passenger compartment. I installed a Cobb short shifter, but left my original bushings, and I don't have any new noise/vibration.

It would not surprise me if this is the reason manufacturers use softer bushings in the first place--noise reduction.
Put the car up on ramps today and inspected the shift linkages and bushings and everything seemed to be nice and tight, nothing loose to have been causing the extra noise/vibration.
So based on the stiffer bushing theory, I switched both front and rear bushings from the stiffer KB ones back to the stock ones and the extra noise/vibration went away!
I guess something had to be sacrified, either notchy shifting or quieter ride. I chose the latter since this is my daily. Lol
Unknown77 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2016 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2016, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.