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Old 04-09-2001, 03:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Kartboy's Short Shifter

Hello Scooby enthusiasts. On Sunday, while at the Autocross at the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot in San Diego, I had a Kartboy Short Shifter w/ bushings installed by non other than the man, Tom Kartboy, himself. The job took him 10 mins, and after his third install, we clocked him at just under 9m30sec! Way to go Tom! (Since he couldn't imrprove on his track time. *ahem!**)
I am very pleased and surprised how firm the car shifts into gear now. It exhudes a very confident feeling. Before, I was having to hunt for 4th gear on some of the quicker shifts, now, it goes exactly into place and STAYS THERE with the shifter bushings.

I definitely recommend Tom's product to all of you who don't yet have a short shifter.


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Old 04-09-2001, 04:11 PM   #2
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I too had a Kartboy shifter installed after Skylab that day.

This thing rocks! Yes, Tom is a speedy one-man pitstop. I love how responsive my shifts are now!!! I actually have to recalibrate my clutch foot to catchup with the shifter I am glad I finally got one. Thanks Tom!

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Old 04-09-2001, 04:14 PM   #3
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I've got one with the bushings..

I love it and would recomend it to anyone.
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Old 04-09-2001, 04:41 PM   #4
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How much???
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Old 04-09-2001, 04:49 PM   #5
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buck and a quarter with the bushings, unless prices have changed.

I love my Kartboy too. You installed the shifter AND bushings in under ten minutes? Did you have a lift there? What about that pesky hot exhaust? hmm. I'm not going to even say how long it took me to get the bushings in.
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Old 04-09-2001, 04:50 PM   #6
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$125 includes bushings
www.kartboy.com


Horatio, Tom used my stock jack from the trunk. Yes, ten minutes Buddy.


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Old 04-09-2001, 05:26 PM   #7
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Old 04-09-2001, 06:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for the pic Tom!
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Old 04-09-2001, 07:39 PM   #9
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arg, I knew I should've parked beside you guys! Cool pic
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Old 04-09-2001, 08:09 PM   #10
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Have a Nice Day?

Yeah Long, and the rest of the Scoobs. There were eight there with us. 4 BRP, 2 silver, 1 white, and of course Hebie's Silver WRX wagon.


Next time, we should get all the cars rounded up!

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Old 04-09-2001, 08:18 PM   #11
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Has anyone installed the Kartboy shortshifter in the WRX? Is it better than the STi shortshifter? Tom, have you installed your short shifter in the new WRX? I am going to have to drop by sometime to have one installed. Jay
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Old 04-09-2001, 08:26 PM   #12
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i did one in herbies wagon saturday and it is a lot shorter than stock
email me and i can install it at the house no problem in about 10-15 minutes( yeah i know its slow Alex)
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Old 04-09-2001, 09:51 PM   #13
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Maaaan. I put the front end up on ramps and it took me like ten minutes just to get the stock bushing OUT. I found it easier to just cut it in 2 rather than monkey with it. If I weren't such an A-hole I would have brought the bushings and shifter with me when I swapped the STi one out on a lift (at the chevy dealer). grumble grumble.
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Old 04-10-2001, 12:50 AM   #14
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Hi Tom,
Can you comment on how smooth the shifting is compared to stock for the WRX? I have a wagon as well and like how smooth the stock set up feels.
Thanks,
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