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Old 05-08-2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Good day ladies and gents. I'm picking up my new white 2016 WRX this Thursday. I'm super excited to be a part of a Subaru world now. I have a question though. Friend of mine has a 2015 WRX, which I drove few times. After test driving my 2016 wrx, I came to realize that the shifter throws are a lot shorter in it compared to my friend's 2015 wrx. I asked the dealer if it has a short throw shifter and they said no. So the question is, did Subaru change the shifter between 2015 and 2016 wrx models? I want to say that my wrx comes with the factory offered short throw shifter, but nowhere in the paperwork it says that, nor are they charging me extra for it. Thanks all!
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think they're the same between the two, but I could be wrong. I imagine that it just feels crisper as it's brand new.

Is the shorter throw concerning to you?
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:56 PM   #3
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I think they're the same between the two, but I could be wrong. I imagine that it just feels crisper as it's brand new.

Is the shorter throw concerning to you?
It's one of the things that I was looking to get honestly, hehe. I was just curious. I'll just compare it on Thursday when we'll have two cars side by side
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #4
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I've got the OEM short throw shifter and the shifts are not very short. So I can't imagine much difference between the 2
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:32 PM   #5
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I've got the OEM short throw shifter and the shifts are not very short. So I can't imagine much difference between the 2
Gotcha. Thank you for your input! Maybe it's just my butt dyno and the fact that I'm extremely excited for the wrx! Haha
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:40 PM   #6
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I've got the OEM short throw shifter and the shifts are not very short. So I can't imagine much difference between the 2
everyone will interpret the "shortness" in their own way.

for me it was noticeably shorter, and I did order my 2015 wrx with a short throw because of that. to each their own...
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:21 PM   #7
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Does it specify that you have one on the window sticker?
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:20 AM   #8
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I asked the dealer if it has a short throw shifter and they said no.
Many times the Dealer doesn't know what they are talking about and give bad info.

Maybe it does, and maybe it doesn't.

When I installed mine many years ago, the difference in shifts was noticeably different.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:02 PM   #9
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Does it specify that you have one on the window sticker?
you know, lol, I didn't, because I was super excited to test drive it. Not to mention, when All the paperwork was done, the WRX was still in transit.

Although according to dealer, it does come with "popular package #1 (pkg code IZD), which includes:
Auto-dimming mirror compass-homelink
center armrest extension - off black
cargo tray
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Many times the Dealer doesn't know what they are talking about and give bad info.

Maybe it does, and maybe it doesn't.

When I installed mine many years ago, the difference in shifts was noticeably different.
that's a possibility too. I used to own an '03 mazda protégé, which I put a custom turbo kit in and bunch of other goodies including a short throw shifter, and the shifter in my WRX during test drive definitely felt like the short throw shifter in my mazda. I'll compare my friend's shifter to mine this Thursday and will update.

p.s. this is bad. I'm already looking up the mods for the WRX lol. Gotta resist the urge and just enjoy the WRX in its stock form for a while. I mean, it has more than double the power than my current Hyundai Veloster lol, and maybe 60hp more than my mazda. But that AWD system is just so amazing!
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:13 PM   #10
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Many times the Dealer doesn't know what they are talking about and give bad info.

Maybe it does, and maybe it doesn't.

When I installed mine many years ago, the difference in shifts was noticeably different.
The 15 WRX has a cable linkage shifter.

It's quite a bit different design than anything from years ago (at least in the Subaru world).
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:05 PM   #11
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I have the STi short throw, and.... feels really long (yes, thats what she said)
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