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Old 03-01-2001, 07:39 PM   #1
ratpaws
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Question Opinions about shifter linkages?

Hi all:
I'm a new member from Edmonton who found out about the club from "schlong8". He left a note under my windshield wiper (thanks Chris).
I am considering changing the shift linkage and shifter on my my00 car to get more precise feel and shorter throws. I have heard from Chris of Kartboy and STi setups and I was wondering if anyone has any opinions about these or other shifting systems.
Thanks,Vince
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Old 03-01-2001, 08:27 PM   #2
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The options for shift linkages (as a whole) are :

STi
Prova
Zero Sports
etc...

Levers (ie short shifters)
JC Sports (N1)
Kartboy
Cobb's

If you get a chance to talk to Markus, he'll tell you how nice the JC Sports short shifters are They now come with the bushings.
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Old 03-01-2001, 09:11 PM   #3
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The SYMS short throw kits available through SPO Motorsports (http://www.spomotorsports.com) are supposed to be the best kits in terms of overall improvement in feel and precision. i have no experience with this kit, other than reading about it in SCC, and the price is steep ($374 US) but SYMS doesn't produce garbage so there must be something to the claim.
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Old 03-01-2001, 10:59 PM   #4
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I have tried the Syms shifter vs. kartboy and I love how smooth it feels. I prefer smooth over notchy. Shortness is supposed to be about the same between the two. Some say the linkage is the same as the stock, so maybe it's just the arm. But I think SPO has it for $327 I think it was a typo in the above message.
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Old 03-02-2001, 07:14 AM   #5
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Forget all those kits... way to much money!

Talk to Mike Moffa from the www.montreal-subaru-club.com . His email is subaruwrx@videotron.ca

He sells short shifters for $117 Canadian plus shipping... I have one and lots of our Ottawa members have it also.....

Robin www.ottawasubaru.com

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Old 03-02-2001, 07:53 AM   #6
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first....ratpaws,

welcome to the club

second....mark,

do you have a JC Sports shifter?? if you do, i didnt know that

spt
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Old 03-02-2001, 09:26 AM   #7
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spt_impreza - actually Markus doesn't have the JC short shifter yet, when I met up with him around X-mas time, I brought alot of JC Sports stuff up to E-town to show. ie : X-drilled rotors, TC1, Lightweight and Underdrive billet aluminum pullies etc.

As for myself, I have the JC short shifter, JC bushings and STi shiftlinkages. This combo is wicked!
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Old 03-02-2001, 05:02 PM   #8
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Just wanted everyone to know - I'm setting up a GB for the Billet Aluminum (lightweight)N1 short shifter and N1 shifter bushings from JC Sports.

The following link is to the pictures of the shifter and bushings.

www.jcsportsinc.com/shifters.htm

For us Canucks it is $225CDN inclusive shipped to your doorstep, for both bushings and short shifter!

We need at least 10 people to get this GB going. Retail on this is $149.95USD (short shifter) and $24.95USD (bushings) + shipping.
(At the current exchange rate, retail would be ~$271.10CAD + shipping)
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Old 03-02-2001, 07:27 PM   #9
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Howdy,

Didn't even realise that I was going to be asked questions here.

I do not have any shifter linkage, but Jack has shown me the JC one. Very nice unit. Heavy duty and it looks perty

Another avenue may also to use the STi tranny and motor mounts as it firms up the tranny/motor so the shifting linkage has less slop from that perspective.

Rumour has it that when a nice shift kit and the STi mounts are toghether the resulting feel is far superior to stock.

My 2 cents.

Cheers,
MB

PS: ratpaws! Welcome aboard! Always good to have another E-town member on board. We look forward to meeting you at out next mini-meet.
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Old 03-03-2001, 04:07 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the info guys, I saw that JC Sports N1 billet shifter that GTBGUY posted a picture of and I fell in love with it. I am definitely in for one of those. It looks the best of any I've seen. I still haven't decided about the linkage yet. As far as motor and tranny mounts are concerned I'm not sure I wan't to tackle a project like that yet. Again thanks for all the info and I hope to meet some of you guys shortly.
Vince
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