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Old 01-17-2002, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default kartboy shifter bushing?

Can this work in a legacy? On the Kartboy website it says it is for impreza's.

Has anybody put this in there legacy and if they have is it worth the money?

Did a search found some opinions but would like some conclusive evidence that someone said they did it and it works.

thanks much

bryan
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Old 01-17-2002, 07:20 PM   #2
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Yep... it works. In fact it was the first "real mod" to my wagon... kartboy shifter and bushings.


Get the STi Group N tranny mount too, that works great and complements the shifter well. The engine mounts are *awsome* but are trouble to get in:

http://i-club.com/forums/showthread....ighlight=Group

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Old 01-17-2002, 08:08 PM   #3
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RandyF,
How would you describe the difference the
STi tranny mount made? Did you do it the same time as the bushing and shifter? And did you do the engine bushings the same time as well? I've heard a lot of new vibrations are introduced, but nobody's really tried to explain why stiffer engine and tranny bushings are better.
Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2002, 01:44 AM   #4
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Randyf is right, the Kartboy shifter & bushings will, and do work in the Legacy. They were my second mod. Definitely worth the money. You might want to talk to Tom or Mark about which fits your year Legacy. The 2000+ Leg's use the WRX shifter. (at least that's what they told me and what I have installed)

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Old 01-18-2002, 03:08 AM   #5
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johnb- The reason why stiffer mounts are better is because they transfer the power better. If the engine wasn't mounted to anything, it would want to flop around due to torque. Think of old muscle cars when they would press the gas and you'd see the whole engine rock to one side... So if you stiffen up the mounts, the parts will move less and this in a simple explaination means less energy loss in areas you don't need it.

The down side is that these mounts were made to be soft for a reason. They give a little to make things less noisy, bumpy and more reliable. Just think how bad the car would feel with metal mounts. There would be NO give when you give it gas and that would translate into a noisy car...
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Old 01-18-2002, 08:37 AM   #6
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janikphoto- How rough are the motor mounts on the drivetrain? Would I experience any problems with a stock clutch if I installed the tranny mounts?
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Old 01-18-2002, 02:15 PM   #7
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I can't tell you about real world feel because I don't have them installed. I like my silent, soft ride too much. I do know that in theory they will add some noise and rattle to the car because they are more solid and the energy gets tranfered to the whole car instead of being absorbed by the soft mount.

It's just gonna be a trade-off, better response/performance for ride quality/noise...
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Old 09-25-2002, 10:44 PM   #8
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well I am going to revive this thread.....

First I got the kartboy shifter bushing and it was a nice mod not great but for 35 bucks it was nice. I then got the short shifter and hot damn, the shifter is fantastic. It is so much better with the two of them together....a must do, in my opinion.

I just put in the tranny mount last night and drove about 150 miles today. I have noticed that there is a bit of vibration when i am at idle like at a stop light. Also the car does not seem to lurch as much when i step on the gas and let off of the gas. It is a OK mod but not great, in my opinion

I just thought i would give my opinion on the mods for those of you looking to do the same thing.

I would really like to hear anybody elses opinions about the tranny mount.

Bryan

Also the guys at Kartboy are really great to order from.
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