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Old 10-21-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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I noticed the KB short shifter/bushing combo only comes with front bushings. Do the front bushings make more difference than the rear? How important would it be to also get the rear bushings? The front/rear combo is $150 compared to the $120 only front combo.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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they're both squishy; just get both. You don't specifically need the short shifter unless you want the shorter throw. The bushings will take away a LOT of the mushiness.

If you want more, you've got to go with tranny mounts/crossmembers and lock down the tranny for moving around. There is a nvh increase with this as any vibration and sound will transmit through the tranny to the chassis after you upgrade. However, the shifter no longer moves around at all and is locked solid. It's really nice if you want to go this far, but the shifter bushings alone is a big step up in shift feel.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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the combo plus on the website will add the rear bushings.

honestly the fronts make the majority of the difference on the fore/ aft. the rear bushings help a bit with the up and down. i recommend doing them both since you will have the car apart. why not

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:45 PM   #4
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I would do them both but it's an extra $30 and I'm on a tight budget. I've heard people say that the rear makes practically no difference. If it were $50 for both I'd get it but $60 is pushing the limits of my budget.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:35 PM   #5
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Is there a truly noticeable difference between just front and both front and rear? Enough difference to justify the extra $30? If the rear only makes a slight difference which is barely noticeable then I'll just save my money. I've heard it's kind of a hassle to install anyway.
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Is there a truly noticeable difference between just front and both front and rear? Enough difference to justify the extra $30? If the rear only makes a slight difference which is barely noticeable then I'll just save my money. I've heard it's kind of a hassle to install anyway.
I did both at the same time, can't say how much difference the rear made. The package DEFINITELY improved the feel of my shifter though. The stock rear is really squishy compared to the KB piece, it definitely looked like it was in need of replacement
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I wouldn't exactly consider any upgrades if your budget is that tight.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:16 PM   #8
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My budget is tight enough to where spending $30 on something that makes practically no difference is a bad idea. That's why I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the extra $30 or not.
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check around the local forums. theres a 99% chance someone near you has the full setup for you to try out.

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:01 PM   #10
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Tom, I sent you an email to your sales dep. If my order hasn't shipped yet, I might add a rear bushing onto it and make it a $60 combo. If it already shipped, I'm going to try to find a rear bushing in the private sales section on the forums. Thanks for the help.
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