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Old 11-23-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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Kartboy rear shifter stay bushing rubbed, so I went back to a modded stock:


here is the modded stock shift stay, I placed a thick aluminum washer siliconed in the void so it's a little stiffer and ensures the entire shift assy is lifted upward ever so slightly. Even when installed I hammered it upward a bit, just to be sure it cleared.:
it's upside down in this pic:



hammer work on the tunnel:





parking brake rubs a little"




the car feels lighter! no balance issues or vibrations post install... I have only taken it to 80mph so far tho...It's definatly more driveable down low in 4th and 5th I can crawl at 2000 rpm and it doesn't bog. I get up to speed quicker too, it feels like I lost 50lbs or more of dead weight I'll post more as I drive on it. I left off the diff cover, it's must weigh 5lbs+ there is a weight welded to it. I don't think this will be an issue as others have done the same and not reported any negative effects.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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damn I need to change that seal on the rear diff
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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very nice, if i ever drive down to tampa can i take a ride in the car to feel the difference?

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:01 PM   #4
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yessir!!!
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:03 PM   #5
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oh, btw.... what was the difference in weight?
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:04 PM   #6
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IIRC (I didn't weight it) but it's 13.5lbs and the stocker is 31. (can anyone validate this?)
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:11 PM   #7
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This is the aluminum drive shaft, correct? 13.5 lbs isn't likely. The CF driveshafts are 14.? lbs.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:26 PM   #8
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yup aluminum... shipping weight on box was 15lbs.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:53 AM   #9
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Thanks for info on the kartboy bushing.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for info on the kartboy bushing.
yup! It is now for sale as well!
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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yup! It is now for sale as well!
Do u think the KB unit would be used if you modded it?
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:05 PM   #12
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you could probably shave a little off the rear shifter bushing and it should work just fine.

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Old 11-24-2007, 10:01 PM   #13
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This is the aluminum drive shaft, correct? 13.5 lbs isn't likely. The CF driveshafts are 14.? lbs.
Thats not exactly true. Its similar to bicycles ( spent a decade in a shop). Carbon can be lighter but to make it as strong in an aplication like this you have to have strenght in many different directions. To make carbon strong enough to handle forces in all of these directions you have to do mulptiple weaves and more carbon. Aluminum is neat becasue you can thin the wall down a little and go with a little larger diameter and have the same strenght for a little less weight. And if that is all wrong I totally hold accountable all the bike reps I have ever spoken to.



By the way, nice write up. I am looking to do this to my RS, but banging out the tunnel still scares me.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #14
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Do u think the KB unit would be used if you modded it?

yes definately... dremmel it with sandpaper wheel!
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:15 PM   #15
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Haven't drove with mine yet, but here is an installed pic
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djerickd, thx for your write up, I greatly appreciate it. Now, if you donít mind. What I can see from the pictures, it looks like the only issue that you are running with the floor is right by the diff; is that correct? Also, it seems like you did a lot of hammering but the floor doesnít look like it moved much... how far up do you think you pushed it?

Crazykev, let us know your driving impressions. Thx
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:50 AM   #17
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yeah the areas to hammer would be the area right around where the ebrake cables exit the body and a few areas on the passengerside of the tunnel where it's closest. I think I maybe moved the metal at the most a 1/2"...
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:43 PM   #18
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Kevin did you take yours for a ride yet? or are you still down?
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:24 PM   #19
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still lovin it, no issues...
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:11 AM   #20
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price on this thing?
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about $420-450...
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Did you have any problems with the driveshaft rubbing anywhere else but the floorboard? I just installed mine and it looks like it might rub on the upper half of the rear diff cover..Any input on that?
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I left that cover off mine...
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any updates? might be getting one
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