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Old 10-20-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Buyer Beware!! short shifters - Looking for stock shifter/rod linkage

This is a picture of my aftermarket short shifter by SS Auto Chrome. The rod connecting the shifter to the tranny broke in half, thats tubular steel. I think it is due to poor engineering of the parts. My co-workers say its cuz I am too strong. What do you Suby Enthuesasts think of it> ??

I installed this part about 6 years ago and its been under constant useage, but should this part really fail like this under normal useage?

I would not buy anymore SS Autochrome aftermarket WRX Parts - buyer beware!!!

BTW does anyone have a stock shifter/linkage rod laying around they would like to sell to me? I am in Maple Valley/Bellevue area. dorazio.dan@gmail.com

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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looks like a crap product to me. and yes, I have a stock WRX shifter I will part with.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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wow, that sucks. Have you contacted SS Autochrome?
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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12sechatch: I am interested, when are you avaliable? how long will it take for you to pull the part? I was going to head to Arlington (Cambpell Nelson auto wrecking) but they have 37 orders to pull before mine.

JasonLHall: I dont even know if SS Autochrome is still around, they are kind of obscure part manufactures if i remember right, its been a while since I have been into the modding side of my WRX.
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Ya, that looks like a pretty cheap piece made by them. I go kartboy and their shifter is solid.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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12sechatch: I am interested, when are you avaliable? how long will it take for you to pull the part?
I'm busy tonight (might be able to free up 20 min or so if you come to me), but free tomorrow. I have it in my garage.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #7
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I'm busy tonight (might be able to free up 20 min or so if you come to me), but free tomorrow. I have it in my garage.
I am free today, I could come by to pick it up, how soon could you be avaliable?
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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not until I get off work and get home. Probably not until 330 or 4. Then I have to dig through my box of crap at home and find it

I understand if that doesn't work for you, no biggie.
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Davin: Just to be clear; the parts I need are the stock shift lever (where shift knob screws on to) and the rod that links the shifter lever to the transmission under the car. So I need both parts, I think my bushings and bolt/nut are still good.

Is this what you have??
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #10
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I do NOT have the rod that goes to the tranny, I am using that. All I have is the actual shifter lever itself (that you grab on to).
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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Good to clarify: looks like I will need to go to Arlington junk yard anyways, cuz I need that linkage rod (between tranny and shift lever). But I appreciate your entertaining my questions. If I need the shift lever, I will let you know.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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sounds good.
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