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Old 06-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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So today i installed a Agency Power short throw shifter in my 2010 impreza. After the install i took it for a test drive and shifting gears is now really stiff and sometimes have difficulty getting into gears. Any ideas why this could be? Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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i think its because its a vivid racing shifter

maybe you tighten up the piviot point to much.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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Yeah, check for binding. Otherwise it is normal, shorter shifter is less mechanical advantage in a shorter lever = harder effort to do the same task.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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i've noticed the same thing when going stock to karboy shorthrow shifter. agreed with mechanical (dis)advantage comment above. you'll either get used to it, or you'll just go back to stock. if you're really lazy, just extend the short shifter (via latheworks) and leave it in there

also, did you install the front/ rear shift bushings?
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:35 PM   #5
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I purchased the shifter bushing but have no put them in yet. And what do you mean by tighten up the pivot point to much? Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:45 AM   #6
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By tightening the nut & bolt that hold the shifter and linkage together you can vary shifter feel... stiff, less stiff. Peeps tend to over tighten this and end up with a stiff as hell/hard to shift feel.

try loosening the nut a bit and test
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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Ill have to try that . Thanks. Does anyone know if they sell aftermarket bushings for between the shifter linage and shifter itself and if so will they help my problem?
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Shifter handle pivot bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=89

Linkage bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=81

Front & rear stay bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=34

Shifter lever mounting bolt: 8.7Lb/ft
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Shifter handle pivot bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=89

Linkage bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=81

Front & rear stay bushings: http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=34

Shifter lever mounting bolt: 8.7Lb/ft

Good info

OP seriously. The bushings are worth it, a bit of a PITA to install but really... once you drive your car w/ a fully decked out shifter & bushings, and try a stock shifter...you WILL say omg wtf
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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Will the shifter handle pivot bushings alone somewhat fix my problem?
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