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Old 12-20-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Installing a Perrin Short Shifter in my Impreza Sport

I have a couple of questions about installing a Perrin Short Shifter.

1. Their website says fitment is not confirmed. Does installing one require any special mods?

2. Getting to the guts of the shifter: Any tips to make this easier from any of you that have done the job? I found a YouTube video that shows removing the console and that looks fairly straight forward. Does everything thing go back in as smoothly?

Thanks for any input.

Paul
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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You want a 5 speed shifter intended for the previous body style WRX 2008-2014. No special parts/mods needed.

This is the video I used when I did my short shifter
https://youtu.be/0z2H2-Ve8cY
Only difference between the wrx in the video and our car is the screws in the arm rest. They are located on the outside of the center console. Slide both front seats forward you will see 2 plastic round covers near the floor.

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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You want a 5 speed shifter intended for the previous body style WRX 2008-2014. No special parts/mods needed.

This is the video I used when I did my short shifter
https://youtu.be/0z2H2-Ve8cY
Only difference between the wrx in the video and our car is the screws in the arm rest. They are located on the outside of the center console. Slide both front seats forward you will see 2 plastic round covers near the floor.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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I just got done with the install. It went very smoothly, taking about an hour including tidying up after. The center console pieces came out and went back in very easily. Definitely a DYI job.

I've only done a mile test drive so far, but it feels much nicer than stock. I set it at 53 mm, so the throw is nice and short and the effort isn't bad at all.
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