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Old 11-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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which short throw shifter would be best to get for my rex??? was thinking about the cobb 5 way adjustable. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I have the adjustable cobb in my 04 wrx. The engagement is still very smooth, and it's a quality product, but it doesn't look like it shortened the throw all that much; even with it adjusted all the way out. I'd go with the kartboy now if I had the chance.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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Kartboy! plus Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Had a mode, same as cobb, in my last 04 sti. I loved it. Also, joebrauk must be nuts, I could feel the difference every time I adjusted mine. it was amazing.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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SPT was pretty lame, kartboy felt great, and Perrin ST adapter allowed for insanely short throws. Those are the only 3 I tried so far.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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Kartboy.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/member.php?u=18062
PM him and ask about discount, then buy their SS with the bushings.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
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"Best" is all relative to the user. (And this thread is similar to what exhaust should I get) The main difference you will see is Cobb offers an adjustable, Kartboy is a fixed pivot like 95% of the others on the market. Both are great. I love my kartboy, others love their Cobb. Research the reviews and buy what you think will be your best bet.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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once you get whatever, cobb or kartboy, you will get in your friends sti, or swapped 6spd and hate how long your throw is no matter what shifter you get
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #9
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I just kept my stock short throw in my WRX and had it cut and welded a inch and a quarter and it feels awesome.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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get the kartboy with all the bushings for the most bestest awesomest shift in the world
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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once you get whatever, cobb or kartboy, you will get in your friends sti, or swapped 6spd and hate how long your throw is no matter what shifter you get
This isn't true at all. Stop spreading crap.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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EDIT for misinformation

Last edited by ofspunk7; 11-07-2012 at 01:34 PM. Reason: misinformation
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #13
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Stop spreading misinformation. The linkages are EXACTLY the same. It's only the lever that has a higher pivot angle.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:35 AM   #14
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Kartboy/ end thread. You don't need to shorten the height of the shifter itself, so cobb adjustability is pointless to me. The kartboy with bushings front / rear plus new trans fluid and trans cross member bushjngs (might as well do a group n trans mount while you are in there) is a great combo for tight, precise shifting. Way better than stock, and the factory short shifter ( sti? In my buddies 2011 Rex). There is almost no slop felt through the shifter with this setup on my 08 wrx
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
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Stop spreading misinformation. The linkages are EXACTLY the same. It's only the lever that has a higher pivot angle.
We put an OEM lever next to my SPT and they looked the same.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #16
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Two scenarios:
1) You got ripped off, and was sold the OEM as the SPT
2) You didn't look carefully enough. The section below the shifter rod pivot bushing is longer.

Since you had someone else with you to verify that your SPT shift lever looked the same as your OEM one, it sounds like you got ripped off pretty good. Hope you didn't lose too much money on that purchase.

Unless you think you know more than Tom at KB:
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the linkage is all the same. will not make any difference in the overall shortness or feel. Changing the shifter lever AND the bushings (front and rear) will make the short crisp feeling you are looking for.
SOA/FHI/STi/SPT sell the shifter linkage complete since thats how they get it from their manufacturers.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #17
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It was a package with the WRX, I replaced my SPT with the MODE/COBB SS. I guess I will have to have my buddy bring his OEM shifter over this weekend so we can do the side by side again... it is possible that we were wrong/didn't look hard enough.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #18
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Yeah I'd double check with your friend, if they are exactly the same then you definitely need to bring this up with your dealer. A $250 option that's actually the same as stock is pretty costly.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #19
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Yeah I'd double check with your friend, if they are exactly the same then you definitely need to bring this up with your dealer. A $250 option that's actually the same as stock is pretty costly.
Double checked with Tom. You're right... i will edit my post above and remove this misinformation that i was fed from the internet.

Thanks, looks like I have a part to sell.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #20
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Think of it this way, now you'll have a few bucks in your pocket with the same great shifter feel
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #21
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Oh I have a Mode Racing (COBB) Dual Adjustable SS now. I get to sell my SPT and put the money in my next project account.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #22
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I bought Kartboy SS and bushings. It was my first "performance" upgrade and i love it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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go with the kartboy short shifter and bushings! best thing you could ever buy!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #24
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TIC 06+ 5MT Holy Shift Kit (Wide)

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The pinnacle of shifter bushing packages!

This one replaces all the bushing in the shifter assembly. Nice thing about this kit is you can get everything all at once in one package, and replace it all in one afternoon of working on your car.

With it you get:

Kartboy 5MT front stay bushing
Kartboy Rear Stay bushing
TiC 06+ 5MT linkage bushings
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LGT owners - this will fit the 05+ cars. The LGT got the revised linkage a year before everyone else.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:23 PM   #25
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wait so the SPT STS is no different to the OEM shifter? I got that option when I ordered my WRX. It has better be shorter than the OEM or I'm asking for a $250 off on my invoice.
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