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Old 06-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Anyone using a kartboy short throw? Is it better than stock? Also can you run it with factory bushings? Any benefit to kartboy's kit with bushings? Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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Ha thanks! Are you using one? I am just debating between cobb and kartboy, ill most likely be using the factory bushings though.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #4
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Mine came with the subaru short throw. But I put the cobb bushings in and they make a difference. All the bushings are basically the same. Cobb, kartboy, etc.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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I've only used the subaru short throw but im sure there isn't that much of a difference between suby, kartboy, cobb. Im sure someone else will chime in. The bushings do make a difference though.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:52 PM   #6
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I've only used the subaru short throw but im sure there isn't that much of a difference between suby, kartboy, cobb. Im sure someone else will chime in. The bushings do make a difference though.
Maybe i'll do the whole kit then, im sure the oem bushings are probably crap compared to cobb/ kartboy.. Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:53 PM   #7
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The subaru short throw shortened the throw between gears, but I don't think it really lowers the shift knob much. The after market ones low the knob more and isn't the cobb adjustable?

I have the Subaru short throw 6 speed version and its taller then the kartboy 6 speed one. I installed a kartboy one in a 04 sti I was nice, but it made a clicking noise with every shift from the reverse lock out ring.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:01 AM   #8
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A short throw doesnt necessarily LOWER the knob. Doesn't necessarily affect the distance edit cant think of the words of the shifter. GOOGLE. Again I have the suby sts(short throw shifter) which came with my car. The bushings will make more of a difference thanthe sts you pick. A lot less play and crisper shifts.
Again. Hopefully someone else will chime in or justgoogle the different shifters. Still think the bushings make a muchbigger difference than the sts you choose. GOOGLE. Still think bushings are more important than the shifter assembly.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:06 AM   #9
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:26 AM   #10
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The Subaru STS has to do with the connecting assembly, not the shifting rod itself. I have the Kartboy with the Subaru STS and it is fantastic. Google, or the search button would have been your friend for that though.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:17 AM   #11
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i have the kartboy full kit and it's a huge difference. the stock bushings are rubber so the shifts will be nice and smooth the way they should have been from the factory. i'd recommend grabbing a shift knob too. i got the fat perrin and the weight makes a big difference as well.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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I have the kartboy short throw and both front and rear bushings. I use my stock shift knob. It feels much better than stock for sure. I ran the kartboy short throw without the bushings for a while, and it was nice, but not there yet. After bushings, much much better.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:59 AM   #13
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Love my short throw. Ran it a little while before I did the bushings. Bushings do tighten it up nice. My car used to fall out of cruise control with big bumps or bumping the shifter, haven't had any problems since the bushings
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