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Old 04-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default CT - stuck, rear shifter bushing, need help asap

Right now as I'm typing I'm stuck in the middle of switching out my front and rear shifter bushings with kartboy front/rear bushings. Got done with the front and cannot get the two bolts on the rear bushing threaded to save my life.

If anyone has experience with this and can come help I'd be very grateful. I'm located in Farmington and willing to buy you your 12-pack of choice or whatever if you can help me finished this up tonight. Please contact me as soon as possible [removed]. Thanks in advance, this is my daily driver so I would like to get this finished up!
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Nevermind, I finished it. Slightly felt like I could have cross-threaded the second bolt. Oh well, we'll never find out because that was such a pain in the ass I'm never removing or switching it to anything else. Kartboy could save people the agony and frustration and just making a rear shifter bushing that lines up with the threads..but I digress. Time to go find out if I even notice any difference in shifting/driving.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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Kartboy could save people the agony and frustration and just making a rear shifter bushing that lines up with the threads..but I digress.
Did you compare it to your stock part? I've put a few of these in, it's a tight space to work in but blaming the part as being flawed is a stretch.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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I recently installed one of these. Yes they suck. It would be easier to catch thread with a tapered bolt. However, the kartboy piece is not the Issue, Those bolts thread into the body on a weird angle.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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Its easiest if you start both bolts at once while holding the bushing as far away from the body as possible (while still being captured by the bolts), and/or use an impact to zip the bolts in.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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I just went to an autoparts store and got longer bolts for like $1.50...
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