Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday October 20, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2001, 05:03 PM   #1
SUBYRS710
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 5186
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Pittsburgh Pa USA
Vehicle:
2000 2.5 RS Coupe
Silverthorn

Post Short Shif Kit

Cobb Tuning offers the short throw shifter for $99, And they also have the STI short shift kit for $250. Whats really the difference? Wouldnt just the short throw shifter provide me with the performance and feel that i want? Or would i need to buy the entire sti kit for the real feel of a short throw shift?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
SUBYRS710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 05:33 PM   #2
tom@kartboy
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 67
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
1999 Outlasting
the competition.

Post

PSSTTTTT!!!
lookie here too
Kartboy Shifters
tom@kartboy.com
tom@kartboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 05:47 PM   #3
kaos200
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2692
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SoCal
Post

I'll vouch for Kartboy, I have his shifter and it's SWEEET!
kaos200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 05:49 PM   #4
SubEd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 717
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Post

psst...hey buddy...wanna buy a short shifter?...(opens trenchcoat)...check out this..
>
>
>
>
>
>
Kartboy!
SubEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 05:54 PM   #5
tom@kartboy
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 67
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
1999 Outlasting
the competition.

Post

SubEd
funny you should say that.
at the last auto-x I had my briefcase toolbox with a few shifters in there and pretty much did that. I installed a few shifter for the local guys it was pretty funny
tom@kartboy.com
tom@kartboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 06:03 PM   #6
SubEd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 717
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Post

As I mentioned in another thread, I took out my Kartboy and replaced it with the stock shifter for trade-in. It sits way too high, and the throw is LONG! Don't forget how nice your shifter is over the long haul!

Ed (just ordered a WRX shifter from you)
p.s. Can you install my bushings? It's one thing I don't look forward to. You must travel to Vermont for the install!
SubEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 07:44 PM   #7
Sooberman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5344
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Greenwood Lake, NY...where the heck is that?!? :P
Vehicle:
2002 WRX WRagon
Platinum Slipper

Post

I've heard a lot of praise regarding the Kartboy Short-shifters. People also recommend the Cusco bushing kit with it (installation instructions under "Mods").
Damn! Can't wait to get my new ride!
Kartboy, get ready for my order! (Maybe I'll order early and sleep with the shifter under my pillow.)
<FONT COLOR="Red">Soober</FONT c><FONT COLOR="Blue">man!</FONT c>



[This message has been edited by Sooberman (edited April 15, 2001).]
Sooberman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2001, 08:22 AM   #8
Fmdeadrick
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 200
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza 2.5RS
Black

Post

Trenchcoat salesman east says:

Kartboy Shifter Bushings are cheaper!


mark@kartboy.com
www.kartboy.com

Speeling!

[This message has been edited by fmdeadrick (edited April 16, 2001).]
Fmdeadrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2001, 08:58 AM   #9
Peaty
Techno Sapien
Moderator
 
Member#: 449
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lawrence, KS
Vehicle:
2010 Legacy 3.6R Lim
Azurite Blue Pearl

Post

Peaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2001, 09:34 AM   #10
bryanw
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 807
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Greenville, SC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Black

Post

I've tried both the Kartboy and SPT shift-kit. The SPT (which I think is the same as the STi) is a little shorter and feels stronger (probably the bushings). So I can say that I really love the SPT more than the Kartboy. But it costs a lot more. The kit came out to like $270 and with labor it was almost $400 installed. Since you should be able to install the Kartboy yourself, the SPT kit is about 4 times more expensive. But it's not 4 times better. Maybe 1.5 times better. So there you have it. The SPT is a better shifter, but the Kartboy is a better value.
bryanw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2001, 11:22 AM   #11
Peaty
Techno Sapien
Moderator
 
Member#: 449
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lawrence, KS
Vehicle:
2010 Legacy 3.6R Lim
Azurite Blue Pearl

Post

I've tried both too and the only differnce I could tell was the STi shift knob was higher and the shifting was a more mushy until the bushings were installed. After the bushings were installed it was pretty much the same except the height of the knob. The STi bushing was the same as the RS as far as I could tell.
Peaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buyer Beware!! short shifters - look what happened to my short shifter kit djdorazio Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 16 10-22-2009 07:28 PM
wtb kartboy short shifter/sti short shift kit 5MT mcyyy123 SCIC Private Classifieds 5 10-18-2009 08:16 PM
Short shift kit tora Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 12 02-24-2007 08:12 PM
Difference between STi short shifter and dealer install short shift kit? tsay Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 6 12-29-2001 05:12 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.