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Old 02-03-2001, 01:33 PM   #1
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Ok I just put in the short shifter and went for a ride but I'm a little disappointed. The shifter is a little too notchy for my tastes. The biggest problem is that the shifter is buzzing/rattling at high rpm's especially 1st and 2nd. Anyone else's does this? Also the knob is a little loose at the correct position, by that I mean when it is tightened completely it's practically upside down. The knob moves around sometimes when I shift. I'm considering whether I shouls replace the stock shifter back or not. Can someone can give me any clue to what I can do about the rattle or the knob?

EDIT: ok I remembered something. The width of the barrel wasn't as wide the space between the link(???). Could this be why it's rattling so much?

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Old 02-03-2001, 04:05 PM   #2
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When you install the cobb shifter it comes with a couple extra little bits I couldnt figure out how to use, those stop the rattling. When you install, lift off the console cover, and you'll see the sound deadening material surrounding the shifter. REmove that (it just pulls out)you'll now see a rubber boot that connects to the shifter. remove this, you'll see a metal plate now. Notice that the rob running under the plate from the shifter probably has scrapes on it. The rattle is this rod rattling against that metal plate. unbolt the plate and use a file to remove a nice chunk of metal where the rod is rubbing. Make sure you take off enough. reinstall everything and your rattle should be gone. (you probably got two allen screws with thick washes with your kit, those fix it too... just not sure how) As for the knob, do you have the bearing to the front of the rod when its installed? Thats the right way. Otherwise, keep turning, mine had about 1 complete turn where it was snug enough not to move around.
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Old 02-04-2001, 05:20 PM   #3
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I'll take that cobb short shifter off your hands if you decided you don't like it.. How much you want for it, since it is used! hee hee
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Old 02-05-2001, 11:24 PM   #4
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That's probably the first time I've heard someone saying their shifter is TOO notch. I'm sure that once you get the rattle fixed, you'll get used to the notchiness. I'm going to get the STi replica one from Larry (www.imprezars.com) as soon as he gets them in stock. Seems that Cobb is getting them from him as fast as they come in! Ah, well, that's life. Hope you get that rattle fixed.
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Old 02-06-2001, 05:52 AM   #5
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HondaH8er, as far as I know Cobb's and imprezars.com's are two different (same style though) shifters each of their own design.

I personally like mike moffa's, but don't know if he's selling them to us US folks.

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Old 02-06-2001, 02:49 PM   #6
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When I installed, mine, at the very first I thought that it might be too notchy, but that is just because it is such a dramatic diffference from stock. Trust, me, I have had mine for about 3 months, you will get used to it and love it. Mine also has some slight vibration sounds at very high RPM, but I thought that this was caused by the little roller bearings in the shifter; they can't be totally tight and still do their job. Anyway, it is a little thing, and how often am I over 5000RPM? Just a couple seconds hare and there. I does not bother me.
Good luck! It can never be too notchy. You will see.
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Old 02-07-2001, 12:11 AM   #7
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ohmahasubaru, I'm just going off what I remember Larry saying. I asked when the shifters where going to be getting through customs, and he said that Cobb had already purchased them all from him. Of course, I might have just misread his reply. I could get them from Cobb, but I'll wait and save a few $. Peace!
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Old 02-07-2001, 09:50 AM   #8
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Hmmmmmm

Jonathan Yi, did you get my PM?? I made a counter offer, but I can still negociate with you on this.
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Old 02-08-2001, 12:43 AM   #9
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Close... COBB got them all from "our" supplier and I have more coming in next week - cleared customs and leaving the warehouse to me this week.

It turned out I was selling them way too cheap, and will only be able to honor the $79.95 for the backorders, but the website price will have to go up closer to being in line with COBB at the end of last year I had picked up a good quantity of them at a really good price, sold them all, and can't get that price again...

Larry www.ImprezaRS.com

PS: Jon, there have been some good suggestions here to try to resolve the buzz, I wish I could help more.

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