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Old 02-05-2001, 11:20 AM   #1
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Question POLL: what short throw lever do you like?

what short throw lever do you like:

one with the angle like Kartboy, STI, etc.

or

the straight shaft design like the Cobb tuning, imprezars.com (sti replica),etc.

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Old 02-05-2001, 11:35 AM   #2
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It doesn't matter, as long as it works. The straight shaft with the tube on hte side is for ease of manufacturing and is most probably cheaper. In terms of feel, they both as even as can be, though.
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Old 02-05-2001, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 02-05-2001, 01:17 PM   #4
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well all i've driven is the
Sti and the SPT and i like em both...

someone let me drive their Kartboy shifter fitted car... i wanna compare... maybe i'll want a Kartboy!!

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Old 02-05-2001, 01:25 PM   #5
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Kartboy's Short shifter is excellent. Pair it up with his shifter bushings and I would stack it up against any of the others. Value for the dollar it cannot be beat.
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Old 02-05-2001, 02:22 PM   #6
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I like my Kartboy, but I also haven't driven a car with any other shifter (besides stock).

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Old 02-05-2001, 02:31 PM   #7
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my kartboy is great. subiegal - feel free to come down and try mine, but bring your sunglasses - there's this big bright light in the sky...

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Old 02-05-2001, 03:31 PM   #8
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As soon as I get my old linkage back you can drive mine J. It'll have the Kartboy. Or if you want you can put the Kartboy in yours and drive it around a bit (but you gotta give it back!).
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Old 02-05-2001, 04:18 PM   #9
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Don't say Kartboy, or he'll post 5 digit CAD models of our top secret recipe.


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Old 02-05-2001, 04:27 PM   #10
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its a suprise for the new cars
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Old 02-06-2001, 12:13 AM   #11
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Just put in the Kartboy shifter Sunday. It is SO MUCH better than stock, it's amazing. I have the bushings too, but haven't put them in yet.
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Old 02-06-2001, 12:26 AM   #12
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Tom, Mark? Do I need to get a new car so I can have whatever you're planning?
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Old 02-06-2001, 12:32 AM   #13
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I got the Kartboy shifter. I think its a lot better then stock and you can't argue with the price compared to the STI.
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Old 02-06-2001, 12:45 AM   #14
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Kartboy!... theh SPT/STi still feels too sloopy to me

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Old 02-06-2001, 02:53 PM   #15
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I love my unit from www.imprezaRS.com

It is very short and very notchy. And very cheap. $80 shipped can't be beat!
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Old 02-06-2001, 04:31 PM   #16
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From our scientific calculation, the kartboy shifter may indeed be the only forwards and backwards compatable shifter. Your results may vary.


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Old 02-06-2001, 05:19 PM   #17
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kartboy.

nuff said

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Old 02-06-2001, 05:25 PM   #18
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I'm gonna be pretty pissed off if you start making cheap copies if my shifter as i'm sure Trey and Ganz will be also.
Why dont you try and make your own design instead of coping someone elses?
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Old 02-06-2001, 05:33 PM   #19
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I'll have my Kartboy shifter and bushings in my car about 10 minutes after I get it back in my grasp.

It's going to be an awesome thing to behold, what with my one trial run with the car at Rally Knight when it was running the stock RS shifter. Worlds better than the 1.8L. I can only imagine what it's going to shift like when I get it back!
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Old 02-06-2001, 06:16 PM   #20
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HOw hard is it to install the shortshifter? I might consider one soon. Kartboy would you be able to install one for my RS?

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Old 02-06-2001, 06:20 PM   #21
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long
you can either go to one if the auto-x's or swing by the house
i'll install the combo for you no problem
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Old 02-06-2001, 08:33 PM   #22
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Could somebody please quantitate/qualitate the different between the Kartboy shifter + Kartboy bushings and the OEM shifter + Kartboy bushings? Thanks in advance...
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Old 02-06-2001, 10:38 PM   #23
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OEM shifter/KB bushings = Stock shift with a little more solid feel.

KB shifter/bushings = Short throw shift with more solid feel.



By the way you Kartboy folk, my Kartboy sticker is FAULTY!! Somebody forgot to put the 'y' in the web address.
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Old 02-06-2001, 10:58 PM   #24
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the Kartboy has awesome feeling. Just this mechanical/ i'm in tune with my car feel. However, is it me? the weather? or something. But i'm really hesitant to shift ultra-fast. It feels like i'm grinding or unnaturally mashing something together. any suggestions?

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Old 02-06-2001, 11:16 PM   #25
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has anyone driven the Syms Short shifter sold at Suby Sports?
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