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Old 08-08-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Short Shifter Question. STi and Kartboy short shifters

Alright so I bought an 2003 WRX and was interesting in the short shifter kit. I have the STi short shifter on there already but I am interested if I can add a Kartboy to it as well to improve it even more. I know teh STi one shortens it vertically and horizontally and the the kartboy only does vertically, so that is waht I want. Will ti be an easy bolt on application and will it work alot better? Can I also add the Kartboy shifter bushings to it as well? Thanks!

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:29 PM   #2
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You can always add the bushings regardless of what shifter you have. They will make a noticeable difference in how the shifter feels although bushings alone don't shorten the throw- they just tighten things up and improve the mechanical feedback.
You can install a Kartboy lever with the STi shifter if you want, but you'd have to get the one made for a GC ('01-earlier) and not the one made for the GD since the STi shifter uses the older style linkage. The STi lever sits at the same height as the stock one, the Kartboy is somewhat lower.
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
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Hello
The KB shifter is about 15% shorter than the optional shifter from SOA.
like Mulder said you will need to order the one for the older RS. since the STi style shifter is narrower in the center section.
also we lower the shift knob height about 0.750" from what factory and STi is.

reguardless of what shifter you have in the car our bushings will fit

if you have any questions feel free to email me

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
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Hello
The KB shifter is about 15% shorter than the optional shifter from SOA.
like Mulder said you will need to order the one for the older RS. since the STi style shifter is narrower in the center section.
also we lower the shift knob height about 0.750" from what factory and STi is.

reguardless of what shifter you have in the car our bushings will fit

if you have any questions feel free to email me

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Old 08-09-2004, 01:16 AM   #5
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Tom,
Have you considered a group buy? I would be very interested. I have purchased the shifter, bushings, and endlinks for my wrx from you and have been extremely pleased. I have recently upgraded to a STi tranny, so I am interested in the shifter and possibly bushings for that.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:52 PM   #6
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Tom,
Have you considered a group buy?
Sorry we dont do group buys or let our vendors do them. i dont think i've seen one go smoothly. I'd rather not chance it

Happy Shifting
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