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Old 09-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Installed the Kartboy shifter and bushings...

on our 2005 project sti. It already had the factory shortshift.

The installation was simple, took about 45mins inside the car, and 45mins underneath the car.

The side to side slop is decreased slightly (wasn't a whole lot present before)

The lower actual shifter height is a welcome change, and the action is smooth and precise, reminds me of a tight race gearbox.

I would definetly recommend their products to anyone, but im sure you've all read about them before.

props to the kartboy crew.

I will be doing some more reviews shortly on our H&R RSS coilover kit, and some other tidbits.

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Old 09-28-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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I also just installed the Kartboy SS last night and it sure is a huge difference vs stock. I didn't get to the bushings yet but definately looking forward to it!
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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mine are on order!!
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:18 PM   #4
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Default you'll love the bushings...

some advice, u dont have to take the crossmember out, just push it forward.

if you dont have an aftermarket TB exhaust, throw a towel over the exhaust, to cover the heatshielding, it's sharp.

I'd also recommend greasing the bushings.

I'm certain you will enjoy.

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Old 09-28-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
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so just unbolt the crossmember and push it foward? leave the downpipe bolted on?
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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u dont need to unbolt the exhaust at all. (unless u want)

Just loosen the 4 14mm bolts on the cross brace, u can then drop the tranny down a bit, unbolt the two 14mm bolts in the center and slide the crossmember forward.

pretty easy, grease the bushings, and dont overtighten them.

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Old 09-28-2004, 06:51 PM   #7
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So is the kartboy better than the STi upgrade SS?
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:57 PM   #8
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Chad,
I asked Tom at Kartboy and he said grease wasn't necessary. Is there a reason why you are recommending it? I suppose it can't hurt any doing it, FWIW.
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:57 PM   #9
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So is the kartboy better than the STi upgrade SS?
i have the same question. is the oem sti ss worth the extra money over the kartboy?
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:04 PM   #10
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i have the same question. is the oem sti ss worth the extra money over the kartboy?
i would say definately not because the kartboy came out way after the oem short shifter. the oem SS reduces throws by 10% vs kartboy's reduction of 40%...
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:09 PM   #11
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:21 PM   #12
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Transmission forum is there for a reason people.

This has what to do with the engine?
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:33 PM   #13
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Transmission forum is there for a reason people.

This has what to do with the engine?


Someone had to say it.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450230

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Old 09-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #14
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:00 AM   #15
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Default ok..

sorry about the wrong forum thing guys... working my way around nasioc...

I just think the kartboy is a more "positive" feeling shifter.

the OEM shortshift had sort of a rubber feeling, although the range of movement was shorter....to put in context...

KB feels like its connected to a stationary mount, whereas the oem feels like you have something at the other end that also has movement in it.

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Old 09-29-2004, 04:20 PM   #16
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ok, so im new around here too, so im gonna ask a newb question...was this thread moved? cos i got to it thru the transmission/driveline forum...just curious, i dont wanna be a pest posting in the wrong spots
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Old 09-29-2004, 05:20 PM   #17
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Cool glad you like the setup Chad
for all the other guys take a look at his site. he's not some punkass streetracer.. well he might be that too

i'll try and see if i can make it up to laguna

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