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Old 06-25-2001, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default sloppy OEM shifter...suggestions???

hey, i just took delivery of a brand new wrx...the shifter is pretty damn sloppy (compared to my civic's...). does anyone know if the short throw shifter (available as a subie option) CURES this problem? OR should i look elsewhere.

much obliged...
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Old 06-25-2001, 05:33 PM   #2
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We never miss an opportunity to help out a fellow Impreza owner.

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Old 06-25-2001, 05:34 PM   #3
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the short throw will help a ton!

may not be the cure all.. but any short throw is better than none...

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Old 06-25-2001, 05:56 PM   #4
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Question subiegal and mark...

i'm use to that tight, "snicking" sensation from my civic's shifter. i know the subie's short shifter option will shorten the throw, but will it get rid of the shifter's vagueness and/or play? i gotSTA have me some tight shifts...can you dig it!

thanks again for the info. peoples...i appreciate the help.

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Old 06-25-2001, 06:53 PM   #5
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dont forget to get a kartboy shifter bushing to go along with that short shifter to make it nice, accurate, and crisp.

the bushing made quite a difference on my factory sti short shift.

thanks kartboy!

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Old 06-25-2001, 06:55 PM   #6
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Want a responsive shifter? Get the kartboy bushings, shirt shifter and STi motor/trans mounts. That'll give you a solid shift.
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Old 06-25-2001, 07:05 PM   #7
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What exactly is a "shirt shifter"?
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Old 06-25-2001, 10:08 PM   #8
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Listen to everyone in here! The Kartboy bushings will be one of the cheapest and easiest mods you'll make to your car.
Just check that the nut is still tight every so often. Every oil change is a good rule of thumb. Better yet, clean off the threads completely with brake cleaner and use some thread lock on it.

I can relate to what you're saying about the comparison to the Honda shifter- I had a del Sol Si with Energy Suspension's bushing kit. It shifted very well before the bushings, but was like a shifter kart afterwards. Snick snick!
'Honda' is almost a bad word in here, but pretty much anyone who's driven one will agree that Honda's FWD shifter works and feels better than pretty much every other front-driver out there, and even some RWD cars with the shifter mounted directly on the tranny. How'd they do that, anyway...?
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Old 06-25-2001, 10:17 PM   #9
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I agree Honda shifter/tranny is one to compare to. I am so glad that the wrx is not lose and unresponsive like vw/mitsubishi shifters. The loose feeling sucks, and not being able to feel the power through the shifter, i also hate the vw lag before you feel it.

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Old 06-26-2001, 12:17 AM   #10
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Talking thanks bottom feeder and ej20wrx...

i will go with those bushings and the mount thingys (excuse my newbie language). about honda being a bad word...nahhhh, i love hondas...it's just that, they got no TORQUE (unless you soup'em up)...other than that, their overall package (fit and finish, materials, attention to detail, and relatively low maintenance costs) is tops in my book. i use to own a supercharged civic coupe. she's soooo perty - sorry, i miss her (still in therapy). this is my first foray into subie-land. what i've experienced so far is quite satisfying (handles like a dream!)...haven't gassed it yet 'cause of the initial break-in period, BUT since i was used to driving a blown civic, you know i gotsta get my SPEED on. anyway, THANKS AGAIN FOR THE ADVICE.

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Old 06-26-2001, 12:21 AM   #11
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install on the KB bushings is the same as the Cusco, the KB's are just a lot less expensive:

http://www.scoobymods.com/mods/impreza/cusco.php

http://www.scoobymods.com/mods/impreza/kartboy-sti.php
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