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Old 04-02-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
I'm thinking of buying the Kartboy SS + bushings. Who knows of a good place where I can have them installed? I just don't have the time/patience, even though I hear it's relatively easy. Preferably in the mid-peninsula or SF.
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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Its not a tough install at all. But if you must, LIC in Novato is one of the best subie shops around.

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Old 04-03-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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i agree with vaus. mpj is another good place.
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Old 04-04-2005, 03:44 AM   #4
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:21 PM   #5
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yea i was kinda the same way, but seriously its über simple to at least do the shifter intsall...
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88
Choose what you have whether it be an RS, WRX, or STi (STi's IIRC are sorta PITA for the shifter) but basically...all you do is unscrew the console area and lift it off, then take a 12mm socket/ratchet and a 12mm open ended wrench and undo that bolt and pop off the OEM shifter, put the new 1 in place with the bushings inside and give it a good smack down with a mallet and there ya go! I haven't done my bushings yet, I got lazy and haven't even bothered yet since the shifter alone feels ALOT better
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Old 04-04-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
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like others have said mpj/gb, gruppe-s, or lic. it's a really simply install though and doesn't take more than 20 minutes for both parts.
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:41 AM   #7
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like others have said mpj/gb, gruppe-s, or lic. it's a really simply install though and doesn't take more than 20 minutes for both parts.
The 20 minutes depends greatly on the car and person. Mine took about an hour as I tried to get the shifter to pop into the socket. Finally, 4 solid whacks with a 15lb dumbell with a jack handle on the shifter set it in place. I would have to see someone install one as the directions say on scoobymods (plastic hammer) to believe it. The other person I talked to about this wasn't able to get it in there till he bought a 3lb sledge hammer. It's not a tough install, but the plastic hammer stuff is BS (in some cases I guess). Be prepared to safely use more weight/inertia to pop it into place. The rest of the install could be done by a sleepwalking 5 yr old. Otherwise, MPJ/GB would be my vote!! If you go that route, have them do steering bushings while you are there. I think a short shifter is one of the 'must do' mods and the Kartboy is great.
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Old 04-05-2005, 03:40 PM   #8
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When I've installed short shifters for people i just put a towel over the shifter then tap it pretty hard with a rubber mallet. You don't need a sledge hammer or a hammer because that might damage the shifter if you hit it with something that solid.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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yea all i did after i popped the old shifter out and put the kartboy in...screw the shift knob on the shifter, put a cloth or something over the shift knob and took my rubber mallet and gave it a good whack and *POP* it was in no problems at all, may have taken a second whack because i wasnt sure how hard to smack it, but needless to say...either ur weak...or ur mallet sucks lol, i dont see why there would be complications...obviously u wanna grease up the ball on the end of the shifter-- just take some of that grease thats around the old ball and wipe it on the new 1 and pop it in there...
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