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Old 05-03-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question okay so.... Who here has done an 05 STi Shifter Trim Ring install on a non STi?

Curious.

has anyone done this? with photos?

I mean... I know I've sold the trim ring kit

but, for the life of me I cannot find instructions (for a customer)
on how to install.

also....

when lining up the shifter trim ring on a non STi
it just looks odd

doesnt look like it's going to fit right....
looks like the ring wants to sit right on top of the boot itself.

Have you guys found this to be correct?


ahhh CLIFFNOTES:

so does it fit?
who's done it?
who has photos? the write up?

thanks!!!!

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Old 05-03-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:33 PM   #3
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fog light mod?
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
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It should fit a WRX no problems... 05 STi -> 05 WRX .... 04 to 05 shifter trim is different, though ...
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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There are two styles of the shifter trim...

2005-06


2004

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Old 05-03-2006, 06:05 PM   #6
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There are two styles of the shifter trim...

2005-06


2004

pwned!

i thot u sold these parts...
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:20 PM   #7
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where can i buy 06 shifter trim?
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:32 PM   #8
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:23 AM   #9
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you guys really lack reading comprehension dont you?





i know where to BUY the kit.
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=819

duh...

but... regarding the 2005/2006 trim only



i'm looking FOR INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
but.... looks like i'll just have to make my own

the scoobymods link = 2004 model only and is NOT the same as 2005.

erm.. thanks

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Old 05-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #10
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you guys really lack reading comprehension dont you?





i know where to BUY the kit.
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=819

duh...

but... regarding the 2005/2006 trim only



i'm looking FOR INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
but.... looks like i'll just have to make my own

the scoobymods link = 2004 model only and is NOT the same as 2005.

erm.. thanks

Jamie

You were asking.

Does it fit?

Well, that part has been answered

I think you can search a little and you shall find
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #11
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You have to cut your center console, near the shifter to make it fit. it's a PIA
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:45 AM   #12
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Just added the STi ring on my 06 last night. Took about 10 minutes.

NOTE: The stock WRX boot will not work. You will need the STi boot as well as the ring for 05+ installs. The problem was the stock boot is raised so it is flush with the bezel. (Ware the boot and bezel meet up) On the STi boot its a little lower to allow the STi ring to sink in and become fulsh with the bezel. For the 05+ swaps there is no drilling required.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:13 AM   #13
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Just added the STi ring on my 06 last night. Took about 10 minutes.

NOTE: The stock WRX boot will not work. You will need the STi boot as well as the ring for 05+ installs. The problem was the stock boot is raised so it is flush with the bezel. (Ware the boot and bezel meet up) On the STi boot its a little lower to allow the STi ring to sink in and become fulsh with the bezel. For the 05+ swaps there is no drilling required.

now THAT is the kind of info i'm looking for

THANK YOU

finally, someone who can read




it's blatantly obvious
you DO NOT HAVE TO CUT your console to fit the 2005 trim

the sti boot must be the key to make the install "make sense"

I'll recommend that to my customers from now on.

thanks again




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Old 05-04-2006, 11:47 AM   #14
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here is mine before the 6spd install....had it with the 5spd kb ss w/lgt knob

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:55 PM   #15
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it's plug n' play.. the screws bolt into the holes on the shift boot and not your center console. i bought my shifter trim and boot used so i had to go to the dealer to get the right screws for it

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #16
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...I think you can search a little and you shall find
Dude... did you really just tell Jamie to "search?" [/balls]

Thanks for starting this thread, Jamie. Weird how I was just trying to figure this out.

Yes, using the STi boot is key. Dustin just swapped my rex boot out for an STi and the difference is that now there is a recessed place for the trim to settle into.

I bought the STi trim from a dealer but it looks like they gave me the '04 part whose bottom corners are more curved -- less squared off -- compared to the '05. On hold with them right now... .

Yup, they gave me the '04. I'll make the exchange this morning (OT: on my way to PdxT for a tune! after the 6spd etc, conversion). I'll post up later to confirm the plug 'n playness of this mod after the right boot is in.

Thanks for the pics, SubasaurusWrex and FWD WRX.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:55 PM   #17
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can someone put an 06 around an auto shifter to see if it will fit, i've tried an 04 and it wasn't even close.
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:26 AM   #18
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These trim kits will not fit on AT's

they are not meant for AT's

you can probably make them work, somehow, but it will likely look
um... not so great

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These trim kits will not fit on AT's

they are not meant for AT's

you can probably make them work, somehow, but it will likely look
um... not so great

Jamie
shiftboot FTW? or to at least cover up the mess...
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:54 PM   #20
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I did this on my '02 back when I first got it. It was one of the biggest PITA installs I've ever done, possibly as bad as the uppipe, and if I knew how bad I'd have to hack up the existing parts to get this simple trim ring to fit half-assed at best, I'd have never done it. It does look cool though!
I know that's not instructions but I just had to vent.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:24 AM   #21
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^^^ what he said, it's a PITA in the 02-04's. Done mine the day before I swapped interior, didnt think I was gonna make the deadline but it took me a while to figure out if I could do it without cutting the console, but u HAVE too, and it's not worth it IMO
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:00 AM   #22
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okay one more time

this thread is not about the 2002-2004's


we're strictly talking about 2005 to 2006 installs
as the trim is completely different.... COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.














thank you
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:18 PM   #23
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bump for some more info. id love to pick up the shifter trim and whatever else id need to simply bolt this into my 2005 wrx. jamie, have you found any other info so you can put a kit together for a direct bolt in?
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:22 AM   #24
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You need the STi boot to do this... install the boot first. (Those marks near the AC control are photographic anomalies.)




If you've done that, you already know how to get behind the center console piece that surrounds the shifter and the ash tray. Just gently work your fingers under the aft lip of that part and lift.



(You don't need to remove the shifter knob. I did only to get a better view of the entire shifter trim.)


Install the shifter trim with the nuts and bolts that Jamie can provide you along with the trim... part # FE66244FE000. Hook the forward lip of the console piece under the bottom lip of the part above it and gently press down until it's seated. You're done.


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Cool recirc knob relocation and setup overall
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