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Old 12-25-2001, 03:53 AM   #3
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Toronto
02 WRX
Ver. 7 STi swap'd bugeye

Default STi + KB Bushings (so I thought)

I dropped off my car at the dealer to have the 18K km service and had them install my STi shifter and my bushings. I picked up the car, drove it, LOVED it, then realized, a week later that the Kartboy bushings were NOT installed when the SS was put in. I left them in the box for the mechanic and he, I guess, forgot....

Even with the STi bushings the entire car[/u] felt more solid. The lose and long throws gave the impression that the grear box truely is crap (the posts on this board didn't help either) and that took away from the experience. But the SS tightned things up, reduced throws and made the helm more enjoyable. The shifts take a bit more effort, even without the hard bushings, but I think it feels great. I'm not sure I want the KB bushings now.

One thing that the STi shifter offers, that the others dont, is a short throw at the stock height. This is important if you want to reach the shifter quickly - something that rally drivers demand (and get) with the shifter located very close to, or on the steering wheel.
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