Thread: ('11-'14) Shifter Bushings
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
That looks correct, the kartboy one has metal sleeves built in which should help prevent over torqing or distortion of the bushing over time.

The fronts should be the same though and brand doesn't matter in that case imho
OK, thanks for the info.

So I'm in the process of reading through the service manual to get myself somewhat familiar with the process for installing a short shift kit and bushings (and to convince myself that this is within my capabilities). In this diagram, is #23 (which they call "cushion rubber") what you're referring to as the "rear bushing"? And is #25 what you're referring to as the "front bushing"?

The other thing I'm wondering is if I wouldn't like the way people are saying that the Perrin short shift kit moves the shift lever forward. What do you guys with the Perrin kit think? How much further forward are you reaching for the shift knob? Is this bothersome?

If I went Kartboy, is this the correct kit for our Imprezas?

Am I right that this Kartboy kit includes the front and rear bushings? For those of you who installed the Kartboy or Perrin kit (including new bushings), does it increase drivetrain noise in the cabin?

I'm trying to decide if the Kartboy kit is worth the extra $75 over the Perrin kit....
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