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Old 10-09-2019, 02:03 AM   #26
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The Cobb double adjustable shifter is the way to go. Not only can you adjust the throw, but also the height of the shifter handle. In addition, the feel of the throw is very solid. After trying the rest, the Cobb shifter is the best.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:54 AM   #27
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if you really like the feel of STS, you can go with OEM 1st, then later on get a chance to meet someone with an aftermarket piece. Id say you'll end up getting an aftermarket one installed on OEM STS.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:06 AM   #28
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Does combining the STS shifter with an aftermarket short throw result in a shorter throw than putting an aftermarket on the standard shifter?
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:10 AM   #29
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I've driven cars with and without the short throw shifter....and it is a noticeable difference. Performance wise, no difference....feel wise, feels more "precise" going into gears.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:48 AM   #30
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My experience (other cars, but still . . .) is that with short-throw shifters the shift feel generally gets "notchier". That's where you feel too much of what's happening as you move the various transmission bits along from the disengagement of one gear to engagement of the next. I've actually lengthened a couple of shift levers to get away from that kind of feel. Smoother shifting is just nicer most anywhere that isn't a dragstrip, and worrying about shift time in street driving to the point where you have to take an inch or so out of your hand movement is utterly pointless.


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Old 10-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #31
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I have a kartboy on my 5 speed wrx, I like the shorter throw but don’t like the fact that the knob sits lower. I have a oem short shifter on my 6 speed and love everything about it, the knob sits at stock like hight, it’s perfect.
I have a Kartboy 5 speed and an OEM STi 6 speed STS (with upgraded bushings and the TiC linkage fix) and 100% agree.

The KB is nice, but it's a bit too low. But the STi STS is so much more precise, and less likely to misshift in the moment.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:41 AM   #32
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I have a Kartboy 5 speed and an OEM STi 6 speed STS (with upgraded bushings and the TiC linkage fix) and 100% agree.

The KB is nice, but it's a bit too low. But the STi STS is so much more precise, and less likely to misshift in the moment.


I also have TIC bushings on the oem 6 speed short throw, I think it feels awesome.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:57 PM   #33
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My experience (other cars, but still . . .) is that with short-throw shifters the shift feel generally gets "notchier". That's where you feel too much of what's happening as you move the various transmission bits along from the disengagement of one gear to engagement of the next. I've actually lengthened a couple of shift levers to get away from that kind of feel. Smoother shifting is just nicer most anywhere that isn't a dragstrip, and worrying about shift time in street driving to the point where you have to take an inch or so out of your hand movement is utterly pointless.


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I agree with this. If "feel" is $100+ worth it to someone, then fine. Ain't my money. On a WRX? OK. STI?......where it already has a factory short throw and the accessory only shortens THAT by 10%(pretty good if you can actually tell THAT distance). Absofreakinlutely not. Not for that price.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #34
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My 2006 STi has a factory short throw in it and I actually really like it.

I hate having a short shifter height (like Kartboy and others) so most aftermarket ones don't suit me. The OEM one retains a relatively tall shifter height, with a shorter throw. It also feels tighter (bushing wise) than the OEM normal shifter. I bought a Cobb double adjustable that I have not installed yet. You can adjust shifter height and throw independently.
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