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Old 08-18-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default 2015 + WRX Short Throw Shift Plate - Boomba Racing

As many of you already know we already sell a short throw shifter for the 2015 + WRX as found here. While this shifter is already a great addition in itself, we figured why not push the envelope a little further.

We are currently in development of a short shift plate that mounts onto the transmission to add weight to the shifting throw as well as drastically reduce throw.

The picture below is our prototype unit. The highlighted differences are between our Boomba Short Throw Shifter without the shift plate, and the Boomba Short Throw Shifter WITH the shift plate.

Expect pictures of the actual arm and pricing within a week or so.



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Old 08-18-2015, 02:36 PM   #2
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Awesome!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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So your copying kartboy?

It sounds like they have a legal team....

Everyone chant with me: Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #4
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Awesome!
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So your copying kartboy?

It sounds like they have a legal team....

Everyone chant with me: Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction!
Copying? Sorry, but we've been in the shifter market for a very long time. We were actually the first and as far as I know the only company to make a short shift lever for the 2015 WRX.

Our short shift plate has been in development for quite some time but we don't like to make teaser threads until the product is closer to release. We can assure you this will not be a "copy" of Kartboy.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:41 PM   #5
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So your copying kartboy?

It sounds like they have a legal team....

Everyone chant with me: Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction!
So by that logic Boomba is copying Kartboy who is copying Perrin, since Perrin created the first STS adpater?

I can't wait to see how it works paired with the Boomba STS. Throws are gonna incredibly short from the looks of it. Is it only for the STS or will it work for those without it as well?
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:53 PM   #6
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So your copying kartboy?

It sounds like they have a legal team....

Everyone chant with me: Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction! Injunction!

Lame.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:24 PM   #7
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It's exactly the same part conceptually. I don't think people get that. And really, it sounded like he has a legal team.

But either way Kartboy nabbed all the low hanging fruit. You got beat. Better undercut his group buy pricing, coat a plate in platinum and offer up 200.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:25 PM   #8
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It's exactly the same part conceptually. I don't think people get that. And really, it sounded like he has a legal team.

But either way Kartboy nabbed all the low hanging fruit. You got beat. Better undercut his group buy pricing, coat a plate in platinum and offer up 200.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:27 AM   #9
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This is awesome, can't wait.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:26 PM   #10
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It's exactly the same part conceptually. I don't think people get that. And really, it sounded like he has a legal team.

But either way Kartboy nabbed all the low hanging fruit. You got beat. Better undercut his group buy pricing, coat a plate in platinum and offer up 200.

More competition is better for us, the consumer. Plus, things like weight and feel could very well be different from one company to another. Just because 2 companies make LED headlights don't make them the same.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:11 AM   #11
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Would you have information on how short the throws would be with just the shift plate but without the short shifter compared to stock? Or any photos (similar to the photo comparison in your original post) showing the throw difference between the shift plate vs stock?

Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:51 AM   #12
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More competition is better for us, the consumer. Plus, things like weight and feel could very well be different from one company to another. Just because 2 companies make LED headlights don't make them the same.
Ours will be different from competitors in its weight and design, that is for sure. It isn't very often you hear someone complain about too many choices lol.

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Would you have information on how short the throws would be with just the shift plate but without the short shifter compared to stock? Or any photos (similar to the photo comparison in your original post) showing the throw difference between the shift plate vs stock?

Thanks.
We plan to have that information later this week!
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:30 PM   #13
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Looks almost exactly like the stock unit. I assume it's just heavier?
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:58 PM   #15
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Looks almost exactly like the stock unit. I assume it's just heavier?
We would say the piece is re-engineered. It is made up of a different material, the shift linkage attaches at a shorter point causing a 30% throw reduction, it is counter-weighted so it makes shifting easier and more positive feeling, and the whole unit is zinc plated to protect against corrosion.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:09 PM   #16
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We would say the piece is re-engineered. It is made up of a different material, the shift linkage attaches at a shorter point causing a 30% throw reduction, it is counter-weighted so it makes shifting easier and more positive feeling, and the whole unit is zinc plated to protect against corrosion.
Gottcha! Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:39 PM   #17
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Wow, didn't expect it to have such a difference in mass compared to the stock plate.

Regarding the extra mass though, I would like to know if the extra mass could potentially cause problems and/or damage the transmission over time/use?
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:10 PM   #18
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Wow, didn't expect it to have such a difference in mass compared to the stock plate.

Regarding the extra mass though, I would like to know if the extra mass could potentially cause problems and/or damage the transmission over time/use?
Due to the way this piece sits when installed, it is not putting any extra wear on your transmission.
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Will adding this and the sts void any warranty?
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Due to the way this piece sits when installed, it is not putting any extra wear on your transmission.
Sweet, thanks.

This is interesting for me. Now, I just need to decide which to get. But this Boomba alternative does seem to be the most appealing as I'm assuming the extra mass over the stock plate is to counter the reduced shift throw in order to still provide similar to or even smoother shifting than stock.
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Free T-shirt with every purchase to sweeten the deal?
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Just ordered! Throw in some goodies please?
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:57 PM   #23
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Will adding this and the sts void any warranty?
Certain dealers can be more picky than others when it comes to aftermarket parts. Some dealers are fine with mods whereas other dealers will not accept any mods. We always tell the customer to ask the service advisor first for what’s acceptable at any given dealership and if you have any doubts to return the car to stock form before bringing it in to a dealer. Installation of this piece is relatively simple, so if you ever did want to remove it before going to a dealer for service, it can be removed quickly.

Furthermore there is a law called the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act that states in order for a dealer to deny warranty work on your car, they have to prove the aftermarket part you have installed caused your issue. For example if your window stops working and you have a cold air intake, the dealer is not going to void your warranty. It is illegal for a dealer to void your warranty for simply having aftermarket parts installed.

If you have any further questions, please let us know!

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Sweet, thanks.

This is interesting for me. Now, I just need to decide which to get. But this Boomba alternative does seem to be the most appealing as I'm assuming the extra mass over the stock plate is to counter the reduced shift throw in order to still provide similar to or even smoother shifting than stock.
The weight helps to make shifting a smoother experience! Having felt this shift plate installed, I am really a fan.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #24
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It'd be awesome if you guys can pair up the sts and this to provide a discount if we can get a group buy!! (considering that we have enough interest)
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:10 PM   #25
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It'd be awesome if you guys can pair up the sts and this to provide a discount if we can get a group buy!! (considering that we have enough interest)
You might be able to see into the future!
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