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Old 08-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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2002 WRX Wagon
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Default Is the Kartboy kit still considered the go-to for bushing replacement?

I have a 2002 WRX wagon that has just experienced total bushing failure. My question is based on what I recall from a general opinion from years ago.

I'm trying to give her some love, and want to do whats best, so I'm leaning toward the short throw kit. Thank you for your time and recommendations!
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:22 PM   #2
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1998 Legacy 2.5GT
Silver Sleeper BK, 5MT


I never used KB.
Other than some gripes on price, can't say I remember an issue on their parts.

Most name brands are rather close on quality, price is also rather close.
for Subaru, I tend to use COBB or Cusco.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #3
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15 WRX/05 GTO


If you want to completely rebuild and upgrade your shifter, go to Turn In Concepts and buy this-
You get the Kartboy short throw lever, a couple of Kartboy bushings, and some TIC bushings that Kartboy doesn't make (most notably the complete u-joint assembly where the shifter connects to the trans).
This assumes your car has the stock shifter. in the event it has the Subaru SPT short throw setup then you'll need the narrow version of this kit.
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