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Old 05-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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Location: Triad, NC
2007 WRX TR
Satin White Pearl

Default 2007 WRX TR w/ spt short shifter linkage, with Cobb adjustable shifter

Ok, now this is the second review I've written about a shifter installed with my spt short shifter linkage. First review (kartboy) is here:


So having already tried the kartboy and not being real happy with it, I immediately wanted to try the Cobb, because it was adjustable and would allow me to make it as short as I want, and also because the shifter lever itself is perfectly straight up and down. It has no bends, like the stock and kartboy shifter do.

1. Install was again very easy. Took me about 10 minutes this time. All you need is grease, 12mm socket and wrench, and a small screwdriver to pry the bushing out. I cannot stress enough the importance of having a plastic dead-blow hammer. It only takes a couple of hits with that thing to get the shifter to pop into place.

2. Because it is adjustable, you can continue to mess with it until you get the shift throw that is short enough for you, and also the height of the knob. However, depending on what type of knob you use, you may be only to make it so short...I have the stock TR knob, and if I adjust it too short, the knob doesn't screw down tight all the way onto the shifter, because it is hitting the top of the main body of the Cobb shifter.

3. If you want to get the most out of the adjustability, you need to remove the metal trim that surrounds the shifter, and cut out the top left corner. This part of the install took me about 15 minutes with a dremel. Not hard at all, and not a big deal to me if I want short shifts.

I am definitely happy with the Cobb shifter. The shifts are now noticeably better than the stock lever, and also the kartboy lever. I highly recommend the Cobb adjustable shifter, and it is definitely worth the $30 extra compared to the Kartboy.

I haven't had any problems yet with the shifter coming loose at the allen screw.

If you have the SPT shifter linkage and aren't happy with it, buy the Cobb.

Hope that helps.
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