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Old 06-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #1
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I had a Kartboy short shifter put on my '16 STI a couple months back. It was kinda sticky then, and it's still sticky now. I don't know if I'm just bad at driving or if this is something others deal with...when I'm on the throttle hard and go from 2nd to 3rd I miss 3rd pretty frequently, no grinding but I get stuck in neutral. I drove an STI with the factory STS yesterday and it felt awesome. Any tips? I dont particularly want to spend the money for a new shifter but, unless anyone has any tips for the Kartboy shifter, I may switch to the factory STI. And if this is just me being bad at shifting please don't hesitate to make fun of me for it haha
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:16 PM   #2
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The lever pivot bolt may have been overtightened and/or not properly lubricated. Said bolt only requires minimum torque, about 8 ft-lbs, and the bolt and lever bushing should be lubricated with white lithium grease.
Failure to follow the above steps can result in a stiff shifter.
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The lever pivot bolt may have been overtightened and/or not properly lubricated. Said bolt only requires minimum torque, about 8 ft-lbs, and the bolt and lever bushing should be lubricated with white lithium grease.
Failure to follow the above steps can result in a stiff shifter.
THIS! 100% of the time this is the cause. pull the center pivot bolt out and regrease the faces. while you are at it might as well push out the center sleeve and do that also. retorque to 8-10 pounds. drive around the block before buttoning it all up.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:14 PM   #4
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THIS! 100% of the time this is the cause. pull the center pivot bolt out and regrease the faces. while you are at it might as well push out the center sleeve and do that also. retorque to 8-10 pounds. drive around the block before buttoning it all up.
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Psh... What do you know about kartboy shifters???
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:34 PM   #5
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