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Old 02-22-2001, 10:37 PM   #1
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Post SPT or STI shift kit?

What is the difference between the SPT short shift kit from Subaru parts and the STI short shift kit. I know the SPT one is cheaper but is there that big a difference in quality?
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Old 02-22-2001, 11:26 PM   #2
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You've got an '01, so the SPT linkage is pretty much the same as what's sitting in your car now. The only difference is the lever itself. So save $100 and get the Kartboy. Get the linkage bushings too. Before I put the bushings in, I thought " Hey this is pretty cool. Kinda notchy, really quick, and pretty firm." Then I put the bushings in and it gave a whole new meaning to FIRM. I love it.
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Old 02-23-2001, 10:07 AM   #3
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My friend has the Sti shifter and although not bad I prefer the C's shifter so I'll e getting that soon. It's only for WRX though, not sure if it would fit a 2.5.
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Old 02-23-2001, 07:35 PM   #4
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Getting a lot of milage out of these pics lately

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Linkage in the STi is the same as the RS so is the bushing really.

more pics here:
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:01 AM   #5
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I've felt the SPT shifter and its not nearly as short as the Kartboy. If you shave down the SPT though (it sits pretty tall) a few inches and re-tap it I'm sure you'd get it shorter. Personally I'd go for the Kartboy.
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:27 AM   #6
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No one seems to have answered your question.

The SPT and the STi are the same.

It is one of the STi parts that SOA has made available through the dealers.

It is still unclear whether the linkage is the same as the current RS though. The lever is definitely different, but most would argue that the rest of the package is the same (Unless you have a 98).

This is why most others recommend a shift lever and not to bother with the rest (see above posts).

Hope that helps.

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