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Old 02-11-2001, 01:34 PM   #1
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Post shifter lever vs. quick shift kit

Is there a performance difference between
say the kartboy shift lever, and the quick shift kit offered as an option from subaru?
I realize there is a big cost difference.
Do you need the linkage in a new car? Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2001, 01:49 PM   #2
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Nope..the lever only is fine if the car is just a few years old. The only reason to get the whole linkage is to get the new bushings, etc. that would come with it...something useful only i the car has some miles on it. I have experience with only 1 shifter (Graham Goode), but have heard nothing but good things about the Kartboy unit MRT one, and others.
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Old 02-11-2001, 02:18 PM   #3
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I ran the Subaru/STi one for a few weeks while another Scooby owner got some warranty work done on his tranny, and it was pretty nice. Well.. now that his car is out of the shop and we traded back, I've got the Kartboy installed. I love it. In my opinion it's way better than the STi bits. I forgot to install the new bushings and it's still awesome. Get the Kartboy. For $125 you can get the lever and bushings, and the rest of the money you can put towards something else (skid plates, intake, etc).
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Old 02-11-2001, 08:55 PM   #4
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I drove a Kartboy today, and now my Legacy GT shifter feels like rowing a boat. This one had the lever/bushings combo, with STi tranny mounts. Nice!

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Old 02-11-2001, 09:00 PM   #5
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Kartboy kit: Short shifter and bushing.
Good feel, short throws, slightly notchy feel.

STi Kit: Full linkage.
Good feel, short throws, slightly notchy feel.

Syms Kit: Full linkage.
Good feel, short throws, smooth non-notchy feel.


There is a comparison around here somewhere for the differences in throw length of each shifter, but $ for $ the Kartboy is the best buy.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:48 AM   #6
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I would just go for the Cobb Tuning Short Shift Lever. it seems to be the best deal! Also Trey at Cobb Tuning does LOTS of research before he builds anything!
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