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    Short throw shifter

    Anyone have the Perrin adjustable short throw shifter installed? I have an 07 - and I wanted to add a short throw... ScoobyTuner said the install on the Perrin was easy and lets you keep much of the factory stuff. Sounds too good - was looking for some experience to back up whether I should get it or not.
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    The Perrin adjustable shifter, isn't really a shifter at all, it's just a device that relocates the shifter into a different position.... I haven't heard many good things about it.

    Kartboy makes a fine product.... the only problem is that they are essentially the same as every other $20 eBay special out there... why not buy a $20 special????

    Recommend either the Subydude adjustable shifter, or the Cobb double-adjustable shifter. Either one will allow you to "fine-tune" your shifter to achieve the shortest throw possible, while still clearing the floorboard.
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    new question.. My 07 WRX has the "armrest extension" on it. When really looking at it, I wonder if I could comfortably shift if the knob sits 2 inches lower with that extension of if I would have to remove it.

    Even if that is the case, I think I would prefer the short-throw over the armrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    new question.. My 07 WRX has the "armrest extension" on it. When really looking at it, I wonder if I could comfortably shift if the knob sits 2 inches lower with that extension of if I would have to remove it.
    That's pretty much impossible to answer since it's a matter of personal feel/preference. Try it and if it doesn't work for you, then take out the armrest extension. Pretty simple.

    Skip the Perrin shifter and get a Cobb, Kartboy, or factory part. As noted above, I haven't heard many good things about the Perrin unit.
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    The subydude shifter isn't any lower than stock... just a shorter throw.

    the cobb is double adjustable, so you could probably make it even higher than stock if you wanted to.

    Kartboy I can't comment on.... don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    The subydude shifter isn't any lower than stock... just a shorter throw.

    the cobb is double adjustable, so you could probably make it even higher than stock if you wanted to.

    Kartboy I can't comment on.... don't know.
    I have to Cobb double adjustable shifter and yes you can make it taller than stock (looks kinda funny but you can) and of course you can make it so your basically reaching into the shift boot to shift. The great thing though you can get anything in between you can have the shortest throw but have it stock height if you choose. Very easy and straight forward install

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