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    Shift plate instead if shift boot?

    Anyone ever see a shift plate in a wrx instead of a shift boot? I think it would be cool, but not sure if it's possible at all.
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    There have been talks. The general consensus is that it is not an option. The trans, to which the stick is connected directly, just moves around way too much - watch your gearstick during a hard turn sometime.
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    Possible, but Subaru tells you not to hold onto the shifter during driving, and I think this would sort of be the same thing as having you hand on the shifter all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poly_poly-man View Post
    There have been talks. The general consensus is that it is not an option. The trans, to which the stick is connected directly, just moves around way too much - watch your gearstick during a hard turn sometime.
    I've really noticed this on my 6-speed...there is a TON of play. Still shifts fine, but it's the inherent nature of a Subaru tranny. I imagine it'd move less with all the bushings replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I've really noticed this on my 6-speed...there is a TON of play. Still shifts fine, but it's the inherent nature of a Subaru tranny. I imagine it'd move less with all the bushings replaced.
    that was gonna be my question...although as a follow-up, if you replace all the bushings, could you then hold onto the shifter when driving?
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