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    2013 wrx kartboy short shifter install, but scared to try the bushings. :-(

    Just bought the kartboy short shifter for my 13 wrx. I have no worries on the that part of the install, but i'm scared to death to attempt the bushings. So scared in fact, I didnt even buy them.......

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    Scared? Of what? Unless you are claustrophobic there really is nothing to be scared about.(install is from under the car). If you know how to manipulate a wrench & tighten a bolt with your hand,it can be installed.
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    The install just seems like its extra difficult.

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    If you have access to a lift it is actually quite simple. Otherwise raise the car & take off of or move the heat shield out of the way(4 bolts)

    The rear bushings involve removing 2 bolts & installing the new bushing. The only issue you may run into is that it is tough to thread the new bolts.

    For the front,its as simple as taking off one bolt,taking the stock bushing off & installing the new bushing.

    Where are you located? Maybe someone from your local forum would be willing to help you with the install for some compensation.
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    The bushings are the most noticeable (shift feel-wise) part of the install.
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    Im from south west pa. Is there any reason I couldn't use a set of ramps rather than using a jack and jack stands? I have a decent floor jack and a set of ramps, but no floor jacks.

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    Whoops! Meant to say....but no jack stands!

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    Did mine on ramps. Chock the rear wheels if you are that worried.
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    I'd prefer a set of ramps if you are thin enough to get under the front of the car with just the front raised. For me, I drive the car up a set of ramps,jack up the rear & lower the rear on jack stands.

    But please do not think about jacking the rear & sliding under the car. A set of jack stands can be bought for as less as $15.99 from Harbor Freight.
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    Ok, Thanks for the advice fellas! Dont know if I would have survived any of my mod installs if it wasnt for these forums. So far I did rally armour flaps ( very scary to pop the ground effects out of place on a brand new car!), Footwell illumination kit, and the nameless axleback muffler delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    I'd prefer a set of ramps if you are thin enough to get under the front of the car with just the front raised.
    As a Sasquatch I am far from thin enough, but did very well without the rear raised.
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    Maybe I should install new bushings. I have a 11 and my shifts are so rough. Could my old bushings be bad already?

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    Re: 2013 wrx kartboy short shifter install, but scared to try the bushings. :-(

    Define "rough". Being AWD with a finicky clutch can make shifting jerky unless the revs are JUST right when letting out the clutch.

    Posted from a fone.

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