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    STI or Kartboy Short Shifter?

    Hey Guys - I was wondering for those of you who have experience with both the STI short shifter and the Kartboy shifter:

    Which one is "better"? - I've heard the shifts are shorter with the Kartboy, but I personally feel more comfortable with a genuine Subaru product, especially since its STI.

    If anyone has horror stories about either, or wants to sing the praises of one or the other feel free. Price isn't really an issue right now, just wondering about the pros and cons of each setup.

    Thanks, Andy

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    I have the kartboy, and so far I can't say I have found anything wrong with it. I found some online instructions on how to take the old one out, and pop the new one it.. it was a piece of cake! So mentioned as well you might need to modify a metal piece under the shift boot, but I didn't have that problem, and it works like a top!

    my thoughts,

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    The Kartboy is cheaper because you don't replace the linkage.
    I've also been told that the factory short throw isn't really very much shorter at all.
    Go Kartboy you won't be disappointed, just remember to get the bushings too.

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    The Kartboy is a lot shorter than the STi and it is easier to install. Honestly, the only way to go on the STi is to order it with the car because it'll be a PITA to install compared to other STSs.

    -Jim

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    I was hoping to have my dealership install the STI, but they're a KIA and used Volvo place that's just recently aquired Subaru, so I don't think their guys know what they're doing.
    On the other hand, If I get the Kartboy, I'll be doing the install, and I don't know what I'm doing either!

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    It is REALLY easy, trust me, I was thinking the same thing you are .. . "man this is gonna be tough",, but I found illustrated instructions on I believe scoobymods, and man was it a piece of cake!

    haven't put the bushings in yet... but I hear that is pretty simple as well..


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    my STi short shifter is covered under warranty!
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