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    I was thinking the same thing.How will you screw the knob back on?
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    just get a thread cutter... they are super cheap.. they kind of look like a large bolt but it has holes in the center that you can "screw" metal into it and it grinds threads into it
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    Please dont just cut your stock shifter. It isnt going to help anything. The kartboy shifter as well as some of the others are bent to allow for much less of a drop in shifter height while still giving you a shorter throw. Cutting your stock shifter is just going to make it harder to reach, look stupid and do very little for shifting feel.
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    The geometry(shape) of the stock shifter & short shifter are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberman562 View Post
    Anyone have the cobb short throw shifter installed? likes or dislikes? better options?
    i rock an 07 wrx wagon thanks in advance
    I have one...it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    The bushings just help get rid of the sloppiness and make the shifting more firm with more positive feedback. Cutting it will lower your shifter but not change the distance the shifter must travel to engage a gear. Basic geometry says (i think?) It would probably help a little but nowhere near the feel and reduce in travel as a kartboy, cobb, sti etc. Plus then you have to cut it, rethread it, hope you dont mess up and you still just have a stock shifter that is now harder to reach.
    I didnt see this the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Please dont just cut your stock shifter. It isnt going to help anything. The kartboy shifter as well as some of the others are bent to allow for much less of a drop in shifter height while still giving you a shorter throw. Cutting your stock shifter is just going to make it harder to reach, look stupid and do very little for shifting feel.
    This is what i wanted to know.. so thanks guys =)
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