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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
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    I sprung for the Cobb since I found it on sale for a great price and I really liked the adjustability. Crowd favorite on the bushings seems to be Kartboy, so that's what I went with. Install for the rear bushing was a pain, but it's worth it. Finish it off with a shift boot and new shift knob and it is a huge improvement over stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey
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    Either lever is fine. Either company only does front/rear stay bushings, which leaves out the shift linkage and pivot bushings. Turn-in Concepts does a bundle with a Kartboy lever and all shifter bushings at a pretty good rate, so that would be my recommendation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    The bushings are the majority of the upgrade. You can use both the factory STS along with an aftermarket lever, however. It would be silly not to upgrade the bushings, in my opinion.
    My car came with the STS from the factory (2012 WRX). Are you recommending the rear shifter bushing? I just want to check so I can take full advantage of the STS. It already is a huge improvement over my stock shifter on my last 2010 wrx. Thanks in advance for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdigness View Post
    My car came with the STS from the factory (2012 WRX). Are you recommending the rear shifter bushing? I just want to check so I can take full advantage of the STS. It already is a huge improvement over my stock shifter on my last 2010 wrx. Thanks in advance for your response.
    My car also came with the STS from the factory. I'm recommending you get the front, rear, linkage, and pivot bushings... along with an aftermarket lever.

    The "factory STS" isn't a shorter lever at all... it's a different linkage & pivot point.
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    I am not too worried about lever height, more so the throw and feel. I will take what you said into consideration. Like I said, the new factory sts is leaps and bounds better than the stock, and now you are telling me an aftermarket is leaps and bounds over the factory sts!

    So research time. Prolly go Kartboy. Thanks again for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdigness View Post
    I am not too worried about lever height, more so the throw and feel. I will take what you said into consideration. Like I said, the new factory sts is leaps and bounds better than the stock, and now you are telling me an aftermarket is leaps and bounds over the factory sts!

    So research time. Prolly go Kartboy. Thanks again for your response.
    Lever height reduction offers a much more dramatic method to shortening the shift length. I'd highly recommend them. Make sure you get the bushings as well (there are 4 types, front, rear, linkage, and pivot... get all of them). Give turninconcepts a ring - they make a nice package for you and have great support.
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    I test drove a WRX before I bought my STI and there is a pretty big difference between the 5 speed and 6 speed, but I'm not sure the actual throw is any shorter. You will definitely do a lot more shifting with the STI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STI*NG View Post
    I test drove a WRX before I bought my STI and there is a pretty big difference between the 5 speed and 6 speed, but I'm not sure the actual throw is any shorter. You will definitely do a lot more shifting with the STI.
    I think you mistook STS for STi .

    Could be wrong, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    Anyone have experience going from a short throw on a wrx to a regular shifter on a STI?
    This is what I was basing my comment on, but the posts did vacillate a lot between STS and STI. I had to go back and reread them to make sure.

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