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    Short throw shifter a big difference?

    I currently own a 2011 WRX with a short throw shifter. Will I notice a difference if I go to a STI without one? Is it drastic?
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    I don't get what you mean...are you getting rid of your WRX for an STI?
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    It is my understanding that the factory STS is not much different from original. Aftermarket is real different...
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    Re: Short throw shifter a big difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    It is my understanding that the factory STS is not much different from original. Aftermarket is real different...
    Agreed. Factory one is minimal. It does help though. You can use it along with an aftermarket one though.
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    Yeah the factory STS only shortens throws by about 10% through changing the linkage.

    The STI 6spd will already be a bit shorter of throws compared to the WRX 5spd...so it's hard to say what the OP wants to compare here.

    Regardless...an aftermarket option such as Cobb or Kartboy would be better for significantly shortening throws.
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    Short throw shifter a big difference?

    Ok, that is good to know! Thanks for your help. I am working a possible deal to trade my 2011 wrx for a 2012 STI.
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    my original window sticker from my car says i have a STS but i planned on getting an aftermarket one anyway. but let us know how it goes

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    Tell you what: my wifes fozzy has regular shift lever, it's like night and day between it and my WRX...
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    Short throw shifter a big difference?

    The dealership wants $600 for parts and labor to install it. I am guessing I should just wait on it and possibly do it later of it is not a big difference. Anyone have experience going from a short throw on a wrx to a regular shifter on a STI?
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    Short throw shifter a big difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by shamankjm View Post
    i love me some kartboy STS action
    Is this much better than the factory?
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    Yeah eff that. I would NOT pay that money.

    Get the car, order a Karboy shifter (and bushings) for $175 total, and take the hour and a half to install everything yourself with some beers. It will be better shifting, shorter throws than the OEM option, and you'll have a sense of accomplishment with doing it yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    The dealership wants $600 for parts and labor to install it. I am guessing I should just wait on it and possibly do it later of it is not a big difference. Anyone have experience going from a short throw on a wrx to a regular shifter on a STI?
    Not worth the cost at all in my opinion. I only have both because the option was thrown in for nearly free.

    I'd get the kartboy and bushings regardless of the situation or model.
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    Short throw shifter a big difference?

    Can someone give me a quick run down on what having a short throw shifter does? Like the benefits of having one?


    Blah blah blah something about penguins blah blah blah
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyD Eng6ine View Post
    Can someone give me a quick run down on what having a short throw shifter does? Like the benefits of having one?


    Blah blah blah something about penguins blah blah blah
    Just what it sounds like. It is normally a shorter lever in place of your current shifter lever. They are intended to reduce shifter "throw" distance, and normally also reduce the shifter height overall.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    He was throwing balloons filled with sulfuric acid and shrapnel at the swat team. They finally had to take him down with rubber bullets.
    2011 STi Build Log
    -Part 1 - Reading, Data Logging, and Analyzing Data
    -Part 2 - Turbocharger 101 & Basic Boost Control
    -Part 3 - EcuFlash, Experimental Defintions, and a Drive By Wire Intro

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