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    Shifter Bushings OEM vs Aftermarket

    Hey Guys,

    I just wanted to post some pictures comparing the front and rear shifter bushings. And some pictures with my install. This is not a walk through of any kind more on my experience with the install. I had researched on upgrading the front/rear shifter bushing and what most people were saying is that there is a huge difference. Personally, I did not feel any differences. If there is any then I did not notice any. If you are thinking about doing the install it is fairly easy.

    It is easier if you take the whole shifter assembly from underneath. If you do go that route you'll need a "snap ring pliers". Again this not a walk through just a little insight on my end.


    Kartboys Front and rear shifter bushings. Click image for larger version. 

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    This OEM bushings are about a month old and it's already tore up. Click image for larger version. 

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    You'll need to remove the heat shield and O2 sensor. It's actually hanging. LOL Click image for larger version. 

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    It wasn't too hard to figure how to remove the center console. Click image for larger version. 

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    Sorry about the bad pic. Click image for larger version. 

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    Remember YouTube is your friend, The right tools will make or break you, and having a extra pair of hands is always a good thing!
    Thanks for your time.

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    Yep. And remember, you have a lot more of those types of bushings on your car that are begging to be replaced
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    I did the same bushing upgrade without removing the shifter assembly and it was a piece of cake. But I did have a rack and swivel sockets plus plenty of extensions...makes a world of difference. And I too did not notice a huge difference from the firmer bushings, but as stated above we have plenty of other bushings to replace.
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    Bushings! That's what she said. What other bushings should I replace next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrd671 View Post
    Bushings! That's what she said. What other bushings should I replace next?
    Here's a good overview on the various bushings: Driveline Mounts/Bushings FAQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrd671 View Post
    Bushings! That's what she said. What other bushings should I replace next?
    Every single one you can find in the aftermarket.
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    I'm confused. To replace both bushings, all my work was under the car. Why did you remove the center console?

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    Nice comparison pics for those who don't know. I also noticed a bigger difference going to a shorter shifter than just the bushings. I put them in anyways because I had bought them and I haven't cared enough to take them out. They can be kinda noisy though.

    Next bushings? Subframe bushing inserts and rear diff bushing inserts. Simple install and a very nice difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    I'm confused. To replace both bushings, all my work was under the car. Why did you remove the center console?
    Yes you'll need to go down under. Unless you're just doing the short shifter install. Here's a YouTube video . Hope this helps.
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    Thanks, I will be sure to look up some bushings. My Suby came with the SPT short throw shifter so I didn't really notice anything comparable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrd671
    Here's a YouTube video...Hope this helps.
    Just to reiterate what that video tells you about the install...a sleeveless shirt is a MUST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    I'm confused. To replace both bushings, all my work was under the car. Why did you remove the center console?
    Sorry I didn't understand the question at first glance. I guess you really didn't need to... Good Catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Just to reiterate what that video tells you about the install...a sleeveless shirt is a MUST.
    LOL, Too funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrd671 View Post
    Thanks, I will be sure to look up some bushings. My Suby came with the SPT short throw shifter so I didn't really notice anything comparable.
    I have the SPT one as well and I was skeptical at first, but the kartboy bushings were welllll worth the money.

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