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    Question Shifter Set up...want mine higher!

    Afternoon all!

    as previously noted i am new to the Subaru thing...(my back round is building vintage Ford race cars and hot MG's)

    I am going nuts constantly reaching down to shift! are there any kits that i can buy to get the shifter up higher? (ideal would be the top of the shifter knob would be just below the centerline of the steering wheel)

    I was reading about the Cobb set up and it seems to be adjustable, but how high up can i get it? or are there any other recomendations...or am i going to have to get busy making chips to get what i want?

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    There is a company who has a tall shifter in testing right now. I'll see if I can find the info. The problem is that nobody really wants a tall shifter that requires a foot long throw between gears and getting something that has the height and maintains a relatively short throw isn't as easy as it seems. The company said they were having problems with the trans or something. I'll try to find the info and post it here...
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    I found one over at rally innovations, but i think that it is still in prototype form, i will keep looking.

    the cobb shifter can be adjusted up an additional 1.5", i can make a high rise knob that would get me another 1" or so, so it might be a start

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    Rally inovations is the one I was talking about. It may be a while before thats done... I think the cobb is the tallest one you can get right now...
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    a longer throw with your tranny might be dangerous if your not careful shifting cause you are gonna be able to put into gear with less force than you are used to on your part.

    and yeah the cobb one is the only longer one i've heard of, you could always take apart your shifter, weld a rod on it and thread it :P
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    zapman presents an interesting alternative. i have the cobb one, and basically all it is, is a threaded rod w/ a couple locking bolts on the bottom. if you get the cobb one and find the length still isnt what you want it just get a rod thats threaded the same size, cut it to whatever length you want, screw it in and bada bing.

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