This is a discussion on Short Throw Shifters -- SPT, Cobb, Kartboy? within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by J_Maher_WRX Nope, can't remember where, I think it was in one of the 'similiar threads' that I ...
Digging up one of your old posts to help the OP -
A: Shift Linkage Bushings
B: Short Throw Shifter
C: Pivot Bushings
D: Front Shifter Stay Bushing
E: Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
He hasn't installed them yet, because it's a PITA. :-)
Argh I wish I hadn't sold my Cobb STS from my old STI because I'd love to have it now. I guess I'll be buying one again! What's the consensus these days anyway on the best one? Price not being a concern.
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
Thanks Stu for the delayed input haha
Thanks for the diagram Lokey, so I'm guessing that the pivot bushings are the only ones that can be installed from inside the car? All the rest are done from underneath??
Thanks Tony for the confirmation, I think I'll just get all the bushings, I'll order the kartboy front bushing, the pivot bushings and the linkage ones, like I said already got the rear bushing ordered with my custom shift knon.
After I get them all installed I'll then decide if I want to upgrade to the Cobb shifter i guess
Before you get all of those bushings, ask yourself this: Is my problem with the distance of the throw, height of the shifter, firmness/feel of the shifts, or some of each? I just don't want to see you get a bag of bushings, when the problem is the throw length or shifter height....know what I mean?
Add: I can't see where changing the pivot bushings will firm things up too much. They are pretty solid as it is. You'll see if/when you remove them to put in the new shifter. Can someone else confirm/deny? Is it just me?
Last edited by lokey; 10-17-2011 at 11:15 AM.
Thanks for the input Lokey, appreciate it man! My biggest issue is just the feel of the shifting, I'm perfectly content with the knob height, and like I said, maybe after I get all the bushings and drive for a bit, I might consider getting the Cobb to shorten the throws even more.
In terms of the pivot bushings, are you saying that it could be a bad idea to install them?? I know most people only talk about the upside of using these harder urethane bushings, but are there any drawbacks at all??
No problem, man. In my opinion, the firmness achieved from the kartboy front and rear shifter stay bushings is more than enough, without making it feel too 'clunky." But, too each their own. I also feel that shortening my shifts made me much more accurate and quick with my shifts for spirited driving. Like I said, those two little sleeve-like bushings just don't seem like they are worth the time and effort...for me.
Add: I'm with this guy (see review): http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Turn...-STI-2006-2011
TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
Next on the list are the rear diff inserts 2008 Impreza rear diff inserts
Oh, right, those....man, I can't keep track of all the rubber that needs replacing under these cars. :-) I went with the Whiteline version, while I was there installing the STI trans mount.
+1 The torque for that bolt is like 12 lbs, if I remember correctly.