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    Do I have a short throw shifter?

    I purchased my car used with 2000 miles on it back in January. Its a 2011 WRX premium 4 door. I do have factory SPT exhaust and also the trunk trim. Inside I have the momo shift knob. Does this mean that I have the optional STS option? I asked the original owner and he was unsure. I drove an 09 and a 10 WRX and the shifts felt like they were out of a big rig whereas mine feels a lot better (still not as short as it could be though). Any insight would be helpful, Ill take pics if that helps. Thanks in advance guys!
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    Pull the shift boot and take a picture of the lever.
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    I had a 2010 WRX Premium with the SPT exhaust also. Not thinking ahead, I bought a Cobb short throw shifter and installed it. I took it out two weeks later. It seemed to be a lot of rough shifting and someone suggested I already had a factory short throw one installed so the Cobb shifter wasn't completely compatible with the rest of the linkage. Never really found out %100 if this was the case but the stock shifter was much smoother and the throw wasnt long on it anyway. Hopes that kind of helped lol.

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    Not to threadjack toooo much but, I've got the same question. 2012 wrx hatch, base model. Paperwork says STS but not sure. Pics below:

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsayz
    Not to threadjack toooo much but, I've got the same question. 2012 wrx hatch, base model. Paperwork says STS but not sure. Pics below:

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    I can't tell if the lever is gold at the pivot. Was that picture taken with flash on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I can't tell if the lever is gold at the pivot. Was that picture taken with flash on?
    No flash. So it should be gold at the pivot? I'll have to compare with someone who has it. I'll try to investigate more next time I'm in the center console

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsayz View Post
    No flash. So it should be gold at the pivot? I'll have to compare with someone who has it. I'll try to investigate more next time I'm in the center console
    Older MYs had a gold lever with the OE STS.
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