After driving my car for 5000 miles, I decided to swap the shifter. Alot of people suggested it (as well as the bushings), but I wanted to get some miles under my belt first to have a frame of reference before switching it. I was originally going to get the kartboy, but I didn't want to have to dremel anything or have the height super low. Then was looking at going the SPT STI route, but the dealer wanted $600 to install the shifter and bushings ($320 parts and $280 labor). Then after looking at the cobb, I decided that was the right fit; I wanted the flexibility to adjust the throw and move it to where it feels most comfortable... and not spend $600...
So my shifter came in today while I was at work... and first thing after I got home I started the install. It didn't take too long and was pretty fun. There are a couple good videos on youtube, as well as cobb has instructions online.
Here are some pics of the install:
I definitely want to get some red stitching on the boot now... Maybe you can just stitch right over the existing boot? Seems like an inexpensive way to get the job done. Any other boots people like? Haven't driven it too much since I just installed it tonight, but so far so good. Shorter throws, feels good and I'm really looking forward to quicker revmatch downshifting...
Planning on doing the bushings in the spring once the weather warms up too. People seem to have a hell of a time with that rear one, so I called up a few shops around me just to see if they would install em and none of them will do it.
Anyway, just wanted to share.