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    Cobb Short Throw Shifter Install and Some Pics

    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:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1064982...ShifterInstall

    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.

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    Re: Cobb Short Throw Shifter Install and Some Pics

    Nice! I have my Cobb ss and kartboy bushings sitting in a box, ready to be installed when the weather warms up. Would do it now but the garage floor is a mess of salt and water.

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    What dremeling needs to be done with the kartboy? I installed my kartboy and had no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lftjeep View Post
    What dremeling needs to be done with the kartboy? I installed my kartboy and had no problem.
    I saw this post (I guess it's a legacy not a wrx), and have heard of others having rubbing issues. Maybe it's the same as I had with hitting the rubber

    http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ngs-3750.html?

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    With the cobb at the highest setting now close is it to stock height? I want a ss but don't like the drop in knob height of the kartboy. My forearm comes close to hitting things in the cup holders as it is. Any lower and ill hit it with my arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSea View Post
    With the cobb at the highest setting now close is it to stock height? I want a ss but don't like the drop in knob height of the kartboy. My forearm comes close to hitting things in the cup holders as it is. Any lower and ill hit it with my arm
    Im the same way hitting my arm

    I think this will be a good choice, OP how come you opted to not change the bushings at the same time? How hard will changing the bushings be?

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    hmm i have 02 wrx and on the dealer window sticker it says i have the short shifter but not sure its really that great, so im thinking about getting something in the future and new bushings, glad you like it.

    Heres my 240sx short shifter for lolz. this is how i bought it, short shifter with cut shaft -__- i welded on a longer shaft because this was reallly annoying..

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...65286050_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...86171940_n.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    hmm i have 02 wrx and on the dealer window sticker it says i have the short shifter but not sure its really that great, so im thinking about getting something in the future and new bushings, glad you like it.

    Heres my 240sx short shifter for lolz. this is how i bought it, short shifter with cut shaft -__- i welded on a longer shaft because this was reallly annoying..

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...65286050_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...86171940_n.jpg
    Jesus o_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    hmm i have 02 wrx and on the dealer window sticker it says i have the short shifter but not sure its really that great, so im thinking about getting something in the future and new bushings, glad you like it.

    Heres my 240sx short shifter for lolz. this is how i bought it, short shifter with cut shaft -__- i welded on a longer shaft because this was reallly annoying..

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...65286050_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...86171940_n.jpg
    Looks like an 80 year old man walking around naked in the ymca locker room

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSea View Post
    With the cobb at the highest setting now close is it to stock height? I want a ss but don't like the drop in knob height of the kartboy. My forearm comes close to hitting things in the cup holders as it is. Any lower and ill hit it with my arm
    I'd say about 3/4" shorter, and I think I could still have adjusted it up a little higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    Im the same way hitting my arm

    I think this will be a good choice, OP how come you opted to not change the bushings at the same time? How hard will changing the bushings be?
    Replacing the shifter can be done sitting in the driver's seat in an hour or less total. To do the bushings you have to get the car up on stands and I've heard the rear is a real pain to get on. Here's a vid of a guy doing the bushings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2COnke6cM0

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