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    Unhappy STS question - lateral play on SPT STS

    I had the dealer install my complete SPT 5ps STS today and there seems to be a megaton of lateral play when its in gear, is this normal?
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    Better shift linkage bushings are needed...
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    Agreed, add some better shift linkage bushings. It really helped when I did. Its a piece of cake if you remove the heat shield and have the right tools. A few socket extensions and some swivel sockets are worth the investment if you don't have them already.

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    I retract my statement, my firmer front &rear shifter bushings didn't reduce lateral play as much as I thought. I checked when I got out to the car and it still had a fair amount of play. For reference I do have the SPT STS. Perhaps some of the other shift linkage bushings would improve our situation. I'd still recommend you change your front and rear lower shift linkage bushings.
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    Turn in Concepts makes shift linkage bushings. I'd also tell you to get the front & rear shifter stay bushings as they make a world of difference in shifter feel. The STS in itself will only shorten the throw.

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    Re: STS question - lateral play on SPT STS

    ^^^ what he said! Lower shifter stay bushings from kart boy were amazing

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