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    Question COBB Bushings? Short Throw Shiftier

    I am considering having COBB or AWDTuning install shift bushings. I currently have the STi Short Throw Shifter Package installed in my 2013 WRX Hatch however hate the slop.

    I have read good things about kartboy bushings but no one local (dallas) sells them (to my knowledge). I talked to COBB and asked what is different with there bushings over Kartboys. I was told they both make a great improvement but COBB feels their bushings are made with a higher quality material than the kartboys (I am assured all manufactures feel this way about their products)

    My questions are:

    • Has anyone else used the COBB bushings?
    • Have you paid to have them installed?
    • Should I look into just a new knob or should I include a Short Throw Shifter like a Kartboy or COBB Adjustable?



    I also like that COBB is a local business, I do my best to support local first.
    Wish Cobb sold a Short Throw package with everything at a discounted price.
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    IMO I'd go with whichever bushings are cheaper. Of course Cobb is going to tell you their product is better than their competitors. Talk to Kartboy; tell me you don't hear the reciprocal.

    Paying for install of these bushings is an utter waste of money. These bushings can be installed with basic hand tools, a little elbow grease, and 30 minutes of your time. Plus, I can promise you that a certain aspect of pride (both in yourself and your car) is resultant from doing all your own work.
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    I am Leary to attempt this task after reading some of the horror stories about the rear bushing and having cars towed to a shop.

    I will add a mention that yes I am aware Kartboys typical response or anyone else manufacturing a replacement bushing would feel there product is best. - Not trying to head down that road, i appreciate you bring it up now to nip it in the bud!

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    I'd not worry; the bushing install is quite easy

    The car is brand new, so you shouldn't have problems. I've snapped over 20 bolts off my car (due to age and corrosion), but the car has never had to be towed to a shop...
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    You should pay someone to install them.
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    Although low on my radar (steelies/winter tires being priority), I'm looking at both the Cobb and Kartboy short shifters . I've heard both are good, with the Cobb being more adjustable, where the kartboy is a one piece design. I'd be interested in your feedback. Good Luck
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    I got the front bushings installed and what a difference! COBB recommended trying these first and I am definitely impressed! Later I may do rear but this is way better!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtk07 View Post
    I got the front bushings installed and what a difference! COBB recommended trying these first and I am definitely impressed! Later I may do rear but this is way better!


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    The rear makes even more difference. Especially on an older model with more worn bushings.
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