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    How to Identify a Stock Short Shifter

    Hey guys,

    How do I know if my WRX (04) came with a factory STi short shifter? The shift knob says "STi" on it. Is this standard with all WRXs?
    I know, it's kind of a dumb question, but I am the second owner, and the guy I bought it from didn't say anything about it. I just need to be sure before I order a short shifter/bushing set.

    Thanks!

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    Pull up the shift boot. What color is the lever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzazombie View Post
    Hey guys,

    How do I know if my WRX (04) came with a factory STi short shifter? The shift knob says "STi" on it. Is this standard with all WRXs?
    I know, it's kind of a dumb question, but I am the second owner, and the guy I bought it from didn't say anything about it. I just need to be sure before I order a short shifter/bushing set.

    Thanks!
    Knob has nothing to do with whether or not you have a short shifter. Pull off the boot and look at the shifter lever.

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    Sorry it took so long to get back.

    The lever is gold-ish in color.

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    youre in luck, that is it.

    stock is thicker and is silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh
    youre in luck, that is it.

    stock is thicker and is silver.
    OE SS is typically gold...
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    guess its different for blobeyes then...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    guess its different for blobeyes then...?
    Gold = SS
    Silver = Stock
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    Got a picture today just to be sure. This is the short shifter, yes?

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