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    2014 WRX SPT STS Upgrade to Kartboy Question

    Hey Guys,

    I currently have the SPT STS from the factory. I want to upgrade to the Kartboy SS. I have read that I need the 97-01 shifter as the factory STS is narrower then the OEM.

    Does anyone have any insight? also, do you recommend the bushing upgrade?

    Thanks!

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    I'm not sure about the 5MT, but in the 6MT, the factory STS is all in the linkage under the main lever... Put another way, you can (and I do) use both the factory STS and a Kartboy lever. I would suggest calling a good vendor (TurninConcepts) and asking them to make sure you get the correct sized bushings/lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TREX954 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I currently have the SPT STS from the factory. I want to upgrade to the Kartboy SS. I have read that I need the 97-01 shifter as the factory STS is narrower then the OEM.

    Does anyone have any insight? also, do you recommend the bushing upgrade?

    Thanks!
    I have a 2012 WRX with short shifter...and proceeded to do a Kartboy short shifter on top of it. I just ordered from RallySportDirect, what would fit a 2012 WRX and it would be fine (so much better than the SPT short shifter only).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I have a 2012 WRX with short shifter...and proceeded to do a Kartboy short shifter on top of it. I just ordered from RallySportDirect, what would fit a 2012 WRX and it would be fine (so much better than the SPT short shifter only).


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    Not to jack the thread, but does the same apply for upgraded bushings? I assume the front bushing doesn't matter, but when you upgrade the shifter to the factory STS, you get a rear bushing, but I would imagine a crappy one? I'm looking to do Cobb bushings, as well as possibly a STS on top of the factory STS as well, the same as the OP was talking about.
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    I'm not sure what bushings are offered, but I'd just stick with aftermarket such as Kartboy, Cobb, Perrin etc anyway over SPT stuff. But as long as its Urethane, it's better than the stock rubber ones.
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    yea mine happened to be a factory installed factory STS and bushing, so I didn't know if I should leave the rear bushing and just do front. seems like just do both and get rid of the stock STS one they gave me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxSullyxX View Post
    yea mine happened to be a factory installed factory STS and bushing, so I didn't know if I should leave the rear bushing and just do front. seems like just do both and get rid of the stock STS one they gave me.
    If your going to take the time to change one change the other search for comparison of the bushings and you should find a pic of the spt rear and other aftermarket rear bushings very noticeable difference

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