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I currently own a 2011 WRX with the port installed short shifter.
As of late with no complaints of the current STS i've been itching to switch it out for a Kartboy STS and the bushings. Any thoughts on this should i go for it or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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I've got the kartboy part in my 2010 and love it.. however, I started with the factory standard throw shifter. The KB unit afaik isn't much shorter than the subaru short throw..

What I'd do if I were in your shoes, is def do the bushings. You'll love the new feel and precision. Later if you want a marginally shorter throw change out the stick to match. ;)
 

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I would agree with the above posters.Just change the bushings .As I understand it you only got the STI short shifter & not the SPT bushings.Changing out the bushings will improve shifter feel .
 

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I would agree with the above posters.Just change the bushings .As I understand it you only got the STI short shifter & not the SPT bushings.Changing out the bushings will improve shifter feel .
yea, just the STI shifter no bushings.
thanks you guys going to buy the bushings tomorrow :)
 

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At least with the STi, the factory short throw has the same length lever, but a shorter linkage...

Basically, say the linkage reduces the throw by 15%, and the Kartboy lever reduces it by 40%, you now have about a 50% reduction.

I got the short shifter as a cheap option when I ordered. It works with the Kartboy lever very well. As stated above, make sure you do the bushings - they are the game changers for sure.
 

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Bushings are more important than the lever, but I like the lever as well (some people don't). Try to find someone local with an aftermarket lever that will let you row through the gears a bit (even parked), then decide what you think.

Bushing Importance:
Rear shifter stay / Shift linkage
Front shifter stay / Pivot

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Thanks all for the info I just did order the Kartboy bushings. I'm going to make a solid attempt at making it out to a few meets soon. So I'll be the guy sneaking into cars and going through gears pay me no mind :)
 

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SWPWRX11 said:
Thanks all for the info I just did order the Kartboy bushings. I'm going to make a solid attempt at making it out to a few meets soon. So I'll be the guy sneaking into cars and going through gears pay me no mind :)
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/tri-state/134348478-victory-meet-autumn-2011-vote-date-s-here.html

That's the one to go to. Being in NJ, you can't use the "too far" excuse; some people have driven over 500 miles round-trip for lunch (idiots) In case someone's offended by that, I'm included in that group
 

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I still gotta make it to one of those. Sigh.
You don't really want to hang out with Bill, Jesse, Weasel, Zach, Mikie and I, do you?!
 

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I would love to make it to the Victory meet.But I have to find a good excuse to tell my wife for the 2 1/2 hour drive to see people I have never met.
 

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I would love to make it to the Victory meet.But I have to find a good excuse to tell my wife for the 2 1/2 hour drive to see people I have never met.
Tell her you're playing golf, then...

If you don't golf, then buy her chocolate, roses, jewelry, or whatever else does the trick...
 

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That's the one to go to. Being in NJ, you can't use the "too far" excuse; some people have driven over 500 miles round-trip for lunch (idiots) In case someone's offended by that, I'm included in that group
I was going to say Idiots thats not nice, But I couldnt see the part in white till I responded. LOL. I am not 500 miles round trip but kinda close. Approx 6hrs 30mins round trip and 350.52 miles round trip from mapquest. I hope I will make that next Victory Meet.
 

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You don't really want to hang out with Bill, Jesse, Weasel, Zach, Mikie and I, do you?!
I would love to make it to the Victory meet.But I have to find a good excuse to tell my wife for the 2 1/2 hour drive to see people I have never met.
Yeah, I'd like to put some faces to the names sometime. Also my good friend from college lives over in King of Prussia. Was thinking I could kill two birds with one trip over to Philly. I don't do much/any highway driving on the STi, so I'm sure the engine would appreciate some easy miles.

OP - any idea what you are going with? I'd call up TiC and make sure your short shift linkage is compatible with the lever to be sure. I am extremely happy with mine though - seems just perfect with a nice heavy shift knob on it. Anybody that drives a stick and gets in my car really likes it as well.
 

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Yeah, I'd like to put some faces to the names sometime. Also my good friend from college lives over in King of Prussia. Was thinking I could kill two birds with one trip over to Philly. I don't do much/any highway driving on the STi, so I'm sure the engine would appreciate some easy miles.

OP - any idea what you are going with? I'd call up TiC and make sure your short shift linkage is compatible with the lever to be sure. I am extremely happy with mine though - seems just perfect with a nice heavy shift knob on it. Anybody that drives a stick and gets in my car really likes it as well.
Yea for now im going to keep the STS i have and just slap in some Kartboy Bushings. And hopefully come accross a fellow subie lover with the Kartboy STS who know could be love at first shift
 

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Doing the install yourself? Removing the stock front bushing is tough.
No it isn't. If you follow the instructions it's super easy.
 
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