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Kartboy Short Throw Shifter ( Part Number:KAR KB-001-LEG)

Kartboy Short Throw Shifter

MODEL # KAR KB-001-LEG
Manufacturer Part # KB-001-LEG

$110.00

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Description

These Kartboy short throw shifters will replace the stock unit, and reduce the shift throw by a whopping 40%. This is a right off the bat noticeable difference in feel, and this short throw shifter will also drop the height of the shift knob by about an inch. 



Constructed of CNC’d and TIG welded 4130 Cr-Mo steel, this unit can be installed in about 30 minutes with simple hand tools. 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Brand: Kartboy
Adjustable: No
Bushings Included: No
Color: Polished
Material: Chromoly Steel
Mfgr. Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
Return Policy:

RallySport Guarantee - 30 Days


Items that are covered under the RallySport Guarantee offer a 30 day no questions asked return policy.

RallySport Guarantee items may be returned within 30 days of the original invoice date and must include all the original parts and contents for a refund.

The RallySport Guarantee does not apply to products that have been modified, damaged, misused or abused. All returns require an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Number, and freight charges are strictly non-refundable. For more information regarding our freight refund policy, please refer to our return policy page found HERE.
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kart boy short throw shifter
jan477 9 days ago
i have this installed on a 2014 Impreza sport limited 2.0 non turbo. i have found that after driving a 2015 wrx, and switching to a daily non-turbo impreza, the shifting is not as quick. since most of the google searches for a short throw shifter will automatically send you to a wrx/sti fitment, it took me a while to actually find and try this one. it only had one review on a regular impreza. i took the dive. initially opening the box from rallysportdirect, i could have sworn they sent me the wrong part since the box was too small for a piece of metal. so i actually regret not taking a picture of the comparison of the stock shifter beside this kartboy. but nevertheless, there are a few pictures in the web that could show you. i am a novice at handy work and most especially car stuff. the most i could do is debadging a car, install stickers, and slightly struggling with vinyl overlays. this was one "major" project i did. tools in hand wrenches and a pair of c-clamp pliers. installation was true less than an hour. i actually drove the car for the first time, it was ratchety, although i appreciated how quick it was to shift, the distance between gears were shorter except for first to second gear, which was the one i thought that took longest with the stock shifter, if it did shorten the distance, i did not really notice it. after two weeks of driving it, i decided that i could go shorter, i cut of around 1/4 inch off the top of the shifter bringing my #2 pool ball knob lower. at this time, i felt the height of the shifter was of my liking. it took that much for my hand and arm to actually adapt to the shorter shifter. i took another step to shorten shifter by replacing my 2" (50mm) knob to a smaller 1 3/4" diameter shifter knob which was i thought perfect! this is one of the modifications that are subjective. it means you cannot actually measure it. it goes by the way you "feel" about it. so for someone, this is actually a risk that for me worked well. it's not comparable to the stock short shifter for the 2015 wrx, but with half the amount of power that the regular impreza has, it just gives you that slight excitement when you shift. was it worth $110? yes! will i recommend? definitely for that price and after you actually know what you want, then you can move on to a more expensive piece. the photos attached are relative to the e-brake up and down, and right beside a pack of gum with the shifter at 3rd gear. the 2" pool ball knob vs the 44mm derlin knob.

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Good but...
Dat guy over there 1 month ago
Taking out the bushing was in the pain of the butt. Might as well get the bushing combo.
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2013 wrx
Ricky.vidrine71830352 5 months ago
A must buy! Took about 10 minutes to install.

SHOULD'VE COME STANDARD
ALLWILDRIVE 9 months ago
I legitimately think that Subaru would sell more cars if it installed this shifter as standard on all of its cars. Installed on a 2011 WRX hatch. This thing has changed the whole driving experience and attitude of the car. Feels like a sports car instead of a 1 ton truck now. I am new to Subaru and have had cars that have shifted much better than this one. KARTBOY puts this car on par with the best of those. It eliminated one of the two weaknesses I felt this car had (the other being suspension). RSD was great also. Received product before the estimated arrival date. Install was so simple, it seemed as if Subaru knew the shifter sucked and that I was going to change it. If you can't tell yet, I'm very happy with this experience. Do not hesitate to buy.
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08 Subaru impreza wrx
Rickers22 10 months ago
Install was super easy. Youtube is your best friend on this install. Made a huge difference as far as throw went very noticeable from stock. Didn't shorten much from stock maybe 1/4"-1/2 " or so. The big difference is in the throw for me more solid shifts can actually feel it clicking into gear as before was pretty sloppy next is the bushings I'm sure that'll make it even tighter. Awesome product killer customer service can't ask for better.

  • Q: Kartboy short shifter  Impreza007 17 days ago

    Answer

    Will a kartboy short shifter for 08+ wrx/06+legacy fit a 2010 na impreza?


    • A: The Kartboy Short Throw Shifter will fit your 2010 2.5i https://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/short-throw-shifters/kar-kb-001-leg-kartboy-short-throw-shifter


      Jared A. 16 days ago
  • Q: Bushings  scoobydoo14 4 months ago

    Answer

    If I buy this short throw shifter. Do I have to buy the bushing kit to go wth it for it to work correctly?


    • A: No, you can install just this and be fine although we do recommend the bushings as well.


      Tyler.G 3 months ago
  • Q: Width?  Wrxing Ball 6 months ago

    Answer

    I'm looking at ordering torque solutions pivot bushings to go with this but they specify the shifter needs to be at least 40.65mm wide. Can you confirm the width?


    • A: Unfortunately, we are not able to confirm fitment on products we do not offer. But, we can confirm Karboy's shifter center width is the same as the OEM one.


      Brady R 6 months ago
  • Q: Knob fitment  jordanwoldy49000 1 year ago

    Answer

    will this shifter work with the stock M12x1.25 knob or will a different size be required?


    • A: This is similar to the factory M12x1.25 thread pitch.


      Nick S. 1 year ago
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