Kartboy Short Throw Shifter

Part #: KAR KB-001
( 7 reviews )


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Brand: Kartboy
Adjustable: No
Bushings Included: No
Color: Polished
Material: Chromoly Steel
Mfgr. Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Subaru Impreza
Brighton 1997L 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001Outback 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001RS 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Subaru Legacy
Brighton 1997, 1998, 1999Outback Limited 1997, 1999GT 1997, 1998, 1999L 1997, 1998, 1999Outback 1997, 1998, 1999LSi 1997GT Limited 1998L 30th Anniversary 1999Limited 30th Anniversary 1999SUS 30th Anniversary 1999
Subaru Forester
Base 1998, 1999L 1998, 1999S 1998, 1999

This is the Kartboy Short Throw Shifter that replaces the stock shift lever in 1997-2001 model year Subaru Impreza, amd 1997-1999 Legacy. This will reduce the shifter throw by up to 40%, providing a noticeable difference in feel as well. These will also reduce your shift knob height by 1”. The Kartboy shifter is constructed of CNC’d and TIG welded 4130 Cr-Mo steel. With proper hand tools installation should take right around 30 minutes. 

These Kartboy Short Throw Shifters are hand made in the U.S.A., and are 100% guaranteed.

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Great shifting, awesome quality.
Brian B 6 months ago
The product looks very professionally made. Install in my '98 Legacy GT was a breeze. 2 Screws to get the center console started, unscrew the shift knob, and then one bolt/nut . 10 minutes tops. One thing I didn't like are instructions from every vendor basically saying be forceful..but not using a hammer, to get the ball back in the socket. Just get a big hammer, a 2x4 to sit on top of the threads (no shift knob), and hit it once or twice real good. It'll seat. Normal hammer wasn't doing it for me. I just got done driving for about 30 minutes after swapping it and i'm VERY pleased. Noticeably better shifting. I highly recommend the swap.

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tempemail55ba55c1caae52c9038b5aff 7 months ago
Installed this on my 2004 WRX (factory short shift option, bronze shift lever) and I am amazed with how big of a difference this makes in throw distance! 1 drop in height from the factory, but still looks and feels great!
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Short Shifter
Leonel1638851 2 years ago
ordered this short shifter for my Subaru RS and i have to say its one of the best investments i have ever done
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KartBoy Short Throw
steadyspoolin67 2 years ago
this is definitely a non-regretable buy, fast install, took me like 30 mins, the throw is INCREDIBLE, my OE shifter throw i measured at about a 4 throw, with this kartboy its under 2. Definitely hold you over for a little. now i just need to buy bushings and im set.
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Nice shifter
velocityWRX 3 years ago
The throw has been greatly reduced between the gears of 2-3 and 4-5. I installed this on my 03 WRX that came with the OEM short shifter package and was super easy. Took me about 10mins to do everything.


  • AnswerQ: 1998 Impreza 2.2L  Faline 25 days ago

    Will this shifter be compatible with my 1998 Impreza 2.2L Sedan?

    • A: This is confirmed to fit your 1998 2.2 Impreza.

      Nick S. 22 days ago

  • AnswerQ: Bushing  Grubzz 3 months ago

    What bushings kit would i order with this short shifter?

    • A: This depends on your year and model vehicle. We recommend checking for the Kartboy combo pack that is confirmed for your vehicle.

      Nick S. 3 months ago

  • AnswerQ: Fitment  Justin.G 11 months ago

    Will this short throw shifter work on a 2001 Subaru Forester S? And do you recommend the bushing kit with the shifter?

    • A: We can only confirm this up to 1999 Forester models. But we do recommend getting the bushing kit.

      Kyle A. 11 months ago

  • AnswerQ: shift knobs  asquared2 1 year ago

    would this short shifter b compatible with cobb shift knobs? if not, what are the dimensions? so I can find a new shift knob...

    • A: Yes, this will work with Cobb's Shift Knobs. This will have a M12x1.25 thread pitch

      Brady R. 1 year ago

  • AnswerQ: short shifter   jhelmers41163 2 years ago

    would this fit on my 94 wrx?

    • A: This shifter is not correct for 1994 Impreza models.

      Zach G. 2 years ago