Kartboy Short Throw Shifter

Part #: KAR KB-001-LEG
( 135 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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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. 

REVIEWS ( 135 )


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08 Subaru impreza wrx
Rickers22 16 days 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.

2011 Subaru WRX
So WRXY 30 days ago
Quality product. Install is very easy and the shift throw reduction is like night and day. This needs to be everyone's first mod. There are a lot of DIY videos out there on youtube that pretty much walk you through the install process step by step. Stock bushings fit nice and snug into the new shifter, nice clean gear engagement, and noticeably shorter throws. I didn't see the point in dropping another $30-$40 into an adjustable shifter when you will just do an initial adjustment and never touch it again. Very satisfied. FYI - small needle nose pliers work just as well for removing and installing the snap ring if you don't feel like buying snap ring pliers.

Very much worth the money
tfoles18 4 months ago
Install in my '14 hatch was very easy just make sure you get a decent set of snap ring pliers and buy the front/rear KB shifter bushing kit at the same time as you will need to have the shifter removed anyways. Shifts are much shorter and the bushings make it feel that much better. Very happy with the results and as always a pleasure to deal with RSD. Should be your first mod.

2009 wrx
Jeff09wrx 4 months ago
My shift doesn't seem very much shorter and the hight of the shifter itself did not really lower. Does feel more solid. over all a good product.

Can't Go Wrong with Kartboy!
RJK0728 6 months ago
Had this shifter on my old 06 WRX and loved it. Just put one on my 14 and it makes such a difference!! Well worth the money.


  • AnswerQ: 14 impreza  nuevacka58488 3 months ago

    Would this fit on a 14 Impreza n/a?

    • A: This is confirmed to fit with the 2014 Base, Limited and Sport 2.0L Non turbo models.

      3 months ago

  • AnswerQ: Knob fitment  jordanwoldy49000 7 months ago

    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. 7 months ago

  • AnswerQ: Question  swivvy 10 months ago

    Is the knob metal or plastic? Last car I put a short shifter in came with a metal knob and was freezing in the wwinter and burning in the summer. Also are the kartboy bushings advised or are the stock ones ok? -2010 wrx Thanks!

    • A: These will not include a shift knob, But I have found Delrin shift knobs are a good option that wont absorb too much heat/cold. Front and Rear Shifter Bushings would be a great addition, and we recommend them with every short shifter.

      Brady R. 10 months ago

  • AnswerQ: Reverse lock out  Subaru_fanatic 1 year ago

    Once installing the short throw shifter, will the height difference be impacted by the reverse lock out mechanism? Or does the lock out have no impact at all on the shifter? Thanks

    • A: The height will not affected by the reverse lockout. Thank you.

      Sterling W. 1 year ago

  • AnswerQ: Functional with short shifter boot?  A_Ortega 1 year ago

    So I have the JPM Coachworks short shifter boot (not yet installed). Will this shift throw shifter be compatible with my boot? Or am I better off with the Cobb STS? Thanks...

    • A: Either short shifter should work with your shift boot.

      Josh P. 1 year ago