Kartboy Short Throw Shifter

Part #: KAR KB-002
( 35 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
WRX 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007WRX TR 2006, 2007WRX Limited 2006, 2007RS 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005TS 2002, 2003, 2004Outback 2002, 2003, 2004Outback Sport 2005, 2006, 20072.5i 2006, 2007
Subaru Legacy
Brighton 2000GT 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004GT Limited 2000, 2001, 2002L 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004L SE 2003L 35th Anniversary 2004

This is the Kartboy Short Throw Shifter for the 2002-2007 Subaru WRX, and the 2000-2004 Subaru 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. 

Please note for you WRX owners, that this is the correct shifter for you. This will fit in the 2002-2007 Subaru WRX with the factory shifter assembly only. If your car has the upgraded SPT/STI short shifter package, you will need to purchase the KB-001 part number. The easiest way to tell this is by pulling down your factory shift boot and looking at the color of the lever. If it is a gold zinc plated lever, then you have the STI option installed. If it is dark gray in color, then it is the stock assembly.

REVIEWS ( 35 )



Amazing shifter from amazing company
Cursezzz 6 months ago
I purchased this to replace the long and awful stock shifter in my 05 wrx while installation didn't go as easy as everyone said it would it is a quality piece from a quality company I had a question or two and Tom from kartboy answer with in minutes of my email he's amazing and so are his parts

Lark_thelandshark 10 months ago
First off you'll need to watch several videos on how to install a short shifter, as Kartboy doesn't ship directions. It installed easily and the change was immediately noticeable. The stick is shorter as is the throw length, but it does take slightly more push to get in gear. It gives a tighter feel overall. Combine with the bushings to make a full difference.
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SirRichieLee 12 months ago
Makes it feel like you're driving a different car after install. Good fun

The best shift lever!
bpourmokhtari40592 1 year ago
I was in a toss up between this and the cobb adjustable short shifter. I decided to go with the solid design of the kartboy. The shifter is a little lower but I'll be adding a shifter extender to help with height. Overall, the shifts are smooth and crisp! 5 stars
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Fantastic short throw shifter
Deathryuu 1 year ago
I bought this short shifter for my '07 WRX after reading everywhere online that Kartboy makes the best one. While I cannot say anything about other brand short shifters - I love the feel of this one. It shortens the throws quite nicely and lowers the shifter by about an inch as well. Love it!


  • AnswerQ: Shifter Bushings  03BugeyeSubie 9 months ago

    Are the bushings recommend to get along with the shifter or will the stock bushings work fine?

    • A: I personally would highly recommend the bushings as they greatly compliment the improvements made from the shifter itself. These bushings are by no means necessary for proper installation of the shifter itself.

      Sterling W. 9 months ago

  • AnswerQ: height comparison?   WRX_Doe 1 year ago

    Compared to the OEM shifter on an 04 wrx, how much shorter will this SS be?

    • A: This will be approximately 1 inch shorter than the OEM shifter.

      Brady R. 1 year ago

  • AnswerQ: Will this fit an 01 forester?   austin.pheonix9715657 1 year ago

    Will this short shifter directly fit my 01 forester?

    • A: This is not confirmed to fit the 01 forester.

      Kyle A. 1 year ago

  • AnswerQ: fitment  Ryan R 2 years ago

    will this fit a 04 R.S? i dont see a listing for one

    • A: This shifter will fit a 2004 Impreza RS and that vehicle is in our Confirmed Applications list.

      Zach G. 2 years ago

  • AnswerQ: shifter  jhelmers41163 2 years ago

    would this fit on my 94 wrx?

    • A: This will not fit a 1994 WRX and we currently do not carry any shifters for that car.

      Zach G. 2 years ago