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Kartboy Short Throw Shifter - Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter - Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter - Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter - Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter - Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
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Kartboy Short Throw Shifter

Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)

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RallySport Direct proudly carries a great selection of quality engineered drivetrain, suspension, and performance upgrades and accessories brought to you by Kartboy.

 

On this page, you are looking at the Kartboy Short Throw Shifter. This is a direct replacement for your stock unit, and it has been designed to reduce the shift throw by as much as 40%. Once installed you will feel the difference, and the drop height of the shifter will go down by an inch as well. This is a great way to improve your overall driving experience with quicker shifts that can be enjoyed under daily driving use, or high-performance driving conditions. 

 

 

DETAILS:

  • CNC machined and TIG welded from 4130 Chromoly steel
  • Reduces shift throw by 40%
  • Reduces shift height by 1"
  • Installation can be performed in about 30 minutes
  • Handmade in the U.S.A. and 100% guaranteed
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    Specifications

    Brand: Kartboy
    Adjustable: No
    Bushings Included: No
    Color: Polished
    Material: Chromoly Steel
    Mfgr. Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Condition: New Product
    Return Policy:
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    11 Reviews
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    Kartboy Short Throw Shifter ( Part Number: KB-001)
    Kartboy Short Throw Shifter ( Part Number: KB-001)
    Nice shifter with secondary benefit 2 years ago
    5out of 5stars
    98Outback
    I installed this short shifter on my 98 Outback for giggles and grins. The stock shifter seemed taller than it really ought to be and this provides a quicker throw. After installing this shifter I found it has a most excellent secondary benefit. The 98 outback has the cup holders that pull out of the dash right above the radio. (see photo, after installation of short shifter) When a coffee cup is in this holder, with the 1-2 inch taller stock shifter, it was mildly bothersome to get to the radio buttons, because the clearance between the stock shifter and the bottom of the coffee cup . The reduced height of the short shifter makes it much easier to poke the radio buttons. I can now drink coffee the way in to work and manipulate the radio with ease. It's the little things. Highly recommend this product. As for installation: I pulled the snap ring off the bottom of the shift bushing and pulled the whole socket this shifter fits into out of the car. I tried hammering it into the socket first and just got grease splatters. If you pull the socket out it just pops right in. Be very careful not to warp that snap ring as it may fall off and you will be pulling the console apart in the middle of the road.
      
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    love the feel and easy install 2 years ago
    5out of 5stars
    darkskindave
    fit right in my 04 wrx with the bronze/gold STI shifter option
      
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    2002-2003 WRX STI Shifter Option look no further 3 years ago
    4out of 5stars
    Kellen Morse
    I would give this a 5/5 but it doesn't come with any instructions and it doesn't come prelubed or containing any lbe in the box. But once lubed and correctly installed, the shifter provided a much quicker throw and makes the gearbox feel more comfortable to drive because it dosen't feel like I'm rowing a boat going from a stop, to be fair I have a JDM gearbox so my ratios are tighter.
      
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    2003 WRX  5 years ago
    5out of 5stars
    dljackson907
    I own a 2003 WRX that had the STI shifter option (gold plated shifter). I can confirm that this is the correct fitment for bugeye models that have the gold shifter. The throws were noticeably shorter after I first installed it. Getting the old shifter out is the easy part, but putting this one in took a few good whacks of a rubber mallet. There really isn't much more to it then that! It's a solid shifter!
      
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    Great shifting, awesome quality. 8 years ago
    5out of 5stars
    Brian B
    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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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    • Q: Thread and pitch  2000 subaru impreza rs6 months ago

      Whats the thread and pitch? I need a boot retainer that fits it.
    • Q: Will this fit in my 99 2.2L sedan?   verse7 years ago

      Will this fit in my GC (99, 2.2L) sedan? Additionally what bushings would I need to use?
      • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

        A:  This will fit your 1999 2.2 sedan and we carry rear shifter bushings confirmed for your vehicle as well, but not the front. The Kartboy bushing is part number KAR KB-003-REAR.

        Nick S. @ RallySport Direct 7 years ago  
          
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    • Q: 1998 Impreza 2.2L  Faline7 years ago

      Will this shifter be compatible with my 1998 Impreza 2.2L Sedan?
    • Q: Bushing  Grubzz7 years ago

      What bushings kit would i order with this short shifter?
      • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

        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. @ RallySport Direct 7 years ago  
          
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    This Part Fits

    Subaru Forester
    Base
    1998 Subaru Forester Base
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.
    1999 Subaru Forester Base
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.
    L
    1998 Subaru Forester L
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.
    1999 Subaru Forester L
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.
    S
    1998 Subaru Forester S
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.
    1999 Subaru Forester S
    Very Short. Use Forester XT Shifter if longer is desired.