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Kartboy Short Shifter and Bushing Combo

MODEL # KAR KB-002-WRX-COMBO

$155.00


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2006 impreza 2.5i
datsubie06 20 days ago
Bought this for my 2.5i after my mechanic recommendation. Hasn't been installed yet but everything thing seems of high quality!
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Best thing i've invested in
neff 10 months ago
I'm loving it like McDonalds ! only thing that was difficult was getting the screw for the rear bushing that's next to the shaft to get in. OMG most annoying thing ever. But i love it ! smooth like butter.
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Wish I had done this as my first upgrade!
X-Ray 1 year ago
After 12 years, my shifter had major slop, mostly due to a bad linkage/union. (I could put the car in 1st and move the shifter to look like it was in 5th.) I opted to upgrade the bushings and shifter as well. The install was tough without a lift. Drop the downpipe and the transmission bracket for more room. There's also a hammer pin and a ring clip that can be a pain. After the install, the slop was gone, the shifts were crisp and decisive, and the throws were substantially shorter. The real magic is that the quicker gear change lets you match RPM's perfectly for much smoother daily shifts!
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Does what it promises.
John 2 years ago
Let me first say that shipping was very fast and the product came in its proper condition. Nothing missing. Installed these on a 2005 WRX wagon, and I was overall satisfied with the result. The throws were shorter (ive read that it's 40% shorter), and both the front and rear bushings did their job of really making those shifts crisp and enjoyable. I did, however, have much sloppiness left in the linkage itself- something this product could not fix. I will need to replace the entire shifter linkage if I want a completely tight feel. Once again, this product was not responsible for this issue. As far as installation is concerened: 3/5 difficulty (was my first mod on this car). I had to find a video on YouTube for guidance even though the instructions are on the Kartboy website. This was a matter of preference. I would highly recommend a flex socket wrench and regular crescent wrenches as well (12mm deep and shallow sockets, 10mm shallow). If you live in an area that uses salt in the winter, be sure to have some wd40 handy for those rusty bolts. That being said, the rear bushing bolts came our pretty easily, as well as the single bolt holding the front bushings together. Detaching the linkage from the gear box was a pain the butt, though! Once you pull the linkage out, it's straight forward. I actually managed to get the snap ring out with a pocket knife and put it back in with some effort. Wish I had some snap ring pliers, though.
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kartboy short shifter
wrx531 2 years ago
I love it the material great product plus fast shipping from rallysportdirect great store.
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Clearly an awesome product
The_Imp 2 years ago
Installed in my 2006 2.5i. Yes, the 2 clearance holes don't line up. I wonder if that's on purpose. All you have to do is use a screwdriver against the drive shaft to pry the 2nd bolt into position. I hesitated to get this because my car has a notchy 2nd gear. This did not increase the notchiness nor did it reduce it. It just made the notch more precise. I love shifting the car now. It was fun before and now it's Miata-like. Which as we all know, can't be beat. This comes close, though. Note, the retaining ring on my car is on the bottom of the cup, not the top like most. You have to get under the car to access it. Overall a pretty easy install. Car is at 128k miles and the stock hardware probably had 10k miles to go before they got too rusty to remove. Glad I decided to do it when I did. If you have $150 to spend on your car, get this.
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Enhance Your Drive With One Mod
Mike A. 2 years ago
What's better than quicker gear changes? Probably a few things but they cost a lot more than $155.00! This shifter and bushing combo sharpens up your shifts and makes your gear changes so much more direct than stock. As WRX's are getting older, these bushings need replacing anyway. Why not upgrade? I highly recommend this for anyone who's looking for a no non sense short throw shifter.

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Great Product
cotlon 2 years ago
Drops the height down the perfect amount and make each shift feel crisp and clean. You won't regret purchasing this.
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Kartboy shifter and bushings
Chris 3 years ago
I recently installed the kartboy short shifter and poly bushings on my 06 2.5i with great results. I bought the shifter and bushing combo in hopes of eliminating some of the slop that the sock rattly shifter has that's exactly what this kit does. Not only does it tighten up the shifting but it just make the car more enjoyable to drive. The shorter throw is nice too and I'm quite satisfied with the product. I had the car on a lift so installation was a breeze, took all of 30 min, and I used grease on all moving parts for best results. The only thing I had to do was loosen the bolts on the metal bracket that holds the rubber boot in place and push the bracket forward, because the shifter would make slight contact in first and vibrate.
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Awesome shifter! takes a while to install
Subiespeed78 3 years ago
I bought this shifter combo and installed it yesterday. I must say that the shifts do feel a lot shorter and quicker which is very nice! But this did take me about 2 hours to install because of working under the car and also so old rusty bolts. *****WARNING!!****** Make sure the C clip on the bottom of the white shifter is flat and locked!! I learned the hard way and didn't completely snap it on and when i was driving the shifter popped out of the cup!!! Make sure the C clip is all the way on when installing this shifter. Other than that this is an awesome shifter for anyone looking for a little bit quicker 0-60 times ;)
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I ordered the wrong one
stone.jj97008 3 years ago
Definitely take the time to check to make sure this is correct for your car! It looks like Subaru's factory SPT/STI short shifter may also be 'chrome' or silver colored (just like the Kartboy one looks like). I checked mine prior to ordering, noted it was NOT gold, so I figured this must be the correct one. After removing the old lever and comparing the two, I noted that they were almost the same in design (the kartboy one slightly shorter), however, the pivot point was slightly wider on the Karboy shifter, therefore it would not fit in the shifter linkage. It would be good for RallySport Direct to update the note that the SPT/STI short shifter may also be chrome/silver in color.
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good combo
j-bugeye 4 years ago
These items were fairly easy to install in my '02 wrx wagon, and compliment each other. Removing the rear lateral sub-frame piece provided lots of room to work. Shifts feel crisp and solid.
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not the most fun in the world to install
Edmondwilcox53424 4 years ago
so i bought this shifter combo on friday morning and it was at my door on monday, with only priority shipping. as soon as i got it i was like a kid on christmas and couldnt wait to install it. so i took the 10 minutes to put the shifter itself on. super easy install. then drove around and parked the car. i was thinking the rest of the install would be just as easy, i was waaaaaaay wrong. it sucked to put on. i have to use 2 ft worth of extensions just to get the old rear bushing out, after dropping the heat shield and the driveshaft. after fighting with it for over an hour i removed the shifter itself. this made it a touch easier but i was still having a rough time. didnt help that i invite my wife to watch...mistake. though she was a good tool gopher, she spent most of the time laughing at me for how hard i was struggling. mind you i was working on my back with the car jacked up as far as my crappy little jack would go. then it came time for the front bushing. well if you dont know, the factory bushing is one piece. not two like the new one. it took me another 20 minutes to get that out. not from lack of trying but from sheer lack of space. but i got it in. so moral of the story.... make sure you have a lift. this sucks to do in the driveway. at least some ramps or something. but it does feel great in your hand, shifts are crisp and is a 100% improvement from stock. ps, dont do arms and shoulders prior to this job.
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Love it!
Bandaru 4 years ago
I just installed this STS in my '04 WRX. Took a while to install mostly due to rear bushing being difficult (the first bolt went in great, but the second one took some work), but I finally got it all put together. Throws are quite a bit shorter, and overall it feels so much better! Definitely worth the money.
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Great product
SirRichieLee 4 years ago
Easy to install. I would highly suggest getting this kit if you plan on buying a short shifter. A short shifter kit is incomplete without the bushings. The bushings helped with the new feel of having the short lever.
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Great product
SirRichieLee 4 years ago
Easy to install. I would highly suggest getting this kit if you plan on buying a short shifter. A short shifter kit is incomplete without the bushings. The bushings helped with the new feel of having the short lever.
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Awesome!
mikeranaldo134508209 5 years ago
Just installed the short shifter and bushings into my 05 wrx. took a little over an hour, the rear bushing was a little but of a pain to install. gear changes feel much more solid, throw is nice, short, and sporty. you can hear a little whining from 1st-3rd, but i kinda like that. excellent product!
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Love the Shifter, not sold on the bushings
OBP WRX 6 years ago
Shifter is awesome, install is easy and the shifts feel great. Front bushing is easy to install, rear bushing is a bit of a pain and one of the bolts seemed too long. I couldn't get one side all the way tightened down, but it is close enough.
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totally worth it
nflannery9312490 6 years ago
i have a 06 2.5i and was sort of worried about everything fitting, especially the bushings. the front ones were wicked easy but the rear one was a different story. no worries though,everything ended up getting on there. after the install i tightened where the shifter actually connects via 12mm bolt to whatever (looks like a fork) in the center console. after all of that my shifts are noticeably shorter and more solid.
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Awesome product
TMBsmile48124 7 years ago
Awesome so far especially with the bushing combo. The only bushing you reuse is the one in the stock shifter. Everything is tighter and much quicker shifts. Feels like a real sports car. Must have if modifying. It only took me like 45 mins to install and I've never done one before. It was a perfect fit for my 2007 wrx. Definitely worth the money.
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No need for an adjustable throw
Hottirocket 7 years ago
I was considering an adjustable throw shifter but I decided to go with the Kartboy instead. This made every shift feel perfect, there is no need for adjustability when its already perfect. The bushings are a must
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Is it that short?
Kartboy 2 years ago
The product is very easy to install. Everything got much tighter after I installed the new busings. But i could not feel any huge difference when changing gears, but now I can say that I have short shift at least.
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