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Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing - Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004+ STI)
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Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing

Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004+ STI)

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Part # KB-003-REAR
$35.00

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Features & Product Details

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

This is the Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing. This bushing features durable urethane construction that makes for an excellent OEM replacement to restore and improve the overall shifter tightness and feel.

 

DETAILS:

  • Super durable urethane construction
  • Direct replacement for the OEM unit that will become soft and weak over time and mileage
  • Tightens up the overall shifter movement
  • Provides a more crisp and precise shifter feel
  • Hand-made in the U.S.A.
  • Includes hardware
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    NOTE:

  • This bushing may raise the shifter height when used on the 1998-2005 Forester, 2000-2004 Legacy, 2003-2006 Baja, and 1998-1999 Legacy Outback models
  • Specifications

    Brand: Kartboy
    Bushing Location: Rear Linkage
    Material: Urethane
    Mfgr. Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Condition: New Product
    Return Policy:

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    REVIEWS & CUSTOMER MEDIA

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    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing ( Part Number: KB-003-REAR)
    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing ( Part Number: KB-003-REAR)
    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing ( Part Number: KB-003-REAR)
    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing ( Part Number: KB-003-REAR)
    Sucks to install but provides a more satisfactory shifter feel 11 months ago
    4out of 5stars

    This is the second car I installed one of these into...and the last time I had to remove the shift lever from the car to slide the bushing on. Recently installed this onto my 2004 STi, (had the Kartboy pivot bushings already) and I was able to keep the shift lever on the car this time but removing the old one and wedging the Kartboy onto the lever still resulted in much cursing. Good news is with the rear stay bushing I get a satisfying notchy feeling when rowing through the gears.
      
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    Quality product, but not the easiest install 3 years ago
    4out of 5stars

    I went on Nasioc and also watched a few videos on install as I’d never done it before and it looked like a pretty straight forward install and wouldn’t take me too long. There isn’t much room for install so I ended up removing the 6 bolts for the cross member to have a little extra space. I have smaller hands and was able to work around my DP, but I might recommend removing it for a little more ease of access. When installing the rear bushing I left the front one out as I did both at the same time, but I put the washer and nut on the front shifter link to keep it from moving around too much when trying to line up the rear bushing. This is where I ran into some trouble. I was only able to get one bolt in, until I grabbed a pry bar and pushed on the bushing to align up with the second bolt hole. Overall with my usual slow self it took me about 2 hours total in my driveway. As popular of a company as Kartboy is I was kind of disappointed with how the bushing doesn’t quite line up enough for ease of installation, but after install on my first shift I felt a drastic difference. Shifts are much crisper and I can feel my shifts as I’m making them. Overall would buy it again and I’m only knocking off 1 star due to installation.
      
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    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing 3 years ago
    5out of 5stars

    definitely improved shift feel
      
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    Don't expect too much. 5 years ago
    4out of 5stars

    A lot of instructions and forum posts say that the rear shifter bushing was difficult to install. It took me about 1.5 hours, extremely taking my time as I was giving the drivetrain a good inspection. So it wasn't really too difficult but it wasn't easy either. There isn't much room to play around with, so having the right tools really come in handy. A few tips on a 2002 WRX: - Leave the stock bushing bolted (after cracking them loose) while you free up the front shifter bushings. This makes it easier to pop out of the rear bushing. - Pop the end into the rear bushing first, before starting to thread the bolts in. - I found using 1/2 drive rachet/socket with a few extensions made doing the bolts up a whole lot easier. But make sure you don't over torque the bolts potentially stripping the threads. Shifter Feel: I already had pivot bushings and the front bushings installed for several years now. I bought this with the intent of completing the ensemble. To be honest, there wasn't that much difference in feel. The pivot bushings and front shifter bushings are probably the ones making the most difference. That being said, when comparing the stock rear bushing with the kartboy one, especially when the stock one has been on the car for > 15 years, it is definitely a good replacement, and the Kartboy ones are very solidly built.
      
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    Great cheap improvement, But difficult to line up  5 years ago
    5out of 5stars

    Great quality, Very sturdy So I installed all at once. (recommend doing all these at once) Whiteline Rear Diff Positive Power Kit Inserts Whiteline Gearbox Positive Shift Kit Beatrush Shifter Link Bushings Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing Perrin Subframe Lockdown Bushings Hard for me to differentiate which product did what, But MAN, I can tell the difference, With a 2011 Fully built WRX (EJ257 block, 380HP) and no suspension upgrades, These products were amazing. PROS - Rear end is muuuch tighter/sticks to the road during turns and taking off from stop - Acceleration is improved greatly, and feels like you have more power - Feels like power is going into the ground more - Very little drive line shock - Shifting is solid - went from feeling like a semi truck, to a Indy Super Race car CONS The rear shiftier bushing, was hard to line up with the existing holes (turn a little by little on each side)
      
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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    • Q: 1998 Impreza 2.2L  Faline5 years ago

      Will this fit my 1998 Impreza 2.2L?
    • Q: Durometer Rating?   weirdpuffy571445 years ago

      What is the rating of durometer polyurethane bushing used? Please post it in the description as Kartboy's website does not have this info as well. Very important people for users to understand, thanks!
    • Q: Stock short throw shifter  Tcspicher7 years ago

      I noticed that this product works in conjunction with the Kartboy Short Throw shifter. Does this still work with the STI short throw shifter that came stock on my car?
      • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

        A:  This bushing will work with the STI short throw shifter. This bushing should be considered an OEM replacement in regards to fitment. Thank you.

        Sterling W. @ RallySport Direct 7 years ago  
          
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    • Q: Replacement Bolt  jeffshong286607 years ago

      Is there a way to get a replacement bolt? I lost one of the bolts came with the rear bushing.
      • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

        A:  Unfortunate Kartboy does not sell us the hardware separate from the kit. I would say to contact Kartboy Directly to see if they would be able to sell you the hardware.

        Kirill C. @ RallySport Direct 7 years ago  
          
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    • Q: bolts  gkchan113167 years ago

      Is it possible to get the bolts only? I already have another aftermarket rear shifter bushing with the OEM bolts. The OEM bolts are rusted and I would like to replace them.
      • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

        A:  The hardware supplied is specific to the KartBoy bushing, and is not compatible with other brand bushings.

        Kirill C. @ RallySport Direct 7 years ago  
          
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