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Kartboy Short Throw Shifter (Part Number: )
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter (Part Number: )
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
Subaru Models (inc. 1998-2001 Impreza 2.5RS)
Read 8 Reviews | 13 Q&As
Part # KB-001

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Features & Product Details

This is the Kartboy Short Throw Shifter that replaces the stock shift lever in 1997-2001 model year Subaru Impreza, amd 1997-1999 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. 

These Kartboy Short Throw Shifters are handmade in the U.S.A., and are 100% guaranteed.


Brand: Kartboy
Adjustable: No
Bushings Included: No
Color: Polished
Material: Chromoly Steel
Mfgr. Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
Condition: New Product
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2003 WRX  10 months ago
5out of 5stars

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. 4 years ago
5out of 5stars

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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Top Quality Product! 4 years ago
5out of 5stars

Installed this on my 2004 WRX (factory short shift option, bronze shift lever) and I am amazed with how big of a difference this makes in throw distance! 1 drop in height from the factory, but still looks and feels great!
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Short Shifter 5 years ago
5out of 5stars

ordered this short shifter for my Subaru RS and i have to say its one of the best investments i have ever done
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KartBoy Short Throw 6 years ago
5out of 5stars

this is definitely a non-regretable buy, fast install, took me like 30 mins, the throw is INCREDIBLE, my OE shifter throw i measured at about a 4 throw, with this kartboy its under 2. Definitely hold you over for a little. now i just need to buy bushings and im set.
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  • Q: Kart boy short shifter  Racer250r9 months ago

    Will this work in my 2000 impreza wagon? And what bushing will I need? I'm doing a tranny swap into my car soon and I am wanting to instal this hopefully while doing so, just probably going to need the bushing cause the transmission I'm installing is a little older
    • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

      A: Check this out!

      Devan M. @ RallySport Direct 8 months ago  
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  • Q: Will this fit in my 99 2.2L sedan?   verse3 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 3 years ago  
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  • Q: 1998 Impreza 2.2L  Faline3 years ago

    Will this shifter be compatible with my 1998 Impreza 2.2L Sedan?
  • Q: Bushing  Grubzz4 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 4 years ago  
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  • Q: Fitment  Justin.G4 years ago

    Will this short throw shifter work on a 2001 Subaru Forester S? And do you recommend the bushing kit with the shifter?
    • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

      A:  We can only confirm this up to 1999 Forester models. But we do recommend getting the bushing kit.

      Kyle A. @ RallySport Direct 4 years ago  
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