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#1 Old 06-28-2010, 03:10 PM
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Perrin Shifter bushings.... did you notice a difference?

Hey, newb to the forum and the WRX here

Just bought my 2010 WRX in dark gray metallic about 3 weeks ago, and went through the painful process (at least it was for me lol) of changing out the stock rubber shifter bushing with Perrin's poly urethane one. After test driving, I really did not notice a big difference, could be me though. I was thinking that since my car has lass than 900 miles on it, maybe the rubber bushing was still pretty stiff from factory? Could this be it or am I the only one that didn't notice a difference? I still have the stock shifter and plan to change it out with the mode racing one, but will an aftermarket SS tighten up the shifting along with making the throws shorter? thanks ahead of time for any responses.
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You will want the short shifter. I run the Perrin bushings with the Cobb SS (same design as mode). I installed them at the same time. The change in throw length is amazing.

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with a brand new car with new bushings...not really. i did almost every bushing for the car! while the new stuff is rock hard the OEM stuff wasnt really that soft.

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Do the shifter and your transmission mount with a Group-N mount... World of difference.

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Yes, do the mounts too. I have those also.

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Trans mounts are on my to-do list too

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I have the Kartboy shifter bushing. Didn't really notice anything. Maybe a bit more "notchier"

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Good deal, I thought it might have been the fact that its brand new, and maybe I was a little naive that changing one thing would be this huge drastic difference. I do plan on getting the mode racing SS; a little disappointed that cobb doesn't seem to be making or carrying them anymore. Idk about new trans mounts, lol, i don't really wanna go crazy with mods on this car, since unfortunately it's a daily driver (premium gas is expensive lol) and I really don't wanna fight with the dealer and warranty BS. I know they have to prove a mod caused a failure, but I just don't really feel like going through the hastle in the future.

On a side note, any recommendations on a CAI? I was thinking about Perrin's, but Injen seems to make a good product too. Again, I wanna avoid having to pick up an AP, as I don't wanna touch the ECU, yet, so I want a CAI that I can get some good ear candy from and doesn't require a tune. Running the SPT CBE, which was a super easy install, so that may be a small consideration, although from what I've read on the forums, that plus a CAI won't require a ECU change. Thanks for the input guys, and I'll get a pick up soon, but basically, car looks like synolimit's lol.
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Do the shifter and your transmission mount with a Group-N mount... World of difference.
see i disagree, im the hardest person to convince that something works. i dont have a placebo gen in me. i have tranny mount, cross memeber bushings, SS bushings front and rear, sub frame lock down and rear diff bushings. honestly yes they are all like rock hard and you cant even push your finger nail into them while the OEM stuff is soft with lots of flex but i can say nothing really made the car feel that much better! 90% of the things out there are all placebo. only the rear diff and subframe bushings helped the rear diff not smack the trunk when hard shifting.

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Good deal, I thought it might have been the fact that its brand new, and maybe I was a little naive that changing one thing would be this huge drastic difference. I do plan on getting the mode racing SS; a little disappointed that cobb doesn't seem to be making or carrying them anymore. Idk about new trans mounts, lol, i don't really wanna go crazy with mods on this car, since unfortunately it's a daily driver (premium gas is expensive lol) and I really don't wanna fight with the dealer and warranty BS. I know they have to prove a mod caused a failure, but I just don't really feel like going through the hastle in the future.

On a side note, any recommendations on a CAI? I was thinking about Perrin's, but Injen seems to make a good product too. Again, I wanna avoid having to pick up an AP, as I don't wanna touch the ECU, yet, so I want a CAI that I can get some good ear candy from and doesn't require a tune. Running the SPT CBE, which was a super easy install, so that may be a small consideration, although from what I've read on the forums, that plus a CAI won't require a ECU change. Thanks for the input guys, and I'll get a pick up soon, but basically, car looks like synolimit's lol.
i know you dont want to touch the ECU yet but you really really should. the stock tune is VERY dangerously lean and tip in is like 14.7 till about 4000RPM and your already making boost. most good tuners would agree and tell you first thing is get off that OEM map!

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