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#1 Old 11-13-2007, 10:22 AM
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Anybody have an experience with a Short Shifter like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-03...QQcmdZViewItem

Just looking for feedback reviews, Good, Bad, Difficult to install? Had one on my old 2.5RS but was a factory option so never installed one but i loved it.
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Eeek I'm skeptical on a short shifter thats under 10 bucks. I just ordered a Kartboy SS and that was a hundred.....hmmm there's gotta be a difference there, besides just name.

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ya that's what i figured too, how do you like it? easy install?
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I bought one for my lancer from the same vendor and after a hard shift to second the ball snapped off the bottom. you get what you pay for

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ya that's what i figured too, how do you like it? easy install?
It's supposed to come Monday, but looks extremely easy to install, shouldn't be more than 15-20 min. Reduces throw by 40% which I can't wait to feel, as the wrx's throw is shorter than other MT cars I've driven. If you aren't buying by then I'll let you know what I think Monday. I'm also getting new tires put on Friday, and doing a trany fluid change this weekend with some Redline oil. Can't wait.

"I bought one for my lancer from the same vendor and after a hard shift to second the ball snapped off the bottom. you get what you pay for" - Nagyhead

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...and it wasnt that hard of a shift.

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ebay items never fit right..... im mean this is your shifter were talking about here it moves around alot.!! get something that fits right... cobb or kartyboy A+
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Ya good call just curious, i didn't think one would vary that much from another but if it can break that easily i guess it deff not worth the hassel. Thanks guys
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ebay items never fit right..... im mean this is your shifter were talking about here it moves around alot.!! get something that fits right... cobb or kartyboy A+
Even more so get something that doesn't break almost immediately after using it. Not to thread jack but I got my T70 Torx bit in the mail yesterday so I did my tranny oil change using 2.6 qts redline 75W-90NS and 1 qt of lightweight shockproof and whoo weee that's nice. Finally know 1st hand what everyone was talking about. KB SS comes monday, niiiiicceee.

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I have an agency and it is great drivin cars with kart boy, and perrin shifters and I like mine the best.
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I did the kartboy in like 20 minutes, FANTASTIC!!!!!! well worth the money.
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ebay items never fit right..... im mean this is your shifter were talking about here it moves around alot.!! get something that fits right... cobb or kartyboy A+
True, you get what you pay for...with cars if you dont know it now you will learn it the hard way...do it right the first time .
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Kartboy will win the day, sorry but that is one Ebay item that I would not buy, but I would buy this:

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