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#1 Old 06-06-2013, 08:50 AM
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Kartboy or Cobb questions

I've been reading about the shifter upgrades on this forum and other places. Is changing the front and rear bushings a one man driveway job? I'm pretty handy but really don't have access to a lift without paying for it. I wouldn't even mind just replacing the bushings before getting a new shifter just to see what things like firmed up.

Worth the hassle?

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I'd def do it all at once, and if you have some jack stands that should be enough room to do it in the driveway.

Kartboy it's def the way to go and if you're doing bushings I'd highly recommend getting a setup from TiC. It comes with the Kartboy shifter and bushings.

This...
http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=38

And this...
http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...products_id=89




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I just did my kartboy shifter and bushings last weekend and took about an hour for the whole job. Jist used jack stands here

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OK, great info---

Seems awesome for under a $200 investment, so pull the trigger, huh?

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Pull it. There's no better setup I promise you 👍


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Sweet, $180 shipped including tax, ordered it up from turninconcepts.com; both of the above recommended links.

Wish me luck with the install and I'll let you guys know how it turns out. Thanks for the info.

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Def post your feedback. Glad we could help OP


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O, and keep your arm/hand off the shifter.... Just my 2¢ whether you get a setup or not.

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O, and keep your arm/hand off the shifter.... Just my 2¢ whether you get a setup or not.
How come?

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I tried my very best, but in the end I was not able to do the install of the shifter and bushings on my '05 wagon. Drive shaft and exhaust were too much of a hurdle for me. I guess the point of no return was when I was unable to fit the new rear shifter bushing in with the kartboy bolts. I really tried and my hands are still scarred after a week. Disappointed, I sent the package back. Thanks for the good help here at the forum and please no cracks about how easy it is, I did my best. Had to cut the bait this time.

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Could've kept it and had a shop install....


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Those bolts are tricky because theres no wiggle room with the bushing being so stiff. I had to get one barely in, then worked for about 20 minutes trying to get the other one started, finally got it in a little bit, then spend another good 10 minutes working each one in a little at a time, then switch to the other one, back and forth then I finally got it in. Its a really good investment, I'm getting the short shifter once my paypal funds because available from selling my old turbo. Can't wait.
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I used a swivel and a long ass extension and had to problems at all getting the two bolts in

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A lot of people have trouble getting them started, those holes on the bushing are usually just barely out of line with the other holes, so you can start one but it usually takes some doing to start the next one. Common problem. Clearance isn't too big of a problem though.
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