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post #16 of 21 Old 06-21-2013, 06:15 AM
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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.
I'd have to agree with this. The back bushing was a lot stiffer and made it difficult to get the 2nd bolt started. I researched a lot on the forum before I did it for ideas and it still was difficult. I actually stripped the one hole for the 1st few threads but was lucky enough to fix it easily. Just go slow and be patient. I was lucky enough to work on a lift and oh what a delight lol. It is well worth it.
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You're lucky, I was on stands and my neck was killing me the next day haha.
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Reviving an older thread I started----

I was defeated in June while trying to install the Kartboy shifter and bushings. Getting the gear installed while the car was on jack stands was not happening in my driveway. After spending the summer regretting that I didn't farm the job out, I reordered the stuff last week. I got 4 new Michelin all-seasons to get ready for the upcoming foul weather and my mechanic pal was willing to do the shifter/bushing install for me while he swapped the tires on.

Wow-- the new bushings and shifter are a great mod; better than advertised! So happy to have them installed. Also went for the TiC 5MT Lever Pivot Bushings which arrived after the other stuff was installed. That was a 5 minute job I could do myself and it made an additional improvement...

Thanks for the advice, folks.
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Why do you guys not use the Cobb shifter with kartboy bushings? You don't like a double adjustable(throw and height)shifter?

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Followed the above advice by getting the Kartboy shifter, I like the throw distance, etc. Frankly, I think the bushings make the most difference in feel from what I can tell but I'm glad I did it all at the same time.
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Review update:

A couple of more weeks into the swap and I can't believe I didn't do the shifter and bushings years ago... Love it. Once again, I am a mechanical guy and couldn't get it done on jack stands, had to farm it out. Still worth it, like a new car now!

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