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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2009, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Installed a short throw shifter in my 09 wrx today and after getting it in the throw length was perfect but it felt like i was having to put a good bit more force into getting the car into each gear. I *didn't* re-lubricate anything when put it all back in the car. I'm wondering if there is a way to keep the shortness of the throw and making the shifting easier and smoother.

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Sorry, but no. When you shorten the throw, you increase the effort needed to shift proportionally. So a 30% reduction in throw is also a 30% reduction in leverage. This is compounded if the height has been lowered as well. Bottom line is shorter = tighter shift but harder to move. If yours is adjustable, then you might want to adjust it back toward stock a bit.

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BTW if you have an 09 why do you have a pic of an 08 and "08 wrx" in your sig?

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BTW if you have an 09 why do you have a pic of an 08 and "08 wrx" in your sig?
ha yeah... long story. Not actually allowed to say any details but Subaru had to replace my car. I haven't been on here to fix things up since then.
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I *didn't* re-lubricate anything when put it all back in the car. ]
Thought fixing this might be important.
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anyways I swapped back to my stock shift knob because its a good bit taller and it made a huge difference. thanks
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ha yeah... long story. Not actually allowed to say any details but Subaru had to replace my car. I haven't been on here to fix things up since then.
i want details...
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One thing I didn't think to mention to you. The pivot bushing can get squeezed to much if the bolt is overtightened. If you tightened more then just snug, you may want to loosen it until the bolt head and nut just make contact. You want it just tight enough it won't rattle. The nut is a locking style, so it won't back off. You can try to lube it more, but I doubt you'll notice much difference with just grease.

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alright, well next time i have time to dig around in there ill be sure to make sure its just snug.
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