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Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-08-2013, 01:38 AM
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Views: 878
Posted By richietables
Thanks for the detailed review of the Kartboy...

Thanks for the detailed review of the Kartboy gear. I waited 8 years to do it on my '05 and now I like the car more than when it was new. And yes, getting the second bolt in the rear bushing almost...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-13-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
Review update: A couple of more weeks into...

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...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-29-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
Followed the above advice by getting the Kartboy...

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...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
Reviving an older thread I started---- I was...

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...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-20-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
I tried my very best, but in the end I was not...

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...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   06-07-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,019
Posted By richietables
I've run a K&N drop in on my my '05 WRX and my...

I've run a K&N drop in on my my '05 WRX and my wife's '05 Legacy since the OEM filters needed replacing, so maybe 6-7 years on each. No change in performance good or bad. I also run a K&N on the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-06-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
How come?

How come?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-06-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
Sweet, $180 shipped including tax, ordered it up...

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...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
OK, great info---:D Seems awesome for under...

OK, great info---:D

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

Thanks
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-06-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By richietables
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...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By richietables
Just thought I'd post the results. Went with 3.5...

Just thought I'd post the results. Went with 3.5 quarts of Amsoil Severe gear oil 75W90. Smoother shifting right from the get go. I bought some Red Line for my Corvette manual trans and although...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-14-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By richietables
One more question and then I'll shut up about it....

One more question and then I'll shut up about it. Thoughts on Amsoil? My pal at the Corvette forum is a dealer for them and says that their primary recommendation for the WRX (both manual trans and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-14-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By richietables
That's right from Redline? ...

That's right from Redline? Interesting---:sneaky:

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-13-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By richietables
Manual Trans Fluid

For my 2005 WRX Wagon----

Found great posts here on changing the manual transmission fluid, Thanks.

I want to go with Red Line or Amsoil, no cocktail... What manual trans fluid would you guys...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By richietables
And awful for potholes... I'm in Cleveland,...

And awful for potholes... I'm in Cleveland, man......:D
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By richietables
When I drove the STI back in '05 and '08 it was...

When I drove the STI back in '05 and '08 it was pretty stiff just riding around. Not racing, just driving...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By richietables
OK, I'll send it back, keep the car stock. ...

OK, I'll send it back, keep the car stock. Thanks for the advice. Another engine saved.

It really sucks that K&N and others would put out these products and sponsor these boards and deliberately...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By richietables
Well, the K&N Typhoon was $215 shipped form...

Well, the K&N Typhoon was $215 shipped form Amazon. Came today, I'll throw it in there and give it a try. Keeping the stock setup just in case, though. I have a drop in K&N filter in it already.
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Forum: Newbie Forum   04-12-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By richietables
OK, go easy on me here- I've been working on...

OK, go easy on me here- I've been working on cars for many years with no computers on board. (classic Chevy guy here)

Since this is the newb forum I don't mind asking: What would it entail to get...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-12-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By richietables
Exactly- I can always go back to stock if I don't...

Exactly- I can always go back to stock if I don't like the K&N piece. I know somebody (somebody quite like ME, for instance, will by it off me...) But this thread was worth starting for me, now...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-11-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By richietables
My '05 Wagon

Hi all- I've had my 2005 wagon since Feb. of '05. Got it since it's versatile, AWD, fun and fast... Shuttle my wife and two kids around in it. My summer driver is a '65 Malibu ragtop that I've...
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