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post #1 of 6 Old 08-27-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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So I bought a used 2006 WRX

and there were a lot of mods done to it but the guy I bought it from really didn't know what was done (I know). The mechanics who have looked at it as well as the dyno shop all said its a good build. How do I tell if it has a short throw shifter in it? This is the first WRX Ive ever driven so I don't know how the shifter would feel having one and not having one as Ive driven an FrS previously which makes this feel like I have a wooden spoon in a pot of porridge.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-28-2019, 09:32 AM
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You would have to pull the boot and look at the shifter... take a pic and post back if you can't tell, we can try to help.

The sloppy shifter is pretty common in older Subies. New bushings will help that.

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You would have to pull the boot and look at the shifter... take a pic and post back if you can't tell, we can try to help.

The sloppy shifter is pretty common in older Subies. New bushings will help that.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-28-2019, 10:51 AM
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That does appear to be a Kartboy short-throw shifter.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-28-2019, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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That does appear to be a Kartboy short-throw shifter.
So do you think I need new bushings then?
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-29-2019, 11:02 AM
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If the slop in the stick is bothering you then yes, new shifter bushings will help with that.

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