follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook. Interested in the FT-1? Check out FT1Club
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
86SPEED
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides For all DIYs.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
KartBoy Short Shifter DIY and Review

Kartboy Short Shifter DIY and Review
Like Justin Timberlake, I'm back..

Now that there was some choices on the market for short shifters (BPS, TWM, Kartboy) it was time to make my choice.

I think short shifters are great to speed up your shifts by reducing travel, as well as make shifts more positive by beefing up bushings. Something right up my alley.

Let's start off with some product shots. Click for large. Then feedback.

Entire shipment. The Short Shifter Kit is the shifter itself and the rear shifter bushing. Tom@Kartboy threw in a transmission bushing insert for free! I guess that was because I was early to order. There was candy in the package too, which surprised me.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-001 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifter-002 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Karboy supplied a large syringe of permagrease and four #4 hex screws.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-003 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Fireball candy. I did not eat this

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-004 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Shifter came in a box full of peanuts but was not wrapped in plastic. It was rubber banded to keep from rustling about.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-005 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Business end of the shifter. All the materials not called shifter collar was metal.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-006 by VictorN07, on Flickr

The linkage has two beefy polyurethane(?) bushings. Much better than the thin stock bushings.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-007 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Shifter Collar for reverse function comes pregreased. The spring is strong in this one, but is squishy rather than the pop and lock style of the stock collar. Nothing is wrong, just my preference.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-008 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Kartboy sticker

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-009 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Kartboy rear shifter bushing. Looks just like the Perrin one I installed. Too bad I won't be using this. It looks to be built very well!

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-011 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifter-010 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Transmission mount insert. Looks just like the whiteline one I already installed but is less deep. Too bad I won't be using this. It is made out of polyurethane(?) or similar material.

20130317-KartboyShortShifter-012 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifter-013 by VictorN07, on Flickr
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
adprokid (09-25-2013), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), b rawr z (01-23-2015), bama_brz (02-16-2014), Canehda (03-21-2014), cmspooner (03-18-2013), jcw99 (12-09-2015), MaxRED13 (01-20-2016), melon (07-10-2013), OrangeGuitar (11-26-2016), pansontw (11-01-2013), sinigang_guy (03-20-2013), slim blanco (12-08-2014), Sportsguy83 (03-18-2013), tech4pdx (03-18-2013), tisb0b (03-18-2013), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015)
Old 03-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Feedback

-Choosing
It was difficult choosing between the three shifters.
BPS was the most inexpensive, but required cutting and extensive reuse of OEM parts. It also did not come with any extras like a rear shifter bushing.

TWM was the most expensive and advertised vibration dampening which appealed to me. They also claimed that it is a direct drop in with no reuse of parts and comes with a rear shifter bushing. Still interested. However one of my mates @cobrabyte had a bad experience with their customer service around the availability of the product and securing his refund in a timely manner. There is a thread on here about that. This pushed me away as good customer service is very important to me.

Kartboy was the last one. It does come with a rear shifter bushing and Kartboy has a long extensive history of success in the Subaru market. However that was about it. It was priced in between the competition, but the website was lacking photos and information, and there were no instructions available yet. There was some reuse of parts, but no cutting or modifications required. It was tough. I emailed Tom Deadrick @ Kartboy and he was pretty responsive to my questions and was upfront about the lack of instructions and what not. It was in stock and ready to ship. This shifter is that new! I felt good working in the car and good after our exchanges so I took a risk...

I think I chose right.





-In hand
Tom emailed me and threw in a transmission insert for free. That was very nice of him but in the back of my mind I wasn't going to use that insert or the rear shifter bushing. I already installed other vendor products and I wasn't going to remove them to go straight Kartboy.

He also messaged me to contact him when I get the shifter in so he can advise me on what to do since the instructions weren't ready. He was very professional in his messages.

It was mailed USPS and arrived in two days. However I wasn't home to get the package so it had to wait for Sunday. Today I sent him a message in hopes he might answer with instructions on how to install it. He did! I am very impressed with Tom and Kartboy's customer service as he didn't have to reply on a Sunday. Very nice.




-Installation Feedback
This is the easiest car I ever worked on to remove the interior panels.

This install can be done with the car on the ground. The OEM shifter comes out fairly easily. The only things that gave me trouble was with the rubber dust covers. You have to stretch them quite a bit to get them to go over the parts you are trying to reveal. My fingers hurt.

Tom also replied in a timely manner (on Sunday!) mid install when I had questions. Very specific and clear in his instructions. I am very pleased with Kartboy at this point. Tom said he had a goal to finish the instructions this week. For those who know me, I had something else in mind

As shown, all the parts were included. I had to grease the ball joint of the Kartboy and cried while slipping on the dust cover ring.

Reinserting the locking pin on the shifter/control shaft linkage the way the factory did it was very difficult from inside the car. It is easier to do this with the car in the air. I chose to put the pin in the reverse way. As the pictures show later, this works as well.

Here are the reused parts:
Black washer used in the shifter/control shaft linkage
Dust boot on the bottom of the OEM shifter
Reverse lockout plate





-Driving Feedback
I have a rear shifter bushing and transmission insert already so I guess this feedback can be semi representative of using the full Kartboy kit.

Initial reaction was my goodness the shifting travel is short. It might be shorter than the BPS I quickly tested in @Chris@Phastek car. All of these percentages are silly. All we have to know that it is much shorter than stock. The shifter is also less tall than stock. I didn't really notice it though.

Shifting is very positive. It clicks into place with an authoritative thunk sound. I don't hear any noticeable NVH over the supercharger/exhaust so it is a great sign. almost zero vibration can be seen and felt in the knob. Guess the mass and/or those white poly bushings really helped!

It does what is advertised and comes from a company with a long standing good reputation and apparently great customer service. I don't think you can go wrong with this product.

I'm sure the product page will shore up with more information and official instructions will come soon. In the meantime here is my DIY guide. I hope it helps all who is curious about this platform.

Cheers!




Videos
Something I haven't seen before with videos is a top shot. I normally don't shift like this. Just wanted to keep the knob visible for easier tracking.

OEM Shifter Top View

Kartboy Short Shifter Top View

OEM Shifter Side View

Kartboy Short Shifter Side View



Comparison Stills
I was challenged about the shifter travel in the videos. I whipped up some science to compare travel in the OEM shifter and Kartboy Short Shifter

I had a tripod setup in my car and the top video was recorded from the exact same angle with maybe 1% movement between recordings. The reason the travel looks the same in 2,4,6 was because the neutral position of the Kartboy Short Shifter is different than OEM. It sits lower.

As you can see the neutral position of the Kartboy is further back than the OEM shifter.

20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-001 by VictorN07, on Flickr

I have more science. Here is comparison shots of the OEM shifter vs Kartboy Short Shifter in their shifter travel. Concentrate on the overlap of the knob. You can see the travel of the Kartboy Short Shifter is much much less than OEM. (I apologize for hard to see):

20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-002 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-003 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-004 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-005 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-006 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-007 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130318-KartboyShifterTravelComparison-009 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Last edited by F1point4; 03-18-2013 at 10:51 PM.
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 43 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
adamg (02-28-2015), adprokid (09-25-2013), Alfalasy (10-15-2014), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), Aozora.BRZ (10-26-2014), ATL BRZ (03-25-2013), Ayoitszritchie (07-29-2014), b rawr z (01-23-2015), BabyPubes (10-07-2013), Brayden_23 (01-30-2016), Brett (08-25-2013), cmspooner (03-18-2013), dave77 (05-04-2014), dirtbike250x (05-20-2013), Dominus (02-14-2015), DrDuquette (11-27-2013), Drift-Office (03-25-2013), enjoyminutemaid (03-28-2013), GaN-MaN (11-02-2013), gonzo (04-25-2013), HyperTech (06-23-2014), jcw99 (12-09-2015), joe strummer (10-16-2015), kludger (03-18-2013), Lorico (10-14-2015), MaXimus (03-24-2015), melon (07-10-2013), Mr. (08-27-2013), MSTiFK8R (03-21-2013), Namuna (06-26-2015), Norkoastal (03-18-2013), pcuerpo (09-27-2013), Pete (04-26-2013), racecaresuaceb (03-20-2013), raphy (03-18-2013), RiderFromLao (01-10-2016), Scooby South (04-05-2013), Sensisnow (06-13-2013), sergiomordo (03-30-2016), SirBrass (11-13-2013), TheSlickOne17 (07-13-2013), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015), Yruyur (10-21-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-001 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-002 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-003 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-004 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-005 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-006 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-007 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-008 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-009 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-010 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-011 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-012 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-013 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-014 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-015 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Last edited by F1point4; 03-18-2013 at 12:50 AM.
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
adprokid (09-25-2013), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), b rawr z (01-23-2015), ducks (05-12-2013), enjoyminutemaid (03-28-2013), jcw99 (12-09-2015), melon (07-10-2013), Salgts86 (09-22-2013), Sensisnow (06-13-2013), usdmnotjdm (12-05-2013), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015)
Old 03-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #4
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-016 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-017 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-018 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-019 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-020 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-021 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-022 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-023 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-024 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-025 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-026 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-027 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-028 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-029 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-030 by VictorN07, on Flickr
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
adprokid (09-25-2013), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), b rawr z (01-23-2015), Brett (08-25-2013), BRZ'13 (05-29-2015), ducks (05-12-2013), enjoyminutemaid (03-28-2013), illicitstylz (05-29-2014), jcw99 (12-09-2015), melon (07-10-2013), normancw (03-18-2013), Pete (04-26-2013), Sensisnow (06-13-2013), TheSlickOne17 (07-13-2013), usdmnotjdm (12-05-2013), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015)
Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #5
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-031 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-032 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-033 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-034 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-035 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-036 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-037 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-038 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-039 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-040 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-041 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-042 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-043 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-044 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-045 by VictorN07, on Flickr
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
adprokid (09-25-2013), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), b rawr z (01-23-2015), BRZ'13 (05-29-2015), ducks (05-12-2013), GaN-MaN (11-02-2013), jcw99 (12-09-2015), melon (07-10-2013), Sensisnow (06-13-2013), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015)
Old 03-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-046 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-047 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-048 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-049 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-050 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-051 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-052 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-053 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-054 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-055 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Whoops! I missed a step. Reinstall the cushion and two white plastic screws!!


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-056 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-057 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-058 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-059 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-060 by VictorN07, on Flickr


20130317-KartboyShortShifterDIY-061 by VictorN07, on Flickr

Last edited by F1point4; 03-18-2013 at 08:18 AM.
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 90 Users Say Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
350zgoingFRS_lol (11-06-2014), 6-Shift (03-18-2013), adamg (02-28-2015), adprokid (09-25-2013), Alabang 86 (04-03-2013), Alfalasy (10-15-2014), Anthonytpt (03-18-2013), asnatlas (10-13-2015), ATL BRZ (03-25-2013), Ayoitszritchie (07-29-2014), B L U E S L A T E (03-18-2013), b rawr z (01-23-2015), bama_brz (02-16-2014), Books (03-26-2013), boucher (03-20-2013), Brayden_23 (01-30-2016), Brett (08-25-2013), BRZ'13 (05-29-2015), Calum (05-19-2013), CamryDS (05-22-2013), cobrabyte (03-19-2013), dave77 (04-28-2014), djdnz (03-19-2013), Drift-Office (03-25-2013), ducks (05-12-2013), edward (04-03-2013), FriedRicr (04-20-2013), Frost (01-19-2014), FrX (03-18-2013), ft86Fan (03-18-2013), ftc~brz (03-28-2013), g0lden (03-18-2013), GaN-MaN (11-02-2013), Goldensun89 (10-19-2015), gonzo (04-25-2013), GT86_PRAGUE (01-17-2015), hmong337 (01-23-2015), humanshield (07-25-2013), HyperTech (06-23-2014), jcw99 (08-10-2014), JiB (12-25-2013), joe strummer (10-16-2015), JPxM0Dz (03-18-2013), Jstunna (12-08-2013), karma003 (04-18-2013), Kayysonie (05-13-2014), lantsalot (05-23-2017), Lateapex (04-16-2013), leon78 (03-18-2013), LetsGo (04-20-2013), mattles (03-18-2013), MaXimus (03-24-2015), melon (07-10-2013), Mini Cooper S (08-13-2014), mit_peid (04-25-2013), Mr. (08-27-2013), MSTiFK8R (03-21-2013), Namuna (11-11-2015), NickFRS (03-20-2013), Norkoastal (03-18-2013), p00mba (03-18-2013), PANDA86 (03-18-2013), Pete (04-26-2013), pheoxs (10-16-2013), QFry (04-10-2013), R2RO (05-21-2013), rmjjensen (03-18-2013), Sensisnow (06-13-2013), Shipwreck (05-21-2013), ShoGun (03-27-2013), SirBrass (11-13-2013), SkAsphalt (03-18-2013), slaxx (11-16-2015), SloS13 (03-18-2013), Smudgeous (08-23-2013), Sportsguy83 (03-18-2013), Stierzy34 (07-02-2013), SubiePig (02-05-2014), tbertran (05-07-2014), TheSlickOne17 (07-13-2013), Trap63 (05-19-2013), Trashed675 (03-19-2013), Turbowned (08-08-2013), UMB FR-S (05-24-2013), usptwins (04-12-2013), Valentino (04-02-2015), voyager2285 (02-10-2016), xxBrun0xx (11-16-2015), xxscaxx (03-18-2013), ZetaVI (03-18-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 01:45 AM   #7
tisb0b
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Drives: Grey GT86 MT
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 132
Thanks: 35
Thanked 49 Times in 33 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Excellent write up, glad you're happy with it. I'm torn between this short shifter and the one perrin is apparently releasing very soon ;D
tisb0b is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tisb0b For This Useful Post:
F1point4 (03-18-2013), Hicklinc (03-19-2017), humanshield (07-25-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 01:55 AM   #8
ninjasaurusrex
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Drives: 2013 Raven Scion FR-S 6MT
Location: Missouri City, TX
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
you should have told them you'd do a install...might have given you the shifter at a discount..hahah you're posts are always awesome and very detailed
ninjasaurusrex is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ninjasaurusrex For This Useful Post:
F1point4 (03-18-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 01:58 AM   #9
g0lden
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S Argento
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 190
Thanks: 71
Thanked 29 Times in 23 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
well done bro. Thanks for the info.
g0lden is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to g0lden For This Useful Post:
F1point4 (03-18-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 02:25 AM   #10
6-Shift
Seņor Member
 
6-Shift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Drives: 6MT Raven FR-S, aka "Itsuki"
Location: North Kansas City MO
Posts: 1,151
Thanks: 966
Thanked 437 Times in 310 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
How's the actual shifter? do you feel like the labor/ shifter was worth the money?
__________________
build: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...778#post578778

Follow me on instagram/twitter! :@missourifornian
KC86 member/FB admin
6-Shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 06:03 AM   #11
ZetaVI
Gundam Meister
 
ZetaVI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Drives: A Gundam
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 2,684
Thanks: 320
Thanked 1,010 Times in 510 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
High end review w/ alot of info. Video comparison was very clever.
ZetaVI is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ZetaVI For This Useful Post:
F1point4 (03-18-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
F1point4
Photo Specialist
 
F1point4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Toyota 86 DGM 6MT
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Thanks: 587
Thanked 1,697 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missourifornian View Post
How's the actual shifter? do you feel like the labor/ shifter was worth the money?
The shifter itself is great. It is very solid, I have no concerns about the shifter itself failing. I may amend my review above, but it is more difficult double clutching since the travel is so short. Easy to skip over neutral and go into the next gear. I'll see if time helps, probably just have to adjust my muscle memory.

Was it all worth the labor involved? It wasn't difficult to install, just a lot of trouble handling/stretching all the rubber bits. However all the learning made it worth it so yes!
F1point4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to F1point4 For This Useful Post:
Anthonytpt (11-01-2013)
Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #13
cmspooner
Senior Member
 
cmspooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: 2013 SWP Limited BRZ - Manual
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 393
Thanks: 448
Thanked 143 Times in 73 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I love that shift knob! Is it a flossy? Do you still have the pattern?
cmspooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #14
OrbitalEllipses
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: Attitude
Location: MD
Posts: 10,049
Thanks: 884
Thanked 4,875 Times in 2,898 Posts
Mentioned: 123 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
The Fireballs are a Kartboy (TM) trademark.

Late Edit: It's worth mentioning that this shifter comes with both the pivot bushings and rear stay bushing, which TWM wanted ~$70 for. Their shifter, at the current listed price on the website, is $270 plus another $70 for those bushings. $340 for a shifter? Eh, nty.

Last edited by OrbitalEllipses; 03-18-2013 at 04:58 PM.
OrbitalEllipses is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OrbitalEllipses For This Useful Post:
F1point4 (03-18-2013)
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
STI Short Shifter Kit Hanakuso Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 37 01-18-2016 09:19 PM
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter!! RallySport Direct Transmission and Driveline 16 04-18-2013 01:18 PM
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter!! RallySport Direct Announcements, Contests, Giveaways 34 03-18-2013 02:18 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.