These are the bushings that go in the actual shift lever. Not down under the car, but inside the car, under the leatherette shift boot. In other words you can change these out in just a few minutes from inside the car.
Install technique is pretty much just like for the 5mt version, but the fit is tighter. This means TAKE YOUR TIME, and DO NOT USE VISEGRIPS OR CHANNEL LOCKS. If you need to use something, use a C-clamp with smooth clamping surfaces. Above all else TAKE YOUR TIME. Here's a quick breakdown of how it works: Unscrew shift knob, and unsnap the shifter boot Remove the trim to access the shifter under the boot Using two 12mm wrenches, undo the bolt and remove. Push out the old stock sleeve, and pull out the old bushings. Grease the inside of the pivot tube and press the new bushings in - it's a tight fit to give it some effort. Make sure the bushings are going in straight!! Grease the insides of the bushings and press the new metal sleeve in Make sure the sleeve is going in straight, and take your time! Grease faces of bushings where they will contact the control rod clevis. Slide into clevis - it'll be a tight fit Insert bolt and tighten to 8lbs. To review - USE GREASE AND 8lbs OF TORQUE. Give them about half way to work to get comfy in their new home, and enjoy.
ATTENTION 2008 STI owners! If you are going to use the Kartboy or any of the other aftermarket shift levers you need this version of the pivot bushings. If you are going to keep the STOCK lever then you need the 5MT wide pivot bushings! This is due to a change that Subaru made for 2008.
Fits all 2004-2020 Subaru WRX STI.
Shipping Weight: 1.0 lb
Category: Short Shifters and Shifter Bushings