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Old 06-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just picked up a 98 OBW yesterday and the shifter is super floppy even in gear. I've read that the shifter linkage bushings might be what is causing this. Doing my research, I came across these Kartboy Bushings

Kartboy dot com :: Subaru Impreza RS :: 1997-2001 RS :: Kartboy 5-Speed Shifter Bushing Combo

Will these fit on my car? I remember reading somewhere that they might be compatible even though it doesn't say directly that it is for a 98 Outback Wagon

If you have any experience with these bushings, how do you like them? Do they fix the sloppy shifter problem?

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I don't know if this would help you but I have a Subaru WRX short shifter with delrin bushings on it in my 2000 OBW. I believe that that the shifters are interchangable between the Subaru models.
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I don't know if this would help you but I have a Subaru WRX short shifter with delrin bushings on it in my 2000 OBW. I believe that that the shifters are interchangable between the Subaru models.
Then would it be safe to assume they use the same bushings?
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Yeah they're the same bushings. I've got those bushing's new and unused. I bought them along with the Kartboy short shifter. The shifter was in my 2011 WRX for about 2 months before i traded it for my OB. The bushings are still in the plastic bags. My OB is the CVT model so i don't need them anymore. The shifter and bushes will fit your OB.

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