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With my 2k OBW my gearbox feels extremely loose. In any gear i can, with a very light touch, move the shifter knob about 1-2 inches right an left. It is practiaclly floating. Is this normal for all you MT OB owners?? Or am i missing a bushing or something??
 

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I got my OBS after driving a honda for years- Subaru makes one of the sloppyiest (sp?) shifters available. get yourself a Kartboy shifter and a set of heavier urethane (found on eBay for cheap!) bushings, and that will take a good amount of the slop out.
 

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dead right on the chronic shifter slop, it's in league of Porsche 911 or my VW bus w/ 10 ft of linkage. Cobb Tuning also makes shifter, no exp with it tho.
 

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No need for a short shifter, just the hardened poly bushings that the stock shifter slides right into. For around $40 I guess it really helps out with shifter feel. There are many makes of these bushings now, so buyer beware (E-Bay!) Brian
 

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I emailed the guy at cobb tuning to see if those bushings would help the left to right movement and he said that they wouldnt. I guess those bushings are only for the absolute limits of the linkage. He said that the sloppiness comes from the internals of the tranny.:(
 

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Really, than I guess I will never buy a set of bushings for the **** of it. It was my understanding that it would clean up that sloppyness. Thanks for looking into that. Brian
 

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The name is luke;) And i meant to say kartboy not cobb tuning.
 
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