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manual transmission shifter rattle
Posted 25 August 2003 - 08:29 PM
i'm kinda sitting on the fence, because i've been eyeing the short throw kit for a while now. anybody have any experience with these (the subaru one)? does it give you a more notchy, positive feel?
thanks for any info...
Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:44 AM
#2 - I have a 91 Legacy, so I cannot seem to find a short-throw kit for it, but I have heard that the short-throw gives the shift a more precise, sportier feel. I would love to install one, but I don't know if a 95+ kit would work in a 1st gen legacy. Anyway, hope all this helps.
Posted 29 August 2003 - 07:13 AM
Posted 29 August 2003 - 08:15 AM
at this point i think i am going to just upgrade to the short throw kit, once i get the $$.
Posted 30 August 2003 - 06:52 AM
howmuch does it cost?
is it easy to install?
where can it be purchased
Posted 01 September 2003 - 10:06 AM
you can also search google, i know a few of the tuner places had some, but their prices were higher....
Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:41 PM
The bushings and spacers only cost a couple of bucks. The rattle started about 8 months ago, only in 2nd and 3rd gears, and went away if I would push, pull, or twist the shift lever (gently). Over time, the rattle has moved to the other gear positions, and I am really annoyed by the constant rattle!!
By the way, a mechanic I went to said he was going to replace all the bushings, etc, and that the parts would br around $69 and with labor probably a total of $150.
I hope I can fix it myself without too much hassle.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 03:59 AM
Why do you'all wanna shorten the shift? Is the US shift longer than the Euro? My Legacy has nicely judged gear shift length. Whenever I drive anyone else's car (none Subes) I always feel like the stick has to swing from bumper to bumper, kinda like pole-vaulting.
The I get back into "Scoobes", and find a quick wrist movement is all that's needed. Ahhhh!
DONT FORGET: Leverage will be lost on the short-throw kit, and Sube synchros being as weak as they are, I think the shift will become unbearably heavy.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:26 PM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 02:14 AM
Do not buy a VW. If you do, look out for these factory-fit defects:
Faulty wiring harness, tendency to burst bulbs. Especially the rear light clusters. And that means brake lights!
Dragging rear caliper/discs.
Brake pads that fail in winter salt.
Weak clutch joint on the pedal, clutch will not disengage. Have it welded up as soon as you buy the car. Tdi's and 1.8T's are notorius. Can wreck the piston in the clutch cylinder.
Weak battery, leading to radio/CD failure and finally locking you out of the car!
Squeaky front struts.
If you get all the goodies: Look out for an autonomous electric window controller...tendency to open all the windows, at unexpected times.
Squeaky seat rails. Rattling chrome handbrake release. And an assortment of other cabin rattles that would be acceptable in a car above 10 years of age.
No car is perfect, Sube included, but at the prices these Germans demand, there is no excuse. The above is compiled from a host of Magazine articles and five VW/Audi owners that are friends of mine. They are starting to loose faith.
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