So what to do? Well, how about this – new bushings. Not just new bushings, but bushings that fit (which is always a good thing). In fact it turns out that when Subaru changed the size they made them the same across all the models – both the 6MT AND the 5MT. So I guess Subaru made up for the bummer because these will now fit all the 06+ manual transmission Subarus.
So now you say, “Hey guys, that’s great and all, but I’m not really familiar with them. What do they do?” Seems like a fair enough question to us, so let me answer it for you.
- First, these are not the Kartboy bushings. These are entirely different (if you also need the Kartboy bushings check out some of our other bundles)
- These go in the actual shifter u-joint (Some folks call it the trunnion)
- It cleans up the side to side slop
- You know that side to side slop that makes you mis-shift due to hanging up the stick between gates because things have gotten so sloppy? Yeah, these fix that.
Instructions are very similar to the instructions for the 04-05 bushings. 5MT guys just don’t have to worry about that whole lockout cable. To check out the instructions click here.