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Old 02 Nov 2008, 04:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SHIFT LINK BUSHES

Any one have any info about these or pics for a classic sti v6 cheers
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Old 02 Nov 2008, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: SHIFT LINK BUSHES

Found this info on the NASIOC web site.

Shifter Linkage Bushings


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These bushing are pressed into the shifter linkage, and are designed to eliminate the side-to-side slop in the shifter. Please take note; these are not for the shifter stay assembly, but for the actual articulated joint in the gear selector assembly. The problem is the stock bushings are made of soft rubber that has a tendency to degrade in performance over time. This degradation leads to poor fit of the components, and less damping due to increased gaps. This in turn leads to a very sloppy action in the stick. This sloppy action leads to poorly defined gates, missed shifts, and a cheap feeling in the shifter.
Polyurethane bushings.

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The shift linkage bushings are designed a bit oversized to allow for interference fits, tighter tolerances, and more resistance to compression by the virtue of there just being more material pressed into the assembly. This design coupled with using very stiff polyurethane instead of rubber has led to a much better feeling in the side-to-side motion of the stick, a much sharper definition of the gates, and a positive click upon engagement of the shifter.
Front shifter bushing manufacturers:

Kartboy
Noltec
Energy Suspensions
Cusco
Laile/Beatrush
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Re: SHIFT LINK BUSHES

Cheers Pete great thanks thats just what i wanted
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Re: SHIFT LINK BUSHES

All sorted done the bushes today had a sloppy gear lever it was the bushes on the gearchange rod at the gearbox end, held in with the 12mm bolt think it was, had the problem it was sloppy left to right the gear lever its as tight as a nut now nice good feel to the shift now replaced them with oem parts €50 ouch but its great now.................

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