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Old 09-27-2010, 06:30 AM   #131
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something a bit bigger...
....and maybe with a turbo!
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:58 AM   #132
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Default Kartboy short shifter

Installing the Kartboy short shifter.

Gather up everything and place in a towel on the passenger seat.



Start removing the center console. Take out the cigarette tray/coil holder and set it aside.




Rotate the shift knob off of the stock linkage and pull the boot up all the way. Snap out the surrounding console piece.





Make sure to disconnect the electrical connection for the cigarette lighter. Pull the whole unit out.





Now get you 2x12mm wrenches and start unbolting the shifter from the linkage.



Once everything is unscrewed just pull out the shifter by rotating it backwards to get some leverage and give it a good push down and backward. It should pop out smoothly.









Here is a comparison of the Karboy Shifter (left) and the oem (right).



Now get the socket all greased up and ready to go for the new shifter.









…and the shifter ball too.





Don’t forget to grease the the screw.



Once everything is all lubed up, place the shifter back into the socket and turn it sideways so that it doesnt connect to the linkage.





Get your mallet and give it one good whack dead center. It should snap back into the socket.







Now you can rotate the shifter back into place and reattach the linkage.







Before screwing the shifter back, use some ant seize compound and rub some on the threads. This will make the shift knob easier to take off in the future.





Wipe everything down and put everything back in place.



My overall experience with the Kartboy shifter is that it does significantly reduce the throw of the shifts and makes the shifting feel more precise. << Thanks to Ben (RoxyTheImpreza) for the shifter.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:04 AM   #133
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Nice write up man!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:39 PM   #134
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I finally got my fog light cover in and I installed it to help out with bringing a cooler air charge to my engine. Take a look:



















I’m kind of digging the un-symmetrical look. Im gonna add a screen of some sorts later on to help keep debry out.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #135
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I also hooked up the Stromung ghetto style. I dont have the center pipe as of yet but I wanted to hear what it sounded like before I commit to getting one. In short, it sounds amazingly deep and agressive. Its a little raspy but nothing near compared to my Injen SES system. As soon as I went HFC the raspyness started.









Injen SES system with no resonator.





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Old 10-01-2010, 02:53 PM   #136
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Heres a little treat. No muffler, just header and HFC. Sounds like a motorcycle. Im thinking of maybe getting an exhaust cutout for the drag strip.

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Old 10-03-2010, 04:18 PM   #137
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i have a mid pipe for that there stromung
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #138
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that intake vent is sweet, diggin it
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #139
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Got the Stromung installed (custom center pipe). I love the sound even with no resonator. I love the low-pro look more than anything.



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Old 10-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #140
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Hot car! Lovin all the tech pics! Nice to see something familiar. Is this an '04? Mine's not so clean. It's an '04 with 162K. Trying to give it some TLC before I do the fun stuff!
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