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Old 12-25-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Installed genuinesaab aluminum shifter bushings

Difference was night and day, highly recommended!
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my gmcmd clutch said sabb on it lol
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What was the major difference? Just smoother shifts and less of the 'notchy' feel?

Give us some detail!

And link the part if you can. Just so others could get easy access to it.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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care to elaborate???
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:19 PM   #5
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to start off my shifter imo sucked, it would periodically lock me out from most gears, i'd have to go the opposite direction and then it would accept the gear. ofcourse dealership couldnt replicate the problem. but yes, the aluminum bushings got rid of the rubbery feel. and i havent had the lockout problem anymore. ive had the bushings for a week, i cant believe i almost bought an actual short shifter and bushings. for $27 this has been the most rewarding mod.

and it only took 15 minutes to install!

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Old 12-25-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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part number and how 2!
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do these go in the car, under the hood??? i wanna know MOAR!!!!
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do these go in the car, under the hood??? i wanna know MOAR!!!!
They are usually installed next to either the muffler bearings or the blinker fluid reservoir.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #9
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well those are in two different parts of the car anyway...
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I have their charge pipe on the way!
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They are usually installed next to either the muffler bearings or the blinker fluid reservoir.

That's exactly where they go

They actually go on the base of the shifter assembly. All you need to do is pull the the trim off remove the 4 nuts holding the shifter assembly in place lift it up, pop out the rubber bushings put the metal ones in and then put the shifter assembly back in and bolt it down. Very easy to do takes maybe 20 minutes, just use this short shifter how to (http://www.twmperformance.com/manual...all-manual.pdf) except keep in mind you don't have to take apart the shifter itself just lift up the whole assembly with the linkage still attached and everything.

I just put these in a week ago and I love them there is no better way to describe it except it makes the whole shifter assembly feel rigid as opposed to soft/rubbery. My kit never came with washers though so I had to find some that worked.
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posting so i can view later, good review
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OP it would be wise to post where you bought them and part numbers.....
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That's all it is?? Man I had bushings like those with my B&M. I thought he was talking about something new....

Blah.
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http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/i...658610be09c0ed
The 20 dollar bushings are what he is talking about I think
Glad to hear that as I have been thinking about ordering a set myself
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http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/i...658610be09c0ed
The 20 dollar bushings are what he is talking about I think
Glad to hear that as I have been thinking about ordering a set myself
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^ Those are the ones

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...658610be09c0ed
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to start off my shifter imo sucked, it would periodically lock me out from most gears, i'd have to go the opposite direction and then it would accept the gear. ofcourse dealership couldnt replicate the problem. but yes, the aluminum bushings got rid of the rubbery feel. and i havent had the lockout problem anymore. ive had the bushings for a week, i cant believe i almost bought an actual short shifter and bushings. for $27 this has been the most rewarding mod.

and it only took 15 minutes to install!
The SS shifter is much better than a 05' STi stock shifter. I am very happy with the SS stocker since it's only $27, I may end up doing it.

Thanks for the info to you and Tom g.
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http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/i...658610be09c0ed
The 20 dollar bushings are what he is talking about I think
Glad to hear that as I have been thinking about ordering a set myself
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Just ordered mine
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I don't see how it would totally change the shifter feel. The metal bushings would give you much more felt NVH through the shifter.
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I don't see how it would totally change the shifter feel. The metal bushings would give you much more felt NVH through the shifter.
Well being that the shifter isnt actually connected straight into the tranny i dont know how much if any more transfer of NVH would be felt
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Well being that the shifter isnt actually connected straight into the tranny i dont know how much if any more transfer of NVH would be felt
There are shift cables attached to the transmission, and the housing is attached to the body of the car. GM chose rubber bushings for a reason. Although I am intrigued as to why some people are claiming it makes the shifter feel more rigid, and I'd like to know the actual difference - is it a major change?

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I put metal shifter bushings in my ms3 and it was night and day difference. Doesnt TWM make bushings for the SS? if this OP isnt going to say **** then **** him, TWM has bushings for $25.

It makes the shifter have a more direct feel, and pushing into gear easier. I didnt have vibes when I had mine in
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Where can I find the TWM bushings? This intrigues me especially if it is a simple mod.
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