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Can the Neuspeed shifter bushings work with any aftermarket shifter. Neuspeed shifter is kinda expensive,
so I'm going with Skunk2 or Solo shifter. Will the Neuspeed bushings fit these shifters. I'll appreciate any info.
 

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its kind of a pain, but not that hard.

The hardest part is reaching the back shifter bushing, you have to reach around the exhaust pipe. The front bushing is easy to get to, but a pain to get out/in. Just push really hard, maybe use the back side of a wrench to push it out/in.
 

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hey, does anyone know how the neuspeed bushings compare to the energy suspension ones? or are they essentialy the same?

i'm between the neuspeed shift bushing or the energy suspension shift bushing. I actually havent been able to locate the bushing on energy suspension's site, but its 14.95 shipped for the neuspeed ones. Has anyone had experience with either bushing? How did it feel after the change? Worth the $15? (i've been hearing that the teg has one of the best shifters already from a wrx owner, he's actually really jealous... is it worth messing with the shift?)
 

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skrewloose37 on Oct/10/02 said:
They are pretty much the same. What color do you like? Yellow or red? The shift bushing is a pretty simple item, not much to be different. only material and they are both the same!



Quote: NateF82 on Oct/10/02
I ordered the neuspeed, but they're still in the mail. I'll let you know...
these replies were on another thread started by Lenn asking about whether the neuspeed and energy shifter busings were identical. I've added that original post to his post here and deleted that other 3 post thread started by Lenn in order to keep related topics together and have less clutter on the board with double posting.

thanks.
 

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well i was actually asking different questions.....

sorry, i probably wasnt too clear about them though, I was asking about the difference in neuspeed/energy suspension SHIFTER AND SWAY bushings.

Do rear sway bushings make a big difference on a stock sway bar? Same for the shifter bushing.

Which company would you recommend?
 

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well I cut and paste what you put up into your post above...and nowhere did you say sway bushings there as you can see....

I'll put it here again for you to read:

Lenn on Oct/10/02 said:
Which shift bushing?


Well not much to it, but i'm between the neuspeed shift bushing or the energy suspension shift bushing. I actually havent been able to locate the bushing on energy suspension's site, but its 14.95 shipped for the neuspeed ones. Has anyone had experience with either bushing? How did it feel after the change? Worth the $15? (i've been hearing that the teg has one of the best shifters already from a wrx owner, he's actually really jealous... is it worth messing with the shift?)
the actual original thread is still in the database BTW. I'm sorry if I missed your intention about discussing swaybar bushings but anyone reading the above would assume you only were interested in shifter bushings which is the topic of this thread and therefore, there would be no need to double post the same topic. thanks.
 

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Lenn on Oct/10/02 said:
Do rear sway bushings make a big difference on a stock sway bar? Same for the shifter bushing.

Which company would you recommend?
swaybar bushings do stiffen up the stock rear swaybar movement but as I said in my PM to you, it would be minor in comparison to doing it properly: if you really wanted to reduce understeer (by increasing oversteer with more rear stiffness) then the way to do it is to a) get a bigger swaybar (since the stiffness increases by the square of the increase in diameter...i.e. more than a 1:1 linear increase) and b) get stiffer rear springs (which also would prevent rear swaybar tear off from the frame since the springs would reduce rear frame flexing...the culprit behind swaybar tear aways).

What To Get & How to install a bigger 22mm ITR rear swaybar in a GSR and LS

BSQ mounting kit

the rear swaybar will improve cornering much more than a front strut brace by far (front strut brace: every beginner gets this first for some reason [including me]..._________ , see _______ do ). When you stiffen one end of the car, it increases the tendency at that end. Stiffen the front and you get MORE UNDERSTEER. Stiffen the rear and you get MORE OVERSTEER (or LESS UNDERsteer)...so in a front heavy FWD which naturally understeers too much, stiffening the rear is the correct modification.

you can get a new itr swaybar from the dealer for $58 if you don't want to scour a junkyard. It's a relatively inexpensive mod...when it comes to modifying a car and getting a performance gain.


I use a Neuspeed short shifter which comes with their bushing. The throws are crisper and less notchy/rubbery with less play. The throws are reduced by about 1/3. I've never used Energy's bushing on my short shifter and so I can't comment on how it works...I don't see the need to get one for a stock shifter though. Don't forget to lubricate polyurethane with a compatible polyurethane lubricant like Wurth HHS2000 spray (and not WD40 please!) on install or you'll have mice in your car (squeek, squeek).
 

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Quote: I've never used Energy's bushing on my short shifter and so I can't comment on how it works...I don't see the need to get one for a stock shifter though. [/QUOTE] Just curious, why not put the bushings on a stock shifter. I'm looking to just tighten mine up a bit, and I'm not going to buy a short shifter. Just wanna have a better feel. Wouldn't it work the same way anyway?
 
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