• Offers adjustable shift throw
• Unique linkage clamp allows shorter throw than any competitor
• Quick and easy installation from inside the car with basic tools – no need to crawl around underneath the car
GFB offers 3 items for the Subaru Short Shifter:
• 218007 - Subaru STI 02+ 6-speed Short Shifter Basic Kit [GFB] NUMBER 4003
• 218009 - Subaru STI 02+ 6-speed Short Shifter Upgrade Kit [GFB] NUMBER 4202
• 218006 - Subaru STI 02+ 6-speed Short Shifter SuperShort KIT [GFB] NUMBER 4002
The simplest way to describe the differences is this way:
4003 (basic kit) + 4202 (upgrade kit) = 4002 (SuperShort KIT). When the 4003 and the 4202 are added together, you get exactly the same parts as you do with the 4002.
Now, as to how this affects you as a user and your choice of what to buy:
The 4003 still offers shift throw adjustment and the unique installation tool that is included in the 4002. The parts not included in the 4003 however are what allows the shift throw to be reduced beyond what is normally possible by adjusting the pivot point on the stick alone. So in essence, the 4003 offers the same shift throw reduction as other shifters on the market, which is about 15-20%, similar to that of the aftermarket STi shifter, but significantly cheaper.
Add the 4202 or begin with the 4002, and the shift throw is adjustable down to about 40% - much further than you can go by just changing the stick and keeping the factory knob height.
So you as a customer can choose the cheaper option of the 4003, and fit the 4202 later if you want to go further with the throw reduction, and it only costs a very small amount more than buying the 4002 to begin with.
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What makes GFB blowoff valves different and better?
Our new TMS Turbo Management System don't throw your BOOST away but INCREASES IT BY up to 40%. GFB's Turbo Management System (TMS) parts offer multiple performance benefits over factory diverter valves. We looked at the concept named ‘blowoff valve’ and took this to a whole new level! Basically the main benefits are:
MORE POWER - BETTER RESPONSE - BETTER DRIVE ABILITY - GET THE SOUND OR NOT.
How to choose a BOV
With the vast range of GFB blow-off valves, questions rise 'Which blow-off valve is the best?' and 'Which blow-off valve should I use?'
The first question is easy to answer: There isn't actually a 'best' in terms of quality. All GFB blow-off valves use the same high-quality internal components. So, provided the right BOV is fitted for your particular vehicle, they all offer the same performance benefits of improved throttle response and reduced lag. The real question is: How do you select the valve for you?
The first step to decide on 'your' BOV, is whether or not you want to hear it, and if so, how much? The following chart lists the “noise ratings” of our blow-off valve range. The final decision will then be based on how much control you want over the blow-off volume level.
GFB boost controllers use a more consistent needle-valve bleed system, which brings boost on just as fast as any ball-and-spring system, and generally more quickly than a factory boost control system. On the productpages you can find a comparison of the GFB controller to other major brands, guess who wins this standoff? GFB!
A GFB boost controller will give you the added benefit of not only being able to adjust the peak boost level, but in most cases will bring the boost on earlier, resulting in more power throughout the rev range.
The reduction in rotating inertia (we've removed about 2kg by using 6061 T6 aluminum billet) means that the engine can accelerate much quicker during the times it is making very little power before the turbo spools up. The result is better drive ability off-boost and better acceleration, which is especially useful for those with large turbos that only make power in the upper rev range. The smaller size of the crank pulley under-drives the power robbing accessories so that the upper end of the rev range is less burdened, while still allowing them to operate properly.
Short Shift Kits
The GFB Short Shifter is the same height as the factory shifter, it is the actual distance that the gear stick moves between gears that reduced.
Very simple to install. All of the installation is done from inside the car, without having to jack it up and crawl around underneath. Only a few basic hand tools are required, and the necessary hex keys are supplied.
The maximum throw reduction varies for different models. Early WRXs had a particularly long throw, so the maximum reduction with the GFB kit is around 50%, whilst on later models it is closer to 40%. In either case, it is possible to reduce the distance per gate to about 30mm. Whilst it can go shorter, the shifting force becomes too great for comfort, and some of the shift feel is lost.
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Youtube video about the benefits of TMS valves vs normal blowoff valves: