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#9: 02-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Title: Senior Monkey
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Car: 2012 2.5GT-L
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I thought the STi shifter really improved the shifting feel - it has less floppiness to it (the spring for lateral motion is definitely stronger), but the shifts aren't a whole lot shorter (somewhere on here there's a thread where they measured - I want to say something like 20-30%) - it definitely improved things for me. The downside is it's pretty expensive for what you get (well - on par with other Subaru OEM shifters, but a lot more expensive than the many aftermarket solutions available for the linkage-based 5 and 6spd transmissions.

I'd try getting the shifter and see how that feels - it's cheaper than selling the car!