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    Default 08,09 STS install with pics!

    On a scale of 1-10 this install is about a 4.

    It should take no longer than 20 minutes if you have the right tools

    Here's what you need:

    Snap Ring Pliers
    1/2" socket
    1/2" wrench
    Phillips head
    Flat head
    Beer

    This is the stock shifter.... ridiculously huge and throws like a row boat.




    The first thing you need to do is remove the fake leather e-brake surround. You do this by getting underneath the clips and pulling up.


    Once the surround has been pulled up it will expose a silver Phillips head screw, remove it.




    This will allow the armrest console to be moved out the way of the center cubby.

    I SUGGEST that you put tape over the gray plastic where it meets the armrest console to prevent scratching as they overlap each other.



    The center console cubby is only held on by snaps, pull up and then towards you to remove it.


    Remove the **** knob



    once the shifter boot and center console are removed unscrew both white plastic bolts shown below and remove rubber sound deadening material.



    Last edited by Bu11dogg2; 07-20-2009 at 09:56 AM.

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    Next, remove the shifter from the throw arm



    Use your snap ring pliers to remove the snap ring



    once the snap ring is completely out, pull straight up on the shifter and it will come out of the assembly, ensure that you BOTH black O-rings are on the white plastic surround



    as you can see the aftermarket STS does not come with the plastic bushings. Stick a flat head screw driver through the center and push out the metal sleeve, then push out each plastic bushing





    now reinstall everything the way it came out and you're done

    BEFORE:




    AFTER:



    Enjoy a beer:

    Last edited by Bu11dogg2; 07-20-2009 at 10:00 AM.

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    Should have done at least the front bushing too. Firms things up nicely.

    And your mountain isn't blue. Warm beer

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    I agree 100% about the bushings.

    When he gets them I will do an install for those too

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    nice work!
    thats not a car in my blindspot..its my wing :)

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    I would've had the front bushings, but I don't think we could have squeezed the original back into the 08..... soon enough!!
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    If you have small hands, the bushings are easy.

    I think it's worth the $30 to buy new and not have to try shove the stock one back in

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    Yeah the rear bushing is kind of a pain in the ass if you dont take the shifter bridge all the way out.

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    I think we dropped 100 F bombs when we tried to get his stock one out

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    I may do this soon so my car won't shift like a truck, so this will come in handy.
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    it's super easy to do

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    Old thread but looks like I might have some ordering to do.. LOL. Any particular recommendations on brand, bushings, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by method View Post
    Should have done at least the front bushing too. Firms things up nicely.

    And your mountain isn't blue. Warm beer

    Old can lol!

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    Love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrosWRX View Post
    Old thread but looks like I might have some ordering to do.. LOL. Any particular recommendations on brand, bushings, etc?
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