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Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)
Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)
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Old 05-17-17, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)

Anyone having or had trouble installing the Perrin or any other brand rear shifter bushings for a 08-14 wrx? The bolt would not feed through the holes. Is there any tip to get the rear bushings in a little easier?

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Old 05-17-17, 06:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)

It's just a huge pain in the ass. I know quite a few guys (myself included) just put the stock bushing back in and used only the new front bushing. Just the front bushing is enough to dramatically improve the feel.
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Old 05-17-17, 09:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)

It really does just suck. Sucks on the GD, sucks on the GR.

It's definitely worth doing though. The front bushing alone will improve the feel, but most of the benefit comes from having both.

On my 03, 05, and 2010 it was the same... try getting both bolts to start threading before tightening either down at all. Like just literally get the first couple threads started on both, then slowly tighten both down. You will also have to manhandle the bushing more than a bit during this. On my 03, we needed to use a box wrench on the bolt to force it into the right orientation. It seems impossible but it will go. Good luck!!
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Old 05-18-17, 03:27 AM   #4
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It really does just suck. Sucks on the GD, sucks on the GR.

It's definitely worth doing though. The front bushing alone will improve the feel, but most of the benefit comes from having both.

On my 03, 05, and 2010 it was the same... try getting both bolts to start threading before tightening either down at all. Like just literally get the first couple threads started on both, then slowly tighten both down. You will also have to manhandle the bushing more than a bit during this. On my 03, we needed to use a box wrench on the bolt to force it into the right orientation. It seems impossible but it will go. Good luck!!
Isn't it the front that transmits most of the noise, and rear most of the benefit? I have gotten em mixed up, but this make sense. Anyway lot of people complain, about getting the bolts in, and the noise.

My first time it took me a while. Second was easy, I did my sons when he got frustrated. Use a socket and ratchet. Put the inside bolt in most of the way. Put the second bolt in at an angle going from inside to out. Catch the edge, straighten the bolt out stretching the bushing. Ratchet in. Don't ratchet hard till you are sure your not cross threading it. Tighten both. Might take me a couple tries now, but not 5 minutes.

Added: perhaps some brands or batches are more difficult than others. But I feel I could do most in short order. More importantly I don't think specialist shops have any difficulty. They just have more practice.
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I just did this and it was awful. I was replacing the upgraded stock spt rear bushing with a kartboy rear bushing. I don't remember EXACTLY how we got it to go on but it involved me trying to keep the first bolt in place after screwing it down a couple of threads and another person with a giant screwdriver pushing on the bushing to get it to stretch so I could try threading the second bolt. It was extremely difficult and I can't imagine trying to do it on my own. I installed the IAG AOS, Grimmspeed crank pulley and spark plugs that weekend too and I think this was the most infuriating part. But it does work out eventually!
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I just did this and it was awful. I was replacing the upgraded stock spt rear bushing with a kartboy rear bushing. I don't remember EXACTLY how we got it to go on but it involved me trying to keep the first bolt in place after screwing it down a couple of threads and another person with a giant screwdriver pushing on the bushing to get it to stretch so I could try threading the second bolt. It was extremely difficult and I can't imagine trying to do it on my own. I installed the IAG AOS, Grimmspeed crank pulley and spark plugs that weekend too and I think this was the most infuriating part. But it does work out eventually!
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Default Re: Perrin rear shifter bushings. (Need help)

This can be a very tight fit some twisting and pulling will be needed, I do recommend starting one bolt only half way then use a screw driver to align the other hole as you put the 2nd bolt in.
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Align it and pin it in place?
You can't put the bolt in there with a screw drive there too . . .
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