_TiC 5-Speed Shifter Pivot Bushings


These parts are manufactured by the famous Turn In Concepts company. Information from their website can be found below:


These are the pivot bushings for the Subaru manual shifters. For those of you wondering what they do - it’s kinda hard to describe. They just make things feel better. Maybe someone can give me some prose to put here as I’m at a loss for words.

Just for clarification these are the bushings that go in the actual lever. Not down below, but under the leatherette shift boot in the car. In other words you can change these out in just a few minutes from inside the car.

Install technique is pretty much just like for the 5mt version, but the fit is tighter. This means TAKE YOUR TIME, and DO NOT USE VISEGRIPS OR CHANNEL LOCKS. If you need to use something, use a C-clamp with smooth clamping surfaces. Above all else TAKE YOUR TIME. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:

  • Unscrew shift knob, and unsnap the shifter boot
  • Remove the trim to access the shifter under the boot
  • Using 2 12mm wrenches undo the bolt and remove
  • Push out old stock sleeve, and pull out old bushings
  • Grease the inside of the pivot tube and press the new bushings in - it’s a tight fit to give it some effort
  • Make sure the bushings are going in straight!!
  • Grease the insides of the bushings and press the new metal sleeve in
  • Make sure the sleeve is going in straight, and take your time!!
  • Grease faces of bushings where they will contact the control rod clevis
  • Slide into clevis - it’ll be a tight fit
  • Insert bolt and tighten to 8lbs
  • Let me review two things - USE GREASE AND 8lbs OF TORQUE
  • Give them about half way to work to get comfy in their new home, and enjoy



There are TWO types of this pivot bushing for the Subaru 5-Speed, based on the model year of the car, and the shifter it is equipped with. Here is what you should choose for your car:

  • 1997-2001 Subaru Impreza 5-Speed:

Choose the "TiC 5MT Narrow Shifter Pivot Bushings" [TiC_5MT_Pivot_N]


  • 2002-2007 Subaru Impreza 5-Speed with the factory short shifter upgrade (the shift lever is gold color and thin):

Choose the "TiC 5MT Narrow Shifter Pivot Bushings" [TiC_5MT_Pivot_N]


  • 2002+ Subaru Impreza 5-Speed with a stock shifter or Kartboy shifter

Choose the "TiC 5MT Wide Shifter Pivot Bushings" [TiC_5MT_Pivot_W]


  • ALL 2008+ Subaru Impreza 5-Speed with a stock shifter or factory short shifter

Choose the "TiC 5MT Wide Shifter Pivot Bushings" [TiC_5MT_Pivot_W]

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