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    Thread: Shift Bushing Kit

    1. 09-23-2012 08:38 PM #1
      I have the following shift bushing kit for sale, $50, shipping included.

      Shifter Bushing kit Fox 87 - 93. 4 and 5 speeds



      Thanks,

      Lyle

      lkracecar@yahoo.com

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      09-24-2012 09:05 AM #2
      GL with the sale,

      Though I have to warn you and your potential buyer that there isn't such a thing as a shifter bushing kit that serves both the 4 and the 5 speed, unless such a kit came with 8 bushings.

      See, the top two bushings are the same and will work fine; the very bottom bushing (the ball socket that goes on the support rod) is different (larger ball on the 5-speed) but your kit has the two different ones, so that's fine as well.

      The problem is the two other bushings - the ones that hold the selector shaft "T" coupler (bushings number 37 in the diagram below).



      These bushings' inner diameter are considerably larger in the 5-speed compared to the 4-speed. The kit you are selling probably has the 5-speed bushings, as this is what many parts dealers are doing nowadays. If you install them on a 4-speed shifter, it will have major slop and you will most likely not be able to engage all gears.

      I don't mean to interfere with your sale, but just thought the truth about the "one size fits all" kit would help preventing someone from making a costly mistake.

      So, for those potential buyers with a 5-speed Fox: this kit is a good buy

    3. 09-24-2012 10:26 AM #3
      I actually bought the kit for my fox wagon, that I have since sold. The 6 bushings in the picture are all that came with the kit and for as fitting 4 or 5 speed, I'm just going by what is on the package.

      I bought the kit from The Parts Place few years back, I would like to see someone have benefit of it, rather then having it sit around and end up never being used.

      Thanks for your input.

      Lyle

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      09-25-2012 03:20 AM #4
      Looks like five speed bushings to me too. I have these bushings in my four speed Fox using a set of machined metal sleeves that go over the T-coupler, making it the same diameter as the five speed ones.

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