Impreza Gated Shifter
A staple of manual exotic sports cars, a gated shifter allows for not only an intriguing aesthetic piece to a car’s interior, but also allows for an ideal visual representation of where each gear is in the transmission range.
The shifter in the 01-07 Subaru Impreza had to be extremely modified to suit the gated design. The shifter shaft is now only 10mm in diameter as opposed to the factory surround being almost 20mm, new smaller bushings and height adjustment mean the shift is shorter in throw but maintains a factory height of the gear knob.
The gated shifter is produced in 1.6mm stainless steel, with a backing plate to increase structural rigidity when changing gears and allowing the gated piece to remain in the centre of this surround at all times.
Multiple options are soon to the set up for the design before it rolls into market. Extra fittings and optional colour choices, as well as powder coating, painting, and plating of the gated surround to make it more unique and tailored to the personal build type.