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Hi everyone! My name is Jordan and I’m new here with my recently purchased ‘08 Foz Sports XT 5spd. I was shopping for shift knobs when I came across these helpful specs on another forum! All this info was originally sourced from Chris M. at WC Lathe Werks.

The link to the original forum can be found:
Subaru Shift Knob Car Fitments:
  • 5-speed (WRX, RS, Forested, Legacy, etc): The shift knob must have the M12x1.25 thread inside. The shift knob can be for the STi and it will still work. The best type to get is one specifically designed to fit the WRX by having a boot lip on the bottom. The boot lip allows the shift boot to clip onto the knob so it doesn't dangle in the air.
  • 6-speed (STi & LGT Spec-B): The knob must be M12x1.25 threaded inside. The shift knob MUST have a counterbore on the bottom to allow for the Reverse Ring to slide into the knob. If the knob is just drilled out and threaded (without a counterbore), it may interfere with the reverse ring, not allowing it to pull up all the way. Or, the knob will just sit atop the shift lever, adding unnecessary height to the shifter. Also, many WRX knobs have a deep clearance hole drilled in them, so they won't even screw onto the STi shift lever.
  • Automatic 4EAT (Impreza, Forester, Legacy, etc): All auto knobs that are unscrewable must have an M10x1.25 internal thread. The lever is just a plain threaded rod, so basically any knob with this thread should fit onto it. Clearance must be designed into the knob so it doesn't touch the console (only if it is very tall).
Stock Subaru Shift Knob Info:

2002-2007 Impreza RS & WRX 5-speed:

Material: Black leather, plastic threading
Height: 3.0" (not including boot lip)
Hole depth: 2.65"
Diameter: Oval of 1.8"x2.0"
Weight: 94 grams
Imprinted shift pattern

2002-2007 Impreza 2.5i 4EAT:

Material: Black leather, plastic silver cap on bottom
Height: 5.2"
Hole Depth: 4.75"
Weight: ~100 grams?

2004 Impreza STi 6-speed:
Material: Black leather, red stitching, plastic threading, all black
Height: 2.3" ?
Hole Depth: 1.6"
Reverse ring recess: Yes
Weight: 69 grams

2005 Impreza STi 6-speed:

Material: Black leather, red stitching, plastic threading, clear plastic cap, colored shift pattern
Height: 2.5"
Hole Depth: 1.6"
Reverse ring recess: Yes
Weight: 69 grams

2006-2007 Impreza STi 6-speed:

Material: Black leather, red stitching, plastic threading, clear plastic cap, colored shift pattern
Height: 2.5"
Hole Depth: 1.6"
Reverse ring recess: Yes
Weight: ~180 grams??

2006-2007 Impreza S203 6-speed:

Material: Black leather, red stitching, plastic threading, clear plastic cap, RED colored shift pattern
All other dimensions same as 06-07 STi

2004-2007 Legacy 2.5GT 5-speed:

Material: Black leather, plastic cap with silver shift pattern


2004-2007 Legacy 2.5i 5-speed:

Material: Black leather, imprinted shift pattern

2004-2007 Legacy GT 4EAT:

Material: Black leather, brown wood grain center, silver cap on bottom


2004-2007 Legacy 2.5GT Spec-B 6-speed:
(identical to 2005+ STi shift knob)

2004-2007 Forester 4EAT:

Material: Black leather, plastic silver cap on bottom
Height: 5.2"
Hole Depth: 4.75"
Weight: ~100 grams?
 
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