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Old 03-26-2005, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys -

Just bought a new shift knob for my car...but it is shorter than my old shift knob so there is some space between the bottom of the shift knob and the top of the shift boot. Any ideas on how to hold the shift boot higher so there is no space in betwen? Glue didn't work =p
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For reference, my shift knob snaps into the indented groove in the shifter and the boot comes right up next to the knob. Not sure what kind of new knob you got, at they're supposed to snap into that groove thing.
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Pull the shift boot off (SUPER EASY). It just attatched w/ a border thingy which holds it on the edges and you can pull it in, or even just push it down to get it off. Anyway, after you do that just slide the neck up and throw some zip ties on so it will be flush w/ your shift knob. (That was either really helpful, or really dumb. Its kinda hard to explain with words. The main thing is lifting your shift boot off, which you can do even with the knob on)
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what i did was put the knob on (i got a momo and it has set screws) with the boot where it is then take it off at the bottom and pull it in-side-out. then feel where the bottom of the knob is and put a zip tie there... i made mine reallllllly tight so it doesnt move (use plyers)

pretty much same as above
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