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Old 08-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #61
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Thank you Twenty for the instructions and Sonic for the drill stop idea--well done guys.

I installed the Steeda short-throw bracket about a month ago. The feel was too notchy for me, so I added a Blox spherical knob with your help and it smoothed the shifts dramatically.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #62
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Fyi the stock shifter head weighs 6 ounces while the steeda shifter head is 4.5 ounces. Ill have to head out to harbor freight for some drill stops next week some time
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Came across this thread... Interesting that it's a screw-type shift knob. Mine is slightly pointed more towards the driver, and the dealer said there's no way at all to straighten it. Perhaps I can just try to tighten it to center? Or will that twist the boot, too...
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Came across this thread... Interesting that it's a screw-type shift knob. Mine is slightly pointed more towards the driver, and the dealer said there's no way at all to straighten it. Perhaps I can just try to tighten it to center? Or will that twist the boot, too...
Yes, you can twist the knob to straighten it and, no, the boot won't twist--it can rotate separately.
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Yes, you can twist the knob to straighten it and, no, the boot won't twist--it can rotate separately.
Thank you for your kind advice. I will try this tomorrow and see how it goes!
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Once again, another great thread from twenty. Thanks bud.
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You're welcome! I'm glad to see people are referring to it.
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How did you get the boot to stay on the new knob? Did you use the factory clip on new knob? I bought a chrome knob and the boot will not for over the knob and there is no way for me to fasten the boot to the knob.
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A 1/2" drill stop works perfect

There's another thread in here that I explained it in pictures

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