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06-15-2011 10:42 PM
CJohn364 I would say that given the location of the mounting screws, you wouldn't be able to shorten it very much.
06-15-2011 05:31 PM
pyzik Is it possible to just shorten the stock shift knob and leave the OD and thumb button intact? I don't want an after market shift knob, just to shorten the stock a couple inches. I hate how high it sits.

Please forgive me if this was mentioned somewhere in this thread. I read the first 4 pages and got sick of reading ranting.

Thanks!
06-09-2011 09:49 PM
CJohn364
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Originally Posted by mpalmer91 View Post
finally got around to doing mine. i still havent found a perfect fit grommit, but i found one that was pretty darn close. these are the measurements that were on the shelf label:
inside diameter 1/2"
outside diameter 13/16"
groove diameter 5/8"
groove width 1/16"

hope that helps.
Good info. My grommit is not a perfect fit either, but it works for what I want it to do.
06-09-2011 12:22 PM
mpalmer91 finally got around to doing mine. i still havent found a perfect fit grommit, but i found one that was pretty darn close. these are the measurements that were on the shelf label:
inside diameter 1/2"
outside diameter 13/16"
groove diameter 5/8"
groove width 1/16"

hope that helps.
05-03-2011 09:17 PM
forddorf Looks good!
05-03-2011 08:27 PM
CJohn364 It's mainly used when you travel over hilly roads to keep it from always downshifting. Your car will have more pep with it off, but your MPGs will suffer a bit.
05-03-2011 06:28 PM
BowerR64 Do you guys use the O/D button alot?

Not sure how you guys do it but i turn my O/D off most of the time then when i speed up an onramp to get on the highway i flip it on and it then shifts into overdrive.

It seems a little more peppy with O/D off how about you guys?
05-03-2011 02:26 PM
mpalmer91 lol thats prolly whats gonna happen with me, but well see how it goes.

and ok thanks anyways
05-03-2011 02:22 PM
CJohn364 I had a manual knob on mine for a while and couldn't secure it properly. Finally, got tired of it and got the automatic knob with the push button.

I just used one that was laying around.
05-03-2011 02:20 PM
mpalmer91
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Originally Posted by CJohn364 View Post
From the stock T handle, you will have three parts. The outer sleeve, which is part of the T handle, the metal shaft of the shifter itself and then a plastic rod that runs down the center of the metal shaft. The plastic rod is what gets pushed down in order to unlock and shift the shifter.
thanks, that helped alot. i took mine off, and have a new knob on it now. i went with a manual knob. it fits pretty good except i can pull it off. guess i should get a removable steering wheel to go with it haha. all i have to do now is relocate the O/D button and decide how short i want to cut it.

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Yours looks good, also. I had to use a grommit or something similar to put on the shifter to fill the gap so that the orange marker still showed what gear it's in. I had some issues with my key coming out as well and that was the issue. Once I put the grommit in, no issues. I relocated my OD button on the left side of the center console between the shifter and ebrake. You can see it in the lower right corner of this pic:
was there a specific size grommit you bought, or did you just use one you had laying around?
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