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03-31-2013 03:49 PM
WSkobra My 07 does not have a reverse lockout to begin with. Well technically 06 because I did a auto to standard trans swap and it still did not have the reverse lockout feature.
05-08-2009 02:20 AM
leh0825

05-07-2009 06:29 PM
leh0825 if you use an after market knob like i bought you don't need hte die. i just used on that tightened down the crap out of the hex bolts and no problems so far.. only missed one shift in a week and it was weird cuz i thought i had to go farther and thought i wasn't in but was so pulled out and re did it.. i'll post up pics soon for it.. internet has been crap.
05-07-2009 01:55 PM
_spyder Anyone have a die and die tool they would let me borrow? lol
05-07-2009 01:47 PM
Timmeh! thanks Microtonal!

I'll have to get that tool to rethread the FC Racing STS I bought....

my awesome gf bought me a Steeda shift knob for my focus but the FC shifter has a different threading (too big for the knob) so now I know what to get to fix this and put my present in my car!
03-16-2009 03:34 PM
christ0287 I just did this the other day so that my 2005 mustang shift knob wouldn't stretch the shift boot too much and it doesn't feel much different. I only cut it down about an inch, but it's so weird to not have the reverse lockout. I love the new look of my shifter!
02-07-2009 03:02 PM
300ZTS ima cut mines tomorrow yeeeee
i love finding an easier way
02-26-2008 08:44 PM
Roland07 Just a note. When done on an 07, the plastic sleeve seems to have nothing to do with reverse lockout. I retained mine for the stock look, but I chopped it down by almost two inches, on what seemed to be the "business end," with no ill effect.
06-13-2007 12:09 AM
wildcat4424 and if you had more tools you can even do it so the reverse lockout will still function. i work construction so i could prolly do it. im a try when i get a chance.
06-06-2007 03:48 AM
nicholson317 Great post! never would have thought of trying this otherwise. Chopped mine about 6mos and 10k ago. Didn't really change the throw that much but it feels a lot more natural. It also looks better to have the knob sitting on top of the boot.
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