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Old 08-26-2009, 11:20 AM   #11
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try to reinstall the shift boot assembly (lining up the notch on the boot's sleeve with the peg on the mount-it only goes on one way) and more likely that not it's not going to go on right when you try to snap the trim into place. This is because we moved the mount up so high that the boot's trim in now touching the pivot arm. Take your wire cutters, or any other heavy-duty snipping devices and trim the front of the boot's trim. You'll see where. I removed the whole front tab thing below the two mounting tabs (so they'd hold the boot on since i cut the staple off). It's more trial and error but eventually once you remove enough material it'll snap on and you're good.
I don't know how much clearer I can get. I can't be responsible for people just skimming through it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:02 PM   #12
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Looks good

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Old 08-26-2009, 01:08 PM   #13
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very nifty.

i just wanna say, throw out that ugly knob! or at least replace it.
this place has got some pretty affordable stuff

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I'll get around to it eventually. I checked out that link but I didn't really see anything I liked. It's all too flashy for me.
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yah you just gotta look around. if you wanna spend bigger money on it theres nicer ones to get. maybe look at this site http://www.twmshiftknobs.com/shiftkn...hiftknobs.html
ive got this one in the satin color with the pattern engraved. i like it cuz it dosnt scream "cheap plastic"
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This mod is nice. Combine it with shortening the shaft (will cost you $20 for a handle and die if you don't have one) and from what I've read it's identical to a Steeda short throw. Got the full DIY version in my car and I love it!
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ah thanks for the credit

trimming the plastic bit that holds the boot on isnt a big problem

i never tried it but for the ultra budget minded do this and cut a little off the top of the stick/ rethread. should work great and thats all the steeda is (which i picked up for cheap so i couldnt pass it up)

and for a knob i suggest a round roush knob, ive had mine for years now and it feels great, has a nice weight to it and IIRC cost me $25 when i got it.. that is if theyre still out there
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No prob man. And I can't find Roush ANYTHING. I'd do some stuff I wouldn't be proud of for a set of sideskirts.
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FYI, this mod renders the reverse lockout on my st useless. Don't know if I'm missing something in the directions, but I am not too worried about losing it. I also noticed where you have to trip the PLASTIC of the boot cover. AKA the plastic ring that snaps into place and holds the bottom of the boot to the center console. I was confused about this as I read the directions you wrote, but I now get what you mean. Thanks for the thread guys!
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No prob man. And I can't find Roush ANYTHING. I'd do some stuff I wouldn't be proud of for a set of sideskirts.
haha wow i havent checked in a while!
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