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Old 06-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #51
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For those not following... I did not want to use the retaining nut that came with the knob, it added at least 1/2" to the knob height and I preferred losing 1/2" instead. Used a 1/2" drill stop (or set depending on who you talk to) and just set screwed it to the shifter shaft. This would make it possible to reinstall the boot up against nearly any knob.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #52
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Made the switch...

Thanks for the how to post i decided to switch out my knob with this one from american shifter that mirrors the paint job. Also added decals.

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:20 PM   #53
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For those not following... I did not want to use the retaining nut that came with the knob, it added at least 1/2" to the knob height and I preferred losing 1/2" instead. Used a 1/2" drill stop (or set depending on who you talk to) and just set screwed it to the shifter shaft. This would make it possible to reinstall the boot up against nearly any knob.
Nice job thanks for the idea I'll be doing this one. Also American shifter has some pretty cool knobs. I about geeked out when I saw this one. I overcame my inner nerd on this one but it was close. lol

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #54
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Just passing on my knowledge and ingenuity ;)
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Finally got the Blox Knob to fit

Well after hours of tinkering and some ingenuity, I got my Blox Limited 490g Electric Blue to fit without the boot be snug at all. What I ended up doing was buying two 3/8in rubber grommets from home depot and sliding them all the way down below the thread, then I placed a 3/8in a metal washer (which I dremel sanded to fit over the threads) on top of the grommet. After putting boot on and screwing in the knob I got a great fit and the boot doesn't slide at all.







I love the look and feel of this knob, goes great with all the blue accents lighting and such in the car :)
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Well after hours of tinkering and some ingenuity, I got my Blox Limited 490g Electric Blue to fit without the boot be snug at all. What I ended up doing was buying two 3/8in rubber grommets from home depot and sliding them all the way down below the thread, then I placed a 3/8in a metal washer (which I dremel sanded to fit over the threads) on top of the grommet. After putting boot on and screwing in the knob I got a great fit and the boot doesn't slide at all.







I love the look and feel of this knob, goes great with all the blue accents lighting and such in the car :)
Looks great. I love my knob as well.
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Never a big fan of blue balls, but to each his own ;)
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hahahaha Funny Sonic!

But that does look good and thanks for the grommet tip!
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Drill Stops = Win

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For those not following... I did not want to use the retaining nut that came with the knob, it added at least 1/2" to the knob height and I preferred losing 1/2" instead. Used a 1/2" drill stop (or set depending on who you talk to) and just set screwed it to the shifter shaft. This would make it possible to reinstall the boot up against nearly any knob.
I read this after I had installed the grommets, I believe the drill stops would be a great addition to my setup to hold everything really snug. I am going to get some today and see if they help at all. Good call of the drill stops, they are perfect for this!
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Just send rep points my way when you can ;) Always fun to find easy solutions.
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