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Old 07-24-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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Shift boot problem

So I bought the CFM short throw shifter, which has adjustable height. It won't let you use the reverse lockout, which is fine...


Thats the shifter. Notice the black collar to the right. CFM supplied this to allow you to connect the shift boot so it doesnt fall down the shaft, and use the stock knob.

I just bought a new shift knob, the GReddy Counterweight knob, which doesn't have provisions for the reverse lockout. So now the shift boot collar piece is annoying, since its bigger than the knob is, and I'm hitting my fingers on it.

Does anyone know how to attach the shift boot without using a collar piece like this? Is there a write up somewhere how to attach the boot so it won't fall down the shifter shaft?


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Old 07-24-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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You can try to use a ZIP STRAP instead. It may slip down the shaft but if you tighten the zip strap tight enough, it'll stay put.

The inside of the shift boot has three loops at the top (I believe, just going off memory) so you can feed a long zip strap though them, then tighten it down as hard as you can, being reasonable obviously though, then trim off the excess 'strap'.......

That is what you do on the STEEDA shifter kits....... you don't necessarily need the black piece.
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You can take a piece oh 1/2" heater hose, cut to the right height, and use a new zip tie in the collar to tighten it down around the new shifter. The hose on the shifter stalk will keep it up where ever you have cut the hose. I had to do this very thing when i put the Ford GT shift knob in mine, works perfectly.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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great ideas, thanks guys
I'll try em out this weekend
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