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Old 11-04-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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Got my new shift knob [56k Be Warned]

Hey guys, I got my new shift knob installed today. I only have one problem....I can't figure out how to get the boot to stay up around the knob...other than that I think it looks great. What do you guys think and do you have any suggestions for keeping the boot up to the knob.






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Old 11-04-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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lol had the same problem put the stock one back on problem solved :-)
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Lol. That'd be one way of solving it...but then I have the problem of my stock knob lookin like crap because of the paint wearing off.
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Is the boot attached to the "stalk" with a zippie tie?

Option 1)
Put a couple more zippie ties around the stalk itself.
Install them at the height where you want to hold the boot.
That should keep it from slipping down.

Option 2)
Wrap some electrical tape around the stalk itself so the boot doesn't slip down.

BTW, looks good!
Though, personally, I'm still a fan of the factory knob...
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Thanks WD40. Soulds like a nice way to rig it up I'll do that. The boot does have a zip tie in it and I tried attaching it to the two clip extensions on the bottom of the new knob but it didn't work out so great. I liked the stock knob but it was way too expensive to replace, plus I like this one a little better. You'd be suprised how much of a difference the shifting feels with this knob, it's really lightweight and a little smaller knob than the factory. In case you're wondering it's the knob from an Audi TT
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cool, looks pretty good and good idea WD40 i'm gonna have to try that, i just gave up on mine after a while lol...............
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In case you're wondering it's the knob from an Audi TT
SO how much HP did it add.....

Get that zip tie thing done it will definitely get rid of that gap
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Take a length of 1/2" hose, measure how long you want it to be and cut a split all the way down the side. Then all you have to do is put it on without even taking the knob back off. It will hold the boot up and will not slip off.
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SO how much HP did it add.....
My guess is that it added 25 RWHP - NOTHING It probably did make his car faster by making his wallet lighter!

Just messing with you svt_gEEk! Not too sure if I like it (probably because the boot isn't touching the knob... and that it's the tall stock shifer), but what really matters is that you do!
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