: Anybody Have Any Shift Knob Install Tips?



rand49er
08-08-08, 07:04 PM
Just ordered a shift knob and need some installation tips.

Specifically, it's been so long since I had the shifter apart, I don't remember if the stock shifter knob and boot separate easily or not. Also, once that's done, I read where someone used a big-a$$ nylon tie-wrap to keep the boot from drooping and up against the knob itself. Am I going to need to do that?

What else? Anybody have some good advice?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

SkullV
08-08-08, 07:09 PM
The stock shift knob and boot seperate VERY easily. If you are installing the UUC knob, all you need to do is put it on top of the boot and the boot will rest right under it. Factory look. Good luck!

Civardi
08-08-08, 07:12 PM
The stock shift knob and boot seperate VERY easily. If you are installing the UUC knob, all you need to do is put it on top of the boot and the boot will rest right under it. Factory look. Good luck!

:yeah:

Just don't hit yourself in the face. Don't ask.

rand49er
08-08-08, 07:22 PM
The stock shift knob and boot seperate VERY easily. If you are installing the UUC knob, all you need to do is put it on top of the boot and the boot will rest right under it. Factory look. Good luck!Nah, I'm not into heavy knobs. :hide: I got a MOMO. Love heavy's knob. Er ... I mean ... heavy's shift knob.

I'll watch my face when I yank on it, too. Never forget Rick's (StealthV) description of taking his shift knob off. Just about put it through his sunroof. :histeric:

Civardi
08-08-08, 07:24 PM
What MOMO did you get? Until the V thats what I have always used.

rand49er
08-08-08, 07:27 PM
http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/momo-combat-evo-shift-knob-manual-universal-p-44080.html

Got the black/carbon one.

rand49er
08-08-08, 07:34 PM
The stock shift knob and boot seperate VERY easily. If you are installing the UUC knob, all you need to do is put it on top of the boot and the boot will rest right under it. Factory look. Good luck!Can they all be that simple?

Civardi
08-08-08, 07:43 PM
http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/momo-combat-evo-shift-knob-manual-universal-p-44080.html

Got the black/carbon one.

Nice choice. I had this one.

http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/momo-tomahawk-chrome-black-leather-shift-knob-universal-p-44788.html

Chrome got really bad after a year but loved the look.

SkullV
08-08-08, 07:44 PM
Can they all be that simple?

I guess it really depends on how deep the momo knob is. The UUC is specifically made for the V so it fits perfectly with our shift boot. I would say that the stock boot and knob will definitly seperate easily though. Make sure you take the bezel out of the console before you pull up on the stock knob so you dont break anything!

rand49er
08-08-08, 08:43 PM
Nice choice. I had this one.

http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/momo-tomahawk-chrome-black-leather-shift-knob-universal-p-44788.html

Chrome got really bad after a year but loved the look.Yeah, that "look" is what I think I'll like in my hand. Love the shape.




... Make sure you take the bezel out of the console before you pull up on the stock knob so you dont break anything!Yup, I forgot to ask that exact thing in my previous post. You've confirmed my suspicions. :highfive: I remember doing that in the B&M install three years ago about now. Geez, I was even an old coot back then! :rolleyes:

C "T" ess
09-29-08, 08:36 AM
I just installed a new shifter knob and had the problem of getting the boot to stay up. After trying several things, I used "GOOP" on the inside of the top part of the boot. Pulled it up tight against the bottom of the knob. I used two nylon wire ties to hold in place for 12 hours. Removed the ties and the boot stays where I put it and will not move. The nice thing with "GOOP" is that you can always remove it with no residue left.