I bought two 10" square pcs from Crutchfield (Electronics), cut a pc about 5" by 3 or 4", peeled off the backing, and wrapped the lower 2/3 (approx) of the shaft by eyeballing the placement of the boot such that it would still cover it. I put a second piece on over the first piece and positioned the seams 180 degrees out of phase, squeezed it together with my hands to make sure the adhesive would stick, and reassembled the boot, etc. Others here on this forum did a similar install, but I have no idea if they installed the dynamat as I did.
What I don't know is, did it make a difference in sound levels versus without dynamat? I get very little noise and then only when I'm flexing the shifter to one side or forward or back against the grip of the meshing gears when power is being applied or during deceleration.
Geez, sharky, I know you haven't been pleased with your B&M unit, and that's too bad ... I really like mine. If you wanted to sell it here, you probably could with little problem and then get a UUC shifter. I can't speak to their differences (if any) since I have no experience with the latter. All I can say is "good luck".:hmm:
thanks for the help, rand...I have a uuc on backorder...I only seem to get the noise on accel/load, but its just annoying to me...and I hear it over the magnaflows and the radio...not what I need in a car that cost that much...thanks again, i'll try it, thats why this forum is so great
Let me askk you guys something.. I have not made my mind up yet, because im waiting on a new flywheel kit so i can do it all at once..
So which seems to be better, the UUC or the B&M? doesnt the B&M have a nick name for that shifter.. i heard someone call it something... ya know how they had the lighting rods.. what is the model of the B&M?
I don't know the term you're referring to regarding the B&M unit, but the part no. is 45067. This shifter works for both the CTS and the CTS-V since it has the necessary parts for both.
It may here somewhere, but I have yet to hear of what I would call a sober, objective comparison between the UUC and B&M. If "you get what you pay for" rule applies, then the UUC shifter should be better. I find it hard to fault the B&M I have, so I'm still trying to understand how the UUC can cost twice the B&M.