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Old 01-10-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Which shift Knob?

Not a huge modification, but what should it be? I was thinking a baseball style grenade or smiley face with an eye-patch.

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Not a huge modification, but what should it be? I was thinking a baseball style grenade or smiley face with an eye-patch.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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I agree with dirk124. I have a rock knob and it's awesome
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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I went with a pineapple grenade. Army Surplus $9. Hit it with the drill press, welded a nut onto it and screwed her on. Gets a lot of comments.
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Thats saweeeeeeet!!!!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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Heres a stooopid question. How in the hell do you get the stock shifter knob off? I have tried twisting really hard, I have tried to pry off the shifter pattern top. NOTHIN' Is it glued on?
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #9
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My kopeli rock knob! love it. very ergonomic.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:49 PM   #11
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I love my rock knob I got it for Xmas. But to remove the old one I had to take a utility knife to cut the rubber along the vertical end of the cover. After removing it you may be able to cut around the circle that's got the gears labeled and there is a bolt on under there. But I knew I was gonna keep the rock so cutting the old one really didn't bother me
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:54 PM   #12
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if you have a TJ and cant get the knob off I THINK there is a small slot between 2nd and 4th gear on the pattern that you can pry from there.
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Heres a stooopid question. How in the hell do you get the stock shifter knob off? I have tried twisting really hard, I have tried to pry off the shifter pattern top. NOTHIN' Is it glued on?
You have to pop the middle piece out with like a flathead or something. Cuz it's bolted on underneath that middle piece. Just to warn you, if you take it out, it is really tough to get back in. Also it might cause some damage to the knob itself
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The slot is directly to the left of the shift pattern.. It's virtually impossible without the perfect tool though. You're bound to chip the knob.. So if you plan on ditching the stock knob anyway, I'd say cut around the shift pattern or just cut the rubber off entirely. There's a plastic piece under the rubber that you could twist off with some big pliers or use a 16mm (I believe) ratchet to get the nut off and then it will just slide off.
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Oh and the rockknob is so awesome. I almost got a grenade though... I liked them too. But I think the rockknob is more comfortable than the nade would be
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:20 AM   #16
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Dang, hard to choose now. Those rock Knobs look awesome but I still like the grenade, and I don't have a transfer case knob to have two, I just have the lever.
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The best place to buy cool & custom shift knobs are hotrod shops, they'll have a wide selection and good prices.
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I have a t-handle shifter, I just haven't gotten around to putting it on.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #20
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That rock knob looks awesome. I think I might go for one of those. Thanks for the help everyone. Now I just need some money. It SUCKS being a Jeep owner and having no money to put into it
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danm thought i was the only one that had that. haha looks good
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I got a baseball. I like the feel of the seems.
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That rock knob looks awesome. I think I might go for one of those. Thanks for the help everyone. Now I just need some money. It SUCKS being a Jeep owner and having no money to put into it

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #25
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I have a t-handle shifter, I just haven't gotten around to putting it on.
What type of T handle shifter did you get I tried the B & M and couldnt get it to work but hurst will but dont like that one
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Ya might have to rethread the rod
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Ya might have to rethread the rod
Ok but how hard or easily is that done the shifter has i think 1/2 threads and then adaptors for the shifter is 1/2'' - 20, 3/8'' - 24, 3/8'' - 16 and 5/16'' - 18 so how would i adapt it to these threads the 05 TJ is 10mm right
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all you need to do is get a die about the same size as the shaft and the same thread pitch as one of the inserts, thread it and screw it on The die can be use with a wrench or socket and will cut threads in it easily.
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all you need to do is get a die about the same size as the shaft and the same thread pitch as one of the inserts, thread it and screw it on The die can be use with a wrench or socket and will cut threads in it easily.
Ok you say die like im a mechanic lol i really have no clue what your talkin about if you dont mind put it in dummy terms lol
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That's pretty much what its called lol

There is a set called a tap and die set....the taps are for taping holes with threads and the dies are for making threads on a rod. They look like a nut but have special cutting edges on the inside.

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