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Old 10-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Inner shifter boot torn - HOT

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Wife's 06 TJ has a 3" BL (please don't laugh or tell me to remove the lift - I am trying to talk the her into changing it to a 4" SL) and wife has been complaining about heat coming from the shifter area.

Went to remove the console today (having the tub Line-x'd) and noticed that the rubber inner boot (under the leather/pleather) is torn to shreds which I assume was done during the lift.

1) is this likely what is causing so much heat?
2) how to find a replacement? With the lift, will a stock boot fit, or do I need something else?

I noticed that the stock one actually has flaps that bolt down on the sides under the console, so it doesn't seem like just anay boot will fit.

Any advise?

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Yep that damaged inner (lower) boot will definitely let a lot of heat into the passenger compartment. There's nothing left of any of that in my TJ since doing my transmission conversion last year and there's definitely a lot more heat making its way into my interior now. I would just get a replacement boot from the dealer or a junk yard.
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