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Old 08-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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Drake Shift knobs on a 2012

I am certain these add 15 horsepower and 3" of additional articulation. Actually they just look cool. When I saw them I had to have them on my new Jeep, and figured I'd find some way to make them work. The transfer knob fits easily but I did have to cut the shifter bit shorter to fit. Hack saw was fine then a sanding to smooth it off. Otherwise they fit fine. I love the tire tread, and the billet aluminum matches the interior much better than the stock simulated chrome.

These are the Drake JK knobs on a 6-speed. I think they say they work up to the 2010s.

I did have to break the stock transfer knob to remove it. Instructions say to pull harder still, and indeed that its what is required. It just never felt like it would happen.

It is a bit gut wrenching to use heavy tools on the interior of a week-old vehicle with under 300 miles on it.

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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now that they have these in black, i have been thinking about buying them. i am wondering if they do provide any additional length though. i have short arms i haven't been able to find any dimensions for these. feel like measuring them?

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These are pretty much factory length. No advantages for your reach without some modification.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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These are pretty much factory length. No advantages for your reach without some modification.
oh well, they are still cool and will probably get them anyways. thxs
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Rocknob has an extended black billet shifter knob that adds some length...i have the standard billet knob from them...great quality product that looks and feels awesome.

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Rocknob has an extended black billet shifter knob that adds some length...i have the standard billet knob from them...great quality product that looks and feels awesome.

thanks! i will check these out too.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:46 AM   #7
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I know it's an old thread but for what it's worth, the Drake shifters now come in a 2011+ version with the length already adjusted correctly.

I just got the black set to replace the stock one when I torqued part of it off in my hand.
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Love the Drake stuff.....

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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Love the Drake. That's from Seinfeld isn't it?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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Love my Drake knobs. Worth the money spent; no regrets.

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