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Old 07-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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New Redline Shifter Boot for TJ

I had debated doing an upgrade on the rubber shifter boot that came stock with my 2004 TJ, especially after my 4" suspension lift when the shifter was getting kicked out of 2nd & 4th by the bunching up of the rubber.

Well, at the time my dad and I just beat the living hell out of the shifter to get it bent in a way that would keep it from hitting, but I still had to deal with the heat coming up from the torn inner boot up through the upper boot.

So, I finally decided to upgrade the shifter boot and after getting quotes over $100 bucks from the dealership on a "STOCK" shifter, I decide to look elsewhere.....Redline Accessories is where I ended up.

I normally would just kick a couple pics in the "What have you done to your TJ lately" thread, but I decided to call this one out on it's own thread 'cause I personally was super impressed about how well it came out.

I chose black leather, with a sierra brown double stitch. I glued the new boot to the bezel using a $5 glue gun (5/16) I picked up at home depot, worked great.




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Old 07-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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Nice job, good looking boot!

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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Nice job, good looking boot!
Thanks Jerry, I was really impressed with how well it came out.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
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Wow I like the look of it. I've had my jeep for about 2 months now. The PO did a 3" suspension lift, I have a 5 speed but I need something like why you have. Where can I get it? And was it difficult to install?
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That looks damn nice!
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They are a vendor here on the forum. You might get a discount if you mention you heard about them here. Here's a link...
Shift boot store - RedlineGoods leather shift boots
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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Wow I like the look of it. I've had my jeep for about 2 months now. The PO did a 3" suspension lift, I have a 5 speed but I need something like why you have. Where can I get it? And was it difficult to install?
Let me first caveat this response with, projects always take me longer than other people tend to state (i break stuff and get confused easy...haha). But seriously, when I say this install was easy I mean it.

The shifter boot is basically two pieces; the boot and the bezel. I had previously broken my original bezel doing my liner install; so I picked up a new one at the dealership for about $10.

There are other threads about doing this install with pictures (and they did come in handy)....some involve having to cut the new leather boot to make the right fitting, but the one I got from Redline didn't need any cutting.

You basically overlay the leather boot over the bezel and glue (I've seen where other people used goriilla glue/super glue...etc; but I chose to go with a glue gun and it wasn't coming off after it sat overnight).

The one major thing to ensure is that you don't leave excess leather hanging down to low so the little plastic hooks will still catch when you reinstall the bezel.

Hope this helps.
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Looks great, thanks for posting. I'm planning to paint my jeep orange soon so I think once I'm finished I'll order black with double orange stitching. One question- I was browsing the redline ordering page and it let's you specify if you want yours to be shorter than factory height. Did you just order the standard height or did you request shorter? The stock jeep boot photo on their page shows the boot going all the way up to the knob, which I thought looked really bad.

Completely off topic, but are those the quadratec floor liners? I was thinking about getting those ones because they are priced pretty well compared to others but I wasn't sure how they would look with my tan interior. How do you like them in yours? Is it distracting or do you not really notice them?
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Looks great, thanks for posting. I'm planning to paint my jeep orange soon so I think once I'm finished I'll order black with double orange stitching. One question- I was browsing the redline ordering page and it let's you specify if you want yours to be shorter than factory height. Did you just order the standard height or did you request shorter? The stock jeep boot photo on their page shows the boot going all the way up to the knob, which I thought looked really bad.

Completely off topic, but are those the quadratec floor liners? I was thinking about getting those ones because they are priced pretty well compared to others but I wasn't sure how they would look with my tan interior. How do you like them in yours? Is it distracting or do you not really notice them?
I had the same question as you about the height of the boot, but I decided if I thought it was too high I would just trim the bottom leather before glueing it to the bezel. But, it wasn't an issue...you can basically push the top of the boot down (like I did) and the crinkles at the bottom look natural and the way a shifter boots supposed too. I think the pics on their website have the top of the boot pulled up way too high, but as I said you would be able to push the top down since it slides on the shifter.

Yeah, they work and look great. I wasn't sure at first either, but my interior is black and tan throughout so it blends in well.
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Way off topic

What brand liner did you use? It appears to be pretty close to the interior color in the pics above.
Thanks for any info
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Since my engine got replaced recently, my damn stock shift boot will not stay in place, and now it's cold as h##l here and it keeps popping out of place. Any suggestions?
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The top boot or the smaller boot down underneath?
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The top boot or the smaller boot down underneath?
Top one. The bezel doesnt want to stay in place.
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The bezel underneath the boot? It snaps into the console, are all four of the push-in tabs properly pushed/snapped into place in the console.?
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I can get the back ones snapped in, but the front ones are being a PIA. I think it's attached, and as soon as I move the lever, it comes undone!. When it gets warmer, I'll take more time to get it. It wasn't a problem until I had my new 4.0 put in. I noticed it wasn't snapped in when I picked it up. It was good until it got really really cold here lately. The boot is stiff as heck. Thanks for your help Jerry.
The thick part of the boot goes in front right?
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Yours looked so good I just ordered one for mine. thanks for the pics and link.

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