Hey guys, im trying to put on an aftermarket shift knob on my '00 tj and for some reason (maybe im an idiot) i cant seem to get the old one off...i've done it for every other stick shift vehicle i've owned but for this one im stuck...anyone else out there change their shift knob and can help spread knowledge cause im really feeling like a retard right now. thanks
This is getting funny... this post is just to add you don't actually have to remove the nut, just loosen it a half-turn or so. It's a lock nut to hold the knob in position so the shift pattern is straight.
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Well I was tempted to answer this question too...but I'll refrain. However, does anybody have recommendations for a cheap but decent quality shift knob? Right now I have a leather one from Chinamart on there...but it is longer and has increased my throw between gears. Kinda counterproductive...
I love the look of the rock knobs...but they sure aren't cheap...and quadratec has some nice ones if you feel the need to sell a kidney for one.
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I had a heck of a time trying to find one to fit the metric threads (Thanks Chrysler). I finally ordered one from epcoshiftknobs.com. It was made to my specs with the correct thread of 10x1.5 for about $40 shipped. This company makes bowling balls so you know the knob will last.
Man, I was gonna say hacksaw!
A cheap replacement if you like T handles is the Hurst from the auto parts store. I spent 30 bucks on it and it is made out of a solid chunk of aluminum.
Nice handle, but one small bit of advice...
Be very careful about grabbing ahold that thing in extreme temperatures. If your Jeep been sitting in the sun for awhile, or it's the dead of winter...you may want to have a glove or a rag handy!
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Just want to plug a company I had great success with here. The knob sure wasn't cheap, but it was handmade in Florida, and the artist that makes them is such a kind lady. You can find her on etsy if you search silverfox wood studios. Not the best picture ever, but this cocobolo knob is beautiful. You can get them in any thread pattern under the sun.