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Old 03-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Shifter boot

Should I be getting a new boot? Just did a 1 in body lift/ 2in susp lift & shifter wont go into rev with the upper boot on.Do they make a modified boot to help?

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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You can either try to trim the bezel or take it off. Most people have to cut the inner boot because the boot is so tight after a lift with transfer case drop that the shifter pops out of reverse. I have a big gaping hole where the PO chopped my inner boot to shreds, and I can't put the outer boot on because the shifter hits the bezel. Gonna raise my xfer case as soon as the money is there for a sye. The heat coming in with the windows down sucks.

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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I just removed all the screws holding the console down and let it slide back and forth as I shift. It doesn't move much and my drinks still don't spill so I'm happy with it. I didn't want to hack anything up since I'll eventually tummy tuck.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Im not too sure about cutting up my inner boot or Jeep.I guess Ill try moving my console back a bit but I will try tightening it vs leaving it loose.
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I had the same problem. Do you have the accordion style boot? If so remove that and install the leather boot that comes with the 2005 TJ's. Its a lot smaller and the shifter wont cause it to bind. This is the write up I used. I paid about $60 for it from the stealership.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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I had the same problem with mine...

i got a leather boot from redline (forum vender) in black with red stitching...works like a charm

50 bucks shipped

heres a crappy night picture after i installed it...you get the idea though
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #7
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I had the same problem with mine...

i got a leather boot from redline (forum vender) in black with red stitching...works like a charm

50 bucks shipped

heres a crappy night picture after i installed it...you get the idea though
Ive got this and the e brake boot in my Mustang & love it. Will it work well du to a lift installation?Great idea!
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I had the same problem. Do you have the accordion style boot? If so remove that and install the leather boot that comes with the 2005 TJ's. Its a lot smaller and the shifter wont cause it to bind. This is the write up I used. I paid about $60 for it from the stealership.
myjeeptj.com » Blog Archive » Leather shift boot for 1997-2004 TJ
Great write up.Thanks
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Great write up.Thanks
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I had the same problem with mine...

i got a leather boot from redline (forum vender) in black with red stitching...works like a charm

50 bucks shipped

heres a crappy night picture after i installed it...you get the idea though
x2. Mine is yellow stitching.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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I had the same problem with mine...

i got a leather boot from redline (forum vender) in black with red stitching...works like a charm

50 bucks shipped

heres a crappy night picture after i installed it...you get the idea though
That boot had to be made longer,correct? The black leather with red stiching is exactly what I want.Is there a part # so I get the correct one? Thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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My console eated mine. I'm afraid to reach in there to get it out. On the other hand it shifts like butter!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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I had the same problem with mine...

i got a leather boot from redline (forum vender) in black with red stitching...works like a charm

50 bucks shipped

heres a crappy night picture after i installed it...you get the idea though
Hey there.I went the new shifter boot like you have.Last year I bought a boot from Redline for my Mustang & liked it so I got one for the TJ,thanks for reminding me. So in there directions it says to drape the new boot over the old one & glue.Did you use any special glue and also,did you cut down the factory boot so you could shift it & not have the same issue? thanks
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #14
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I cut the old boot off down to the plastic bracket and shoe gooed the new boot to the bracket. Mine wouldn't snap all the way back in, but a little dremmel work on the base and it snaps in.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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I placed a 4" spring lift on my 06' TJ and it now has issues with reverse. I have a 6 speed......after driving, the inner boot must of got warm enough to flex more because it shifts into reverse with out issue....when its 50* it pops out of reverse. I pushed the outer leather looking boot down on the shift rod and it seems to help. I may try zip tying it down into the console a bit and see if that works.
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My console eated mine. I'm afraid to reach in there to get it out. On the other hand it shifts like butter!!
x2 my shifter looks the same way, shifts way better then it used to

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