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.
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.
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. http://myjeeptj.com/2008/10/05/leath...r-1997-2004-tj
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
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
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.