I spent yesterday installing my Tuffy Stereo Security Console
and new Kenwood stereo. I took my time and everything lined up great and the install came out perfect... except for one minor detail - I can't shift into 2nd or 4th gear!
The shifter knob bangs against the console before it can slide into gear. My Jeep has a 4" lift with transfer case drop, so I guess the shifter doesn't line up with Tuffy's design. Here's a picture:
I tried bending the shifter arm back a bit, but it's obviously going to require a torch, which I don't have. Are there any bolt-on solutions I could get away with? Maybe a short throw shifter? I did some forum searching last night and I read one post which mentioned that after installing a short throw shifter (Hurst, I think) their 2nd and 4th gear shifts were even closer
to the console than before. Can anyone comment on that?
Relocating the console isn't an option, as it literally takes up the entire length of the interior. I really don't want to return it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!