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Old 02-13-2017, 09:35 AM
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Where can I find these shifter boots?

I need to do a somewhat custom shifter boot setup on my YJ due to the fact that my transmission has been lowered to correct the driveshaft angles after a lift (all done by the PO).

Anyway, I found a picture of something that I think would work, but unfortunately no description or part number. Have you seen these before?
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:48 AM   #2
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I assume you think you think you need a custom boot because you have difficulty keeping your transmission in gear. The pic you posted looks like a stock shifter boot.

If you still have the inner boot in place, you might get the necessary clearance by removing it.

I have a body lift and it causes the same problems as a transfer case drop.
Some Jeepers report difficulty keeping their transmission in second, fourth and reverse gears. For me, only reverse gear was a problem.

My cure was to grind away the rear of the shifter opening as close to the screw holes as possible without actually grinding into the screw holes. I left the inner boot off.
Second and fourth gears are just fine now. I still have to hold the shifter in reverse. It isn't a big issue for me right now and I will cure it when I get rid of my current transmission for an AX15.

There are some companies (or at least one) that make custom leather shifter boots. Before spending the money on a custom boot, make sure that your problem isn't caused by your shifter contacting the rear of the opening in your floor.

In order to access your shifter opening, you will have to remove your carpet and your current shifter boot. Post a few pics of your current setup so one of us can give you better suggestions.

Good Luck, L.M.

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:57 AM
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It looks like the PO already notched the floor and I made a new tunnel cover that provides good clearance all around. My transmission goes and stays in any gear, but I have two issues with my existing shifter boot:

1. It is really stiff in cold weather to the point that it will affect gear changes

2. It doesn't really fit all that great anymore partially because it is stiff, but also because I have to push it back further due to the notch in the floor and trans angle.

If you look at the picture in my original post carefully you will notice that thise are actually two separate shift boots, not one big one which is what I believe was stock.

I will snap a few pics in a little bit and I will attach them, but regardless I need a new boot. I much rather prefer the look of the rubber boots as opposed to the leather ones.
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I bypassed all those issues getting a Redline shifter boot.

Jeep Wrangler 1987-95 shift boot - RedlineGoods leather shift boot store

Get any color you want, etc. Will have to "glue it" to the factory metal frame.

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