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Old 07-13-2015, 12:17 AM
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Jk auto shift knob replacement

I was thinking about what I need to do to change my shift knobs.
I have an auto transmission.
I did the research on how to remove the knobs (pry bottom ring off, use a strap wrench to give the knob a 1/4 turn in each direction, pull off). Now I want B&M t-handle knobs. They are a threaded insert type knob.
I tried looking for an adapter but couldn't find one. I first thought I'd just buy a bolt that fits the knob and weld it to the shafts. But then I thought about a sleeve that has a set screw.
I'm looking for a machine shop to make asset for me made to my specs.

Does anybody have a clue about how much this might cost? Or any links to a product that would work?
I was thinking, something like this. VVV

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If we made it in our shop, it would run about $125 in 1020 cold role steel, about $175 in 304 stainless steel, or about $110 in T6 aluminum. That would be for one. So double the numbers for a set. No plating, no polishing. We, however, don't do one offs.

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I believe I read a post on here that said someone bought an adapter at O Reilly's. I would give them a shout.

http://www.americanshifter.com/catal...t-knob-adapter
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for the help Strider! And Husky, thanks for the estimate. That gives me an idea...
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what did you end up going with? I've been trying to do something similar with a threaded 5ball to match my orange jeep with the auto and have been striking out with finding a good adapter
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i saw a video on youtube recently showing a guy removing his and putting a pool ball on it, go look, shouldn't be that hard to find
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I just replaced both of my knobs and each shaft has a flat area that a set screw on the knob is tightened against. So if you can get an adapter that screws into your knob and it has a set screw you should be able to get it to work. I have to warn you the 4x knob is a royal pain to get off, the shift knob I got off pretty easily, both are held on by friction only without any threads. I finally gave up trying to pull the 4x knob off, and took a cutoff wheel to it
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:51 PM   #9
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I actually had two of these made. One was ~2010 at a local machine shop, the other a few years later at the same place. I used the first one on my 2010 HEMI crew cab Ram and the 2nd on my wife's Daytona Charger (pics of both below).

The first one didn't cost me anything, as the machinist used scrap metal on his free time. He considered it a bit of a challenge to create an adapter that would work. The second one was less than $10 (if I remember correctly).

In the first pic, it's next to a AA battery, the battery is just there for size comparison.










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Old 09-29-2016, 01:49 PM   #10
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I would just change the whole thing.


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