How To: Shift Knob Conversion
I've attempted to reinact my conversion of the stock shift knob to an aftermarket shift knob. There are many pictures and specific steps in this process.
The stock shift knob is a press fit onto a knurled portion of the shift lever which appears to be made from mild steel which is about 1/2" in diameter. The stock knurling is about an inch long. As some of you may know, in order to remove the factory shifter, the reverse lockout cable must be removed from the lower end, which is the most time consuming step. With the modification I'm showing, the step of disconnecting the reverse lockout cable in order to remove the factory shifter will no longer be necessary. I chose to do this while the shifter was installed in the car, if you take the time to remove it, the steps are pretty much identical. I must note that I previously modified the shifter below the pivot by lengthening the shaft which resulted in a 50% reduction in throw. Now that I have shortened the portion above the pivot, my throw is reduced even more, depending on the type of shift knob I use.
Step 1: Removal of factory shift knob
...remove the chrome cover by using a small prying tool;
...using a cutting tool of your choice, cut from the top down off center;
...using a channel lock type tool, peel the shift knob off;
2008 Silver SRT4
Mopar CAI, STS, MPX Strut Brace, WOT Box, Mopar Sways, Custom Twin Exhaust w/ Resonator, MPX Catless DP,SS brake lines, Eibach Springs, MS1, AGP WG, MPX Dual Pod, Aeroforce, WB, Clamp, 575 inj, HB kit, PG-LSD
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