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2K4Celica Apr 14, 11:14pm - #154697 
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Help w/TRD shift knob!

Installing this on my 04 GT and it seems the shift boot sits a bit too high for it to screw on. I remove the center console and looked underneath and saw the plastic retainer that's fixed into a groove cut into the shifter, so it can't be lowered.

The cap on the boot is the problem. Do I need to cut it from the bottom or something? Has anyone else had a problem installing this and how did you fix it? Suggestions? Dyin' to get this on...

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2K4Celica Apr 15, 1:10am - #154698 
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No suggestions on this? I know I'm impatient... mcbumpage

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i'm not quite sure what you mean...otherwise, i would help...

what shift knob is it..take pics if you can of what you're trying to say..

cause i have TRD duracon and it fits perfectly.

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drkramm Apr 15, 1:42am - #154700 
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never heard that before i always hear peoples boot being too short (that lil plastic piese sits too low)

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eric_h Apr 15, 1:54am - #154701 

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you can try taking off that ring and just having the boot hang if you dont mind, also you know you CAN take off the boot without removing the console, just pinch the boot near the windows and locks and pull forward,to put it back just pull it up and it pops into place

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Krayze Apr 15, 2:00am - #154702 

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i think i know what you are referring to is it the gap between teh shift knob and the shifter boot from teh little TRD ball shift knob?

if so what i did was i took the center panel out like he sadi above and removed teh white plastic piece and wrapped electrical tape around the shfiter to hold the boot high enuf to meet the shift knob.

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2K4Celica Apr 15, 2:53am - #154703 
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pics on the way immediately

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2K4Celica Apr 15, 12:52pm - #154704 
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Guess the forums went down last night? Tried posting this earlier but couldn't so here it is:

Ok, here's the shifter w/everything off. That white ring is fixed solid and can't be moved.

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Here's the amount of room I have w/the boot on

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Here's the shifter sitting on top of the post, not screwed on since the post doesn't come up high enough

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And here's the boot inside out. Everything from just below the metal ring and up is all the plastic shiny ring that sits at the top of the boot. It's so thick it's too much it seems...

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Looks like I need to remove the plastic ring completely. Then how do I keep the boot up? I don't want it all saggin' down...

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DiabloGTS Apr 15, 12:55pm - #154705 

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the white ring can be moved if you push hard enough.

just tap it lightly with a hammer and screwdriver.

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2K4Celica Apr 15, 1:00pm - #154706 
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I did that, but I saw the shallow groove the ring is set into right now. If I force it down beyond that what's going to keep it there? Could I glue it in place maybe? And I beat on it w/a hammer already, didn't move at all. confused

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DiabloGTS Apr 15, 1:03pm - #154707 

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mine moves all around, and sometimes has to be glued to stay on...I have a GTS though, maybe it's different (doubt it)

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oas Apr 15, 2:57pm - #154708 
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do you have to use it ?
i did and had a little space between my boot and knob but i jused stock knob try taking it of and see if it fits mybe
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KULOD Apr 15, 2:59pm - #154709 

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put some washers on top of the white plastic piece...or just buy a shortshifter
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wtf...mine is different...

i had the white thing, but it sat on top of a section on the rod tha stuck out for it..so i took the white thing off, was just sitting there...

so now, everything sit's flush, and the knob scews on all the way...

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Tater Apr 15, 3:29pm - #154711 

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If I understand your question correctly, just knock the plastic stop up and off or down and out of the way and replace it with a shaft collar that can be set tightly to the exact position needed. You can pick one up from a hardware store for a few bucks. Its OK if the collar is slightly larger than the shifter as all it needs to do is hold the boot up.

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2K4Celica Apr 15, 4:38pm - #154712 
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Originally Posted by Tater

If I understand your question correctly, just knock the plastic stop up and off or down and out of the way and replace it with a shaft collar that can be set tightly to the exact position needed. You can pick one up from a hardware store for a few bucks. Its OK if the collar is slightly larger than the shifter as all it needs to do is hold the boot up.

Shaft collar:
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DING DING DING DING! We have a winner! Now THAT is the answer I was looking for. Never heard of a shaft collar. Thanks so much!
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Chico Apr 15, 4:41pm - #154713 

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Try to push down the plastic retainer.. or buy that collar.. well dude good luck.. thumbsup
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eric_h Apr 15, 9:42pm - #154714 

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get a short shifter, that knobs pretty tall anyways

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RoMkApOmKa Apr 17, 12:06am - #154715 

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Originally Posted by 2K4Celica
Installing this on my 04 GT and it seems the shift boot sits a bit too high for it to screw on. I remove the center console and looked underneath and saw the plastic retainer that's fixed into a groove cut into the shifter, so it can't be lowered.

The cap on the boot is the problem. Do I need to cut it from the bottom or something? Has anyone else had a problem installing this and how did you fix it? Suggestions? Dyin' to get this on...

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