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RoMkApOmKa
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Apr 16, 4:42pm - #156924 
Interior installations: Shift knob gap fix. Sparco/TRD...

I see that some people have this question. At list 3 for the past month or two. Specially people with TRD shift knob. I also see so many shift knob/boot pictures with ugly gaps. And seems like people have no idea how to fix it.
I did post "How to fix shift knob gap" posts before... but here is another one. I hope that moderators will ad this post to interior installation so it would be easy for people to find it.
I have Sparco Globe-X shift knob.
It's very nice shift knob but it did not fit perfectly . After I installed it I realize that I have 4mm gap between shift knob and the shift boot. eek
So here is what I did to fix that ugly gap:
1) First take off the shifter panel and shift boot .

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Apr 16, 4:45pm - #156925 
2) Place 2 (2mm) washers on the top of the white plastic ring (Middle of the shifter).
P.S.You can get washers at any home improvement store.

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Apr 16, 4:50pm - #156926 
3) If you do not have washers and do not have time or money to buy it, or you just lazy to go to the store... Do this:Find your CDR/CDR-W cd box and look for the plastic ring. It's comes with every box of CDR's.

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Apr 16, 4:52pm - #156927 
4) Here is the ring. You can use 1-3 of them to fix the gap. It's all depends how big is the gap.

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Apr 16, 4:55pm - #156928 
5) Here is the final picture. As you see there is no gap.
Problem solved.

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Apr 16, 5:00pm - #156929 
Nice.


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Apr 16, 5:02pm - #156930 
goodjob


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Apr 16, 5:09pm - #156931 
yeah, I've seen this before - nice fix

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Apr 16, 5:13pm - #156932 
good jorb!


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Apr 16, 5:32pm - #156933 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
good jorb!

jorb lol~

nice fix! thumbsup


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Apr 16, 5:44pm - #156934 
very nice, i have the sparco knob too, i have a small gap between it. It doesnt bother me, but this is an easy fix when you mention it.

good post

thx

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Apr 16, 5:45pm - #156935 
good job thumbsup

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Apr 16, 9:40pm - #156936 
u need a ss


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Apr 17, 8:54am - #156937 
Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
u need a ss

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Apr 17, 9:35am - #156938 
Good post. Should be in the installs section for real. thumbsup


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