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Old 06-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Shift knob problem with steeda tri-ax

I have a 2011 GT base with a steeda tri-ax. I bought the white retro shift knob from AM that they just got on their site : Retro Style 6-Speed Shift Knob - White (11-12 Mustang) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

Well, the jam nut and boot retainer arent working for me.. the retainer slides down into the cup just fine. I know my buddy didnt use his jam nut on his 05 GT and just snugged the knob down on the retainer, because he didnt want the nut visible and liked the knob lower anyways..

heres my problem.. if I don't use the jam nut, the knob wont thread down far enough to make it snug, and the retainer and boot are not tight, looks dumb and the retainer rattles when you move the shifter around.

When I use the jam nut, it 1)looks awful because theres a nut under the knob.. and 2) I adjust the nut so that the shifter is tight and straight and it STILL isnt down far enough to snug up the retainer and boot.

OK what gives.. I considered throwing some washers under the retainer, but thats ghetto.

I am assuming you are not supposed to take the stock cup out, and it seems like its glued to the boot anyways.. anyone have any insight since theres no instructions ?
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Is the nut supposed to be under the shifter boot? That would hide it and that's how the nut is on my 04
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Re: Shift knob problem with steeda tri-ax

That wont work for my car, the shifter isnt threaded at the bottom so the nut would be up so high that with the retainer on there there would be no more threads to thread the knob on to
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That wont work for my car, the shifter isnt threaded at the bottom so the nut would be up so high that with the retainer on there there would be no more threads to thread the knob on to
Oh, okay. Well hopefully someone will chime in with the answer...
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Re: Shift knob problem with steeda tri-ax

I'm thinking maybe i need something like this?

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Re: Shift knob problem with steeda tri-ax

I fixed it temporarily for now until i figure out what to do. Ideally I would like to better fitting and nicer looking collar/retainer that also fixes my issue. What I did was put a couple washers in between the plastic cup and the retainer, and it solved my issues 100% but is a little on the ghetto side. Pics for reference:

Initially, the problem was :





So I bought some washers:


Put them in the cup:


Put the retainer, jam nut and shiftknob back on:


Works for now.. I will see what my options are.. but for $1.00 it was worth it so I can use the knob at least, which by the way is a great knob and feels great and looks worlds better than the huge ugly stocker.

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