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I want to change my shift knob but is there an aftermarket boot retainer adapter if I just want to keep the stock boot or something?
 

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Not that I know of but you can always remove the lower portion of the stock know and use it as a transition piece between the boot and the new knob. I did it with mine when I first changed my knob. Later I found other knobs that had a wide enough base or adapter that came with them. Last one I had custom made to the diameter I wanted at the base.
 

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When I replaced mine with the TRD leather one, I took the suggestion on the site and got a lid for the garbage disposal and cut the top off, drilled a hole in it and placed over the shifter stick and then the knob. It fits great and no body knows what it is.
 

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Thanks for responses, it looks like the stock one is one piece so you'd have to cut off and paint the bottom and try that? Or try the suggestions here.
 

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Here is mine. I bought a shift boot from redlinegoods and I bought the adapter and knob off of ebay from sickspeed.

When I got the adapter, I measured the diameter of where the leather sits in the groove and asked redline if I could have a specific diameter (can't remember but it was smaller than stock). When all the pieces arrived, I took apart the stock knob and restapled the boot in the plastic housing.








 

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Thanks U2BROTHR I've been wondering where you've been I haven't see you post in awhile. Are you happy with the xB, now that you have it awhile?

I'm about to order a knob from twistedshifterz.com & a retainer they have I hope works. Sickspeed have nice knobs too but I wanted a certain color combo.

I may order a body color spray can and paint the interior silver pieces when the weather is nicer.
 

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Hi NYxB. I've been too busy being a new father ;)

Just to let you know, the retainer that is on the stock boot is a goofy white circle. The stock shifter ( you will see when you screw it off) sits flush on top of that white disc.

By replacing the boot and getting a specific hole size on the top of the boot to fit in the groove of a new adapter, I was able to eliminate any gap between the knob and the shift stick. (make sense?)

Good luck. Post pictures when you are done.

The xB is doing the job. I love the spaciousness of it. It has been handling well in the snow with my winter tires. I just don't have the money to mod it like I want to at the moment. Hopefully soon!
 

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Hi NYxB. I've been too busy being a new father


Just to let you know, the retainer that is on the stock boot is a goofy white circle. The stock shifter ( you will see when you screw it off) sits flush on top of that white disc.

By replacing the boot and getting a specific hole size on the top of the boot to fit in the groove of a new adapter, I was able to eliminate any gap between the knob and the shift stick. (make sense?)

Good luck. Post pictures when you are done.

The xB is doing the job. I love the spaciousness of it. It has been handling well in the snow with my winter tires. I just don't have the money to mod it like I want to at the moment. Hopefully soon!
I hear you on all those points! We've been getting a lot of snow and the b is pretty Good. On my list is a knob, attempting to paint my silver interior pieces and aftermarket oem style spoiler. I think your car is on Amazon in that shift boot xB post.
 

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Thanks all. And Greg it looks like the stock boot cover is screwed to the stock knob, is that correct? I'll try that and see if it works with a new knob. Thx.
 

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Thanks all. And Greg it looks like the stock boot cover is screwed to the stock knob, is that correct? I'll try that and see if it works with a new knob. Thx.
The stock boot cover isn't screwed on. It has a white plastic piece that bites into a groove on the shaft with the inside circle. The outer circle of course has the top of the boot encompassed over it.
 

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The stock boot cover isn't screwed on. It has a white plastic piece that bites into a groove on the shaft with the inside circle. The outer circle of course has the top of the boot encompassed over it.
Thanks I left stock boot and painted the retainer and dipped the grey pieces.
 

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Thanks I left stock boot and painted the retainer and dipped the grey pieces.
Dipped in 'flex blue' the knob is from Twistedshifterz.com I like the results
 

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