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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Gearshift knob ball thing....


Stupid question probably......

My Gearshift knob is lose......keeps twisting. Anyone have recommendations on a cool one.

Also - how is it supposed to be mounted? How are the replacement once mounted? Are the threads of my plastic one just shot. Does it screw on - or push on and pull off. Should I just pull it off and glue it back in place??

All these parts are getting so rare - that I just don't want to pull or start twisting if I am going to break things worse......

Thanks for the advice,


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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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The stock gear shift knobs "self thread" I think the term is - i.e. they're blank inside, but the threading on the shaft threads the knob. In the heat the threads tend to give a bit more as the rubber heats up. The t-case one is glued on from what I remember.

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I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Fill it with JB weld and thread it back on.
*not legal advice*
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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I used red thread lock and it finally doesn't spin.
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Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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I ordered a replacement for $2 - yes, $2 - from Paddock Spares. Did the same trick as the genuine knob I put on the 110 for 10x the price.

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