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Custom Billet Shift Knob for Toyota Tacoma (2-1/4" diameter). ***Utilizes factory boot.***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by 7r41lbr34k3r, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    This post is kept updated. Pricing, information, and install instructions can all be found through this post.
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    Availability: https://trailbreakercustoms.etsy.com/

    As of 5/17/2020 I am currently working on 316 Stainless Hybrid knobs (11 available of 14 total). PM or email(7r41lbr34k3r@gmail.com) me to deposit/hold one.
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    These are the most overbuilt shift knobs that you will ever see.
    Made in Pennsylvania.

    Build examples: (prices include grip grooves (when applicable) and established engravings).

    * = Automatic in stock, complete.
    ** = Manual in stock, complete.
    */** = both Auto and Manual in stock.

    Copolymer knobs:
    -Animate- V2 - Copolymer hybrid (Al core) [180g] $115 (click for AT section view)
    */**-Animate- V2 - Copolymer hybrid (C360 Brass core) [350g] $135 (click for MT section view)

    Aluminum knobs:
    -Animate- V1 AT - Aluminum hybrid(Al core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring. $150 (click for section view)
    -Animate- V1 MT - Hybrid (Copolymer core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [220g] $150
    *-Animate- V2 - Solid w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [270g] $135 (click for MT section view)
    -Animate- V2 - Solid Aluminum [310g] $115
    -Animate- V2 - Hybrid (316 SS core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [400g] $150

    Stainless knobs: (grip grooves on Copolymer ring only)
    -Animate- V1 MT - 316 SS hybrid (Copolymer core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [540g] $190 (click for section view)
    -Animate- V2 - 316 SS hybrid (Copolymer core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [540g] $190 (click for MT section view)
    -Animate- V2 - 316 SS hybrid (Al core) w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [570g] $190 (click for AT section view)

    Titanium knobs: (grip grooves on Copolymer ring only)
    -Animate- V2 - Solid titanium w/ temp-resist Copolymer ring [430g] $330 (click for MT section view)

    S&H is typically $9.30 for non-stainless variations and up to $15 for heavier knobs. PayPal fees are capped at $5, I will absorb anything that goes beyond that. Venmo payment is also accepted.
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    (V1 vs V2? Wut?) Click here.
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    **Check my instagram for more examples.**

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    Installation Instructions:

    - Shimming for orientation
    - V2 MT 3rd Gen (video. By @Electric Shepherd)
    - V2 MT 2nd Gen
    - Additional .pdf instructions for V2 knobs.
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    **All machined aluminum threads will require the upkeep of Permatex #81343, #80208 (or equivalent) anti-seize lubricant. All machined stainless and titanium threads will require the upkeep of Permatex #77134 (or equivalent) nickel anti-seize lubricant. I will ship them with the proper lubricant applied, but for added insurance, the buyer should apply the appropriate lubricant to the shifter shaft threads on their truck prior to installation. Brass or Copolymer threads do not require anti-seize lube.**

    **All knobs sold are raw material, no coating or color fill is applied (if any is applied in pictures it was performed by the customer). If you wish to coat the product I strongly recommend that all threads and polymer components be masked. Coat at your own risk.**
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Any chance of one for an automatic? It doesn't look too much different.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    I just need a stock knob to take measurements from, and it can happen.
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Scratches, dents, lots of squeaks.
  5. Feb 15, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    Nice machining. Looks like Fusion360 too:thumbsup:
     
  6. Feb 16, 2018 at 2:18 AM
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    Thanks! Yep, all of my personal projects are done with fusion.

    For company stuff, I have to use mastercam. This has to do with documentation sharing, and it is also frowned upon to tie up the network licenses for levels 3+ unless absolutely necessary.
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    @7r41lbr34k3r here is a pic of an automatic knob just to give you an idea. I'll work on getting an OEM knob stop send you.
    IMG_6243.jpg
     
  8. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Definitely some challenges to be faced here. The boot collar for this is epitrochoid-shaped. I would have to make a transition from milling that shape ... then blend into a simpler (i.e. machinable on a lathe) profile. Otherwise, milling the entire thing would price it quite a bit away from what any reasonable person would pay.

    Edit: or, I could make the collar itself ... change the OD feature to a more blend-able shape. Then we would have to figure out the feasibility of swapping that out without damaging the boot.
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    Yeah seems like a lot of work. They are some great looking knobs though!
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    Ugh, I really need to up my vocabulary...epitrochoid?

    Hmmm, that chicks ass looks a little epitrochoidal...
     
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    Rick, awesome workmanship...awesome feel, looks incredible. Thanks very much again!

    DSC_0602.jpg DSC_0593.jpg DSC_0597.jpg
    Edited for better picture
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    I would like to see one for an automatic
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    The only one in Canada, looks great! Definitely keep your tongue away from that for at least a few more months.
    I might tackle this project, but I don't think a similar boot connection is going to be achievable at this price point. I might just have to make a regular knob.
     
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  14. Feb 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Triple dog dare me?

    Lol crappy pics, I'll try to get some better light angles for less glare.

    As a side note, I didn't chamfer the lug and I didn't put an insert for a tortion fitting either. I was just putting it on to see how it all worked and it snugged up real nice in the perfect alignment. Then I thought what the hell lemme try the collar and it clicked right it place and is firm and snug. Will have to see if temps fluctuations loosen anything up but for the moment its perfect as is.

    For the auto knob engineering...would it not be easier to fashion a shifter boot fitting to your biĺet and 86 the plastic collar altogether?

    Again, many thanks

    @69TACO16 lookey what I got!
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    could you make these out of black or gray delrin?

    or coat these with a coating like the flossy knobs so they don't get hot in the summer?
     
  16. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:47 AM
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    *gasp* Triple? That is srs business.

    Yes, that would be ideal if the boot collar was easy enough to remove. I don't think the product would go over well if the installation was too involved.

    I wouldn't make them out of delrin, simply because the nature of making this eccentric design means that I must do my work-holding on visible features. I must be able to perform a final polishing operation to remove any superficial scratches. With delrin, the chances of it looking like shit by the end of the process is pretty high. I wouldn't want to sell anything that is less than what I call "perfect". Delrin does not polish well, at all.

    If the threads and sphere were on the same centerline, I would be able to make a fixture that would allow me to skim scratches from the outer profile on a lathe, all in one simple operation. I could technically still make a fixture for the eccentricity, but it would be a real pain in the ass to set up. So it's 2 parts of me worried that the knob will scratch/need a coating to protect it, to 1 part pure laziness.

    EDIT: I can make delrin knobs with the hybrid MT design discussed later in this thread.

    As far as the flossy coating, I'd be offering that for sure if I knew what the heck they were doing ... and it wasn't too much trouble.

    The beauty of raw aluminum and stainless is that you can just file/sand/scotch brite any kind of imperfections that may develop.

    Some of you may also have noticed that just by driving you are slowly polishing it to a shiny finish. You may even have to hit it with some scotch brite from time to time, just to keep from blinding yourself.
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:49 AM
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    That looks awesome !!! Definitely keep your tongue off it.... LOL
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    A couple side engrave options for the retro offerings. The second side would be mirrored, of course ... so they both flow the proper direction.

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    Also, thanks to @MarcosBalderas, I expanded his SR bed side decal side engrave request/idea to the rest of the trims.

    I might have to replace mine with this configuration, but I'll wait until the end. You fellas have some great ideas.
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  20. Feb 24, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Looks great! I have the same, but an SR5.
    IMG_6191.jpg
     
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