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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 27, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    what machine are you milling these on?
     
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  2. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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  3. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    Knobs w/ aluminum core instructions.

    Below are two important posts I made about installation ... and a general explanation as to why I made the threads the way I did. You really don't need the lubricant right now (as I already put some on there), but it would provide good insurance to apply it maybe once per year. You could pick up a 1oz tube of permatex aluminum lubricant at autozone or walmart for a couple of dollars.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/after-market-mt-shift-knobs.471467/page-15#post-17096156

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/after-market-mt-shift-knobs.471467/page-15#post-17104767

    Also, here is a pretty good post that illustrates the shim installation.

    Shim size chart:

    [​IMG]

    If you received a collar replacement from me, here is the installation instructions for that.

    Here is the lubricant product on Amazon.

    To address a tight or loose boot fitment (V1.0 only):
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    Looks great! I'm debating on ordering one myself. Are these paintable? Not sure how paint would hold up with constant touching while shifting. I am just trying to rid my truck of chrome/silver.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    We have a member powder coating one, and highlighting with touch up paint. The paint should hold up if there is clear over it, but I think I might duracoat mine.

    One problem for me is that I am colorblind, which is why I haven't done anything yet. I need help getting the correct shade of gray.
     
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  6. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    I'd like to see how they turn out powder coated and/or duracoated.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Im going to try inlaying with some MGM paint when mine arrives :cool:

    Easy to remove if I dont like
     
  8. Feb 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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  9. Feb 28, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Knobs w/ SS ot Ti core instructions.

    Below are two important posts I made about installation ... and a general explanation as to why I made the threads the way I did. You really don't need the lubricant right now (as I already put some on there), but it would provide good insurance to apply it maybe once per year. You could pick up a 1oz tube of permatex aluminum lubricant at autozone or walmart for a couple of dollars.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/after-market-mt-shift-knobs.471467/page-15#post-17096156

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/after-market-mt-shift-knobs.471467/page-15#post-17104767

    Also, here is a pretty good post that illustrates the shim installation..

    Shim size chart:
    [​IMG]

    If you received a collar replacement from me, here is the installation instructions for that.

    Here is the lubricant product on Amazon.

    To address a tight or loose boot fitment (V1.0 only):
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2018
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  10. Feb 28, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    So I have driven around with the 316 SS 2lb version and I absolutely love it. shifting is so smooth due to the extra weight, slight bit of effort and the stick shift just glides thru the gates. Sooo glad I got the heavy one! hopefully for others, Rick will make more.

    Thanks again Rick!

    Used some of my Metal Gloss- https://www.amazon.com/Master-Formula-Metal-Gloss-Sealer/dp/B00EHYOVKU - spent 10-15 min polishing and it damn near looks like a chrome finish. I'll try to get a pic of it tomorrow.
     
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    Yes please do!
     
  12. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    anyone else see the DeathStar possibility in this?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    I'd really dig one of these with TRD PRO on the side and shift pattern on top. I really like the knurling too. How do they feel in hand for the guys that have purchased? These things look great OP :eek:

    Edit: Would it be possible to knurl one all the way around with no breaks? Or is that not possible bc math?
     
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  15. Mar 1, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    I gave @mtip 2 options:

    1. Wait for the next batch, because I can "knurl" continuously on the indexer operation prior to finishing the top of the sphere. They were all beyond this point at his time of ordering, though.

    2. Four separate zones w/gaps as you see them in his pics. I don't know the equation to figure out how to make the projected features line up better, and it would have taken me more time than I wanted to spend to figure that out (trial and error). So I just sent a few pics to him for approval.
     
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    Awesome, this stuff is fascinating to me. Thanks for the reply, I'll probably wait for the next batch. Im definitely interested though
     
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  17. Mar 1, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    Richard, Your work is stellar. Thank you for your efforts both on the design and production.IMG_5396.jpg IMG_5397 2.jpg
     
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  19. Mar 1, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    Nice! Now that is a heck of a first post. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    IMG_20180301_155029.jpg here's how the Stainless Steel came out with just a few minutes of hand polishing. The billet knobs can do the same thing as long as they arent coated.IMG_20180227_031924.jpg
     
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