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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. Sep 18, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    3rd Gen V2.0 folks might want to look at this .pdf ... because it perfectly shows how to remove/replace the collar(AT on top, MT is towards the bottom). That .pdf is for a different product but serves as a great illustration for what the install will look like.

    It says to use a trim tool for the MT, but I just used my fingers, was very easy to pull up. Obviously, there is no need to read the boot related stuff for their product ... this is just to illustrate how everything fits together down there.

    ^^ Note: I like to flip the zip tie head the other way though, so it doesn't bulge out so much. Your stock zip tie should already be reversed, so snap a picture of it before you cut it off to aid you later on when you are installing the new collar. Also, the set screw hole on my collar is meant to face the front of the truck, but you can orient it however you like really.

    Be careful with the set screw (especially in delrin collars) , as it does not need a lot of torque to do its job.
     

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  2. Sep 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    I got mine today and it’s perfect! Your work is freaking awesome! I picked up a real leather boot on sale a while ago, I can’t wait to pair them up and get it installed.

    Thanks!

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  3. Sep 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Oh? Do tell aboot this leather boot pls.

    Knice knob btw!
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    redlinegoods.com, my good fellow. All three pieces are on my Christmas list!
     
  5. Sep 20, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    *blushes*

    I am happy that you are happy.
     
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    Check out the break in on my knob!

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    It is so smooth.
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    wow, that did shine up.

    I really do want to wet sand that one again though. I feel like my hand is steadier now.
     
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    Stay away from my knob! Hahahahahahahaha!

    Wet sanding has crossed my mind also, but it is so much fun seeing it change as time goes on. I liked the original matte finish and enjoy the smooth just as much.

    I have a tap and a bolt for that thread pitch, but it is staying in the box next to the OE knob.
     
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    I'm curious how the Ti is going to behave in the cold. It baffled me in the hot summer, I'm wondering if it hates cold as much as it hates heat. If it does, will be even more of a pleasant surprise over the solid Al.
     
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    Same. My Ti coffee cup (camping) is pretty useless in the winter time ... basically says GTFO to any heat present.

    I'll blast my AC, and a super heated Ti shift knob from 100+ degree day/direct sunlight will be close to room temp in under 10 mins.

    Doesn't matter how hot it is, if there is no direct sunlight it never gets too hot to touch. I have no idea what to expect during the winter.
     
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    I started trying to find someone who could do this for me in like December of 2015 and finally tabled it after hearing no from about a half-dozen people. I was super excited when I stumbled across this thread and found someone willing to take it on. This couldn't have turned out better! I can't wait to get it put on and I couldn't be more grateful that Rick was able to make it happen for me.
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    Wow!
     
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    "If no one else can help, and you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."
     
  14. Sep 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    What are most peoples thoughts on the Stainless steel over aluminum? I love your shift knobs and am thinking about ordering one soon. I would love a heavy SS one as I have a short shifter and would like easier engagement. However, the aluminum ones are cheaper, and I really like the knurling and milled out (self-color fill) shift pattern. It looks like the SS ones are shinier? Also, how does the SS compare to aluminum in the heat and cold? I'm from St Louis (that STL shift knob is SWEET), so we experience both 100+ and 0 degree weather.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:



     
  16. Sep 21, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    SS is a lot shinier for sure. It really does look awesome.

    The only other difference you haven't covered already is that aluminum heats/cools 6x faster. 316 stainless is more resistant to scratches, but still pretty soft really.

    Piggybacking ...

    I am actually going to get a batch of 5 duracoated black. 4 of those slots are open for anybody interested. Can do this for aluminum and stainless. I think my bud said 25 to 30 bucks a pc for labor and materials, but I will check on it.

    Here is the test piece. Once the hardening agent is mixed, all of the product has to be used up in a day or so (hence the batches).
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    Also throwing this out there, I would do solid stainless with a delrin ring (to help with temperature) for no added cost as long as it was a V2.

    I do charge extra for a stainless collar though(+20), so there's that to consider as well.
     
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    I have to also figure out how to discount configurations that save me time in general. Some of these orders get stupid expensive, most of the time for good reason ... but sometimes not.

    I kinda shot myself in the foot here, because there are so many options. Maybe I'll just cap the cost for all non Ti knobs at 150, and just decline to do any configuration that seems like an exhausting amount of work.

    I'm fairly certain nobody has paid more than that(non Ti) anyway, but I could be losing people if they have a vision that gets killed with incremental upcharges.

    I hope I don't regret that.
     
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    Love it! We were just at Busch Saturday to watch that awesome walk-off win against the Giants.
     
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    Sooo much better. Feels so good. Thanks, Rick!!

    Mine was half a rotation far when I first put it on. I used one pink .015 and one blue .005 shim. Think I might add one more blue to get it perfect.

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