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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. Mar 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Looks good...I'm about to paint inlay my bear paw...hope I have a steady hand lol
     
  2. Mar 10, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Touch up paint comes off pretty easy. I used a Popsicle stick to scrape off a little excess in a couple spots.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    I gots some black arcrylic...water based so if I DDT it too much, I can erase lol. The bear paw is a very thin engrave
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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  5. Mar 10, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    Close up, it reminds me of a circuit board. More awesome work!!!
     
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  6. Mar 10, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply, just checking in...I am definitely interested in a SS ball if still available...
     
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  7. Mar 11, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    Wow !! I mean wow !!
    I’ve seen some work done by others on this forum and it’s ok, but these are some of the coolest mods I’ve seen ! Awesome job real works of art , when you get the auto knob let me know I’m def in!
     
  8. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    Finally it came in!

    Awesome craftsmenship, perfect design (shape, size, finish, fitment), very unique and worth every buck. Excellent customer service btw.

    Like others have commented it improves shift feel quite a bit, and feels much more comfortable to rest on when not shifting.

    I also like the fact that it accents some of the chrome bits on the interior (vent rings, door handles and shift knob lower ring, etc). Its a really sharp lookin knob! :thumbsup:

    Oh and I think it matches my center caps too. Check out the pics.

    :p maybe your next project OP?

    Thank you so much OP @7r41lbr34k3r !



    Center caps for reference and show the old school logo theme I am slowly building into the truck. Some decals are next.

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  9. Mar 12, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Finally! Looks real good.

    What's the outdoor gonna be tomorrow morn in YYC ? Might wanna bring some gloves out with ya...i actually have driving gloves from years ago, they are perfect!

    PS...i wasn't too far off on the delivery date lol :cheers:
     
  10. Mar 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    Its actually like air conditioning for the palm lol. I dig it.
    We are on the big melt-probably above zero all week.
     
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  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 4:50 AM
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    Nice!

    Not a bad idea, I could definitely make something like that. Maybe after the AT knob is complete.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    If and when the time comes, PM and ill send you mine for dimensions if you want.
     
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  13. Mar 14, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    AT knob in hand. Props to @Chief Taco for the loaner. Proof that not all heroes wear capes.

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  14. Mar 16, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    There is one very important difference in shift knob types. Every buyer needs to understand the difference between V1, V2, V3 before purchasing one of my knobs (this applies to both Automatic and Manual).

    V1 knob (AT only) = Buy this if you want the OEM 3rd Gen Toyota connection, it works with OEM chrome boot collar just like the knob that came with your truck. This is what the OEM chrome AT boot collar looks like (the chrome plastic pc between the fingers).

    V2 knob= This design works for AT or MT. My design, which requires the OEM chrome boot collar to be removed from the shift boot and replaced with my own engravable boot collar. V2's will work with 3rd Gen, 2nd Gen, T4R and Tundra. 2nd Gen MT Tacoma boot collar is slightly different from 3rd Gen, so be sure to let me know what year your truck was made if I forget to ask.

    V3 knob (MT only)
    = Buy this if you want the OEM 3rd Gen Toyota connection, it works with OEM chrome boot collar just like the knob that came with your truck.. This is what the OEM chrome MT boot collar looks like, and my V3 knob will lock into it as well as cover over it completely. 3rd Gen only.
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    Options information;
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    What is a hybrid knob? This means the selected base material is "hollowed", and then fitted with a separate core. The purpose of these configurations are mainly to control the final knob weight, and/or to change the material of the threads that mount to the vehicle shaft.
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    ***Pocketed style engravings are available by request at no additional charge for #6,7,8 shift patterns in aluminum only. Trace style is default method for every engraving unless discussed otherwise.***

    Pocketed

    Trace
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    Spare parts

    - Panduit Contour Ty (CBR2M-M)
    - 10-32 x 3/16" nylon tip half-dog set screw (McMaster Carr # 94115A824)
    - 6-32 x 5/8" socket head cap screw 18-8 ss (McMaster Carr # 92196A150)
    - 1/8" x 7/16" alloy steel dowel pin (McMaster Carr #98381A218)
    - Precision Brand Color Coded Shim Stock (size and color reference can be found here)
     
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    Just got my SS knob. This is a work of art Richard. Thanks a ton.

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  16. Mar 16, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    Sweet, looks great. How's the extra weight?
     
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    The weight is pretty substantial. Make engaing the gears a lot smoother, the shifter just kind of glide into positions. On the same token however, due to the extra weight, you do get less feel for the shifting. But overall, I think it's a good trade off. I think the sweet spot is a titanium version that split the weight difference between this and the aluminum version.
     
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  18. Mar 19, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    I'm thinking something like this can work for the AT knob.

    Should be able to fit two 6-32 socket head cap screws in here to hold it to the knob ...

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    Here you can see the transition I would have to make from the weird boot collar shape to a simple diameter ...

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    Here is a cutaway view, somewhere inside the counterbore of the bolt holes.
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  19. Mar 19, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    How it would look on the knob.

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  20. Mar 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    Great design work!
     
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