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Old 09-24-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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shift knob parts question....

just got a shifter from an "S" so its a six speed and has the six speed shifter pattern on it but my car is a 5 speed...can the round shift pattern be replaced...if so anyone have the part number...thanks.
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here's how the shifter looks...
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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Let me know if you figure this one out. I've been wanting to buy that knob too, but didn't think they made one with a 5-speed gate pattern. If you figure out the part#, please share it. Thx.
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I guessed at the part number for that shift with a 5-speed pattern.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=3657&hl=shift
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I guessed at the part number for that shift with a 5-speed pattern.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=3657&hl=shift
Thanks TP. I do believe you can order that knob with the 5-speed gate pattern, as someone at a Pcar dealer said I could order it, but it was like $400+ to order the knob. Now, it seems, however, that you can find these 6-speed versions on fleabay for around $2 to 3 hundred, but none are offered in 5-speed. Was hoping to buy the 6-speed version on fleabay, and then order just the 5-speed gate cap, remove the 6-speed gate cap and use 3M double sided emblem tape to insert the 5-speed insert.

I have the aluminum/leather round version shown in that thread on renntech. Was thinking I could even remove my current 5-speed insert from my knob (as it looks like it will fit the other knob), and insert it in the new knob.
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I have had that 6 speed shifter in my 5 speed for 3 years.

It is no big deal, I just put a post it on the steering wheel and shifter when it goes to a strange shop. It only has 2 times in 3 years (turbo install and alignment).

No one else drives my car, and I never forget its a 5 speed.
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I have had that 6 speed shifter in my 5 speed for 3 years.

It is no big deal, I just put a post it on the steering wheel and shifter when it goes to a strange shop. It only has 2 times in 3 years (turbo install and alignment).

No one else drives my car, and I never forget its a 5 speed.
LOL. That won't work for me, as I have different people driving my car every time I take my car out because I park my car in a valet parking garage in NYC. I don't want them thinking they're in reverse when in fact, they're in 1st!
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I live in Baton Rouge, the only place that valets lets me park my car by the door.

In your shoes i would have to get the 5 speed dohickey.

Whens the last time you saw dohickey on the internet??
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I live in Baton Rouge, the only place that valets lets me park my car by the door.

In your shoes i would have to get the 5 speed dohickey.

Whens the last time you saw dohickey on the internet??
That's why I do have that 5-speed dohickey.
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