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Old 04-02-2015, 08:12 AM   #41
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I understand one nice thing about installing a short shifter is you can add a custom knob without additional modification. Will I need to replace the boot as well? I really like the aluminum Rennline one Pelican has for $95. Will that fit and be aesthetically pleasing with the stock boot? Is there an after market boot that will work well with that Knob?

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Old 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM   #42
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The knob mounts to the shifter the same as the original, so if the aftermarket knob fits the OE shifter, it will fit this one.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:07 PM   #43
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exactly.

Or you can make one



next, I will shorten the knob so I can see the chromed lever !

I still have one shifter to sell if anyone want ... I was keeping it for my father ... but he bought a 928.
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:35 AM   #44
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Maybe I will better understand it when I actually do the install but I just dont see how the stock knob is going to be removed from the boot without cutting. How do I go from this



to this


and yes I know ^this^ is not a boxster.

I did find some replacement boots on ebay for pretty cheap.

Fits 97 04 Porsche Boxter 911 996 986 Real Leather Shift Boot Red Stitch | eBay
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:43 AM   #45
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Ah. Yes, the knob is integrated with the boot. You will need to buy a new boot if you want to change it, as I can just about guarantee that the original will be too short if you cut it. The stock knob/boot is worth something, so you might sell it and put that money towards the new parts.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:47 AM   #46
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Ah. Yes, the knob is integrated with the boot. You will need to buy a new boot if you want to change it, as I can just about guarantee that the original will be too short if you cut it. The stock knob/boot is worth something, so you might sell it and put that money towards the new parts.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:09 AM   #47
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Did the install on Saturday and I love the results. I followed the instructions from the B&M website and it was pretty straightforward. In total it took me about 3 hours but that includes a significant amount of time jackassing around. A lot of people said it took some time for them to get used to the difference but I loved it instantly. Like others stated it takes a lot more force to change gears but the shifter is very precise, you definitely have confidence that you are in each gear. I did break the plastic piece around the base of the shifter that attaches to the boot but I already ordered a replacement one that comes with the two attached. Once I get the new one in there I will post a couple pics.

Also really like the Rennline Knob I bought. When it first arrived it seemed smaller than I thought it was going to be and i was a little unsure if I would like it but I have no doubts now that I installed it.

Thanks Ben006!!!! This was an awesome upgrade at a very reasonable price
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:50 PM   #48
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Sorry for the late answer to your PM again.

Glad to see that everything went great and that you like it


If I can found ten other person interested by the BBSS (Ball Bearing Short Shifter ^^), I can run another serie !

Thank you for your feedback !

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Sorry for the late answer to your PM again.

Glad to see that everything went great and that you like it


If I can found ten other person interested by the BBSS (Ball Bearing Short Shifter ^^), I can run another serie !

Thank you for your feedback !

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Old 04-14-2015, 03:54 AM   #50
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When do you anticipate the next run?
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:32 AM   #52
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As soon as I have enough persons interested :/
After that, I need about two weeks to complete the modifications
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As soon as I have enough persons interested :/
After that, I need about two weeks to complete the modifications
Ok, I'm in.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:39 AM   #54
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:39 AM   #55
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Nice.
I'm going to check if I can gather some from the french forum to do this as soon as possible

Those who are interested, send me a PM so I can keep track.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:48 PM   #56
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Fitted mine today took about 1 hours as others I used the B&M instructions here http://www.oz951.com/public/emmypics/shortshiftkit67.pdf
Really pleased with the result and the quality of the shift, thanks for running the project Ben


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Old 04-16-2015, 05:22 PM   #57
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Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement boot that comes with the mounting clip? All of the ones I have seen are just the leather part. I ordered a new boot online and I broke the clip that attaches to the console trying to put them together. I guess just the clip would be acceptable but i'm not crazy about the boot I got so I would probably prefer to get them together.

Edit im a dummy found it. http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=996-552-655-01-OEM&catalog_description=&Shift%2520Boot%2520Retaining%2520Frame

$22 seems like a lot for just the clip. Still interested in getting the boot/clip together if possible.

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Old 04-19-2015, 01:59 PM   #58
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What I'd really like to go with this kit is metal gate, something like this

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Old 04-20-2015, 03:44 AM   #59
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I thought about it already, but the problem is that our shift lever is flat and thick, it won't look as good :/
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:41 AM   #60
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how much short is this shift?
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