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Old 04-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #61
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about 30% shorter.
the same as the other short shifters available for the boxster

In practice, this is really short
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:26 AM   #62
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Need 2 or 3 more people
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:20 AM   #63
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Hi !

we are finally enough to start

I will send everyone a PM to confirm and get the infos needed !

If you want one, I can make as many as I want.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:59 AM   #64
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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
I recently put a new knob on and I used this one:

Shift Boot Stitching for 98 03 Porsche Boxter 911 996 986 Black Leather | eBay

It was very tight on the square edge where it is stitched up to fit the straight edge, and I tore a small hole on the edge trying to get it to fit on. What was nice is that it had slits cut to wrap around the pieces that protrude from the plastic clip. I emailed the seller and they said to soak the leather piece in hot water first for a few hours and then install it. I soaked it for about 10-15 minutes and then installed it went and it went on. I probably will just keep it as the tear is not very noticeable. The stitching was so-so, the one you posted looks much nicer. If I decide to replace mine I will take the old one off and use it as a pattern and just make a new one out of a piece of leather jacket I got from goodwill that I was saving to make a new tool roll and then I can stitch it in gray to match the rest of the leather stitching.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:59 AM   #65
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Hi !

Please, those who haven't answer to my PM, I need your infos as soon as possible !

Also, if someone else is interested, it's the time
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:09 PM   #66
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I recently put a new knob on and I used this one:

Shift Boot Stitching for 98 03 Porsche Boxter 911 996 986 Black Leather | eBay

It was very tight on the square edge where it is stitched up to fit the straight edge, and I tore a small hole on the edge trying to get it to fit on. What was nice is that it had slits cut to wrap around the pieces that protrude from the plastic clip. I emailed the seller and they said to soak the leather piece in hot water first for a few hours and then install it. I soaked it for about 10-15 minutes and then installed it went and it went on. I probably will just keep it as the tear is not very noticeable. The stitching was so-so, the one you posted looks much nicer. If I decide to replace mine I will take the old one off and use it as a pattern and just make a new one out of a piece of leather jacket I got from goodwill that I was saving to make a new tool roll and then I can stitch it in gray to match the rest of the leather stitching.
I think I ordered the exact same one but with the red stitching. I am really not crazy about it the stiching is already coming undone. I found this one Boxter9904shift Redline Accessories Shift Boot at Andy's Auto Sport
Which seems like it's better quality. Let me know how your custom one turns out and if I buy this one I will post a review.

Thanks
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:17 AM   #68
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Thanks

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Old 05-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #69
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Are you still adding customers?
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yep
PM me your contact infos adress and e-mail adress

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:16 PM   #72
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I just had Ben's ball bearing short shifter installed. The quality is excellent and I love the new feel. Highly recommended!
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:01 PM   #74
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Thanks for the feed back !
I'm glad you like it

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Old 05-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #75
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Oh oh, look like something nice is comming


I can't buy a F355, but I can have a gated shifter at least ^^

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:42 PM   #76
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Great! Look at the gated shifter on an Audi R8. They are beautiful. I got to work on one a bit a couple of weeks ago and the shifter looks and works great. If you are going to anything as a model, that would be it.

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:53 PM   #77
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looks really good !

the only problem is that the shifter shaft on the boxster's shifter is really thick, and most of it, is flat. So, I don't know how it will look yet, but I will try my best to make it look good
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Let us know

You might get some interest for orders
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I'm installing the 997 shifter soon. I'm really torn on what to do about a shift knob. My current one is looking a little worn. I definitely don't want to spend $300 on a boot and knob. I like those rennline ones, but I'd prefer for it to be labeled for a 6 speed. (don't want my wife or storage guy getting confused, lol)
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #80
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You might get some interest for orders
I hope

But first I have to finish my two projects (shifters and intake plenum), I don't want to have too much things going on at the same time !


Cardiffgiant, you can do like I did, remove the leather cover on the shift knob and make your own instead
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