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Old 12-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have an '02 BS and I HATE the shifter. Can someone point me too DIY projects where the shifter knob is replaced with something better. Ideally...I'd like a solid aluminum ball shift knob.

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Very simple:

Remove your old knob by removing the set screw or some require turning the lower collar 90 degrees, and then pulling upwards on it.

Installation of the new knob is similar but will depend on how it was designed.

I got a very nice carbon fiber shift knob from another 986Forum member and it looks great!
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Very simple:

Remove your old knob by removing the set screw or some require turning the lower collar 90 degrees, and then pulling upwards on it.

Installation of the new knob is similar but will depend on how it was designed.

I got a very nice carbon fiber shift knob from another 986Forum member and it looks great!
Can you post a pic?
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Can you post a pic?
Here's a pic of one going on fleabay.

Porsche 996 Boxster 5 Speed Shift Knob Carbon Fiber 98642498102 | eBay
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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If he has a Boxster S, he'll require a six speed knob...sounds like he wants an aluminum one anyway.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
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Rennline sells a nice one that fits your needs;

Rennline Aluminum Shift Knob - Porsche-Rennline, Inc.

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Old 12-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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Just an update.....I have an Autozone just a couple miles away from my house. Stopped by and of all things....they have a solid aluminum ball aftermarket knob for $20. EXACTLY the type I wanted and EXACTLY the size I wanted. Thank you Santa.

Following the removal instructions at Pelikan, my OEM knob pulled off. There was no set screw.

I ended up doing two mods for this. For the aluminum ball, I used a metal cutting bit in my dremel and created two grooves inside the mounting shaft. The original shaft was about 1mm to narrow....so the grooves allowed it to slide onto the shifter shaft.

I've never liked to height of the OEM shifter either, so I broke the dremel out with a cutting tool and cut about an inch of the shifter shaft.

I took apart the OEM shift knob and used the boot with the new knob. I need to dress it up a bit.....but I'll do that next week.

First test drive was fantastic. I really like the feel of a heavier shifter and this nails it. Thanks for you help guys.


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