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Old 03-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Keatons92ranger Keatons92ranger is offline
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Question shift knob - what can i do?

I have a 1992 ranger xlt - its an I4 with a 5 speed
I understand the my shift knob is splined - not threaded.
But im wanting to put an 8ball on there (from SickSpeed)
it is threaded im sure - could i put it on with some type of adhesive or would replacing the shift lever and knob be a better idea.
I bought the truck about a month ago and have been cleaning it up - the guy also had a towel cramed in around the base of the shift lever (idk why) and the lever is a little loose (also not sure why) but i figured id get under it and look at linkages.
any thoughts?
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

Fill the inside of the 8-ball with Black RTV, let is set up about 3 min and stick it on.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:08 AM
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x2 on rtv.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:06 PM
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what exactly is rtv?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:07 PM
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=554295_0_0_
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

awsome - thanks - will it stay flexable tho?
im worried about it coming off - especially on a long drive
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

Mine both got gorilla glue.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

Gorilla glue might work, I was thinking perhaps epoxy would be the way to go. It depends on how snug the replacement knob is though. RTV might do the trick and it would be easier to remove if you decide you don't like the new knob.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:49 PM
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yeah, you need to option of removal as well. I originaly thought id JB weld something on. Then I became enlightened
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

yes - deffinatly i want to be able to get it back off - i just dont want it to fall off haha - ill give it a shot - thanks!
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:27 AM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

How do you remove the OEM knob anyways?
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:20 AM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

pull and twist and heat.. to get the oem knob off it they arnt loose they can be a pita to get off... can you weld are know someone that does weld a stud into the shifter and their ya go threaded shifer. i got a t handle in mine love it best mod yet.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

i dont sadly - and yes they are hard to get off
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

I have a t-handle on mine too but i have a set screw in mine and it held in with lock tight works great
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: shift knob - what can i do?

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Mine both got gorilla glue.
This.
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