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Unread 05-15-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Badass Shift Knob

Well, I've been wanting to change over my shifter knob to something more cool. I was thinking about using the 8 and 9 ball from a pool set but couldn't find any extra and didn't feel like paying $$$ for a set of balls. So I was in my local Army/Navy store and came across one of these bad boys for $10






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Unread 05-15-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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I would remove the pin. Heard the rattling will really get to you.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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Actually, it doesn't bother me at all. I hear either the wind blowing, the radio or people trying to talk lol. Also if I do take the pin out, the handle will fall out (unless I glue it in). I dunno, a gernade isn't a gernade without the pin. I'm also thinking about putting it side ways like a t-handle; not sure yet.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 12:56 PM   #4
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yeah I used to have a grenade too and the pin rattling did get really annoying after a while
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Unread 05-15-2006, 02:56 PM   #5
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I hear either the wind blowing, the radio or people trying to talk lol.
I understand that. My favorite pastime is listening to the loose baffles in my exhaust rattle, or trying to predict the next backfire (unfortunately I pretty much fixed this problem so it doesnt happen too much). Nice shifter though.
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Unread 05-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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I understand that. My favorite pastime is listening to the loose baffles in my exhaust rattle, or trying to predict the next backfire (unfortunately I pretty much fixed this problem so it doesnt happen too much). Nice shifter though.

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Unread 05-16-2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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I like the shift knob!

Just a thought on the rattle.......maybe you could get some plastic dip (used for tool handles) and coat the ring part. Would still look good and would also be quiet.
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Unread 05-16-2006, 07:05 PM   #8
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Could also super glue the pin in situ-no more rattles and still looks "natural"
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Unread 05-17-2006, 03:23 AM   #9
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I'm not sure, but i think the shell is made of lead--i'd put a nice thick coat of od green on it just to make sure.. but i could be wrong...great shifter!!!
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Unread 05-17-2006, 07:24 AM   #10
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yeah i made one of those for my transfer case shifter, i heard that it gets annoying to grab at a grenade to shift all the time, an when im on the trail, an i have to grab at the stick fast, i dont want to accidentaly jab my hand on a pin or handle. looks good tho, an i made my for 8 or 10 bucks too. (can you believe they cost 45 bucks in the quadratech catalog?!!??)
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Unread 05-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #11
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Two questions:
1. Did you tap the grenade so it screws on, or is it just glued?
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i made one of those for my transfer case shifter
2. How would you go about making it your T-case shifter?
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Unread 05-17-2006, 01:23 PM   #12
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I just recently did the same thing on my TJ, however I drilled and tapped a hole in the side to use it as a T-handle. If you do it that way, just remember to put it at a bit of an angle, not just straight across so that it's easier/more natural to grab onto and shift. Plus it looks pretty sweet with the hand throttle lever just below it. I removed the ring cause it annoyed the heck outta me. All I did was RTV the trigger handle underneath, the re-inserted the cotter pin, then bent it around into one of the extra holes in it to get it out of the way. Hasn't rattled since.
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Unread 05-17-2006, 04:15 PM   #13
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So how does it feal in the hand? Are there any spots that would do better if ground down? And if anyone has tried it as stright up and as a T handle which did you like best.

I think I would like to try this as a T-handle.
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Unread 05-17-2006, 05:36 PM   #14
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Shell was cast iron.



If you want to make it more non-training looking...get rid of the light blue and also paint a yellow band around the neck just under screw in fuse.
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Unread 05-17-2006, 09:14 PM   #15
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Well i would hope the grenade was cast iorn and not lead
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