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post #1 of 23 Old 10-15-2008, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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broken plastic on shift boot

Does anyone know of a place that I could buy a new Shift boot for my heep short of the dealer? I broke the plastic part that pops into the console trying to manhandle it off...now it just flops around on the stick shift...
I've checked boneyards around here to no avail...


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post #2 of 23 Old 10-15-2008, 09:15 PM
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you can buy new actual shift boots at any auto part store, but as for the plastic piece........ dealer?

i dont know go steal one of your friends......
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unfortunately, it appears that the plastic piece is molded into the boot. It has four fingers (two on each side) that click into the console plastic and hold it down...
I considered the other alternative you mentioned

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molded into the boot?

im not sure what your saying.... do you mean the boot wraps around the plastic piece then the piece snaps into the console? i thought the plastic piece was broken
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thats what ya need! i need to get one too, but i'm also going to switch to the boot from the 05-06 ones because right now shifting with out the boot is much easier/smoother to me

EDIT-dang it rocky529 beat me to it! jerk...jk

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X9 on the later model "pleather" shifter boot on earlier models

after my MML & BL it made my shifter sooo much better. plus it looks a hell of a lot better ... i don't know why they ever went back to the corrugated rubber on the JKs


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thats what ya need! i need to get one too, but i'm also going to switch to the boot from the 05-06 ones because right now shifting with out the boot is much easier/smoother to me

EDIT-dang it rocky529 beat me to it! jerk...jk
Yep...that's it! I really thought it was all one piece, bezel and boot...well, raise my rent!

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X9 on the later model "pleather" shifter boot on earlier models

after my MML & BL it made my shifter sooo much better. plus it looks a hell of a lot better ... i don't know why they ever went back to the corrugated rubber on the JKs

aright question on getting old shift boot off/putting new on, do you have to take off the shifter knob? my friend put on a hurst t-handle and said his knob pretty much got destroyed trying to pry the shift pattern cap off, and i'm not ready to jump to a diff shift knob

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I broke the plastic ring in my shift boot as well on a wheeling trip. It actually came up and was broken in two different places. I just super glued it back together and put the shift boot back on and then put it into the console. It has held up flawlessly for 6 months now without any problems. It might be worth a shot!
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I broke the plastic ring in my shift boot as well on a wheeling trip. It actually came up and was broken in two different places. I just super glued it back together and put the shift boot back on and then put it into the console. It has held up flawlessly for 6 months now without any problems. It might be worth a shot!
I was thinking the same thing...we have some JB weld here at work...it's worth a shot. I am having problems getting the knob off like jeepbro mentioned...I scarred up the knob trying to get a flat bladed screwdriver under the shift pattern cap to pry it off...it still won't come up. I've always wanted one of those hand grenade shifters...maybe this will "force" me to get one

I may look for one of those "pleather" boots..the rubber/plastic one gets rock hard when the thermometer drops down around the zero mark...makes for hard shifting...

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One of the corners was cracked on mine when I got it. I used epoxy to put it back together. It held for about six months, I just noticed it had cracked again in the same place, the lower left hand corner. Must be those hard 1-2 shifts I do with the 4 banger

If I fix it again I'll put a little plumbers tape in with it to strengthen it.

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X9 on the later model "pleather" shifter boot on earlier models

after my MML & BL it made my shifter sooo much better. plus it looks a hell of a lot better ... i don't know why they ever went back to the corrugated rubber on the JKs

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i use a heat gun and heat up the plastic around the center cap first, then take an awl and gently pry it up and out. same procedure for putting it back in. mine looks fine and as the plastic cools down, it'll conform back to original (though it may take a day or two)

yeah, i have since removed them and i'm looking for some new seat covers! neoprene never again! they held up for a good 3 years though. it's awesome to see a near-ten year old seat under the cover that looks BRAND spankin' new

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I like the pleather shift boot. I've done a quick look but not finding it. Where can I get one?
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