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post #1 of 17 Old 02-26-2020, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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The shift knob on my '18 JK is dull. Has anyone upgraded?

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funny i put a Long shift knob on our 12 that is an auto W580. Its for a 6 speed ROD. Might confuse some one.

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Shift knobs are one of those personal choice things where you have a style you like, and that's all you want.
Personally, I'm not fond of cue ball style shift knobs and prefer a pistol grip. If you like that style, have at it. Not a major mod that can't be easily undone...

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never like pistol grips as well.

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I went a different route. I went and got a shift lever from a late (05-06) TJ. They use the NSG370 as well and the shift lever is threaded M10x1.5. It also happens to be the same thread as a Honda and their 6sp pattern is the same as the 370. So I got a 440g knob to provide more leverage and improve the shift feel. A bit cold in the winter. I think I got the last new one about three years ago but they can be found on eBay occasionally.
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Kruzin is absolutely right.
I need a weighted ball for optimal comfort. Slightly larger than a billiard ball, and as heavy as it can be at that size.
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Are the JK shifter knobs threaded or non. If threaded, do you know the size?

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The JK lever is not threaded. The knob is pressed on. The TJ lever is threaded. 10m x 1.5. The other option is the B&M replacement lever. It is 3/8x16 thread.
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The JK lever is not threaded. The knob is pressed on. The TJ lever is threaded. 10m x 1.5. The other option is the B&M replacement lever. It is 3/8x16 thread.
The new SpeedDawg knob comes on Friday. It was a motha f%^$#er takn the stock one off!

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i could not get mine off. They epoxied it on when the dealer under warranty replaced the shift assembly. This i figured out when the same assembly yet again broke, not in warranty. I even tried my go to when you can't pull enough. Ratchet strap tied right over it on my after market roll bar. The ratchet started to pull the assembly off the floor board. I had to to cut it off to remove. since the assembly comes with the bar but no knob. That is when i just used what i had the ROD 6 speed knob. that is threaded. All i did was fill the threaded hole with epoxy. Put tape or that. a small hole in the tape and then just pushed it on. let dry. done.

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The new SpeedDawg knob comes on Friday. It was a motha f%^$#er takn the stock one off!
Get a strap wrench. That's what worked for me.
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Ratchet strap around the sound bar. Put the hooks under the knob and crank on the strap. It will pop off (if it wasn't epoxied on) but make sure you are not in the line of fire.

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the T case one came off rather easy. I will bet when the dealer did it the last time it did not fit well so they glued it and out the door. No idea what that knob cost. really hard to say but i will bet its 25% of the assembly. The assembly was about $140, that is rather low cost considering how much you get and how complicated it is. Dealer wanted 250 for the same part. Online at Fopar direct it was 140? talk about stearship.

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I think it looks sweet. + it feels better shifting, compared to the clumsy stock one.
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I just swapped out my shift knobs today. The stock knobs on thee JK are a MFer to remove. I found a few Drake off road shift knobs still available online. They are no longer made.
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