DIY: 6MT shift boot replaced

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:53 PM
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DIY: 6MT shift boot replaced

...well I got really tired of that cheap piece of yinyl they used for the shift boot.
I looks cheap & feels terrible!

So here are the steps to replacing in with a nice leather boot.

We have a local auto upholsterer that does a lot of custom car interiors.
...they were working on a slant nose Pcar when I walked in.
Because of the odd shapped frame the shift boot is not a straight forward cone shape.
They made up the new boot using the old one as a template.
I had them make it an inch taller to make the shape bag out a little more.


Here are the basic steps followed, with notes on the pics.










& all done c/w a new shift ****
 
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:04 PM
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looks awesome man. great work.

what **** is it?
 
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:13 PM
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It was formerly know as the THK, designed by a member here a few years ago.
It's CNC milled out of stainless

Now available through Forged Performance
 
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:50 PM
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looks really nice, the boot goes with the car the way it should had been stock, but the **** i think i like the oem better, is the **** heavier than stock? if so any difference in feel?
 
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:55 PM
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Yes, heavier & shorter.
I really love the feel of it shifting.
 
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Looks sweet, your stiching matches primo with the seats- gotta get my boot replaced soon....agree, the vinyl doesn't do justice to our 6mt's
 
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:27 PM
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Very nice work. Love to rig a boot for my auto, I know someone did a DIY on that too.
 
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Very nice job Ian. I particularly like the stitching....and the shift **** looks pretty familiar.
 
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i wish someone can clearify this for the automatic with pictures. Words are great pictures are excellent. Trying to get a shift boot for my AT hahah
 
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