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#92912 - 15th Jun 2006 1:26am Gear Knob
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Does anyone know how to take a gear knob off a clio mk1? i've bought a new one to fit my car, but i can't seem to get it off :S

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#92913 - 15th Jun 2006 9:31am Re: Gear Knob
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Cut it off and fit your new one to the remaining part of the shaft = short throw shifter! laugh

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#92914 - 15th Jun 2006 11:29am Re: Gear Knob
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raftl Lmao dats a gd one raftl

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#92915 - 15th Jun 2006 12:45pm Re: Gear Knob
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so it's not a screw off one then?

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#92916 - 15th Jun 2006 8:06pm Re: Gear Knob
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twist it anti clockwise,failing that pull really hard.failing that buy a haynes,or just bodge by sawing the shaft just under the knob and sticking ur new knob on the remainder of the shaft. Shortens ur throw and makes ur gaitor scrunch up like a sports car
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#92917 - 15th Jun 2006 8:38pm Re: Gear Knob
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you done that before scoop?

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#92918 - 15th Jun 2006 8:41pm Re: Gear Knob
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what,sawing the knob. Done it on both my cars mate and it make the change feel so much better as well as making the gearstick look more sporty by lowering it into the centre console. If ur gearknob comes up out of the floor tho and not thru a centre console it might make it look silly. Got any pics of it?
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#92919 - 15th Jun 2006 8:43pm Re: Gear Knob
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Shortens your throw? It doesnt at all it only makes the gearstick shorter, a common misconception about 'short shifters' is exactly that, you would pay £200 for one knowing you could cut your old one in half - Short Shifters change the angle/throw of the stick by altering the leverage point
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#92920 - 15th Jun 2006 8:53pm Re: Gear Knob
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It DOES shorten the throw.

Short shifters are longer UNDER the leverage point to shorten the throw,wheras DIY ones are shorter above the point of leverage.

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#92921 - 16th Jun 2006 12:23am Re: Gear Knob
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Keep to topic please......

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#92922 - 16th Jun 2006 1:40am Re: Gear Knob
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What you have just put up confirms what I have said 100%
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#92923 - 16th Jun 2006 9:55am Re: Gear Knob
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will i be ok if i have to cut it becuase it's a lift up rev

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#92924 - 16th Jun 2006 10:55am Re: Gear Knob
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dont cut it then. as you will have to relocate the collor for the lift up and can become messy if you dont know what your doing. get a hacksaw and cut the old knob of. then it should pull away if you cut right down the side of it.
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