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knw911
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Gear knob - do Porsche make this difficult on purpose? Reply with quote

So, I have bought an aftermarket gear knob to replace my stock one (wood trim and not my taste).

go to install it, and the shaft is square . not rounded like most. No problem I thought, I will just use a molded rubber bung to make it fit. No no no, the square shaft to too big to even get the knob on without the rubber bung.

So my question gents, any ideas on how to fit an aftermarket gear knob on these stupid stock shafts?

I'm actually tempted to hack the thing off and weld on a round steel rod.

Thoughts?
 
  
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asterix_the_gaul
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

post a pic of the bits you have taken off and the bits you are trying to put on please
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this site might do some sort of adaptor as they make classic knobs for the newer cars .. other than that i cant help Sad

https://picclick.com/CLASSIC-SHIFT-KNOB-PORSCHE-Boxster-Cayman-981-718-252793289261.html

Picts from this site ..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love their extended shift knob for the 996. Very similar to the CSR Evo shift knob.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because the CSR lever is a Function First part.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
post a pic of the bits you have taken off and the bits you are trying to put on please


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love their extended shift knob for the 996. Very similar to the CSR Evo shift knob.


Dammit wrote:
That's because the CSR lever is a Function First part.


AHHH thats good to know.

I wonder if they will just sell the adapter part rather than the lot?
 
  
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