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Old 09-29-2014, 11:22 PM
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For those who want to use aftermarket, or other oem shift knobs.

Hello guys and gals, iím not a fan of the stock manual shift knob. Itís too light for me. So i purchased a cheap oem s2000/rsx optional shift knob off ebay. But it doesnít work right with the stick shifter boot ring. So today i purchased this off ebay to replace the stock shifter boot ring. Iíll post pics up once it arrives.


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Old 09-30-2014, 11:00 PM
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Please let me know how this works. I put a JDM Fit RS shift knob on mine, and my retainer doesn't work either. It's on there, but there's a small gap.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:02 PM
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Please let me know how this works. I put a JDM Fit RS shift knob on mine, and my retainer doesn't work either. It's on there, but there's a small gap.
I wish i could even find the RS knob.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:42 PM
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Installed my used oem rsx type s shift knob today, along with the billet shift boot ring. I must say i like the weight of the shift knob and the feel is nice. On the other hand i’m not thrilled that the boot ring is a gun metal color. Here are some pics.




The fit and feel is nice. So i ordered a brand new knob off ebay since the used one i grabbed was a little beat up, but it was cheap so i could test it without feeling guilty. Heres a link to the new knob i bought
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261612627431?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
It comes with the plastic clip and boot ring which i might try as the gunmetal color on the aluminum one i bought annoys me. Here is the boot ring i bought http://www.ebay.com/itm/370958984334?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I’ll post pics of the full oem setup once it gets here.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:46 PM
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How do you change the boot ring? Did you have to destroy the stock plastic piece?
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:49 PM
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How do you change the boot ring? Did you have to destroy the stock plastic piece?
Nope it takes some wiggling but it pulls out of the stock boot. I didnít want to take the plastic bezel off the console so i just pulled the stock boot ring out through the top.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:43 PM
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Cool - thanks for the info
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:11 PM
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So once you pull the plastic boot ring out, how does the new one install? Does it secure to the boot in some way?
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:12 PM
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I wish i could even find the RS knob.
Did you see my thread on the knob? In it I have the seller from ebay who I got it from. He was super nice and the shipping was very fast. Just be sure to use the right part number and tell him you want the one with black stitching, not orange or red.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:09 PM
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Did you see my thread on the knob? In it I have the seller from ebay who I got it from. He was super nice and the shipping was very fast. Just be sure to use the right part number and tell him you want the one with black stitching, not orange or red.
Oh did you have to Message him?
I thought he just put it on sale, I've been watching it to see if he will put another one up.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:10 PM
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So once you pull the plastic boot ring out, how does the new one install? Does it secure to the boot in some way?
Yup secures with a zip tie.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:18 PM
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Oh did you have to Message him?
I thought he just put it on sale, I've been watching it to see if he will put another one up.
Yes, I messaged him. He never had any for sale, but I knew he sold JDM parts and was reputable. I told him the part I wanted, he took a pic to confirm it was the right one, gave me a price quote, and I paypal'd him. The shipping was crazy fast, like 5 days from Japan to Kentucky.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:22 PM
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Yup secures with a zip tie.
Thanks. I'm not sure this will work with the JDM knob though, because like the stock Fit knob, it has a black clip built into the knob itself. I'm not sure they would be compatible.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:14 AM
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Yup secures with a zip tie.
So wait, how did you install the zip tie through the top of the shift boot?

I thought it had to go on the inside of the boot and require taking the whole piece off of the console, but I guess not.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:42 PM
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Yes, I messaged him. He never had any for sale, but I knew he sold JDM parts and was reputable. I told him the part I wanted, he took a pic to confirm it was the right one, gave me a price quote, and I paypal'd him. The shipping was crazy fast, like 5 days from Japan to Kentucky.
May i ask how much he ask you to pay?
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:51 PM
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May i ask how much he ask you to pay?
It was 9890 Yen, which is $91.42 right about now. This is with shipping included.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:12 PM
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Lol nice. Not bad may have to pick it up. Being double the weight I believe this is a needed mod.
BTW I actually used to live in your area, independence in fact.
But move to FL couple of years ago. Saw you talking about Jeff Wyler Honda were I actually used to work at. Was a tech there for about 2 years. If a tech name Steve is still there he will treat you very well.
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So wait, how did you install the zip tie through the top of the shift boot?

I thought it had to go on the inside of the boot and require taking the whole piece off of the console, but I guess not.
You have to take the boot/bezel trim off. unroll the fold at the top of the shift boot. Then insert the ring and zip tie the boot to the ring from the inside. The oem ring is held on the same way.
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Thanks. I'm not sure this will work with the JDM knob though, because like the stock Fit knob, it has a black clip built into the knob itself. I'm not sure they would be compatible.
Iím not interested in the jdm knob, however the oem rsx 6 speed knob includes a black low profile boot ring that accepts knobs with clips.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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Iím not interested in the jdm knob, however the oem rsx 6 speed knob includes a black low profile boot ring that accepts knobs with clips.
Good Idea,
Do you know the weight of it?
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