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Old 08-31-2007, 03:07 PM
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Shift boot for automatics?

My old bmw had this and the car was an auto, so I was wondering if anyone else here puts a shift boot on the automatic shifter. To me it just looks cleaner than the plastic bezel.
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My old bmw had this and the car was an auto, so I was wondering if anyone else here puts a shift boot on the automatic shifter. To me it just looks cleaner than the plastic bezel.
I agree about the cleaner look, but the TL has that patterned shift gate that would make the boot pretty wide. The BMW's are in-line shifters so the boot is narrow and looks kinda nice. On the other hand...I think it would look great because the shifter column on the TL is so skinny and wimpy looking to me...so covering that up with a boot might be a nice improvement.

Pluses and minuses on both sides of this arguement. I just bought the TL with the boot and avoided thinking about it. ....I say go for it if it's something you like.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:25 PM
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wow, really? seriouisly? ya, this is actually an OG move.... guys with civics back in the day used to do it. stick envy........ ........ .. . they were... cool...... ya
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I'm amazed this even comes up...even more amazed that it has come up multiple times...

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...ght=shift+boot
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rather than starting a new thread about a mod I have been contemplating I will just post it here
http://www.hardtopguy.com/store/prod...estseller&js=n

picture of what I am thinking of



and no I don't have stick envy I just want that clean look like the german auto's have, as the op stated almost a year ago
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As a side business I make boots for a vast majority of the cars out there. I get the question on a regular basis if a particular boot will work on the auto.

What type of material are you looking at using? Are you wanting to try and use the OEM style leather or a standard vinyl? Or go with something like the embossed CF look vinyl?
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Wait dude I sent you the cash via paypal for that cf license plate, you never accepted the cash

And yea I am down for oem leather with red stiching... Price?
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that was you right? I just went to my paypal account to see if payment had been accepted... now I know why it remained unclaimed... i missed the m in .com sigh
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Originally Posted by Black_05_TL_6SP
As a side business I make boots for a vast majority of the cars out there. I get the question on a regular basis if a particular boot will work on the auto.

What type of material are you looking at using? Are you wanting to try and use the OEM style leather or a standard vinyl? Or go with something like the embossed CF look vinyl?
i'd be down for this! it'll look so clean .. . my fiance has a bmw 3 series and i like that look

gotta price man?
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Automatic knobs on some cars stick up all doofy and look stupid. The TL's is probably one of the better ones out there. I still would like a leather boot though, it's crossed my mind a few times. As long as it could be executed properly and look nice. Generic boots are out there but a custom one only will do. It will definitely go good on our interior in my mind.

Stick envy? I'm not afraid to say so. HELL YA. If it weren't for my wife I'd be ridin with a 6-SPD, the biggest regret I have with my car, not that I can do anything about it, except for this boot!

One question though. What about the gear indicator? I guess we'll lose that huh? We can always rely on the one in the gauges I guess?

I think the greatest headache for whoever is gonna produce this is going to be to have to make them in so many different colors. I'm lucky, I have plain ol Ebony, the most popular color out there.
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I linked above to the accord 6speed 7th gen which is the same one for the tl 6speed
$20 aint bad... for it but if black_05 can come up with something via a leather shift boot, that would work also
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by stillhere153
I linked above to the accord 6speed 7th gen which is the same one for the tl 6speed
$20 aint bad... for it but if black_05 can come up with something via a leather shift boot, that would work also

I have some Italian leather on order and awaiting its delivery. Once I have that in I will be working with stillhere to get a boot made for the auto.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:27 PM
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I will be waiting for the final result and hopefully it looks like the pic stillhere posted above...the red stiching would look hot. So keep us updated.
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I am torn between shift knobs lol
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blue stiching like on the aspec steering wheel would look hott!! please get it done
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lembowski
blue stiching like on the aspec steering wheel would look hott!! please get it done
This is what I want to do with my 6-speed. Add the blue accent. Post up a good picture of the A-spec wheel so I can see which blue they used.
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Originally Posted by Black_05_TL_6SP
This is what I want to do with my 6-speed. Add the blue accent. Post up a good picture of the A-spec wheel so I can see which blue they used.
Here are a few I took with the camera phone, blue is alittle dirty it used to be brighter

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I would like to get a shift boot the same parchment/tan color as the rest of my interior. I think it would look nice. I ordered the boot fom hard top guy untili can find a boot that i think will look great with the parchment/tan interior that i have.
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Originally Posted by jokerman826
I would like to get a shift boot the same parchment/tan color as the rest of my interior. I think it would look nice. I ordered the boot fom hard top guy untili can find a boot that i think will look great with the parchment/tan interior that i have.
The parchment would be a bit more difficult. Since tan may not be the same as what you have in your car. The easiest way to make sure yours matched would be to get one of the seat covers.
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mmmh the blue stiching looks awesome... hey black... looks like you've got some interest in these shift boots...

I test fitted a civic ek shift boot from password jdm... WAY TO BIG...

I am going to test fit a shift knob sometime next week

I test fitted the 10mmx1.5 size thread shift knobs and it fell right through

I ordered a 10mmx1.25 shift knob for like $3bux for toyota's... just gonna see if it fits... gonna rock it till I get a skunk2 one from local shop who ordered it for me
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I would definately pick up one if its the black version with the blue stitching
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Originally Posted by Black_05_TL_6SP
The parchment would be a bit more difficult. Since tan may not be the same as what you have in your car. The easiest way to make sure yours matched would be to get one of the seat covers.
spending almost $400 just for a boot, also with holes in it. I think i will stick with the black until someone decides to start making them.
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Originally Posted by jokerman826
spending almost $400 just for a boot, also with holes in it. I think i will stick with the black until someone decides to start making them.
I think he meant headrest cover.....i see them all the time on ebay and they never sell
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Originally Posted by Black_05_TL_6SP
As a side business I make boots for a vast majority of the cars out there. I get the question on a regular basis if a particular boot will work on the auto.

What type of material are you looking at using? Are you wanting to try and use the OEM style leather or a standard vinyl? Or go with something like the embossed CF look vinyl?
embossed CF look?
any pics of that? i might be interested
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Originally Posted by lembowski
I think he meant headrest cover.....i see them all the time on ebay and they never sell
Just something to get you enough material to make the boot. Matching leather can be difficult. Since I do not have any parchment to match it to, I would not want you to get upset if I made a boot that was way off. Not to mention, I do not want to order several different colors of leather to try and get the right one $$$.
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Originally Posted by Black_05_TL_6SP
Just something to get you enough material to make the boot. Matching leather can be difficult. Since I do not have any parchment to match it to, I would not want you to get upset if I made a boot that was way off. Not to mention, I do not want to order several different colors of leather to try and get the right one $$$.
I understand, i will see what I can come up with. I hope it wont cost me too much. But still, i believe in the long run i will be happy with it. The only TL with a parchment shiftboot would be kind of nice.
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dude forgot to tell you yea definitely make the kneck way skinnier... I am going to see if I get a chance to remove the center area and fit the boot in I'll post pics..

for all others here is a video of the shift knob I got from black_05... love it... NR-G is growing on me... cf rear frame and shift knob

http://www.youtube.com/v/PQxDOHwmo_U
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I got the boot for the Accord and i had to figure out how to put it in since it was not a direct fit. I had to somewhat staple it in. I driled tiny holes in the the wood grain plate and place staples through it to hold in the boot. I had to force the base of the handle into the neck of the boot after i removed the aluminum finished handle base. It came out pretty good. I will get a pic later after i clean the inside of the car.
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Been done before....long ago matter of fact. Isnt there some pics around this site still? They took the manual boot and retrofitted it to the automatic plate as I recall....or just replaced the plate with the manual one that fits the boot.
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I'm guessing this never got done? I was hoping to find something searching the forums but I only found this post about Automatic Shift Boots
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5 year old bump

anyway, just do what my buddy did and use a crown royal bag as your shift boot

oh and to for actually searching
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I've seen it done on a RSX before.
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I would want S2K look
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Might be another project for me, but it's very possible; just no one has done it.

I can't link to cRSX but google it, there's a DIY for the RSX which is similar to the steps that would be needed for the TL.

You just need to buy the MT shift boot part # 77304-SEP-A01ZA (12 in diagram) and the silver trim around the boot part # 77305-SEP-A01ZA (13 in diagram) and you'll lastly need a new sweet looking shift knob.



Here's how the DIY would look like:

1. You remove your shift knob by turning it counter clockwise.
2. Remove the silver trim (14 in the diagram) around the shift knob using a trim tool or something flat.



Remove the carbon fiber trim around the shifter using the same tool ; just a few clips.

3. Remove the PNRD assembly (12 in the diagram above). Should be a clip in each corner.
All you should see is the bare shifter (10 in the diagram above).

4. Take your new shift boot and screw it into the manual silver trim.

5. Replace the carbon fiber trim.

6. Put the shift boot/manual silver trim over the shift lever and push it back in place on the carbon fiber trim.

7. Install new shift knob.

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Nice! It looks quite possible. I was hoping I wouldnt have to remove the PNRD assembly. Definitely will give this a go when time comes! Glade I bumped this! haha
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use a crown royal bag
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haha the idea isnt half bad if you can pull it off or if it actually compliments something else in the car that's purple or something
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GP..

I didn't get the shift knob part
Doesn't MT and AT has different thread? How will MT knob fit there?

or I mean how will the AT knob will hold top of the boot?

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haha the idea isnt half bad if you can pull it off or if it actually compliments something else in the car that's purple or something
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