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    Does this knob have a groove for the shift boot?

    Can anyone tell me if this shift knob has a little groove so that the the shift boot stays up?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEnginePower
    Can anyone tell me if this shift knob has a little groove so that the the shift boot stays up?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
    I just got one, and yes it did have the plastic groove for the boot.

    Beware that the metal part gets freakin' HOT in the sun.

    Edit: It's $70 from subaruwrxparts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingflood
    I just got one, and yes it did have the plastic groove for the boot.

    Beware that the metal part gets freakin' HOT in the sun.

    Edit: It's $70 from subaruwrxparts.com
    yea same thing with my skunk2 on my teg, just take a hat and put it over your knob when you park it, thats what i did.

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    Thanks!

    Also, as far as intallation, do I basically just thread it on and slide the boot over? Or is there anything else I should do or watch out for?

    Thanks again.

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    Or you can leave the screw-on bottom cover off of the knob and pull the boot right up over the threads. Min has been like that for almost three years without sliding off. Take a look at the photo on the WRX link in my sig. It makes the boot sag less, and looks a little better, I think.

    It does get hot! Even with the all leather the top circle burns on a hot day. And after you get it mounted and ready to put on the sticker, take off the sticky stuff they use, and put on some superglue. Mine got soft and moved around every time it got hot, and one day it was just gone. The replacements are really hard to find, and do not match the steering wheel center any more.

    Enjoy!

    [edit] Had to fix a typo, so I thought I'd just throw the photo here for you.

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    I have the same exact one. Just thread it it on and pull the boot up carefully.
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    Thanks, you guys have been a really big help.

    One last thing. I have found this knob for $70 at both www.subaruparts.com and www.subaruwrxparts.com. Which merchant is better/faster/more reliable?

    Thanks again.

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    I have ordered from subaruwrxparts and they were excellent. Can't vouch for the other one.

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