so as i was installing the Kartboy SS ...when putting the shifter in place into its socket, i used a regular metal hammer instead of a plastic hammer because i didnt have one or knew anyone who does. yeah yeah i know...bad idea..... with the hammer it took forever and some good hits to get it in.
well i got it in..and when i go to put my shift knob back on (STi Titanium one) it wouldnt go..and pretty much destroyed the crappy plastic threads on my shift knob.
upon further inspection..i noticed that the 1st thread on the SS was bent or like mushroomed..so i decided to take a nut of the same size and try to straighten it out, turns out that the SS is hardened and destroyed my nut becasue it was a softer metal than the SS.
now...im mad and im gonna have to shift without a knob for awhile , it feels kinda funny,
i was thinking about using a tap and Die kit to rethread it. but what if i buy the kit and it happens that the metal thats used in the Die kit be softer than the SS. i dont want to take that risk.
do you guys have any suggestions?? or is my brand new Kartboy SS a $120 paperweight!!!