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This is a discussion on how do i get the shift boot on my airleather? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by WRX-games Okay, maybe I can help a bit here. There are two Momo air leather type knobs ...

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    Registered User DTR rex's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX-games
    Okay, maybe I can help a bit here. There are two Momo air leather type knobs out there:

    -Standard Momo knob that you can buy. It uses three allen screw things to secure it to the shifter. It comes with a collar that threads to the base of the knob. Use some locktite to keep them secure and tight. This is what I have. I left the threaded base of the knob exposed and I did not use the collar. The boot will slide over the threaded portion of the knob. Use a little waterless soap and some care. It fits nice, snug and flush. It will not slide off.

    -Momo "Subaru" air leather knob. I don't have this one, but I would expect that it would come with the hardware to mount to the OEM boot.
    I have the same allen key one... I will have to try this out.

    thanks for the tip
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    Bringing this thread back...

    I'm having this problem now. I'll do the duct tape trick, but if I don't have to go ghetto I'd prefer not to. So I want to do the other way, but how do I get the collar off? Just force it out from underneath?

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    the boot has to be pulled over the bottom metal piece of the knoc. The bottom of the knob is threaded and has the allen screws in it. Do not use the smooth aluminum covering piece that screws in, as the shift boot will not stay up, and most likely tear in the process. Push the shift boot over the bottom, it'll stay up due to the threads on the bottom of the knob. It'll look just like the one up in the picture.
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    i remember when i was installing mine, i tried the no collar trick but i didn't like it because the boot was too close to the knob and it was bothering me while shifting because i was touching the boot so i went with the "tape" trick. But recently i pulled off the tape, forced the knob all the way and screwed the allens so it's bit lower and the boot sits now on the metal collar that's part of the shifter
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    Also, if you are too lazy to use the tape method, just wrap a rubber band around the shifter and slip the boot over that. It will be thick enough to hold the boot up.

    On MY05, I don't have anything and my boot stays right up against my Airleather. Did they change boots?
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