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    shifter knob?

    I just bought an 02 wrx wagon(love it!), and was curious about how to change out the factory shifter knob. My lucky number is 2 and I have a 2 ball(pool) and would like to make that my shifter knob. Is it possible or just a pipe dream?

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    Step 1: Unscrew stock knob.

    From there, you're gonna have to get creative in adding in insert into the 2 ball, but it shouldn't be too hard.
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    shifter knob?

    K, so I unscrewed it off the mechanism. How do I get the leather sleeve off of the knob itself? I'm brand new to the wrx world and just don't wanna break anything.

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    It should just unscrew...
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    Quote Originally Posted by benbrice
    K, so I unscrewed it off the mechanism. How do I get the leather sleeve off of the knob itself? I'm brand new to the wrx world and just don't wanna break anything.
    you're not planning on using that knob anymore, so why worry? If you look at where the knob screws into the shift lever, it should look like a plactic sleve set inside of the knob. go at the rest of the knob with a dremmel or whatever works best for you. You just want that sleve, so you'll basically be cutting the rest of the knob off of it, piece by piece. then drill a hole into the bottom of the pool ball, the same size as the sleve. It'll take a lot of liquid cement from then on.
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    Whoa, unless the 02 is ghetto you dont need to cut anything.

    Just push down on the knob and turn it counter-clockwise. It will unscrew then u just pull it out of the sleeve (it takes some force). The sleeve, or boot, will stay attached to the console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT
    Whoa, unless the 02 is ghetto you dont need to cut anything.

    Just push down on the knob and turn it counter-clockwise. It will unscrew then u just pull it out of the sleeve (it takes some force). The sleeve, or boot, will stay attached to the console.
    I think he is just trying to change the shift knob.

    Just unscrew the current shift knob. Very simple, than with the proper tools, drill the a hole with a little bigger diameter hole in to the pool ball. Than just secure it with liquid cement.

    Or a better approach, find someone that can drill an exact size hole in to the pool ball. And then have them groove out the inner part of the whole so that you can screw it in. I will use some thread lock thou to secure the ball.
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