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Shift knob lower profile replacement... ang suggestions

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Rockriv223, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Feb 21, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    Rockriv223

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    Looking to replace the gear shift knob with something lower/shorter profile. Anyone seen any?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:52 AM
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    Not really.. the actual "stick" that the knob screws to is quite tall itself. To make it much shorter, you'd have to cut some threads off, or cut them all off and re-thread.

    That said, at first I also wanted a shorter one.. but now I'm glad mine is where it's at. It's a good height/distance for when your arm is using the armrest in the center.. and also easy to find quickly, if needed, when wheeling.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    Yeah, Noticed that it's the lever not the knob. I keep knocking it around switching from 2h to 4h, or reaching for my phone in the empty slot.
    Must be a way with chopping the lever down.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2024 at 10:46 AM
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    java

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    I m uaing these in black. TC knob is m12x1.25 so have ordered a threaded insert from mcmaster will have to drill the ball and add the insert then i can have matching knobs for both. Thinking of chopping of the shifter lever it is too tall.

    IMG_7208.jpg
     
  6. Feb 11, 2024 at 10:48 AM
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    Yobruhitsme

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    I just need it to be less girthy. I wear size L nitrile gloves.. still find it not natural to wrap my hand around it
     
  7. Feb 11, 2024 at 11:57 AM
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    I were a M glove. But I found the same. Doesn't come natural for me wrapping my hand around. I like it better grabbing the shifter from the top. I switched to this, which works well for me. Although this won't meet one of your goals to make things shorter.
    002 (Medium).jpg
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2024 at 12:09 PM
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    Just remove the whole handle, it will be shorter and super thin. May want to put a nut on the threads though.

    That or get an old school T shifter knob.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2024 at 3:56 PM
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    It’s alu? Doesn’t it get very cold and hot?
     
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    I used a FJ Cruiser OEM shift knob and cut a small section from the middle for clear the shifter gate.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2024 at 8:21 PM
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    What 4x4 shift knob is that?
     
  12. Feb 11, 2024 at 8:30 PM
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    Ellis Precision billet aluminum. I have the same set of shift handles. They do tend to be cold in the winter & pretty warm in the summer.
     
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    Yes, agree with the warm and cold. But for me, it was a small price to pay for cool looks. LOL
     
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    Metal shift knobs are a no go in Texas... So hot in the summer you won't be able to shift
     
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    I am about to pull the trigger on an Ellis Precision for my GX, just deciding between pewter, stealth black or blue. You go out and buy a luxury ride and it comes with a cheap plastic shift knob that would look at home on a Mitsubishi Eclipse...I don't think so. I searched the Internet for a tall leather knob but didn't like the handful I found. You 4Runner owners have a lot more options than I do.
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2024 at 8:23 AM
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    Do the Ellis billet knobs for the 4R work on the GX?
     
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    Agree with Ellis. Don't care about the hot or cold. Use a napkin if you want to hold it that long. Love mine. Solid.
    https://www.ellisprecision.ca/collections/shift-knobs

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    No, Ellis has a knob specifically for the GX. While I'm almost certain they both use the same thread, the GX knob is attached to a dust cover boot making it incompatible with the 4Runner design. That sucks because I greatly prefer how tall the 4Runner knob is.

    My Civic SI factory knob is a tall, rounded, heavy, high quality black leather that uses a dust cover but it is Honda's 10 x 1.50 versus Toyota's 8 x 1.25. If I get creative, I'll find an adapter and swap that sucker since there are about a thousand aftermarket SI knobs available.
     
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    I have something similar and aside from drilling the hole slightly deeper, I wouldn't touch a thing. I'm not 100% on the looks but it's so damn comfortable at stock height if you are like me and rest your elbow on the armrest.
     
  22. Feb 14, 2024 at 6:52 AM
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    For anyone considering the FJ shift handle, this is what it looks like:

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    upload_2024-2-14_7-52-35.png

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