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Shifter upgrade

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by BASE0608, Mar 19, 2024.

  1. Mar 19, 2024 at 5:15 PM
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    BASE0608

    BASE0608 [OP] New Member

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    I thought I'd share my shifter upgrade. I replaced the poor quality boot for the transfer case shifter with a nice red stitched one from Amazon. For some reason, the OEM t-case boot reminds me of foam packing sheets. After I replaced that boot, I decided to order another one and add a boot to the trans shifter as well. I replaced the silver knob with a black one. I am happy with the way it turned out. Now I need to order the black t-case knob to complete the look.
    IMG_1849.jpg IMG_1850.jpg

    If anyone is interested, this is the boot that I used. I just removed the silver piece.
     
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  2. Mar 19, 2024 at 11:08 PM
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    spyder918

    spyder918 501st Unit: GGG

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    Looks good! How did you tuck it all in the shift gate?
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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    ualfltdispatch New Member

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    When you have $160 burning a hole in your pocket, upgrade again. Proper tank-like match.

    https://www.ellisprecision.ca/produ...4runner-shift-knob-set-automatic-transmission
     
  4. Mar 20, 2024 at 3:24 PM
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    BASE0608

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    Thanks. I personally think it makes the interior look a little more modern. I removed the console top cover, folded one side of the boot, and then used a strip of 3M double-sided tape to stick it next to the PRND letters. The top, bottom, and right side are secured with 3M tape as well, but they are attached to the shifter bezel under the console cover. Once the cover was snapped back into place, the boot is nice and tight. The T-case boot was super easy. The old boot was secured to a plastic frame with staples. I removed the staples and then attached the new boot and snapped the frame back into place on the bottom side of the console cover.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2024 at 3:31 PM
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    BASE0608

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    I like that combo, but I couldn't justify spending that much on shifters at the moment. I just got a cheap OEM-style one for now. Since I'm getting a level (Bilsteins), wheels, and tires next month, I figured I should limit my spending on upgrades at the moment. The wife already doesn't understand why I need to spend money for upgrades on a brand new vehicle. :D
     
  6. Mar 22, 2024 at 4:34 AM
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    When you say remove the console top cover, do you mean the entire center console or just the area around the shifter?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2024 at 8:08 AM
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    steelevo

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    Looks good
     
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  8. Mar 22, 2024 at 4:19 PM
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    The entire console top piece. The bezel around the shifter (the part with PRND) is what I double-sided tapped the boot to. Since the shifter bezel sits under the main console piece, the boot stays tucked in very well. I had a co-worker tell me today that they would have never known it didn't come that way from the factory. If you don't care about leaving the gear indicator letters exposed, you could tuck the boot in at all 4 sides around the bezel. But I think the way I did it works very well too.

    *I'd be happy to pop the console off and take pictures of the underside around the shifter if you would like.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2024 at 10:15 PM
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    spyder918

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    Ok I think I got it..thanks!
     
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