Notice that the top half of the shifter has been returned to the position that places the knob at the factory height. The only problem that I have personally experienced is that if you pull up with a lot of force on the shift knob adapter you will accidentally pull out the white cable you see in the images above. The key thing to look out for is that there is a difference between automatic and manual shift knobs. Keep in mind this is only an adapter and will require a shifter knob to be purchased separately. Machined out of solid 303 stainless steel with a cool to the touch Delrin® cover, the Sphereology combines a unique weighted shift knob experience with a ball shaped cover for ideal shifting comfort.
A: Shift knobs are universal, which means they fit most cars and trucks. Q: Do shift knobs fit every vehicle? Universal shift knobs use a universal set-screw attachment and include a finishing ring. Figure 1 This picture shows that the common aftermarket shifter provides a roughly 33% reduction in travel of the shifter knob in order to shift the transmission from one gear to another. The reason I know is I thought mine was a screw on knob and tried to turn it and broke the plastic inside the knob. If by chance the shifter ever feels worn, the tension mechanism on the pivot ball is replaceable without needing a new shifter. You will experience smoother and faster shifts! If your automatic shifter does not use a button, you may use any universal shift knob.
The adapter requires simple steps to install and allows you to adjust the shift gate engraving orientation and install height with ease. The goal of this process is to perfect the balance between form and function to create an unparallelled product and brand experience. Remove this piece by pulling it up from one corner. What both groups agree on is that a shifter should feel solid in the car and be a precision mechanism connecting the driver to the transmission allowing accurate shifts either on the way to work or on the track. The install was almost as easy as changing the oil.
It also uses a larger metric thread for the shift knob. The location of the button does not matter, as top or side-mounted buttons will work with almost any automatic transmission that requires a button. I love the shifter highly recommend to anyone! These next steps are performed underneath the car. A: Whether or not a shift knob will work on your automatic vehicle will depend on how your stock shift knob operates. Solid feel, with not much practice, you can slam through gears quicker than ever! Remove retaining clips on either side of black metal shifter carrier.
I may upgrade to an aftermarket shifter later, but this works great for now and is helping me get the car on the road. Turn Jam Nut counter-clockwise until it is tight against bottom of Adapter. At Andy's Auto Sport, we have a huge variety of Cadillac Cts shift knobs to ensure that you have every shift knob option available to you. Thread sizes may vary depending on make and model of vehicle. We take those sketches and further develop them in solid modeling software to define the form and ergonomics of the shift knob.
With a Creative Steel shifter the customer can fine-tune the shifter to their needs. Easy installation, just follow the directions. I was showing my father how to use the new setup and he pulled up on the knob to test the stability of the adapter and the whole thing just. With the weight in all the right places, Sphereology redefines your shifting experience through the look and feel of how you shift into gear. Although better than a stock shifter, this shifter falls short in three areas of performance. There is about a two inch thick piece of foam between the console and transmission hump for noise. I also bought the mega deal package and installed the motor mounts and trans mount.
Bought 05 V new in 04. The boot and trim release at the back of the console area and there are tabs at the front of the boot. Q: Why buy a shift knob? Very easy be sure to wear safety glasses. See here: One difference: Put tranny in reverse, put some forward pressure on knob and pull straight up. Install Shift Knob onto Adapter until it becomes snug. Fact that it is fully adjustable is just over the top! For parts availability questions please contact us at. My only advise to anyone else installing this, remove the center console.
Place flat washer on shifter above Jam Nut for smaller shifter diameters only 5. Note the orientation of this piece when removing to ensure correct re-installation. Q: I have an automatic. Underneath the leather shift boot is a foam insulator. Most special order parts will generally ship from our warehouse within 48-72 hours but may take up to 7-10 business days based upon their availability from General Motors before shipping from our facility in North Carolina. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Donate to keep this site live and ad free --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- For questions or comments email.